myWestman.ca weekend sports wrap: Natives fall to Oil Caps; Krzyzaniak named captain of provincial U-18 team
- Published on Monday, October 29, 2012
The following is a complete look-back on what transpired in local sports over the weekend . . .
MJHL: Natives fall to Oil Caps
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Neepawa Natives played only one game over the weekend, losing 6-2 to the Oil Capitals in Virden on Sunday night.
Brayden Cuthbert and Justin Dalebozik scored the two goals for Neepawa, who now sit with a 5-9-1 record on the season.
Former Native Richard Olson scored for the Oil Capitals, who sit with a 7-5-3 mark on the year.
Here are the scores from the rest of the games over the weekend:
Swan Valley 4 Virden 2
Winnipeg 7 Steinbach 2
Selkirk 6 Wayway 3
Winnipeg 3 Dauphin 2
Swan Valley 6 OCN 3
Wayway 4 Winkler 3 (OT)
Dauphin 3 Portage 2
Selkirk 6 Winkler 4
Wheat Kings lose to Blazers, Cougars
The Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings closed out their seven-game road trip over the weekend.
On Friday night, the Wheat Kings lost 8-1 to the Kamloops Blazers. Alessio Bertaggia scored the lone goal for Brandon in the contest.
On Saturday, Brandon closed out the trip with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Prince George Cougars. Colton Waltz and Chad Robinson scored for the Wheat Kings, while Curtis Honey made 46 saves in the Brandon net.
Krzyzaniak named captain
Neepawa's Halli Krzyzaniak was named the captain of the provincial women's under-18 team that will take part in the upcoming national championship.
Krzyzaniak will be competing for the third time with the under-18 Manitoba squad with one more season of eligibility after this year's championship, which takes place in Dawson Creek, B.C. Nov. 7-11.
As one of the country's top defence prospects, Krzyzaniak was a member of the under-18 Canadian team that won gold at the 2012 IIHF World U-18 Women's Championship in Zlin, Czech Republic this past January.
Brandon's Ashleigh Brykaliuk and Manitou's Madison Hutchinson were named alternate captains.
Meanwhile, Meyer Nell of Boissevain has been named an alternate captain for the provincial under-16 boys team that will be competing in the Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup, which starts next Thursday.
BU review: volleyball teams begin Canada West regular season
The Brandon University men's and women's volleyball teams began their respective seasons in the Canada West over the weekend in Regina.
The BU men's team defeated the Cougars in straight sets on Friday and followed that up with another straight sets victory on Saturday night.
DJ McCharles led the way for the 'Cats with 12 kills on Friday for Brandon, while Sam Tuivai and Rob McLean each had nine kills apiece for the Bobcats on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the BU lady 'Cats fell in five sets on Friday to the Cougars, but were able to rebound on Saturday with a straight sets win.
Shanlee McLennan had 12 kills for Brandon in the win on Saturday.
Chiefs lose in OT; rebound with win
The Yellowhead Chiefs got three of a possible four points over the weekend in Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League action.
The Chiefs lost 3-2 to the AAA Wheat Kings in Brandon at the Sportsplex on Friday night, but were able to rebound with a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Thrashers in Minnedosa on Sunday.
After the weekend's action in the league, the Chiefs sit with a 7-2-1 record and are one point back of the AAA Wheat Kings for first place in the West Division.
The Southwest Cougars sit in third place in the West, while Pembina Valley is in fourth place.
Eagles win MMFL title
The East Side Eagles won the 2012 Manitoba Major Football League championship title over the weekend.
The Eagles, based out of Winnipeg, defeated the St. Vital Mustangs 34-24 on Saturday at Canad Inns Stadium to win the title.
Idonije helps Bears improve to 6-1
Brandon product Israel Idonije had two tackles in the Chicago Bears 23-22 come-from-behind victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 8 action in the NFL.
With the win, the Bears improved to 6-1 and sit in first place in the NFC North Division.
Fordyce wins MCT event; Thiessen wins WCT's Cactus Pheasant Classic
Brandon product Stacey Fordyce won a Manitoba Curling Tour event over the weekend.
Fordyce defeated Winnipeg's Lisa DeRiviere 6-4 in the women's final to win the event.
Meanwhile, Brandon's Nolan Thiessen, the lead for Kevin Koe's foursome, helped the club win their second straight World Curling Tour event on Sunday.
Koe defeated Brandon's Mike McEwen 6-5 in the Cactus Pheasant Classic at Brooks, Alta.
Hawrysh cracks World Cup team
Brandon product Cassie Hawrysh earned herself a berth onto Canada's World Cup skeleton team.
Hawrysh finished in second place at a qualifying race in Whistler, B.C.