Skating season showstopper

By Sheila Runions

The Rivers Banner

The Learn to Skate program in Rivers officially became Rivers Skating Club in 2015/16 and enough girls were then interested that a synchronized team was formed. This year Rivers Silver Jets, only in its second year of existence, entered its first competition — imagine their delight at winning bronze! The stellar standing was announced at the Crocus Invitational event in Dauphin March 18. 

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Around the house - Mar. 30, 2017

T. White

Submitted

Another year of excellent curling came to an end on Wednesday, March 15 as four teams from the men’s league at Rivers Curling Club fought for bragging rights for the next year.

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Optimism surrounds Neepawa Natives spring camp

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By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

If the 2017 spring prospects camp is any true indicator, the future of the Neepawa Natives is looking very positive. Around 100 young prospects from across North America hit the ice at the Yellowhead Arena this past weekend, hoping to make a lasting impression on the management and scouting staff. The makeup of talent that included about a dozen goaltenders, 25-30 defensemen and around 50 forwards. Natives general manager Myles Cathcart said this was one of the largest camps the MJHL club has held in quite some time. He added that even more impressively, the level of talent on display was also some of the best in recent memory.

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Team Ursel competes at National Curling Championship

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

Although the curling season didn’t end as Terry Ursel and her team would have wanted, it’ll likely still be looked at as one to remember. The team, based out of the Arden/Landsdowne Curling Club, recently competed at the Senior Women’s National Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Ursel, along with third Gwen Wooley, second Tracy Ionia, lead Brenda Walker and coach John Csversko, were representing Manitoba at this high level competition.

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Winnipeg sweeps Yellowhead in AAA final

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

The Yellowhead Chiefs’ quest for a AAA championship has come to a sudden end, as they were dealt a three game sweep by the top ranked Winnipeg Wild. Game one of the best-of-five final was played on Thursday, Mar. 16 in Winnipeg. This showdown featured a great back and forth between the best two clubs in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. At the end of the evening, it was Winnipeg who left the ice with a 2-1 win in double overtime.

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