Around the house - Mar. 18, 2017

By T. White

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The 2016-17 junior curling league wrapped up on Tuesday, March 14 at Rivers Curling Club. The Emma Roulette team were the champions this year, with the Layton Veitch team placing second and the Ben Roulette team in third. Congratulations all juniors! 

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Yellowhead Chiefs advance to league final

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

For the first time in 21 years, the Yellowhead Chiefs will be vying for the Manitoba AAA Hockey League championship. The game that clinched Yellowhead’s spot in the finals was 7-4 win over the Brandon Junior Wheat Kings on Saturday, Mar. 11.

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Pistons top Natives in game three

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

A dominant second period, which featured four unanswered goals, pushed the Steinbach Pistons to a 5-2 victory over the Neepawa Natives on Tuesday, Mar. 14, at the T.G. Smith Centre. With the win, Steinbach has now claimed a 2-1 lead in the MJHL best of seven opening round playoff series.

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Neepawa Farmers eliminated from THHL playoffs

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By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

A last minute goal from former Swan Valley Stampeder Daylon Creasy has sent the Carberry Plainsmen to the THHL finals for the second straight year. Creasy’s marker lifted Carberry to a 5-4 win over the Neepawa Farmers on Friday, Mar. 10 at the Yellowhead Centre. With that victory, the Plainsmen claimed the best-of seven series four game to one. 

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Neepawa Natives fall to Pistons in game two

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Photo by Eoin Devereux.  Pistons goaltender Roman Bengert makes a save on Reigan Buchanan during the second period on Sunday, Mar. 12.

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

A solid effort in the final four minutes of regulation was not enough to make up for 56 minutes of lackluster play from the Neepawa Natives, as they lost 3-2 to the Steinbach Pistons on Sunday, Mar. 12. That win evened up the best-of-seven MJHL quarter final series at one game apiece.

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