Parent/Billet Weekend finished with a bang on Saturday night, with the Melfort Mustangs erasing a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Kindersley Klippers on home ice.
Jesse Wilkins got the start for the 'Stangs and ex-Mustang Tyrell King got the call for the Klips. After Colby Daniels and Brett Printz both got the Klippers on board early, Melfort started to look a little nervous but still had smooth rhythm just couldn't convert on chances. There wasn't a whole lot of bounces going their way in the first period aside from the lone power play of the period thanks to a Too Many Men penalty against the visitors. Shots were 12-10 Melfort after 20 minutes.
In the second, Melfort really picked it up. It took them 8:43 to beat King, and it was Bryden Serafini notching his 1st SJHL goal(and he got the puck)! Jay Aasen and Regan Wilton got the helpers to cut the lead in half. Anthony Pickering would later add his 6th of the year to tie it up and the crowd started to turn up the volume. With just 19 seconds left in the period, Shaun MacPherson would give Kindersley the lead heading in to the break.
Just past the midway point, after Melfort was generating lots of opportunities, a Kinderlsey player got caught grabbing the puck in the crease and gave ex-Klipper Brennan Bosovich a penalty shot. Bosovich made a nifty forehand backhand move and got it past King to tie the game up. Just over a minute before this, Cody Brown dropped the mitts in a spirited affair with Kyle Davies. Surely the fight proved to be a spark for the guys, because just 36 seconds after the Bosovich goal, Brandon Formosa found the back of the net with his 12th goal of the season (did I say 11th in-house?). Jarrett Zentner got the lone assist as the Mustangs pulled back out in front. Kindersley pushed hard late with the empty netter but Jesse Wilkins made 3 or 4 of his 27 stops in the final seconds. Tyrell King had 28 stops in the loss against the team that dealt him to the Klippers 2 days before the season started for none other than the penalty shot shooter, Brennan Bosovich. With the win, the Mustangs are now 3 points back of Battlefords at 11-13-1-1and haven't lost in regulation in 4 games.
Tuesday night is the next meeting for these 2 clubs, this time in Kindersley. You can listen on CK750 beginning at 7:15. Sadly I won't be with the team this week. Wednesday the North Stars will host the Mustangs in a game that could potentially see the two teams swap spots in the standings if Melfort wins Tuesday. That game also begins at 7:15 on CK750 and online at yourtownnews.ca