Klippers tuning up with preseason games

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

Returning players and hopeful rookies play at the West Central Events Centre in the evening on Sept. 1 during a fall training camp for the Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers. Team Green ended up winning the game over Team Red, and the two teams returned to the ice to wrap up the three-day camp on Sept. 2. The team played several scrimmages and two full games on the weekend.

Kenneth 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 Sept. 2 at the West Central Events Centre. The team had 45-minute scrimmages Friday night and Saturday morning before splitting players into two teams for games on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

There was also a parent meeting on Saturday afternoon in the curling rink lounge. The Klippers travelled to North Battleford last night for a preseason game against their rival Stars. The Klippers shut out the Stars by a score of 3-0.

The team initially planned to have three smaller teams play four sets of 45-minute scrimmages on Friday and Saturday nights and on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but the plan was later changed to have two larger teams play two full games to finish the camp.

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