Executive Members

Commissioner - Steve Climenhaga

Steve became the Commissioner of Prince Albert Minor Softball in the fall of 2020 after coaching several house league teams since moving to Prince Albert in 2014 with his spouse Darci and his two children. He has been involved in softball for over 40 years as a player, coach, fan and parent at the local, provincial and national level. 

Steve has worked all across the province over the last 30 years.  This has allowed him to see the important role volunteers play in minor sports across several communities within the province. Watching the efforts of many in the World Junior Men's held at Prince Albert in 2018 made his decision to take on a greater role in PAMSA an easy one. 

Steve is proud of the effort the PAMSA Executive, coaches, players, umpires, parents and fans put into making softball a great sport for our youth to be involved in.

You can reach Steve at pamsacommissioner@gmail.com

Vice President - Ian Litzenberger

Ian has been involved in some form of ball for most of his life.  Growing up in Southern Saskatchewan, baseball dominated most of his playing career, but the opportunity to play with the Atwater Steelers in a local tournament enhanced his love for the game of softball. 

Ian is very active in the softball world, being involved with PAMSA and ADFO for many years.  He also chaired the Project Triple Play committee and was a key piece in the 2018 Jr. Men's World Softball Championships here in Prince Albert.  He continues to sit on the 2025 Sr. Men's Worlds Committee, the Prince Albert Softball legacy committee, Softball Sask as the District 8 director, and continues to coach in the Astros program when the opportunity presents itself.  Ian and Shyla have made Prince Albert home for the last 15 years and enjoy their time in sports with their two children Makenna and Zane.

You can reach Ian at pamsavphouseleague@gmail.com

Treasurer - Brad Casavant

Brad has been involved with softball in Prince Albert for over 30 years as a player, coach, and volunteer. As a player he was part of the first ever Astros team in 1996 and played in numerous provincial and national championships. He also represented Saskatchewan at the 2001 Canada summer games and was a member of the 2001 Canadian junior national team that played in the world championships in Sydney, Australia. As a volunteer, he served as the Director of Finance for both the Project Triple Play fundraising campaign as well as the 2018 World Junior Softball Championships that were held in Prince Albert. He is a chartered professional accountant and works for Lake Country Co-op as Chief Financial Officer. Brad and his wife Meghan have two kids that play softball – Beckett and Hayden, both of whom he coaches.

You can reach Brad at pamsafinance@gmail.com

Secretary - Jackie Hallam

Jackie was born and raised in the Prince Albert area. She works for the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division. Jackie has been the PAMSA Secretary for 5 years, and she has 2 kids in ball that both play Aces and Astros. 

You can reach Jackie at pamsasecretary@gmail.com

Umpire In Chief - Jim Flynn

Jim Flynn was born and raised in Manitoba.  At a young age he played baseball, softball and then went on to play slow pitch.  In 1984 , he moved to Prince Albert.  He joined the Umpire Association in 1990, not only did he call balls and strikes, but was an assignor for Fastball and Slo pitch.  He became the Umpire in Chief for District 8 in 2000. - teaching clinics and assigning umpires for provincials. In 2008 he joined the Prince Albert Minor Softball Association, joined the executive as umpire in chief and took on their scheduling. Jim still holds these positions today.

You can reach Jim at pamsaumpires@gmail.com

House League - Sheila Fazio

You can reach Sheila at pamsahouseleague@gmail.com

Equipment  - Neil Finch

For over 30 years, Neil has been playing and coaching softball within Canada, USA and New Zealand.  As a coach and now as a PAMSA Executive, Neil finds it rewarding to give back to both the community and also to one of the greatest sports in the world!  All three of Neil’s kids (Willis, Jayda and Danica) enjoy being involved with the sport of softball.  

You can reach Neil at pamsaequipment@gmail.com

Tournament Coordinator - Curtis Bradbury

Curtis has been involved with softball in Prince Albert for over 30 years as a player, coach, and volunteer. As a player, he grew up in Prince Albert playing Astros softball in numerous Provincial and National Championships. Curtis’s playing career is highlighted as representing Saskatchewan at the 2001 Canada Summer Games in London, Ontario and Team Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Sydney, Australia.

As a coach, he has been involved in softball the last 7 years and is currently the coach for the U9 Astros and the U13 “A” Aces.

As a volunteer, he served as the learn to play coordinator for PAMSA from 2017-2020, he was the director of security for the 2018 World Junior Softball Championships that were held in Prince Albert, is a director with the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame and recently rejoined PAMSA in 2022 as Tournament Coordinator also assisting with coach/player development.

Curtis has been a police officer for the past 17 years and is currently the Sergeant in charge of the Prince Albert Police Service Forensic Identification Section.

As the tournament coordinator Curtis’s goal is to support local tournament committee’s which in turn will provide a great tournament and community experience for all visitors attending Prince Albert.

Curtis and his wife Heather have three children, Cailyn, Avery and Grady, all of whom are involved with softball.

You can reach Curtis at pamsatournaments@gmail.com

Social Media - Saron Kulczycki

The Kulczyckis are always quick to get involved. Saron and her husband, Todd, have their two young boys playing ball within the PAMSA organization.  She'll be the one taking pictures and doing her best to make sure all our PAMSA teams are well represented on our social and website platforms.

You can reach Saron at pamsasocialmedia@gmail.com

Member at Large - Amanda Hounjet

Amanda Hounjet grew up in a small community located south of Prince Albert, where she spent her early years. During her high school days, she actively participated in softball in Prince Albert, fueling her passion for the sport. Having experienced the joy and fulfillment that ball brings, she is thrilled to share her love for the game with her community and her son who has been an Astro for the past four years.

Currently, she works for the Prince Albert Roman Catholic School Division, alongside her professional commitments, Amanda generously volunteers her time with various sports teams in Prince Albert, demonstrating her unwavering dedication to fostering a thriving sports community. Excited about the opportunity to contribute to the PAMSA executive, Amanda is eager to lend her expertise and passion to further the growth and development of sports in the area.

You can reach Amanda at pamsamember@gmail.com

Executive Assistant - Stephanie Ripplinger

Stephanie has been involved with softball in Prince Albert for many years. She and her husband Jason, enjoyed watching their children play both house league and competitively from the grassroots and onward. Both of their daughters played competitively in the Aces program from squirt age all the way up to Midget making amazing memories and being a part of the ball family!!

Stephanie has been involved in many areas of the executive over the years. She has also been lucky enough to be involved with many softball events in PA from helping with End of the Year House League tournaments, GPLS tournaments, Provincials, Westerns/Nationals, and onto the biggest stage of Worlds coming to Prince Albert. She was also heavily involved with We Play for Shaye to make sure a very special young woman in our softball community will be honored and remembered for years to come!

Stephanie is looking forward to being back and helping out this amazing group. So that boys and girls along with their families get to experience softball and make memories along the way! 

You can reach Stephanie at pamsaea@gmail.com