U.S. women’s soccer team fighting battles on and off the field

After years of being the best team in the world, they continue to fight for equal status and respect at home

U.S. women’s soccer team fighting battles on and off the fieldSexism sucks.    And nobody knows that better than the U.S. women’s national soccer team. The current team members, and their predecessors, have been fighting gender discrimination on the part of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) for decades. The U.S. national team has been the best women’s…

Canada’s great basketball awakening

The Raptors’ win was transformative for the league, the business of sport and for Canada in general

Canada’s great basketball awakeningYou don’t have to ask the impact of the Toronto Raptors winning the National Basketball Association title last week. Two million people on the streets of that city speak to the engagement created by the team’s dramatic process through the playoffs. Think of the public’s addiction to the games as Game Of Thrones – except…

Tanking takes the heart out of statistical analysis in sports

Only the purity of competition assures that the resulting data has relevance and application in a sport

Tanking takes the heart out of statistical analysis in sportsSome call it analytics. Some call it statistics. Some call it trivia. Others call it a waste of time. But collating and interpreting the reams of data generated by pro sports teams is now an integral part of sport. On one hand, analysis of data is how players get paid the vast sums they receive.…

Hall of shame sports owners led by Ottawa’s Melnyk

Far too many odious owners haunt the world of professional sports, preying on ticket-buying fans

Hall of shame sports owners led by Ottawa’s MelnykIt takes a lot of talent to screw up a National Hockey League franchise in a Canadian city. But Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is up to the challenge. The Melnyk misery tour has reduced Ottawa to the frozen equivalent of an Albanian shoe factory. The Sens are four points clear in the Titanic Cup, my…

Klippers win three of four games on road trip

The team are two points ahead of the Battlefords North Stars in the division

Klippers win three of four games on road tripKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers are in the home stretch of the regular season, and they are still leading their division after a successful road trip. Kindersley played four road games over a span of five days last week in eastern Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League road trip included…

Sr. Klippers provincials roster includes old and new faces

Kindersley’s opening round matchup for Senior A provincials is the Watrous Winterhawks

Sr. Klippers provincials roster includes old and new facesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Sr. Klippers have started a provincial playoff series and among the team’s additions for provincials are several Jr. Klippers alumni. Kindersley’s opening round match up for Senior A provincials is the Watrous Winterhawks and the first game of a best-of-three series was played last night in Watrous. The…

Sr. Klippers finish second to earn bye to league semifinals

Kindersley beat Wilkie 7-5 in the team’s final game of the season but the win wasn’t enough to move into first place

Sr. Klippers finish second to earn bye to league semifinalsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Sr. Klippers have earned a bye to the Sask West Hockey League semifinals after falling just short of ending the regular season in first overall. The team finished the 2018-19 regular season with an overall record of 16-3-1 and 33 points. The Wilkie Outlaws (16-2-2) finished with 34…

Klippers hope to stay on track after big win

Justen Close earned his third shutout of the season by stopping all 36 shots in North Battleford in a 6-0 victory

Klippers hope to stay on track after big winKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers are out on the road for four games, and the team is looking to build on a momentous win last week in North Battleford. The Klippers had not played in seven days before last night’s Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League game against the Yorkton Terriers, but…

Sr. Klippers’ season takes sharp wrong turn

Booted from first place after losing to four-time defending SWHL champion Wilkie Outlaws 4-2 on Saturday

Sr. Klippers’ season takes sharp wrong turnKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Sr. Klippers are on a four-game losing streak after starting the season 15-0. The recent slide has cost the team to fall from first place. Kindersley played two home games this past weekend and the team lost both games. The Sr. Klippers were booted from first place in…

Sr. Klippers suffer consecutive losses after streak

Kindersley was scheduled to host the Wilkie Outlaws on Jan. 19 but the game was postponed due to a snowstorm

Sr. Klippers suffer consecutive losses after streakKenneth Brown of The Clarion It took 16 games for a team to beat the Kindersley Sr. Klippers in the 2018-19 season – now they’ve lost two consecutive games since the streak was snapped. The team suffered its first loss of the season 5-3 to the Macklin Mohawks back on Jan. 13 in Macklin. The…

Up and down stretch continues for Klippers

Coach Clayton Jardine said the power play was disappointing and his team has been outworked

Up and down stretch continues for KlippersBy Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers are going through a tough stretch of games since late in December and the tough times were added to last weekend. Kindersley has played seven games since the Christmas break and the team has a record of 3-3-1-0 in that stretch. The Klippers have…

Tied up in knots over ties in sports

Every sport has a different approach to dealing with games that end in a stalemate, including overtime and skills contests

Tied up in knots over ties in sportsThis year marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of the transcendent TV series The Sopranos. As its creator, David Chase understands better than most that a lousy ending can ruin a lot of the good work. Chase famously used a sudden blackout to conclude the final episode while Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ played in the…

Local players part of Klippers’ ongoing success

Kyle Bosch, Justen Close and Damon McKenzie are all enjoying the opportunity to play for their hometown junior hockey team

Local players part of Klippers’ ongoing successKenneth Brown of The Clarion Three local products are having success with the Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers and they are playing important roles on one of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s top teams. Kyle Bosch, Justen Close and Damon McKenzie all say they are enjoying the opportunity to play for their hometown junior hockey team.…

Klippers split road games in La Ronge

Ty Enns stepped up in the win with two goals and two assists. Goalie Justen Close stopped 37 of 39 shots

Klippers split road games in La RongeKenneth Brown of The Clarion It has been tough sledding since Christmas for the Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers and they dropped a second game in two weeks to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s worst team. Kindersley headed north for a pair of games against the last place La Ronge Ice Wolves last weekend. The Klippers…

Sr. Klippers finally lose game, thanks to Mohawks

Coach Matt Glencross says the team needs to move on and get back to work

Sr. Klippers finally lose game, thanks to MohawksKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Sr. Klippers have suffered their first loss of the season and coach Matt Glencross says he believes the team could benefit from the experience. Kindersley went into action this past weekend with a perfect 14-0 record. The team played two road games starting with a win on Jan.…
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