Klippers open season with pair of wins

The SJHL team’s next game is on home ice this Friday night against the Melfort Mustangs at 7:30 p.m.

Klippers open season with pair of winsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers are undefeated after their first two games of the 2018-19 season against their division rival from the Battlefords. The Klippers opened the season with a 3-1 win on Sept. 15 in North Battleford, and then the Klippers won the second game of the home-and-away series…

NHL alumni ready to take on Klippers alumni

Former pros include Curtis Glencross, Brent Krahn, Colin Patterson, Dennis Polonich, Dwayne Hay, Derek Dorsett, Robyn Regehr and Russ Romaniuk

NHL alumni ready to take on Klippers alumniKenneth Brown of The Clarion A rare opportunity to see alumni from the National Hockey League and Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers on the ice is coming up for people on Saturday. It will be hockey night in Kindersley on Sept. 22 when former NHL stars and Klippers alumni hit the ice at the West Central…

How migrants in search of championships hurt pro sports

Expansion meant salary caps and luxury taxes were necessary to keep teams competitive. But the system has failed players and fans

How migrants in search of championships hurt pro sportsThe problem with giving an athlete all the money he’ll ever need is that he’s going to ask you for something you can’t guarantee – no matter how much money you have. And that’s a championship. As the Erik Karlsson drama demonstrated last week, when an athlete gets all the money he can command, he’ll…

Klippers tuning up with preseason games

The SJHL team will carry 23 to 25 players once the roster is finalized for the season

Klippers tuning up with preseason gamesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers have played their first preseason game of the year after a weekend of scrimmages and games at the team’s fall camp. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team’s training camp for the 2018-19 season was held over three days this past weekend from Aug. 31 to…

Flanagan inks one-year deal

Kindersley defenceman returns to the ECHL's Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Flanagan inks one-year deal  Clarion staff The Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the East Coast Hockey League have announced the signing of Kindersley native Sean Flanagan to a one-year deal. Flanagan re-signs after playing his rookie season with the Swamp Rabbits. He was one of only three players to play the entire 70-game schedule.

Klippers add depth and youth over summer

SJHL team announces a three-player trade and signees for the 2018-19 season

Klippers add depth and youth over summerKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers have been busy in the offseason. The team has just announced a three-player trade and its signees for the 2018-19 season. The Klippers announced a three-player deal with the Drumheller Dragons on July 4 and the team acquired a pair of players from Drumheller for…

Bryson Cecconi picked up by Humboldt in SJHL dispersal draft

The Broncos chose players from each team to help rebuild after the tragic collision on April 6

Bryson Cecconi picked up by Humboldt in SJHL dispersal draftClarion staff Former Kindersley Klipper Bryson Cecconi was chosen by the Humboldt Broncos to join the team this year in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League dispersal draft held recently. Cecconi joined the team last season from the Nipawin Hawks. The right-winger had four goals and five assists with the Klippers this season in 34 games.…

Red Lions hockey club hands out awards

Captain Jonny Calkins was top scorer and co-MVP with goaltender Luke Sproule

Red Lions hockey club hands out awardsClarion staff The Kindersley Red Lions held their annual awards night Saturday, following a round of golf. The Red Lions had a good regular season with a 11-7-2 record, third in the league. They lost out in the league championship series to the Wilkie Outlaws in three straight games. The following is a list of…

In defence of sports greatness, from Justify to the Warriors

Why is greatness supposed to take a back seat to parity, the bastard child of bloated sports in North America?

In defence of sports greatness, from Justify to the WarriorsWatching the super horse Justify cruise to the Triple Crown on Saturday by winning the Belmont Stakes in New York City was a sublime moment for lovers of sports. The three-year-old became just the 13th horse in the modern history of American thoroughbred racing to win the three jewels of racing’s Triple Crown. In a…

Klippers go all in on defence picks in bantam draft

‘It was a strong year for defencemen so we decided to take this opportunity to load up on the back end,’ head scout says

Klippers go all in on defence picks in bantam draftKevin McBain of The Clarion The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League held its annual general meetings in Nipawin on the weekend with several items on the agenda, including the bantam draft, which was held Friday morning All six players that the Klippers chose were defencemen. Head scout Stef Cormat said that it was a good year…

New bench boss for the Jr. Klippers

Clayton Jardine takes over from Geoff Grimwood, who wants to move closer to his family in B.C.

New bench boss for the Jr. KlippersKevin McBain of The Clarion In just a few short days late last week, the Klippers found out that their coach/general manager would be leaving the team and a new coach/GM was hired. Geoff Grimwood, who was the coach and general manager of the Kindersley Klippers for three seasons, announced last Wednesday that the he…

Gambling and pro sports: a marriage made in heaven

But with so much more money to be made, the potential for mischief seems great. How do we control that mischief?

Gambling and pro sports: a marriage made in heavenIt’s been a big week for gambling. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights – home team of the Las Vegas sports books – continued hitting blackjack on their way to the Stanley Cup Final. And, in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the ban on sports wagering outside Nevada was struck down. Now states can allow legal…

Are the Golden Knights the greatest sports story of all time?

It’s a mug’s game to select one great sports moment over another. But that doesn't make Vegas’s success any less remarkable

Are the Golden Knights the greatest sports story of all time?When a sports team is starting out, most observers set a very low bar for expectations. The hope is the first season isn’t too disastrous, there’s gradual improvement over the next five to 10 years, and the team eventually becomes a playoff contender. There are rare exceptions to this rule. Consider the Vegas Golden Knights,…

Braden Close and Team Alberta make it a three-peat

Local sledge hockey player will take much-earned break before heading back to training in hopes of getting an invitation to the national team camp in September

Braden Close and Team Alberta make it a three-peat  Kevin McBain of The Clarion Local athlete Braden Close helped his Team Alberta to win their third straight national sledge hockey championship on the weekend in Richmond, B.C. The team had a gruelling schedule, playing five games in just three days. They persevered and won all five games in the four-team tournament.

Golden Knights are the ramen noodles of the NHL

The Golden Knights have defied all conventional wisdom. But they’re not lovable losers and our affection is better spent on another

Golden Knights are the ramen noodles of the NHLWhat can be said about the Vegas Golden Knights that hasn’t been said already? How about this: Their instant success is becoming just a bit annoying. They are the ramen noodles of the National Hockey League. One short year ago, the team didn’t even exist except as a concept. They had a management team in…
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