Neepawa Farmers eliminate Cartwright in dramatic fashion

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By Eoin Devereux

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An amazing offensive push in the final few minutes of the third period has propelled the Neepawa Farmers into the next round of the Tiger Hills Hockey League playoffs. Lance Nugent scored a pair of goals in the final 1:49 to lift the Farmers to a 3-2 win over the Cartwright Clippers on Saturday, Feb. 25. This late comeback gave Neepawa a four games to one series victory. 

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Sam Stewart named MJHL rookie all-star

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Photo by Eoin Devereux. Natives defencemen Sam Stewart receives his all-star award and jersey from MJHL commissioner Kim Davis.

 
By Eoin Devereux

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A member of the Neepawa Natives has been honoured as part of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s top young players, as defencemen Sam Stewart was selected to the rookie all-star team. 

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Yellowhead Chiefs ready for playoffs

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The playoffs begin this weekend in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. The Yellowhead Chiefs head into the post season having compiled the second best regular season record in the league (30-6-1-7. 68 points) and will face the seventh ranked Central Plains Capitals in the first round. Game one of this best-of-seven series begins at the Shoal Lake Communiplex on Friday, Feb. 24. Game two will be on Sunday, Feb. 26 in Portage la Prairie.

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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

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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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