Stunning end to playoffs for NACI Tigers

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By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The WHSHL playoffs ended in an abrupt and shocking fashion over the weekend for the NACI Tigers hockey team, with a 4-3 loss to the Crocus Plains Plainsmen. Crocus stunned the Tigers on Sunday, Mar. 4,  by scoring a pair of goals in the final 1:17 of the third period. With the victory, Crocus claimed the third and deciding game of the best-of-three series.

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Neepawa & Gladstone don't seem to like each other

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Lakers battle to 2-0 series lead in Tiger Hills Eastern Division final

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

It's not every hockey game where you get to see somebody punch a goalie in the face. If that's something you needed as a part of your life, you really should have been at the Yellowhead Arena on Saturday, Mar. 3, for game two of the Neepawa Farmers/Gladstone Lakers playoff series. 

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Season ends for Neepawa Natives

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Fall to Virden Oil Capitals 6-2

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The numbers suggest that the 2017-2018 MJHL regular season was a step in the right direction for the Neepawa Natives. Over the course of 60 games, the club scored 47 more goals, than they’d accumulated in the previous year (215 vs. 173). They also generated more wins (25 vs. 21) and increased their points total in the league standings by six (54 pts. vs 48 pts.). By all these measures, the 2017-2018 MJHL regular season was more successful than 2016-2017. So why doesn’t it feel that way? 

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It's over

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Natives eliminated from playoff contention

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The playoff dreams of the Neepawa Natives have been iced, after a 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Blues on Wednesday, Feb. 28. With the defeat, the Natives were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, unable to catch the eight place Swan Valley Stampeders before the end of the regular season.

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Bantam Chiefs compete at provincials

Yellowhead Chiefs weekend report

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Yellowhead Bantam Chiefs put in a strong effort at the Rural Provincial Championship, recently held in Killarney. The Chiefs made it all the way to the bronze medal game, where they were narrowly defeated, by a 3-2 score. Mitchell Collyer of Onanole and Foxwarren’s Colby Wotton scored for the Chiefs in that game.

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