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Friday night faceoff

1798654_10100349419338845_6605068_nKlippers and Millionaires drop puck on Canalta Cup playoffs

Originally published in the Kindersley Clarion (March 12, 2014)

The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers begin their pursuit of the 2014 Canalta Cup this Friday, March 14 when they welcome the Melville Millionaires for Game 1 of their best-of-seven first-round series. The two teams will hit the ice for Game 2 the next night. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

What exists is a tale of two evenly-matched clubs who both faded down the stretch run and ended their season on disappointing notes. Continue reading


Heartbreak city

Tyrell King, Kindersley Klippers - October 2013

Tyrell King, Kindersley Klippers – October 2013

Klippers lose division title in final week

Originally published in the Kindersley Clarion (March 5, 2014)

The scene was a sombre one at the West Central Events Centre March 1.

The building was empty. Silence echoed through the rafters.

Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers head coach/general manager Rockie Zinger stood in the hallway outside his office, arms folded and a crestfallen look written across his face.

“It was one of our goals to start the season — to win the division title. But it’s a process and it’s a learning step.

“If we can take a lot from it and find a way to utilize what we learn from here moving forward, we’ll be fine.”

With three games remaining in the regular season, all Zinger’s Klippers needed were two points to lay claim to the organization’s first division title since 2002.

Three games. Two points. First place.

The equation was that simple and the odds were in their favour.

If only it was all that simple to execute. Continue reading

Kindersley set to welcome the world

WJACOriginally published in the Kindersley Clarion (February 5, 2014)

After months of anticipation, the Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers have announced the town of Kindersley will play host to the world and Hockey Canada’s World Junior A Challenge Dec. 14 to 20, 2014.

The six-team international junior-A event will bring an embarrassing wealth of hockey talent and scouts to West Central Saskatchewan in what many are billing as the biggest event to be hosted by Kindersley since the 1984 World Youth Baseball Championships and Baseball Canada Cups in 2009 and 2010. Apart from two Canadian squads (Canada West, Canada East), the tournament will feature teams from the Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland and United States.

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