Friday, December 3, 2010

Stars Impress in a 5-2 Victory Over Kindersley.

That's more like it.

Friday night in Kindersley the Battlefords North Stars put forth a gritty, resilient effort and defeated Kindersley 5-2. Keith Grondin scored twice on the power-play and Boyd Wakelin notched a goal and an assist.

Kindersley drew first blood early in the first when Taylor Wasden beat Kyle Birch from in close. Both teams had chances, but Kindersley definitely had the better period.
Period two was a different story.
Boyd Wakelin grabbed a Kindersley turnover at the blueline and deked Sean Cahill to tie the game.

Mid-way through the period, Kyle Hall took a double-minor penalty which swayed momentum back to the Klippers. Some good shots, but no goals for Kindersley, and when Hall returned to the ice, he helped set up Colin Phaneuf's 13th of the year.

Early in the third Jonothan Sonntag of Kindersley was booted for a check to the head of Travis Cech. The Stars went to the power-play and made the Klippers pay. Keith Grondin's 20th of the year came seconds later and then Tony Oak finished a Boyd Wakelin pass to give the Stars a 4-1 lead at the mid-way point of the third.

Keith Grondin made it 5-1 with another power-play marker and kindersley's D Jay McGrath scored late to make the final score 5-2.

The Stars finished two-for-six on the power-play and killed all five penalties that they took.

Kyle Birch faced 31 shots and stopped 29 of them to earn his seventh win.

Tomorrow at 2:00 the Stars go head-to-head with the La Ronge Ice Wolves.


Anonymous said...

A heartbreaking loss to the Ice Wolves. It sounded as though the boys played a good game against a team with the best PP in the league. Nice job Hildy, in the losing effort!

Anonymous said...

A very good effort by the stars but why won't you go with birch in net.I'am not saying hildy in a bad goalie he is great but birchy is on his game. I know it was the showcase but go for the points and especially against laronge.

Anonymous said...

Birch couldn't have won this game. He flops around too much, doesn't stay in his net enough. Laronge is a fast team with quick hands, they would have capitalized on that.

Anonymous said...

Good game, winning goal scored on a ..... you guessed it, a 2 on 1 one.

Anonymous said...

the winning goal wasn't scored on a 2 on 1 you knob....were you there??

Anonymous said...

Yes he was, i saw him there.