Friday, March 19, 2010

Game night: Eston

The Sherwood Conference final kicks off tonight in Eston!

The Klippers and the Terriers have both enjoyed some time off after wrapping up their semi-final series rather quickly and I'm sure both are eager to get back on the ice.


Josh Lewis of the Clarion has put together a great series preview which is posted below and the Star Phoenix/Leader Post has also touched on the series. There is a great piece on Terriers' Luke Boechler and his battle with cancer and the link has been posted by GX94's Craig Stein over on his blog.


There has been a few mentions of Klippers rookie G Josh Thorimbert recently in the Kamloops media. Thorimbert was picked by the Blazers with the 59th pick in the 2007 WHL bantam draft.

The following was taken from an article in today's Kamloops Daily News and is written by one of the top WHL scribes in Gregg Drinnan:

No Blazers were honoured Thursday when the WHL announced its Western Conference all-star teams and finalists for individual awards. The complete list is in Scoreboard.

However, G Josh Thorimbert, whom the Blazers selected with the 59th pick of the 2007 bantam draft, has been named the SJHL’s rookie of the year.

Thorimbert, who is from Saskatoon, went 26-14-2-2 with a 2.66 GAA and a .917 save percentage with the Kindersley Klippers.

Thorimbert hasn’t committed to the Blazers, nor has he decided to take the NCAA route. Kamloops GM Craig Bonner will be in Eston, Sask., tonight to watch the Klippers open an SJHL’s division final against the Yorkton Terriers.

Bonner will then joins his brother Scott, who is the Giants’ GM, at a bantam tournament in Regina.


I haven't heard any plans for a "white-out" or if fans should "go green" but I would suggest bringing along a white towel to wave. Two years ago when the Klippers made their run to the final they white towels were in affect and it was beautiful. I believe it was started in Melville by Justin Perreaux's dad and a few others. It was awesome!

I won't be able to get to the game so I'll tune into my buddy Craig Stein on GX94 for the call. He's one of the best and a treat to listen too. If you can't make it I suggest doing the same. He bleeds his teams colours (yes all four of 'em) but he's not an over-the-top homer that a visiting team can't stand to listen too.


Let's fill the barn and enjoy some great hockey! Feel free to send in your photos from tonight's game and others to show your Klipper pride and I'll be sure to post 'em on the blog.

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