Neepawa Farmers fall against MacGregor


Eoin Devereux
The Neepawa Banner & Press

A four point night from Tyler Ham lifted the MacGregor Wild to a 6-3 victory over the Neepawa Farmers, on Friday, Nov. 3. All of Ham’s points came in the second period, in the form of three goals and an assist on a Justin Minoletti marker. Scott Rintoul scored the other two goals for the Wild in the win, their first of the season (1-2-0). As for the Farmers, Matt Lowry posted a pair of goals, while Nolan Speiss added another.

The defeat dropped Neepawa’s record to 1-2-0 on the year, tied for second in the Eastern Division with MacGregor and the Gladstone Lakers.

Killarney defeat Gladstone
Gladstone’s most recent game saw them lose 7-3 to the Killarney Shamrocks. Graham Philp scored twice, while Jesse Toth added a lone goal to the Lakers’ stat-line. With the win, the Shamrocks remain perfect, with a 5-0-0 record. Killarney is currently four points ahead of Boissevain and Souris in the Western Division standings.

Minnedosa lose to Souris
Back to the west, it’s the Minnedosa Bombers, who are currently the top team in the standings, with a 2-1-0 record. The Bombers took their first loss of the year on Saturday, Nov. 4, when they were defeated by the Souris Elks, by a 6-4 score. Wes Lewis had a pair for Minnedosa, while Brad Lewis and Shane Jury added singles. The upcoming schedule for the Neepawa, Minnedosa and Gladstone will see all three teams in action on Friday, Nov. 10. The Farmers will be in Cartwright to face the Clippers, while the Bombers and Lakers will play each other in Gladstone. The start time for both those games is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. The next night The Neepawa Farmers will be in Minnedosa to take on the Bombers. The start time for that Remembrance Day game is 7:30 p.m. Gladstone, meanwhile will have that night off, but will return to the rink on Saturday, Nov. 18, when they host the MacGregor Wild. The puck drops on that showdown at 8:00 p.m.