Neepawa Novas year-end showcase

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The Neepawa Novas Gymnastics Club wrapped up their 2017-2018 season with a year-end show put on by the competitive gymnasts on Thursday, Apr. 26.  Each group performed a routine specifically choreographed for this show which was so much fun to watch! 

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Jordan Martin commits to Wisconsin–Superior

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Jordan Martin, of Winnipeg, is a four year veteran with the Neepawa Natives Junior “A” Hockey Club.

 

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The Neepawa Natives would like to congratulate four-year veteran, Jordan Martin, on his recent commitment.  Jordan is committing to the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets of the WIAC, making him the second graduating player to move on to the NCAA ranks this season.

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Brandt Young going from Chiefs to Chiefs

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By Eoin Devereux

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Neepawa’s Brandt Young was one of three members of the Yellowhead Bantam Chiefs to be selected in the 2018 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft. On Thursday, May 3, the 15-year-old defensemen was chosen in the tenth round by the Spokane Chiefs. 

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Ashton Anderson wins scholarship

By Eoin Devereux

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After an exceptional career in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), former Neepawa Natives’ forward Ashton Anderson is ready to move on to the next stage of his life. That next stage will include some well-deserved support from the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM)/MJHL scholarship program.

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NACI fast-pitch have strong showing in Portage

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The NACI varsity girls fast-pitch team won the B-Side final at the Saints Classic in Portage la Prairie on Friday, May 4.

By Eoin Devereux

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The NACI Tigers varsity fast-pitch team had a tremendous weekend in Portage la Prairie, winning the B-Side bracket at the annual Saints Classic tournament. The event is one of the biggest fast-pitch events of the year, featuring 16 of the best clubs from all across the province. 

NACI found themselves in a tough draw during the round robin portion of the weekend; with Major Pratt (Brandon), Morden and Prairie Mountain (Somerset) serving as the early competition. The Tigers put in a solid performance, going 2-1 in the preliminaries. They defeated Morden by the score of 5-3 and Prairie Mountain with 7-6 decision. Their lone defeat was a 13-12 loss to Major Pratt. That single loss was enough to shift NACI into the B-Side playoff.

In the playoff, Neepawa subdued Martin Collegiate 7-3 and then moved on to outlast the Virden Bears in the final 10-9. As for the A-Side, it was the Garden Valley Zodiacs who claimed top spot, defeating Boissevain 4-3.