Neepawa Farmers on edge of elimination

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

The Neepawa Farmers are on the brink of elimination in their Tiger Hills Hockey League eastern semi-final. A five point night from Michael Reykdal (two goals-three assists) on Thursday, Mar. 10, powered the Carberry Plainsmen to a 7-5 win over the Farmers on Thursday, Mar. 10. This win has given Carberry a solid 3-1 series lead.

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Neepawa Natives year end award winners

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Photos by Eoin Devereux. Trish Phinney presents Justin Metcalf with the BMO MVP Award.

 
By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

On Sunday, Mar. 5, the Neepawa Natives handed out their annual player awards. 10 awards were presented during the final regular season game between Neepawa and the Swan Valley Stampeders.

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Natives prepared for Pistons

Natives final game

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

For the Neepawa Natives, simply reaching the MJHL playoffs is not enough; they want to make a statement. But for the club to do that, they’ll have to overcome a tremendous challenge in the league’s top team, the Steinbach Pistons. 

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Pre-game playoff rally set for Sunday

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The Neepawa Natives Booster Club is planning to hold a big pep rally at the Yellowhead Centre on Sunday, Mar. 12 to kick off the team’s first playoff run in seven years.

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Neepawa Natives playoff bound

 

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Photo by Martin Warner

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

It was very fitting that the Neepawa Natives had to rally from behind to defeat the Swan Valley Stampeders, as this team has made a habit recently of pulling off last minute miracles. After trailing 2-0 in the first period, Neepawa exploded for five goals in the second and were able to hold on for a 6-3 win. The victory secured eighth place in the standings for the Natives and ensured them their first appearance in the MJHL playoffs since the 2009-2010 season. 

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