THHL playoffs in full swing

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

There was one upset in the first round of the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL) playoffs, as the expansion Wawanesa Jets surprised the Souris Elks with a 3-games-to-none series victory.

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Natives top Terriers in OT

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The Neepawa Natives celebrate a much needed win on Wednesday, Feb. 8, as they topped the Portage Terriers 4-3 in overtime.

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

A pair of three point nights from line-mates Brett Namaka and Mackenzie Belinski, lifted the Neepawa Natives to a 4-3 overtime win over the Portage Terriers on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Namaka (2 goals - 1 assist), who earned the first star of the game, would score the game winner just 31 seconds into OT. Belinski, meanwhile, scored once and added a pair of assists. 

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Lisoway wins U of M award

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Neepawa’s Quintin Lisoway was recently singled out as the Smitty’s Bison Sports Male Athlete of the Week.

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University of Manitoba press release

Student athlete Quintin Lisoway has been named the Smitty’s Bison Sports Male Athlete of the Week, for the week ending Jan. 28. The second year forward has continued his strong sophomore season with five points (three goals – one on the power play, two assists) while adding ten shots and a plus/minus rating of plus three, as well as being named a First Star of the Game.

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Rivers Minor Ball prepping for new season

By Aaron Tycoles

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I know the weather is not warm enough for baseball, but it is time to start thinking about baseball for the 2018 season. We are coming off a very exciting year in 2017, which saw 94 kids registered to play baseball! Rivers was the only community in the region that had teams in every age category.

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Female Bantam Showcase next weekend

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Louise Ferguson of Alexander, Kate-Leigh Heapy of Oak River, Brooklyn Hedley of Rapid City and Sadie Quane of Rivers are teammates on the Yellowhead AAA female bantam team.

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