Klippers, town council discuss how to balance the books

Junior hockey team looks for help from the town; also will take proposals to the SJHL meeting

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers are experiencing challenges, as several junior hockey teams do, and the team is looking for further support from the town.

Brett Sautner, the team’s president, appeared before town council at a meeting on March 26. The other members of the delegation were Clint Peterson, vice-president, and Geoff Grimwood, the team’s general manager and head coach.

Mayor Rod Perkins, who once served as president of the Klippers, welcomed the delegation to the meeting. Sautner said he had a plan when he became president two years ago to run the team like a business to determine if the community could continue to support a team.

He told council after two years of helping to run the team, he believes the community could support the team. He said the team was short about $6,000 from the 2016-17 season and there will be a comparable loss after the 2017-18 season, but he still believes it could work.

For more on this story, please see the Mar. 28 print edition of The Clarion.

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