The SJHL announced Kindersley Klippers defender Blake Kleiner as the Defenceman of the Week for his play against the Terriers and Millionaires last week.

Kleiner helped the Klippers claim three wins out of four during their latest road trip. His stat line reads as follows:

  • Tuesday at Yorkton: one goal
  • Wednesday at Melville: one goal (powerplay goal)
  • Friday at Yorkton: one assist
  • Saturday at Melville: two assists

The Lethbridge, Alberta product has had himself an impressive year on the blueline, which helped earn him a trip to the SJHL/MJHL Showcase last month. In his second season with the Klippers, Kleiner has tallied 7 goals and 18 assists for 25 points with three of those goals coming off the powerplay. The 19-year-old also has one game-winning goal and one shootout-winning goal under his belt this year.

Grateful for the recognition he received from the league after his 5 points in 4 games, Blake said it wouldn't have been possible to have these good performances without the help of his team.

"We have some guys on our team do a very good job at shutting them down and it kind of gave me a window to go out and be a little more offensive-minded on the ice," said Kleiner. "I guess I was having bounces come my way all week."

The next set of games on the horizon for the Klippers will be at the West Central Events Centre. Tonight, the Klippers will share the ice with the Weyburn Red Wings followed by a date on Saturday night against the Yorkton Terriers.

He said with the regular season starting to wind down over the next few weeks, him and his teammates will have to make good use of their home ice advantage over the coming days in order to keep on top of their division.

"We just gotta realize what we have in the dressing room. It's a great group of guys and the coaches, and the whole town is around us this here," mentioned Kleiner. "It's us realizing what we have and the potential we can reach. The boys are going to be fired up to be back at home."

This evening's tussle with the Red Wings begins at 7:30 p.m. from the West Central Events Centre.


Twitter: @MoisesCanalesJr

Follow Country 104 (CKVX)Classic Hits Radio (CFYM/CJYM) and West Central Online on Facebook.

Follow Country 104 (CKVX) and Classic Hits Radio (CJYM) on Twitter.

More Sports News

Buttar, Team Canada Fall Short at Latest Global Cup Leg

Dakota Buttar was back in Canadian colours recently with Team Canada at the third leg of the PBR Global Cup in Arlington, Texas. The Kindersley bull rider was able to register one qualified ride…

Team Saskatchewan Stops in Kindersley for Curling Camp

It has been a pretty eventful couple weeks for Saskatoon's Team Muyres. The Nutana Curling Club outfit was in Whitewood, Saskatchewan this past weekend for the SaskTel Tankard where they won Sunday's…

SWHL Announces Award Winners

Players from the Saskatchewan West Hockey League are being recognized for their skills and hard work this winter with the league announcing its award recipients for the season. Wilkie Outlaws forward…

Local Athletes Competing at Canada Winter Games

Athletes from west central Saskatchewan will be sporting their provincial colours this month for a national competition over the next couple weeks. The Canada Winter Games will take over Red Deer,…

Watrous Wipes Out Kindersley from Provincials

The Kindersley Klippers Senior Hockey Team has reached the end of the road in their quest for provincial glory. Last night in Game 2 at the West Central Events Centre between the Klippers and the…

West Central Bantam Players Heading to Top 80 Tournament

A few male bantam hockey players from west central Saskatchewan will be in Saskatoon among some of the best players at their level. Six bantam hockey players from the region will be participating in…

Weekend Scoreboard - Playoff Hockey and Curling Provincials

SJHL Saturday, February 9 Yorkton Terriers 2-4 Kindersley Klippers The Klippers still have the early advantage over their division opponents to end the regular season as the division leaders. Their…

Which Locals are Curling at This Year's Men's Provincials

Today is the third day of the 2019 SaskTel Tankard Men's Provincial tournament in Whitewood, Saskatchewan, and the competition is as tight as ever. Through the first couple days of the championship,…

Chiefs Players Receive Recognition from PJHL Awards

Three Delisle Chiefs players have been recognized for their fantastic play on the ice this season by the Prairie Junior Hockey League. The league has announced their award winners for the 2018-2019…

SWHL Announces Nominees for Season Awards

The nominations are in for the 2018-2019 Sask West Hockey League Awards. The awards cover all aspects of the game from offence and defence, goaltending and coaching. Award winners will be announced… is West Central Saskatchewan's only source for community news, weather, and information.

Search the Biz Guide