Thursday, July 30, 2009

More Klipper News


Graduating Kindersley Klippers forward Kirk Pearce has agreed to a scholarship and will play at Brock University (CIS).

Last season, Pearce finished with 27-goals and 37-assists in 56-games, capping a solid three year career in Kindersley. The Rosetown SK native 166-games with the Klippers, scoring 50-goals and 81-assists for his career.

Brock is in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The Klippers have also announced the carding of 1990 defenseman Shayne McVittie (St. Thomas ON).

“He’s a good, solid defenseman,” said Kindersley coach Larry Wintoneak. “He has some experience already and he’s looking for a place to call home for the next two years. I watched him play at a prospects tournament in May and he liked what we had to offer. He has a good combination of offense and defense. He skates well and he’s going to get an opportunity for us to see what he can do. I see him as a top four and we’ll go from there.”McVittie is 6’1”, 190 lbs and should fit in well with Wintoneak’s well known culture of high end fitness training.
Meanwhile, the Klippers have announced Head Scout Jim McInnes is resigning his post and assuming a full-time scouting job with the WHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. McInnes also has given notice he’s leaving his full-time job in the food sales industry in an effort to concentrate solely on the Chiefs.

Wintoneak has utmost praise and respect for McInnes and even involved him in finding his replacement in the Kindersley organization.

To that end, Cory McCafferty will succeed McInnes.

“Cory has been around the game for many years as a coach and now he’s going to become involved in scouting. He’s well respected as an honest, straight shooting guy,” said Wintoneak.

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