Gladstone Lakers falter at Provincials

By Eoin Devereux

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A pair of losses at the Manitoba Senior “A” Hockey Championship have the Gladstone Lakers needing a lot of help to make it into the final on Sunday, Apr. 8. Gladstone, who is representing the Tiger Hills Hockey League, opened up the tournament with a 1-0 loss to the Grandview Comets on Thursday, Mar. 29. Devon Jakeman scored the only goal of the night, on a power-play chance early in the third period. The Comets are representing the North Central Hockey League at this event. 

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Lots to like from Neepawa Natives Prospects Camp

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By Eoin Devereux

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Young hockey prospects from across the province recently hit the ice hoping to make a lasting impression at the Neepawa Natives annual spring evaluation camp. The event was held at the Yellowhead Arena on Mar. 23-25 and featured a mix of draft eligible players, as well as members of the MJHL club’s 50-man protected list.

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Silver medal for Melody Kroeker

By Sheila Runions

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Readers may recall a Feb. 23 story which announced Melody Kroeker of the Harding area is still pursuing her 10-year dream of Olympic competition in the sport of judo. It told of her participation in the annual Pacific and Edmonton International events and a training camp. The first face off in Richmond, B.C. March 3 and 4 did not net the 18-year-old any more medals for her collection but she once again enjoyed the experience. 

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Gladstone wins THHL title

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Lakers top Shamrocks in four games

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Gladstone Lakers completed a dominant playoff run on Saturday, Mar. 24, beating the Killarney Shamrocks 4-3. With that win, the Lakers clinched the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) championship, with a 3-games-to-1 series victory. 

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Neepawa Novas competition results

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The Neepawa Novas were excited to see two of their athletes qualify for the Manitoba Games in Thompson for the Westman Team. Monique Malsi competed in the Advanced Age 10-11 category and was able to claim a silver medal in the vault. Teammate Jayden Armstrong also competed competed in the Pre-Provincial Age 12 category. Both girls had a great experience and made lasting memories

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