Saturday, January 9, 2010

SJHL statement regarding fire

Friday, January 08, 2010 The SJHL Board of Governors and member teams wish to express condolences to the community of Kindersley and all stakeholders of the West Central Events Centre for today’s devastating fire.

The SJHL fully understands the importance and positive impact these facilities have on our communities and the sense of loss that is felt.

The Kindersley Klippers management team have met and will have ongoing meetings to develop a plan and create options required to ensure the Klippers are back on the ice as soon as possible.

The SJHL is committed to ensuring a speedy transition with any actions required. While it is fortunate this tragedy did not result in human loss, it should be noted the Klippers have suffered a very significant loss from basic office equipment to equipment needed to play, ranging from protective wear to sticks, skates, and sweaters.

To date, the Klipper management team is waiting for assessment of the building and equipment damage and are also developing a strategic plan to move forward. This may take an undetermined amount of time.

As of this time, the game slated for Saturday, January 9th against Estevan is postponed. Kindersley games for January 16th and 17th are in question.

It is still hoped the Kindersley players who have been selected to play in the All-Star Festival will be supplied with equipment and able to participate.

As assessments are completed and the Kindersley Klippers management plans are put into place, future notifications will be issued by both the Klippers and the SJHL.

For more information:
SJHL President-Laury Ryan 306 536 7380
SJHL Communications-Mike Stackhouse 306 621 2539
Kindersley Klippers Governor-Terry Shea 306 463 3118

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