myWestman.ca weekend sports wrap: Natives go 1-1; season over for Wolverines
- Published on Monday, October 22, 2012
The following is a complete look-back at what transpired in local sports from the weekend . . .
MJHL: Natives fall to Oil Caps, defeat OCN
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Neepawa Natives travelled to Virden on Friday night and wound up falling to the Oil Capitals 4-0.
Myles Nykoluk scored two goals and added an assist for the Oil Caps in the win.
Oil Capitals netminder Kyler Beckett made 36 saves for the shutout win, while Corey Koop took the loss in net for Neepawa, stopping 40 of 44 shots.
On Sunday, the Natives rebounded with a 4-3 win over the OCN Blizzard at the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa.
The Blizzard opened the scoring in the first period as Wilson Dumais scored at the 14:22 mark.
Neepawa's Craig Fournier tied the game in the second period, however OCN regained the lead as Mathew Cameron and Parker Sharp scored to give the Blizzard a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.
The third period belonged to Neepawa as the Natives scored three goals -- two of which came from Brayden Cuthbert.
Cuthbert scored his first goal of the period on a power play at the 10:48 mark and would net his second -- again on the power play -- with a minute to go in the game. That tally ended up being the game winner.
Drake Lindsay scored the other goal for Neepawa, who now sit with a 5-7-1 record.
Here are the other scores from the weekend:
OCN 5 Wayway 4 (SO)
Swan Valley 5 Portage 2
Dauphin 6 Selkirk 3
Winnipeg 5 Winkler 4 (SO)
OCN 4 Selkirk 3
Swan Valley 3 Steinbach 2 (SO)
Dauphin 3 Virden 1
Swan Valley 4 Winnipeg 2
Steinbach 5 Winkler 2
Wayway 5 Selkirk 2
Wheat Kings lose to Kelowna; Asham leaves club
The Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings continued their road trip on Saturday night and ended up losing to the Kelowna Rockets by a score of 4-2.
Alessio Bertaggia and Tim McGauley scored for the Wheat Kings, who lost for the second time in three games out west.
Corbin Boes made 31 saves in the Wheat Kings’ net while Jordon Cooke stopped 27 shots for Kelowna.
The Wheat Kings, who now sit with a 6-5-1-0 record, travel to Vancouver Island where they will meet the Royals on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, the club announced that veteran Daniel Asham has left the team and has returned home to Headingly, Sask.
Asham, a former eighth round draft pick (172nd overall) of the Wheat Kings in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, told the team he is no longer enjoying the game and has opted to move on.
In eight games with the Wheat Kings this year, Asham had one goal and two points.
Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League: Chiefs suffer first loss
The Yellowhead Chiefs are no longer an undefeated team in the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League.
The Chiefs suffered a 7-6 loss to the Pembina Valley Hawks on Friday night and then followed that up with a 7-3 defeat by the hands of the Winnipeg Thrashers on Saturday.
The Chiefs were able to rebound on Sunday however, securing a 7-2 victory over the Central Plains Capitals.
Chiefs' forwards Shawn Bowles, Taylor Sanheim and Josh Martin are tied for the club lead in points with 11 (as of Oct. 21).
After the weekend's action, the Chiefs, who now sit with a 6-2-0 record, remain in first place in the West Division.
Meanwhile, the Brandon Wheat Kings had a successful weekend. The club defeated Southwest 2-0 on Friday night and followed that win with a 9-0 thrashing of Parkland on Saturday and a 7-2 victory over Central Plains on Sunday. The Wheat Kings sit in second place in the West Division, while Pembina Valley and Southwest are currently tied for third.
Wolverines lose in semifinal
The 2012 season has come to a close for the Manitoba Major Football League's Westman Wolverines.
The 12-man football team -- which includes players from the southwestern Manitoba area -- lost 20-3 to the East Side Eagles in a semifinal on Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg.
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The Calgary Dinos female rugby team, which includes several Westman players such as Ellen McGregor and Amanda Williams, came up just short of advancing to the CIS nationals.
The Dinos lost 20-12 to the host Alberta Pandas in the Canada West championship final on Sunday.
The aforementioned Williams and Brynna Walker (Souris) were both named tournament all-stars.
Hawrysh wins silver; Montgomery finishes fifth
Brandon product Cassie Hawrysh wound up winning a silver medal at the National Skeleton Championship over the weekend in Calgary, while Russell's own Jon Montgomery ended up in fifth place on the men's side.
The event was the opening of the Canadian team trials. The second and final qualifying race will take place this Saturday in Whistler.