weekend sports wrap: McNamee wins Super League title


The following is a complete look-back on what transpired in local sports over the weekend . . .

McNamee wins Super League title; Chudley falls in quarter-final

Terry McNamee is this year's Westman Super League of Curling champion.

McNamee, from Brandon, defeated fellow Brandonite Duane Lang 4-3 in the championship final on Sunday night.

The championship win is the third straight for McNamee, who defeated Pilot Mound's Curtis McCannell 8-1 in order to advance to the final.

Lang meanwhile, edged Brian Fowler (Brandon) and his squad 8-5 in order to reach the championship game.

Neepawa's Jerry Chudley and his curling team of third Kevin Cooley, second Brent McKee and lead Paul Robertson lost to Fowler 7-4 in a quarter-final matchup.

MJHL: Natives fall to Kings

The Neepawa Natives had a rough game against the Dauphin Kings in Manitoba Junior Hockey League action over the weekend.

The Natives ended up falling 9-0 to the Kings in Dauphin on Saturday night.

Jesse Sinatynski scored two goals and had two assists for the Kings in the win.

The Natives now sit with a 12-30-5 record and remain in last place overall in the MJHL.

Here are the rest of the scores from the weekend in the MJHL:

Winnipeg 6 Portage 2
Winkler 4 Steinbach 1
OCN 4 Swan Valley 3
Winnipeg 5 Portage 1
Winkler 3 Virden 1

Wheat Kings 1-1 over Pats in home-and-home

The WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings ended up with a win and a loss after a home-and-home set with the Regina Pats over the weekend.

The Wheat Kings lost 3-2 on Friday night in Regina. Jayce Hawryluk netted both tallies for Brandon in the loss.

On Saturday, the Wheat Kings rebounded with a 5-2 victory in Brandon. Hawryluk scored two goals, while Marek Kalus, Eric Roy and John Quenneville netted the other tallies for the Wheat Kings in the win.

After the weekend's action, the Wheat Kings sit with a 19-31-2-2 record and are 11 points back of the Medicine Hat Tigers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Farmers earn first round bye

The Neepawa Farmers have earned a first-round bye in the Tiger Hills Hockey League playoffs.

The Farmers, who defeated Pilot Mound 5-0 over the weekend, will play a make up game against the Melita Bisons this Saturday night to wrap up their regular season schedule.

The Farmers sit with a 15-3-0 regular season record.

In the first round, the Killarney Shamrocks battle the Swan Lake Cougars, while the Cartwright Clippers will take on the Pilot Mound Pilots in the East Division.

In the West Division, the Boissevain Border Kings battle the Hartney Blues, while the Reston Rockets will meet up with the Wawanesa Jets.

All first-round series are best-of-three.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League weekly update: Chiefs still in mix

The Yellowhead Cheifs remain in the hunt for top spot in the West Division standings in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League.

On Saturday, the Chiefs defeated the Pembina Valley Hawks by a score of 4-3.

Shawn Bowles, Brett Orr, Travis Sanheim and Taylor Sanheim scored for Yellowhead in the win.

The Chiefs would however fall to the Wild the next day in Winnipeg by a score of 6-1.

Ashton Anderson scored the lone goal for the Chiefs, who currently sit with a 28-11-0-3 record and are only one point behind Brandon and Pembina Valley for first place in the West Division.

The Wheat Kings lost to the Winnipeg Wild 6-2 on Saturday and followed it up with a 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Thrashers on Sunday.

The Southwest Cougars meanwhile, dropped a 5-2 decision to the Winnipeg Wild on Saturday and on Sunday, would end up defeating the Eastman Selects 4-3.

The Cougars sit with a 22-18-0-2 record -- good for fourth place in the West Division.

BU review: men's volleyball team clinches playoff spot

The Brandon University men's volleyball team defeated the UBC Thunderbirds in five sets on Friday night at the Healthy Living Centre.

Sam Tuivai led the way for the 'Cats with 24 kills.  

On Saturday, the men's squad would end up falling in four sets to UBC, settling for a weekend split.

Sam Tuivai once again, led the way with a whopping 26 kills on the night, as the 'Cats record dropped to 11-9 on the year. The Bobcats however wound up officially clinching a playoff spot after the weekend's action.

The BU women's team meanwhile, lost both of their contests to the Thunderbirds.

Brandon product Lisa Barclay picked up 17 kills on Friday and 10 kills on Saturday, helping the Thunderbirds sweep the weekend series over Brandon.

Brandon now sits with an 8-12 record on the season.

In basketball action, the BU men's team were swept by the Pronghorns in Lethbridge over the weekend. BU dropped a 86-82 decision on Friday and followed that up with a 82-75 loss on Saturday.

The BU men's team fell to 4-14 on the season.

The BU women's team meanwhile remains winless in conference play (0-18) as the club lost both of their contests to Lethbridge.

Baker, Tuivai named BU athletes of the month

Brandon University named their athletes of the month for January.

Kellie Baker of the women's volleyball team earned female honours, while Sam Tuivai of the men's volleyball team picked up the male award.

Jets throttled by Lightning

The Winnipeg Jets had a rough road game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Cory Conacher scored two goals and added an assist, helping the Lightning to an 8-3 win.

Tobias Enstrom, Paul Postma and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets, who sit with a 3-4-1 record.

Ravens win Super Bowl

The Baltimore Ravens are the NFL's Super Bowl champions. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 on Sunday night to win the title.

The game included a second half kickoff return for a touchdown by Jacoby Jones of the Ravens. The game was also delayed for approximately a half hour due to a power outage at the New Orleans Superdome.

Wildcats pick up big win

The Westman Wildcats defeated Central Plains 3-0 in Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League action on Sunday. Ashleigh Brykaliuk, Jaycee Magwood and Teagan Pringle scored the goals for Westman, who sit with a 20-5-1 record and are in second place in the standings.

The Yellowhead Chiefs meanwhile, who tied Central Plains at two apiece on Saturday, sit with a 7-15-5 record overall.

In photo: Neepawa's Jerry Chudley, photo submitted