The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs are currently in the second round, but non-playoff teams are keeping busy too.
The Kindersley Jr. Klippers missed out on the playoffs this year amidst a ton of roster turnover and not too high expectations, and are now looking to build on the past season ahead of next years special anniversary.
"It's our 30th anniversary next year," said Klippers Team President Brett Sautner, "We are going to try and put an event on. Still looking at details, and getting contact information from everybody. But it is something that will probably be announced more in the summer."
The behind the scenes team in Kindersley will be working hard, and so will the creative design team.
"We are going to be doing a 30th anniversary jersey."
The roster outlook for next years team should be something heavy on coach Ken Plaquins mind following his first full year coaching the team, and he is actually currently scouting in Calgary at the rescheduled Mac's AAA tournament. Players from there, as well as the team's camp at the end of April will help build a shortlist of recruits for the team. That tournament typically takes place in December, and is actually a Christmas tradition of sorts for Plaquin, but was rescheduled to this spring following a wave of omicron back to end 2021.
"It's good they pushed through on it. Good for exposure for the kids, and for the scouts, and coaches."
Expect some pictures when the team gets ready to host potential future Klippers at camp later this month.