A season slipping away?

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Neepawa Natives lose five straight

By Eoin Devereux

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Heading into the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg, the Neepawa Natives (14-17-2. 30 points) are on a five game losing streak, albeit against some stellar competition. Still, the Natives have found themselves winless in December and barely holding on to the final playoff spot in the standings.

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Local athlete honoured

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By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

On Saturday Nov. 25, 18-year-old Taylor Allen of Neepawa was awarded the Eugene Michelow Bursary award by Softball Manitoba. The prize is distributed to worthy athletes pursuing their post-secondary education. Allen is currently attending the University of Minnesota-Crookston and is a member of the U of M Crookston Golden Eagles softball team. 

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Gladstone surpasses Neepawa in Tiger Hills standings

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

A five point night from Sean Kubas, powered the Gladstone Lakers to a 10-5 win over the MacGregor Wild on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) action. Kubas had three goals and a pair of assists, while teammate Jordon Geddes had a four point night (1 goal - 3 assists). MacGregor’s Dustin Bruce lead the way for the Wild, with a pair of goals.

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Neepawa Natives looking ahead to 2nd half of MJHL season

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Head coach Dustin Howden (On left, behind players) and the rest of the Neepawa Natives are looking forward to making continued progress in the second half of the MJHL regular season.

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Saying whether or not the first half of the season has been a success for the Neepawa Natives is all a matter of perspective. From the numbers, Neepawa is in a much better position than they were in at this point last season. Compared to 2016, the Natives have five more wins (14-14-2 record in 2017 vs. 9-21-0 in 2016), and 12 more points (30 pts vs 18 pts in 2016).  But for Neepawa Natives head coach Dustin Howden, the game is about more than just numbers.

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Around the house - Dec. 5, 2017

 

T. Waite

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Rivers Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 75 hosted its annual curling bonspiel at Rivers Curling Club on Saturday, Nov. 25. With only eight teams registered, every rink played two eight-end games.

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