Synchronized Skating Championships


Photos by Cynthia Chartrand

Neepawa’s Figure Skating Club’s Synchronized teams travelled to Beausejour to compete in the Championships.

Cynthia Chartrand 


Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 Neepawa Figure Skating Club’s three synchro teams travelled to Beausejour, Manitoba to compete in the first synchro competition of the season, Skate Manitoba Synchronized Skating Championships.

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Neepawa’s Youth curling bonspiel

W-14u First Place

Photos by Christine Pedersen
14u First Place: Skip: Dahlia Smith, Third: Nevaeh Witherspoon, Second: Mallery Lockhart, Lead: Makenna Poitras.


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On Jan. 21 the Neepawa Curling Club held their annual Youth Bonspiel. We had an excellent turn out with a total of sixteen entries in two divisions. There were six teams for the 17 and under division and ten teams for the 14 and under division. It was great to see the curling rink so busy with that many youth curlers and their supporters. Overall it was a very successful bonspiel with really good curling and sportsmanship on display.

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Neepawa Natives bottle up Oil Caps


Virden Oil Capitals goaltender Riley McVeigh steers away a shot from Brett Namaka (7) of the Neepawa Natives in the second period. (Photo courtesy of Diane Warner)

By Eoin Devereux

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The Neepawa Natives picked up a big win on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with a 5-2 decision over the Virden Oil Capitals. The victory was Neepawa’s 20th of the season, and more importantly, moved them a bit closer to the seventh place Winnipeg Blues in the MJHL standings. The Natives now have 43 points on the year, to Winnipeg's 46. 

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McIntosh commits to ACC Cougars

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The Yellowhead Chiefs are proud to announce that Erica McIntosh has committed to the Assiniboine Community College Cougars.  Erica will commence her studies in the fall of 2018 and join her former Chief teammates Fredrickson and Anderson on the Cougars’ Hockey squad. McIntosh is an imposing defenseman whose edgy play often exaggerates her 5’9” stature.  She is an effortless skater with the ability to carve her edges hugging the blue line on the attack. 

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Neepawa Natives split pair of games



Photo by Martin Warner
Neepawa goaltender Spencer Eschyschyn makes a save, during the Natives game against the Steinbach Pistons on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Yellowhead Centre.

Eoin Devereux
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A pair of games over the weekend resulted in a pair of points in the standings for the Neepawa Natives. The MJHL club picked up a 6-3 win in Dauphin versus the Kings on Friday, Jan. 19. The Natives couldn’t keep the momentum going, however, the next night as they were dominated by the Steinbach Pistons on the way to a 7-1 loss. In the victory over Dauphin, Jordan Martin scored a pair of goals, while Brett Namaka, Mackenzie Belinski, Justin Metcalf and Ashton Anderson all added singles.

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