Neepawa Cubs tumble in SCBL standings

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Cubs’ recent losing streak was extended to six games, after a 5-2 defeat to the Portage Padres on Wednesday, June 20. As has been the cause for several of these losses, it was the tremendous pitching effort from the opposition they stunted the Cubs’ hopes of victory. This time, it was Joey Moffat of the Padres, who pitched six and two-thirds innings with 11 strikeouts, while surrendering just one earned run and a pair of walks. 

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Neepawa Natives implement a travel fee

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The board of directors for the Neepawa Natives has approved the implementation of a new travel fee for the 2018-2019 MJHL season. In a media release discussing the decision, the board indicated that the $1,600 fee will be used to help cover bus costs, road meals and motel accommodation when it is needed.

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Cathcart steps down as Natives GM

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By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Over the past 29 years, there aren’t many roles Myles Cathcart hasn’t filled for the Neepawa Natives Junior “A” Hockey Club. From player to trainer; assistant coach to driving the bus and everything you could possibly imagine in between, Cathcart has likely done the job. But as the club moves into its 30th year, he’ll be in a very unfamiliar role; that of just a spectator, as he has announced he has stepped down as the team’s general manager effective immediately. 

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MJHL reduces roster spots for 20-year-olds

MJHL Media Release

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Keeping in alignment with its philosophy of developing young players, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) will limit the number of 20-year-olds a team can register to eight players, effective this upcoming season.

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Pirates plunder in Neepawa

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By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

The recent road woes suffered by the Neepawa Cubs have followed them home as the team lost to the Plumas Pirates on Friday, June 15, by the score of 5-1. 

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