Playoff-Bound Clippers to Play for Banners


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The Atom A Clippers at centre ice at Bell MTS Place Jason Hudson

It’s playoff time for the Niverville Clippers, with several teams chasing championship banners after a successful regular season run.

Among the playoff-bound squads are Novice A and Novice C Blue, representing the ages seven to eight group.

Atom A and Atom C1 are also in the hunt for titles. In addition to their busy playing schedule, the Atom A team recently had the honour of playing a game at Bell MTS Place, where they took on the St. James Canadians.

Pee Wee A has a great chance at taking home the top prize, having finished the season in first place. They will start off the playoffs by facing down last-place Ste. Anne. Pee Wee C and C1 also finished in the top four of their division, securing themselves a chance to raise a banner.

“We would like to congratulate the teams that have a chance to win a banner,” says Travis Mason of Clipper Ice Sports. “Your hard work has paid off and will propel all players into the playoffs.”

Novice Home Tournament
The Clippers hosted a Novice tournament in Niverville at the end of January. Unfortunately, the home teams didn’t fare well, with none of them managing to reach the gold medal finals.

The Novice A final saw the Seven Oaks Raiders beat the MacDonald Lightning by a score of 4–2. Altona came out on top in the Novice B final, defeating Grunthal 7–4. In the Novice C championship, the Kenora Hounds beat the MacDonald Lighting by a whopping five goals.

Although Niverville didn’t have the best results, one thing was sure to be found all weekend: children with huge smiles on their faces, running around the rink. Clipper Ice Sports extends their thanks to the tournament committee for the successful event.

Coaching Evaluations
“The CIS Executive would like to remind all parents to fill out the coaching evaluation survey that was emailed out February 19,” says Mason. “We have received a few responses, but it would be great to capture everyone’s opinion.”

He adds that a focus next season is going to be hockey development, to support the local coaching staffs.

“We would also like to inform our membership that the annual general meeting is set for April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the ballroom at the Niverville Heritage Centre. The Executive would like to extend an invite to all members to join them as they look for feedback on the season.”

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