Kindersley Klippers

The Kindersley Klippers are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada. They are members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). They play at the West Central Events Centre.

Kindersley Klippers
CityKindersley, Saskatchewan
LeagueSJHL
DivisionSherwood
Founded1991
Home arenaWest Central Events Centre
ColoursWhite, Green and Blue
General managerLarry Wintoneak (2019-2020)
Head coachLarry Wintoneak (2019-2020)
Websitewww.klippershockey.com
Franchise history
1991–1993Saskatoon Titans
1993–presentKindersley Klippers

History

The Kindersley Klippers began their life as the Saskatoon Titans. The Titans played at Harold Latrace Arena and occasionally held home games at Saskatchewan Place (now known as Credit Union Centre). Due to a lack of attendance at their games in Saskatoon, the ownership decided to move the team to Kindersley, where they became known as the Klippers.

The Klippers won the Membercare Cup as SJHL champions in 2002, but were beat in the Anavet Cup by the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. In 2004, the Klippers again won the Membercare Cup by beating the Weyburn Red Wings. They later won their first Anavet Cup championship by winning the series in the decisive seventh game against the MJHL's Selkirk Steelers. This win sent the Klippers to the Royal Bank Cup as the Western representative. They made it to the Royal Bank Cup final against the OPJHL's Aurora Tigers, where they were defeated 7-1. Their record in the 2004 playoffs was 18 wins and 11 losses.

During the 2008 playoffs, the Klippers looked to win the SJHL championship again. The Klippers first defeated the Weyburn Red Wings in five games, then knocked off the Melville Millionaires in six games. They would face the defending league champion Humboldt Broncos in the SJHL championship. The Klippers took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Broncos, but their luck would run out as Humboldt came back with three straight wins to claim the series and championship. The Humboldt Broncos would later win the Anavet Cup and the Royal Bank Cup.

On January 8, 2010, the team's home arena, the West Central Events Centre, suffered extensive damage from a fire that destroyed the adjoining rink, Exhibition Stadium. Significant smoke and water damage, along with the loss of the building's lobby, forced the Klippers to move to nearby Eston for the rest of the season. The team posted an 8-0-1 record in Eston to close out the regular season and finish third in the Sherwood Conference. Kindersley then swept the Notre Dame Hounds in the league quarterfinal to advance to the Sherwood final against the Yorkton Terriers, a riveting series that they lost in overtime of Game 7.

The Klippers played their first game back at the West Central Events Centre on October 2, 2010, following repairs to the building over the summer.

Season-by-season standings

SeasonGPWLTOTLGFGAPResultsPlayoffs
1991-926425363-227283534th SJHL NorthLost Quarter-final
1992-936420377-250303475th SJHL NorthDNQ
1993-946810544-190394246th SJHL NorthDNQ
1994-956426299-269278614th SJHL NorthLost Quarter-final
1995-966412475-180327296th SJHL NorthDNQ
1996-9764262711-223235634th SJHL NorthLost Quarter-final
1997-986434237-266224753rd SJHL NorthLost Semi-final
1998-996641232-270193842nd SJHL NorthLost Quarter-final
1999-006026322-224283546th SJHL NorthLost Quarter-final
2000-0162421712266194872nd SJHL DodgeLost Quarter-final
2001-0264381880270210841st SJHL DodgeWon League
2002-0360351771240189782nd SJHL DodgeLost Quarter-final
2003-0460351771217185783rd SJHL DodgeWon League
Won Anavet Cup
Lost RBC Cup Final
2004-0555292033193180643rd SJHL ItechLost Quarter-final
2005-065564252131245195th SJHL ItechDNQ
2006-0758242707168197556th SJHL SherwoodDNQ
2007-08583122-5214183673rd SJHL SherwoodWon Sherwood, Lost in Finals
2008-09562819-12168180684th SJHL SherwoodLost Quarter Final
2009-10583121-6178183683rd SJHL SherwoodLost Semi-final
2010-11583520-3240194733rd SJHL
2nd Sherwood
Lost Semi-final
2011-12581141-61482482812th SJHL
6th Sherwood
did not qualify
2012-13542227-51542004912th SJHL
6th Sherwood
Lost Preliminary Round
2013-14563416-6165130743rd SJHL
2nd Kramer
Lost Quarter-Finals
2014-1556371234191134812nd of 12 SJHL
1st of 4 Kramer
Won Quarter-Finals, 4-0 (North Stars)
Lost Semi-finals, 2-4 (Hounds)
2015-1658253012194232538th of 12 SJHL
2nd of 4 Finning
Won Wildcard 1-3 (Hounds)
Lost Quarter-finals, 1-4 (North Stars)
2016-1758253030176199539th of 12 SJHL
4th of 4 Finning
Lost Wildcard 3-0 (Red Wings)
2017-1858292243170174656th of 12 SJHL
3rd of 4 Global Ag
Lost Quarterfinals 0-4 (Bruins)

Playoffs

  • 1992 Lost Quarter-final
Melfort Mustangs defeated Saskatoon Titans 4-games-to-none
  • 1993 DNQ
  • 1994 DNQ
  • 1995 Lost Quarter-final
Kindersley Klippers defeated Humboldt Broncos 2-games-to-1
Battlefords North Stars defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none
  • 1996 DNQ
  • 1997 Lost Quarter-final
Kindersley Klippers defeated Humboldt Broncos 2-games-to-none
Nipawin Hawks defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none
  • 1998 Lost Semi-final
Kindersley Klippers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4-games-to-none
Nipawin Hawks defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-1
  • 1999 Lost Quarter-final
Humboldt Broncos defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-2
  • 2000 Lost Quarter-final
First in round robin (3-1) vs. Humboldt Broncos and Nipawin Hawks
Battlefords North Stars defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-1
  • 2001 Lost Quarter-final
Nipawin Hawks defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none
Kindersley Klippers defeated Battlefords North Stars 4-games-to-3
Kindersley Klippers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4-games-to-1
Kindersley Klippers defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-3 SJHL CHAMPIONS
OCN Blizzard (MJHL) defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-1
  • 2003 Lost Quarter-final
Battlefords North Stars defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none
Kindersley Klippers defeated Battlefords North Stars 4-games-to-none
Kindersley Klippers defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-games-to-2
Kindersley Klippers defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-2 SJHL CHAMPIONS
Kindersley Klippers defeated Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) 4-games-to-3 ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Fourth in 2004 Royal Bank Cup round robin (1-3)
Kindersley Klippers defeated Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) 4-3 in semi-final
Aurora Tigers (OPJHL) defeated Kindersley Klippers 7-1 in final
  • 2005 Lost Quarter-final
Third in round robin (1-3) vs. La Ronge Ice Wolves and Battlefords North Stars
Battlefords North Stars defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none
  • 2006 DNQ
  • 2007 DNQ
  • 2008 Lost Final
Second in round robin (1-1-1) vs. Melville Millionaires and Weyburn Red Wings
Kindersley Klippers defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-1
Kindersley Klippers defeated Melville Millionaires 4-games-to-2
Humboldt Broncos defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-3
  • 2009 Lost Quarter-final
Kindersley Klippers defeated Estevan Bruins 3-games-to-2
Weyburn Red Wings defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none
  • 2010 Lost Semi-final
Kindersley Klippers defeated Notre Dame Hounds 4-games-to-none
Yorkton Terriers defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-3
  • 2011 Lost Semi-final
Kindersley Klippers defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-games-to-1
Yorkton Terriers defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none
  • 2012

DNQ

  • 2013
Preliminary Round Estevan Bruins defeated Kindersley Klippers 3-games-to-1
  • 2014
Quarter-Finals Melville Millionaires defeated Kindersley Klippers 4-games-to-none

2014–15 roster

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See also

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