Klippers’ playoff run falls short of expectations

‘Our penalty kill had been so good all year, but unfortunately we had a tough week and it caught up to us’

Klippers’ playoff run falls short of expectationsKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Klippers were swept by the Estevan Bruins in the second round of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs. The Klippers bowed out last Wednesday, losing 3-2 in Game 4 of their series at home. They had lost the night before, 5-0, also in Kindersley after losing the first…

Red Lions swept by Wilkie Outlaws in SWHL final

‘These guys are as professional as they come. They have that no-quit attitude,’ said coach Wayne Samson

Red Lions swept by Wilkie Outlaws in SWHL finalCrossroads staff The Kindersley Red Lions bowed out to the Wilkie Outlaws in three straight games in the Sask. West Hockey League finals. The Red Lions lost 10-2 in Wilkie in Game 3 of the best-of-five series played Friday night to close out the series. This makes it four league titles in a row for…

Ashton Sautner makes NHL debut

Derek Dorsett nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy, given to those who demonstrate perseverance and commitment to the game of hockey

Ashton Sautner makes NHL debutClarion staff Huge congratulations to a couple of locals. Ashton Sautner of Flaxcombe played in his first National Hockey League game Sunday for the Vancouver Canucks. [emember_protected for="2" custom_msg='For more on this story, please see the Mar. 28 print edition of The Clarion.'] The 23-year-old defenceman recorded two hits and two blocked shots in the…

On thin ice: the NHL’s Canadian teams are mostly a mess

There's plenty of blame to go around but only one certainty: the nation will rally around the Toronto Maple Leafs – right?

On thin ice: the NHL’s Canadian teams are mostly a messThis has not been a vintage winter for hockey in the country that worships the game. Consider the wreckage: Canada’s National Hockey League stars were not allowed to participate in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Replacements may be a swell movie, but it wasn’t a happy tale for the apple scruffs we…

Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid needs real due diligence

Establish a business-focused bid committee and poll Calgary taxpayers on what they really want before committing to the Games

Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid needs real due diligenceThe recent flurry of administration flubs and related stories around Calgary’s potential 2026 Olympic bid only serve to cloud the real issues and elevate public confusion. If we’re going to commit to hosting the Winter Games in eight years, we owe it to ourselves to do real due diligence – and to embrace common sense…

Progress continues on new aquatic centre

Fundraising will get ramped up again as the weather improves, says the mayor

Progress continues on new aquatic centre  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion Construction and fundraising continue for the Kindersley Aquatic Centre project. The roof and outside walls have been put in place to close in the building. The work continues under the cover of a structure that is starting to look like a building. A building consortium of two companies including…

Klippers hope to claw their way back in series

Team looking for a boost from home fans in series against the Estevan Bruins

Klippers hope to claw their way back in seriesKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Klippers and Estevan Bruins are embroiled in a battle in their Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League quarter-final series. The Klippers came out on the short end of the stick in the first two games of this series in Estevan, losing game one 3-1 on Friday and game two 3-2…

Red Lions’ backs against the wall – again

Down 2-0 to the Outlaws in their best-of-five SWHL final series, going into game three Friday night in Wilkie

Red Lions’ backs against the wall – againKevin McBain of The Clarion The Red Lions are down two games to none to Wilkie in their best-of-five Sask. West Hockey League finals, going into game three Friday night in Wilkie. The Red Lions dropped their second game of their series in Wilkie last Wednesday 3-2 in overtime after losing game one 6-3 in…

KCS basketball teams close to earning spots at Hoopla

Mixed results at regional tournaments for boys and girls, but coaches pleased with efforts and season

KCS basketball teams close to earning spots at HooplaKevin McBain of The Clarion The Kindersley Composite School senior girls have had a great season and came very close to making it to the provincial championships. The girls were at the 3A regional tournament in Lumsden on the weekend and did very well. In their first game Friday, they defeated Sandy Bay by a…

Karate students bring home awards from Saskatoon

Evan Pelletier won two silver medals and was awarded the Spirit Award for outstanding sportsmanship and overall performance

Karate students bring home awards from SaskatoonContributed story On Saturday, March 10, 10 members of the Kindersley Karate Club travelled to Saskatoon to participate in the JKA Western Canadian Regional Karate Championship, with athletes from Wetaskiwin and Saskatoon clubs. Competitions took place in three events: kata, kumite and team kata, with white to brown belts represented. Our Kindersley athletes did very…