Atom Tournament of Champions

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

A dozen teams from across Manitoba have gathered in Neepawa for the 2018 edition of the Neepawa Minor Hockey Atom Tournament of Champions. The event will feature a total of 22 games played over the span of four days at the Yellowhead Centre.

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Neepawa Farmers just keep on winning


While this goal in the second period was waved off due to goaltender interference, the Neepawa Farmers still tallied nine others in their win over the Wawanesa Jets on Saturday, Dec. 30.

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

A ten game winning streak has the Neepawa Farmers ushering in the new year as one of the top teams in the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL). A pair of victories over the Hartney Blues and Wawanesa Jets on the last weekend of 2017, improved the Farmers’ regular season record to 11-2-0. Neepawa upended the Blues 9-5 on Friday, Dec. 29 and then quickly followed that up on Dec. 30 with a 9-2 thumping of the Jets. 

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Curling Clinic a success




Back Row: Tye Cabak, Rick DeMay, Tavon DeMay, Maverick Jakubowski, Dawson Jakubowski, Oscar Funk, Tara McCarty, Leslie Dyke, Madisyn Roberton. Front Row: Keegan Dyke, Will Cabak, Taylor Terin, Emma Pollock, Wyatt Njegovan, Tyson Terin,  Deepak Mishra, Lauren Bremner. Missing: Ryan Cabak, Gavin Jakubowski, Macey Kilburn, Cora Baker


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This fall, twenty-one individuals signed up for an eight week Youth/Family Curling Clinic at the Neepawa Curling Club.  Individuals ranged in age from 8-years-old to adults with varying skill levels.  

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Neepawa hosts 2017 Keith Jordan Memorial Tournament


By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

This past weekend, Neepawa was home to some of Manitoba’s best female midget hockey teams at the third annual Keith Jordan Memorial Tournament. The event, which is named after the well respected local minor hockey official, who passed away in 2015, featured five teams from across the province, with Neepawa represented by the Natives Midget girls squad. Each team played one another during the round robin portion of the weekend, with the two teams with the best overall records playing in the championship game on Sunday, Dec. 17. The third and fourth ranked teams would also face off on Sunday in the consolation final. 

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Chiefs dominate northern neighbours

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

The Yellowhead AAA Midget Chiefs hosted the Norman Northstars for a pair of games this past weekend in Shoal Lake. Both games proved to be extremely one-sided, as the Chiefs claimed 9-2 and 8-2 wins. In the first game, played on Saturday, Dec. 9, the Chiefs took control early with four goals in the first period. Norman could reply with only one of their own in the opening 20 minutes of action. Yellowhead followed that up with three more in the second, and a pair of goals in the third. The Northstars scored just one more before the end of the game, making the final score 9-2.

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