It’s 1991. The scene is the courtyard of a little elementary school in a little tiny town of barely 200 people somewhere in the backwoods of rural British Columbia. A group of pre-teens are farting around with plastic sticks, playing hockey with no boards or even nets. From that little gang of 9, 10, 11 and 12 year-olds would spawn a love for the game and a movement that in adulthood would bring forth a movement called Burton Hockey. Yet, even though these kids shared a close bond growing up in this little school in this wee village of Burton, one of the kids at the forefront was an outsider, a ‘down-the-laker’ even to the other ‘down-the-lakers’. You see, Stefan Vincent Quintin Klopp is the only Burton Hockey mainstay that can claim the almost-as-small burg of Fauquier, BC as his home. Growing up having to travel out-of-town anytime he wanted to do anything instilled in him from birth a love of travel. Growing up in a bucolic setting filled with green trees, fresh air and homemade pastries instilled in him a love of the Canadian landscapes he grew up in. And the close-knit bond he formed with his Burton friends gave him a love of camaraderie through hockey, the ultimate Canadian game. It was Stefan’s love for travelling and exploring the world that nearly removed him from the Burton Hockey scene before it even got going, as he relocated to Vancouver early in the first season. The dot-com bust sent him back home to the Arrow Lakes in 2001, and it was there that Kloppmagic truly reclaimed his rightful place as one of Burton’s main driving forces. It was Stefan that helped keep Burton alive through the dark ages of 2001-02. It was Stefan that purchased ‘burtonhockey.com’, and got statistician Kyle Kusch to move his site there, giving the league a professional edge many formal leagues would kill for. But just as he got it going again in Burton, the travel bug once again bit. This time, Uganda called, and when he returned, it was not to Fauquier and the Arrow Lakes, but to Vancouver. Horrified by the thought of having to abandon the game he helped found and was dying to be a part of, he decided enough was enough. He had saved the game once; he could do it again. Getting together with fellow Burton legends Bernie Koth-Kappus and Joern Hornhardt in August 2005, he started a revolution. A revolution called VRH: Vancouver Roller Hockey, the second league of Burton Hockey. Once VRH took off, Stefan was finally able to begin playing full seasons on a regular basis and develop the athletic skill he had inside of him that we were waiting to emerge. And emerge it did. Stefan’s performances in VRH (and his yearly one-and-two-offs back in BUSH) have helped him rise from being another steady hand and dependable body to one of Burton Hockey’s elite figures. He is long, lean, and lanky, with big-time reach and speed to match. He is VRH’s all-time leading scorer for good reason. He’s gone from a hockey enthusiast that never got to play anything organised because he lived too far away to a true hockey player, culminating in his epic 2008 season where he pulled off an improbable triple crown (Most Improved Player, Most Outstanding Player and Most Valuable Player). He’s probably Burton’s prime example of a late bloomer. Even when he hasn’t been able to play (he missed most of 2011 with a horrific leg snap suffered in a Sportsplex BC game), his dedication is unmatched; if he’s deliriously sick, he’s still at the rink to organise sessions, take photos and keep stats. I am just the writer and stat guy; the look and feel of the excellent website you are looking at is Stefan’s and Stefan’s alone with hundreds of hours of his own free time put into it. He is one of the cornerstones of the game, one of its all-time leading scorers and one of its most dedicated figures. Awards: Scoring Champion - 2001, 2008, 2012 (VRH); Most Valuable Player - 2008, 2012; Most Outstanding Player - 2008 (tie), 2012 (VRH); Most Improved Player - 2008; Most Sportsmanlike Player - 2002; Comeback Player of the Year - 2012 (VRH); Ironman of the Year - 2008; 1st All-Star - 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 (VRH), 2012 (VRH), 2013 (VRH); 2nd All-Star - 2003, 2005, 2011 (VRH); 3rd All-Star - 2009; Most Dedicated Team - 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012. Burton Championship Weekend All-Star - 2013.
Year GP GS G A PTS GPG APG PPG SPG SOG SPCT
2000 32 30 25 28 53 0.83 0.93 1.77 5.23 157 15.92
2001 33 33 43 34 77 1.30 1.03 2.33 6.79 224 19.20
2002 29 29 33 21 54 1.14 0.72 1.86 8.24 239 13.81
2003 56 56 64 56 120 1.14 1.00 2.14 5.71 320 20.00
2004 16 16 14 20 34 0.88 1.25 2.12 3.25 52 26.92
2005 17 17 22 21 43 1.29 1.24 2.53 6.88 117 18.80
2006 81 70 128 85 213 1.83 1.16 2.99 7.16 501 25.55
2007 34 34 49 42 91 1.44 1.24 2.68 8.71 296 16.55
2008 46 46 82 46 128 1.78 1.00 2.78 7.83 360 22.78
2009 139 139 151 144 295 1.09 1.04 2.12 5.81 807 18.71
2010 208 202 235 216 451 1.16 1.07 2.23 5.91 1194 19.68
2011 52 52 44 65 109 0.85 1.25 2.10 5.67 295 14.92
2012 85 85 108 96 204 1.27 1.13 2.40 5.75 489 22.09
2013 38 38 49 41 90 1.29 1.08 2.37 5.92 225 21.78
2014 24 24 26 30 56 1.08 1.25 2.33 7.17 172 15.12
2015 37 37 36 56 92 0.97 1.51 2.49 6.30 233 15.45
2017 9 9 10 7 17 1.11 0.78 1.89 5.33 48 20.83
Totals 936 917 1119 1008 2127 1.22 1.09 2.32 6.25 5729 19.53
Year GG SA SV GA SVPG SPCT SO G A S
2000 2 29 19 10 9.50 0.655 0 0 0 0
2006 11 162 109 53 9.91 0.673 0 0 4 0
2010 6 80 50 30 8.33 0.625 0 0 0 0
Totals 19 271 178 93 9.37 0.657 0 0 4 0
Year Total 1st (15) 2nd (10) 3rd (5)
2000 35 30 0 5
2001 40 15 20 5
2002 20 0 10 10
2003 35 15 10 10
2005 45 15 20 10
2006 100 90 10 0
2007 55 30 20 5
2008 80 60 10 10
2009 115 60 40 15
2010 175 90 60 25
2011 35 15 10 10
2012 70 30 20 20
2013 45 30 10 5
2014 30 0 20 10
2015 45 15 30 0
Totals 925 495 290 140

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Nicknames:
Kloppster; Klopp Magic, Stuffin Numbers

Hometown:
Fauquier, BC

Birthplace:
Nakusp, BC

Residence:
Vancouver, BC

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