Yellowhead Chiefs remain dominant

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

A pair of wins by the Yellowhead Chiefs have kept the team within striking distance of top spot in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League standings. The team beat the Kenora Thistles 10-0 on Friday, Jan. 20. The boys followed that up with a 6-2 decision over the Interlake Lightning. Those wins improved Yellowhead’s regular season record to an impressive 22-4-1-7, good enough for 52 points on the year. That puts them in second place, five points behind the league leaders, the Winnipeg Wild.

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Gymnastic season underway for Neepawa Novas

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The Neepawa Banner

The Neepawa Gymnastics Club has had an excellent start to the gymnastics season. 145 recreational gymnasts attended classes from the end of September to the end of December. The second session of recreational gymnastics classes has just started and have 111 gymnasts registered to participate from January till the end of March. The gymnasts range in age from 18 months to 17 years old and work on everything from improving motor skills, fundamental movement patterns, basic to advanced gymnastics skills and fun.

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Natives falter at worst possible time

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner/Neepawa Press

(Editor's note. This article was written prior to Neepawa's 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Blues. A separate story will examine that game.)

If the Neepawa Natives don’t make the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs this season, they’ll likely look back at this past week as the reason why, as the team dropped a pair of important games.

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Neepawa Farmers make it 10 in a row

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Photo by Eoin Devereux A five point night from Matt Lowry helped the Neepawa Farmers to a 10-3 victory over Pilot Mound.

By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Press/Neepawa Banner

A five-point effort (2 goals - 3 assists) from Matt Lowry helped to pace the Neepawa Farmers to a dominant 10-3 victory over the Pilot Mound Pilots on Saturday, Jan. 21.

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Neepawa Farmers just keep winning

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By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Press/Neepawa Banner

It’s been nearly two months since the Neepawa Farmers last felt the sting of defeat in a Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) game. The team has steamrolled their opposition since mid-November, on the way to nine straight wins and an 11-4-0 record. Those results have catapulted the team into first place in the THHL eastern division. 

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