Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Tough third leads to loss in Kindersley

The Hawks went to the third period tied on the road Tuesday but in a matter of a dozen seconds the game changed and Kindersley skated away with a 5-3 victory.

Nipawin got two goals from rookie Eric Hoiness, and another from hometown product Finley Radloff, but it wasn’t enough as Nipawin fails to win back-to-back games. Head Coach Tad Kozun wasn’t pleased after the game.

“I thought we had a good first five-minutes, we were outshooting them 9-2, and then I don’t know what flipped on us. We became a completely different hockey team. Yeah, it wasn’t good,” he said.

Tyson Endall kept the Hawks in the game through 40 minutes making 23 saves before Kindersley busted through in the third with four goals, the Lyalta, Alta. product made 25 saves overall.

Next up for the Hawks is a home-and-home with Humboldt starting Friday at the ‘Cage.’ Kozun concluded that the club needs to regroup this week.

“We have to start playing our best hockey, we have to find the consistency everyday,” Kozun said. “This Jekyll and Hyde, up-and-down riding the mountain wave, or rollercoaster, it’s not a lot of fun.”