Koch SUPERU – Change the Way You Grow
He might be the youngest player on the Kindersley Klippers’ roster, but 17-year-old Logan Linklater wasn’t wasting any time with his indoctrination to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League before play was suspended in November due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound forward had registered at least one point in each of his first three games with his hometown Klippers and was just one point out of the team lead in scoring when play was halted.
Linklater was involved in nearly 50 per cent of the club’s total offence and his lone goal was a game winner giving Kindersley a 2-1-0-0 record in the early stages of the regular schedule.
While playing with the Swift Current Legionnaires of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League last year, Linklater got his first taste of Junior “A” hockey and although he was held pointless during that brief audition with the Klippers, the stage was set for him to move up to the next level.
Linklater played two full seasons with the Legionnaires prior to returning home to Kindersley and in 78 games over that span he notched 24 goals and added 43 assists. He also represented Saskatchewan at the Canada Winter Games in 2019 scoring four goals in six games at that event.
The offensive side of the game has always come easy to Linklater especially during his final season of bantam hockey when he registered 72 points in 31 games, which helped the West Central Wheat Kings capture the provincial under-15 championship. That performance also got him noticed by the Western Hockey League as Linklater was selected 115th overall by the Prince Albert Raiders in the 2018 bantam draft.
When play resumes, the Klippers will be looking to get back into the SJHL’s post-season and the young line-up, led by the likes of players like Linklater and fellow 17-year-olds Michael Neumeier and Hunter Larocque, will certainly help put them in a position to do just that.
With three years of junior hockey remaining after this year Linklater has definitely put himself in a position to be a big part of the team’s future.