Kindersley atom teams dominate home tournament

The Longhorn Oil & Gas Klippers defeated the Blue Bandits in the A final of the nine-team event. The Kaos finished third overall

Kindersley boasts three atom hockey teams this year and all have done very well. The Kindersley No. 1 Longhorn Oil & Gas Klippers have been especially dominant this season and have not lost a game, including 11 regular season games and 10 tournament games. This weekend, they went undefeated at the Kindersley nine-team tournament to claim the championship. Shown here are members of the team. In front is goaltender Drake Chester. Kneeling, from left to right, Wyatt Brotzel, Nathan Holland, Avery Bertoia, Paityn Hughes and Jayden Holland. Centre row: Kaleb Kipling and Kale Sackville. In the back, assistant coach Warren Schafer, manager Curtis Chester, Cobe Perlinger, Austin Schafer, Cam Perlinger, Chase Douglas and head coach Jaymie Holland.

Kevin McBain
of The Clarion

Kindersley’s three atom hockey teams have all done very well this season.

The three teams finished in the top three spots in the recent local tournament.

The Kindersley No. 1 Longhorn Oil & Gas Klippers defeated the Kindersley No. 2 Blue Bandits in the A final 7-3 to claim the championship in the nine-team event.

The third team, Kindersley No. 3 Kaos, finished third overall, losing in the semifinal to the Klippers 12-11. This game meant a bit more, as it was also a league game.

Klippers’ head coach Jaymie Holland said that this was a very tight game.

“They really came out strong against us, putting us to the test and you could tell they wanted the victory as bad as we did,” he said. “Both teams played hard for the full 60 minutes and it was a very entertaining game for the fans and players.”

For more on this story, please see the Jan. 24 print edition of The Clarion.

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