Natives inch closer to playoff spot

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By Eoin Devereux

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A three goal effort from Reigan Buchanan, coupled with a four point night from Nolan Richards (two goals - two assists), helped to lift the Neepawa Natives to their fifth win in their last six games (5-0-1). Their latest triumph was a 5-3 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Wednesday, Feb. 22. That combined with Swan Valley’s loss to Wayway the previous night, has lifted Neepawa to within a single point of the Stampeders in the standings for the final MJHL playoff spot.

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MJHL announces 2016-2017 award nominees

MJHL Media release

Additional quotes from the Neepawa Natives added by Neepawa Banner

Nominees for the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s six major awards have been finalized, Commissioner Kim Davis announced the players nominated for the honours on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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DeCorby joins Red Deer College -Yellowhead Chiefs update

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Yellowhead AAA Female Midget Chiefs assistant captain Sydnee DeCorby has committed to the Red Deer College Queens and will join the team in the Alberta College Athletics Conference, beginning in 2017-2018.  

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Bad blood already in Neepawa/Cartwright series

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Neepawa’s Cam Tibbett and Cartwright’s Conner Drewry ended game one of the best-of-seven series with a fight, as players look on.

 
By Eoin Devereux

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A hat trick, a penalty shot, an altercation between a player and a fan and a police presence to close out the evening. Welcome to playoff hockey in the Tiger Hills Hockey League.  While cooler heads ultimately prevailed, it’s still fair to say that if the entire best-of-seven series between the Neepawa Farmers and Cartwright Clippers is anything like game one, it’ll be one for the ages.

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NACI Tigers fall in OT to Golden Bears

Tigers-vs-BearsBy Eoin Devereux

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A monumental effort by the entire NACI Tigers came up just a bit short on Saturday, Feb. 11, falling in overtime to the Virden Golden Bears 5-4, in the Westman High School Hockey League. This game was a huge one for both teams, as the winner would jump into sixth place in the standings, while the loser would end up in the eighth spot heading into the playoffs. The night started with some exciting back and forth action, as Tysne Stanski and Alex Woloski scored early for the Tigers. Virden potted three goals of their own in the first 20 minutes to take the lead.

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