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…

Junior Klippers host spring camp

Fans got a glimpse of some of the players who will be in the SJHL team’s uniform in the near future

Junior Klippers host spring campKevin McBain of The Clarion Nearly 60 young hockey players took to the ice last weekend for the annual Klippers spring hockey camp. The camp gives the players a taste of junior A hockey and introduces them to the Klipper program, while giving the coaches and scouts a better look at what the players can…
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