After giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, the Humboldt Broncos scored an overtime goal 49 seconds into the extra frame to take a 3-2 victory.
After 20 minutes of play, Kindersley and Humboldt sit scoreless.
Both teams exchanged multiple power-play opportunities with neither able to convert.
It was a physical period of hockey, with the likes of Klippers captain Gio Bombini getting right down in the mix. After getting tangled up early in the period on what appeared to be an innocent collision, Bombini missed a few shifts before returning on a late-period man advantage.
Upon hitting the ice, Bombini went to the net hard, chasing after a loose puck in front of the Broncos crease. A scrum ensued after Bombini’s extra attempt near Humboldt netminder Rylan Pashovitz. When the mess finally settled, Bombini was off to the box with a double-minor for spearing. One of the two minors was off-set as Cody Pettapiece sat down for roughing.
The Klippers were able to kill off the Broncos man-advantage and get out of the period with a 0-0 tie.
After the opening frame, the Klippers lead the Broncos on the shot clock 10-4.
Kindersley started the period with some jump as Marc Dubeau ot his stick on an Austin Yano point shot that was turned aside by Pashovitz.
From there, the back-and-forth game that settled in through 20 minutes continued until Humboldt broke the ice at 8:28 on Pongracz’s second goal of the campaign.
A little less than four minutes later, Miazga extended the Broncos lead to 2-0 with a quick shot from high in the slot.
The Klippers would get a late opportunity on the man advantage but failed to direct any quality scoring chances towards the Broncos net.
After 40 minutes, Kindersley continues to lead on the shot clock by a 18-14 margin despite trailing 2-0 on the score board.
Cody Thiel and Stefen Seel scored twice late in the third period to force overtime as the Kindersley Klippers fought their way back from a two-goal, third-period deficit to scrape out one point.
Cody Pongracz ended the Klippers comeback attempt, knocking home a tic-tac-toe play early in the extra frame.
Giovanni Bombini didn’t play the third period after being knocked out of the game with a suspected knee injury. The extent of the injury is not yet known.
Marc Dubeau also missed the third period for the Klippers after getting clipped in the mouth with a puck.
Despite the loss, the Klippers outshot the Broncos 33-27.
Humboldt Broncos lineup:
#31 Rylan Pashovitz
#1 Cade Spencer
#2 Stefan Freter – #5 Logan Sproule
#21 David Stumberg – #23 Cody Pettapiece
#3 Greg Moro – #7 Jeffrey Ness
#12 David Miazga – #14 Ryan Aubertin – #10 Cody Pongracz
#9 Jarrett Fontaine – #15 Dylan Fluter – #19 Gray Marr
#17 Stuart Symenuk – #26 Matthew Audette – #22 Rhett Blackmur
#8 Matt Mcleod – #11 Austin Duzan – #20 Matt Cooper
Scratches: Connor Swystun, Trevor Atamanenko, Ryley McNeil, Jackson Michelenko, Thomas Stanislavski, Justin Lund
#36 – Tyrell King
#29 – Evan Weninger
#5 Shaw Watkins – #6 JR Wojciechowski
#8 Austin Yano (A) – #28 Brenton Chilton
#4 Jared Pilet (A) – #22 Branden Scheidl
#15 Colby Daniels – #11 Giovanni Bombini (C) – #7 Cody Thiel (A)
#12 Connor Garden – #14 Stefen Seel – #21 Sean Naish
#18 Tristan Sieben – #19 Marc Dubeau – #17 Brandon Lauder
#16 Cody Young – #26 Dylan Tuskey – #24 Eric Pouliot
Scratches: Conner Veroba, Stewart Coyle, Devin Case, Graham Lanigan, Curtis Witney, Eli Jarvis