Big plans for Neepawa Sports Dinner

By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

Anticipation is building around the ninth annual Neepawa Sports Dinner. The event, organized by the Neepawa Natives Junior “A” Hockey Club, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Yellowhead Hall. In previous years, athletes such as olympian Jon Montgomery and former NHLers Darryl Sittler, Reggie Leach and Lanny MacDonald have previously headlined the night. For this year, it will feature former Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive linemen Chris Walby as the guest speaker.

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‘Basketball in the Philippines is like hockey in Canada’

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Photo by Eoin Devereux. Kebey (#4) of the Bizdak Junior team goes in for a lay-up, during the first game of the Neepawa Filipino Basketball League regular season. Bisdak would end up losing to Eastern Samar 63-53.

By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

In many ways, the sports cultures of the Philippines and Canada are quite similar, as both nations know a little something about having a ‘sport obsession’.

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WHSHL releases regular season schedule

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

The continuation of a long standing rivalry opens up the Westman High School Hockey League’s (WHSHL) regular season.

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Anticipation builds for THHL season to begin

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The 2017-2018 Tiger Hills Hockey League season will not feature the Carberry Plainsmen (pictured in black), who have informed league officials that they will be taking a one year hiatus.

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

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Power-play powers Neepawa Natives to win

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Natives goaltender Evan Robert's 33 save performance helped to lift Neepawa to a 6-1 win over the Steinbach Pistons on Wednesday, Oct.11.

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Neepawa’s power-play and penalty kill proved to be deciding factors in the Neepawa Natives' impressive 6-1 win over the Steinbach Pistons on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Neepawa went 3-for-5 with the man advantage, while killing off six penalties, a perfect night on the PK.

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