Neepawa Natives gear up for busy weekend

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Natives are wrapping up their pre-season schedule this weekend. The team will be playing three games over the next three nights, including a back to back set against the Winkler Flyers. The first game will be tonight in Winkler, while on Saturday night, both teams will meet at the Yellowhead Centre. The third and final game for the Natives is at home on Sunday against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

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Wolverines blank Neepawa in MJHL pre-season play.

By Eoin Devereux

A disappointing night for the Neepawa Natives on Wednesday evening, as the club was shut out by Wawayseecappo 7-0. After a scoreless first period in Wayway, the Wolverines went 4 for 4 on the power play in the second. They capped off the night scoring three more in the final period to seal the victory.

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MJHL announces scholarship winners

MJHL Press Release

Three graduates of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League are winners of the MJHL Scholarship Fund, commissioner Kim Davis announced today.

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Rivers academy only one in Western Manitoba

By Sheila Runions
Banner Staff

Rivers Collegiate has partnered with Hockey Canada Skills Academy. Superintendent Reg Klassen says it's the only academy administered by a school division west of Portage la Prairie, right through to the Saskatchewan border and beyond. Teacher Bruce Helgeson suggested an interview with Klassen because, "He got the ball rolling, it was his baby."

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Yellowhead "AAA" Chiefs prepare for season

By Eoin Devereux

Some of the best young talent in our region was on the ice in Shoal Lake, hoping to earn a spot with the Yellowhead Chiefs, as the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League team held its annual training camp last weekend. Head Coach Chad Facey said the number of players participating was down from what they’ve seen in previous years but the skill level was not.

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