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The Kindersley Klippers find themselves short staffed after the SJHL handed out severe penalties to a number of players for their involvement in a multiple fight incident against the Battlefords' North Stars on Friday night. Goaltender Nathan Deobald has been suspended for five games as a result of being deemed the player to have instigated the situation. Other suspensions were handed to Curtis Graham (two games), Brady Larock (two games), Justin Wilchynski (two games), and Chris O'Connor (one game). The Klippers, as a team, were fined $400. Enforcer Tyler Lawson has been suspended for one game, which will be served when Kindersley plays their next game for an accumulation of 10-minute misconducts. Lawson has 100-penalty minutes in just six games this season. The Stars escaped penalties from the league head office as it was deemed that their club was not a willing participant in the melee. Kindersley won the game 4-1. Meanwhile, Nipawin's Barret Zelinski and Patrick Carriere have been suspended for two games each for their involvement in a multiple fight incident against Notre Dame on Friday. The Hounds had Tyson Hoover and Tony McCarthy suspended for a pair of games as well. The two teams had an altercation in the second period of their contest that saw the Hounds win 4-1. All players in each instance have begun their suspensions of Saturday night, with the exception of Lawson. In other news, the Yorkton Terriers and La Ronge Ice Wolves have, reportedly, closed the deal on a long anticipated trade that sees Dustin Nehring join the Terriers. Nehring, a rookie defenseman who starred with the Yorkton "AAA" Midget Harvest last season, was holding out from playing with the Ice Wolves. Nehring and future considerations (believed to be a list player) are on the way to Yorkton in exchange for defenseman Dustin Dubas and forwards Nevin Rumpel and Riley Armstrong. Dubas, a rookie, played "AA" Midget in Yorkton last season; while Rumpel is a 20 year-old forward who was sitting home in Regina awaiting a deal. He, previously, balked at a trade to La Ronge. Armstrong, is a former scoring leader with the Yorkton "AAA" Midget Mallers (now known as the Harvest). He is currently toiling with the WHL's Everett Silvertips, but has no points in four games.