The Kindersley Jr. Klippers have had themselves a busy week. In separate transactions the team has added four players, and one draft pick. 

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The Klippers made the most recent addition on Thursday, signing defenseman Tristan Taylor as you can see below. All of these moves were made in the leadup to the SJHL Draft coming up on Tuesday, June 11.

Klippers head coach and general manager Clayton Jardine was happy to comment on the acquisitions. The first move by the Klippers as SJHL rosters unfroze on June 1 was completing the "future considerations" side of this past season's deal that sent Keenan Ingram to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

Not only did the Klippers get now graduated defenseman Simon Diaz out of the deal, but the Klippers also added two players that can help them out this season.

"I think Simon Diaz pushed us over the edge to make the playoffs last year, so we were happy with that trade," started Jardine. "But to add Diflorio and Tibbles as well to that trade was a no-brainer at the time, and now you are seeing the rewards for it, even though we had to wait another five months. At the end of the day we got three players, and two that are going to help us in the 2024-25 hockey season so that's exciting."

The Klippers next move also came on Monday, as they announced the signing of forward William Christian.

"Will comes highly respected and regarded by every coach that's ever coached him. It's a guy we can add to our dressing room that is going to lead by example, be the hardest worker on the team." said Jardine, as he hopes the 19-year old forward can bring some veteran pedigree. "Our culture needs a player like Will that doesn't accept losing, and works extremely hard. That's been forgotten and lost in past years, so we need to add some winners to this group."

The other move the Klippers made saw them sending a pair of prospects from their 2023 draft class to the Notre Dame Hounds, in exchange for a third round pick (2008 players) in the upcoming draft. Jardine talked about the front office's gameplan headed into the draft.

"There are some players we have keyed in on, local players that we have keyed in on as well. We are hopeful we can get a chance with some of these players, but with a draft you never know who is going to be there when it is your turn to call someone's name."

The Klippers own the fifth overall pick in the first round. The SJHL draft this year will consist of two rounds of 2009 born players, followed by another six rounds of 2008 players being drafted.