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The Thompson Sports News Archives for 2017-01

Northstars on Final Road Trip of the Season


The Norman Northstars are on the road this weekend for their final road trip of the season.   The Northstars play the Kenora Thistles tonight at 7:30 and then again on Saturday afternoon at 2:30.  The Norman squad will then play the Winnipeg Thrashers on Sunday.

The Northstars are coming off a home stand that saw them beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 8-5 last Saturday evening.   The Sunday afternoon game went in favor of the Wheat Kings when they shutout the Northstars 9-0.

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Northstars go 50/50 this weekend at home


The Norman Northstars celebrated their first home game of 2017 with a stellar performance by beating the Brandon Wheat Kings 8-5 on Saturday night.  Ethan Stuckless had 4 goals in the game.   

 

Sunday’s game was a completely different story with the Wheat Kings shutting out the Northstars 9-0.  

 

The Northstars are on the road this weekend playing the Kenora Thistles.

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The Norman Wild had a successful Road Trip


The Norman Wild were on the road this past weekend and were able to win two of the three games they played.    On Friday, the Wild fell to the Winnipeg Avros, 2 – 1.  On Saturday, the Wild beat the Interlake Lightning by a score of 3 – 2.   The Wild and Lightning played against yesterday with the Wild coming away with a 5 – 1 win.  

The team has a long hiatus.  The Wild’s next game is February 10th.

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Thompson to host 2018 Winter Games


Thompson is set to host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.   That gives the city around 14 months to prepare.   City Manager Gary Ceppetelli feels it can be done.

 

“The City of Thompson has hosted the Winter Games previously.  Many of you will likely remember in 1994 when we hosted the winter games so I think that there are the facilities currently  in place and really upgraded from what we had in 1994.”

 

Representatives from Sport Manitoba were able to convince city council that Thompson should host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.    It was decided in a vote at Monday’s council meeting.

 

Councillor Blake Ellis shares his thoughts on Thompson hosting the games. 

 

“We’ve had a look at the economic impact statement from the Summer Games that were just held in Steinbach.  Those games brought in 1500 out-of-town visitors and 666-thousand dollars in spending.   Thompson’s always been known for hosting provincial events….the Scott Tournaments of Hearts, the Manitoba Tankard, and Roger’s Hometown Hockey.  I believe that we’re going to have the volunteer base to be able to put these games on and do a good job with it.”

 

Virden had originally been awarded the games but backed out due to lack of volunteer commitment. 

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2017 Prince-Berscheid Memorial Hockey Tournament Wraps up


The 2017 Prince-Berscheid Peewee Memorial Hockey Tournament got underway Friday and saw some dominant play from the Thompson AA team.   It carried them right through to the playoff for the Doug’s Source for Sports Cup on Sunday.    They came away with the gold, beating out The Pas AA 5 - 0 in their Sunday afternoon game at the C.A. Nesbitt Arena.  

In the A Division, the Landers Cup went to the bronze winners, Split Lake.   They had a 12-6 win again the Thompson A team.    The winner of the Prince-Berscheid Cup gold was the team from Arviat.  They won 7 - 1 against Norway House, who claimed the silver.   

Go to the website for the full results.

www.thompsonminorhockey.ca/page/show/3033803-peewee-prince-berscheid-2016-2017-

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Road Trip not kind to the Northstars


The Norman Northstars kicked off 2017 with a road swing this past weekend.   On Friday, the Norman squad was downed by the Winnipeg Wild 4-1.   On Saturday the Eastman Selects took it to the Northstars with a 7-1 win and yesterday the Interlake Lightning got past them 10-6.  

The Northstars will be looking for luck this coming weekend as they play their first set of home games on the new year.  They play host to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

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OCN Gets Three Games at Home


The OCN Blizzard will be hosting three games in three nights this weekend for their first games of the New Year. The Blizzard will host the Portage Terriers on back to back nights today and tomorrow and then will play the Dauphin Kings on Sunday. The Blizzard have slid to 5th place in the league after a four game losing streak and are one point back of the Terriers.

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Wild Face Stiff Test With Capitals


The Norman Wild will be going down south for their first games of 2017. The Wild will take on the Eastman Selects before facing off against the Central Plains Capitals on back to back days. Norman leads the Capitals by one point for sixth place in the Manitoba Female Midget League. The Wild have beaten the Capitals once and also the Selects in overtime earlier this year.

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Bombers Trying To Stave Off Hawks Push


The Flin Flon Bombers will be off to Kindersley for back to back road games. The Klippers are last in the Finning Division but have a two game win streak and have won 6 of their last 10 games. The Bombers are trying to keep their distance from the red-hot Nipawin Hawks who are seven points back but have four games in hand. Nipawin will play Humboldt this weekend.

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Jets Go For 3 In a Row


After two straight victories, the Winnipeg Jets once again find themselves close to a playoff spot. They will hope to get an extra two points when they take on the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow afternoon. Buffalo is currently last in the Eastern Conference but beat the Jets earlier this year. Rookie Sensation Patrick Laine leads the team and all rookies with 21 goals and 36 points.

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Brandon Hoping to Break Away From Pack


The Brandon Wheat Kings will start on the road before making their way back to Westman Place during the weekend. The Wheaties will take on the Swift Current Broncos on the road. The Broncos have won three straight games and sit 11 points up on Brandon. Calgary has 33 points and sits 7 back of Brandon for the last wildcard spot.

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Report: Sport Manitoba Looking at Thompson for 2018 Manitoba Games


Thompson may be looking at getting the Manitoba Games two years sooner than they originally thought.

 

According to a source, Manitoba Sport is looking at giving Thompson the chance to host the 2018 Winter Manitoba Games.

 

The games were intended to be hosted by Virden, but the city made the decision not to host after figuring that they would not have enough volunteers for the events.

 

Thompson was originally looking at going through the bidding process for the 2020 Summer Games.

 

The last time a Northern Community has hosted the Games was when OCN had the event in 2002.

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Laine Regains Rookie Crown, Jets Defeat Panthers


Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.

 

Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Jets and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves. Bryan Little notched two assists as Winnipeg won its second straight after losing two in a row.

 

Greg McKegg scored for the Panthers and Roberto Luongo stopped 35 shots.

Jaromir Jagr recorded his 1,136th assist to pass Paul Coffey for sole possession of fifth place on the NHL's all-time assists list.

 

The Panthers have lost five of their last six and 11 of 15.

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Northstars Look at Positives For Extended Break


After a Christmas break the AAA Midget season will resume this weekend, except for the Norman Northstars. The Northstars have been given a bye week this week and Coach James Buchanan said he would prefer the team start up their season as soon as possible but that there is a benefit to the break, saying that it is nice to get a few practices under your belt before hitting the road for some games.

 

The Northstars first game will be January 13th in Winnipeg against the Wild.

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Jets Offence Explodes For Six Goals in Win


Nikolaj Ehlers had two goals, including a penalty shot during Winnipeg's three-goal second period, and the Jets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-4 on Tuesday night.

 

The Jets, coming of a pair of losses where they were outscored 11-5, also got goals from Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien and Patrik Laine. Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves.

 

Matthew Peca got his first NHL goal for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov had two goals, Ondrej Palat also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots.

 

The Jets will now travel across the state to play the Florida Panthers tonight.

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Wheat Kings Cough Up Lead, Lose to Blades


The Saskatoon Blades scored a critical victory as they look to make up ground in the WHL’s Eastern Conference Wild Card race, cutting down the Brandon Wheat Kings by a 4-2 final Tuesday night.

 

In a key four-point divisional game, the Blades received two goals from import defenceman Libor Hajek as they pulled to within four points of both the Wheat Kings and Red Deer Rebels for an Eastern Conference wild card. One catch is both the Wheat Kings and Rebels have games in hand on the Blades – three and two, respectively – but the fact of the matter is Saskatoon is proving it’s ready for a strong push in the second half of the campaign.

 

Jesse Shynkaruk opened the scoring with his 13th of the season 31 seconds into the middle period, only to see Connor Gutenberg and Jordan Wharrie notched back-to-back markers to give the Wheat Kings a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.

The Blades took control early in the third period as Hajek sent his second of the season to the back of the net, tying the game 2-2 only 2:31 in. Not finished yet, the Czech defender secured his second of the evening 1:40 later to give his club a 3-2 lead that eventually held up.

 

Braylon Shmyr added empty-net insurance – his 21st goal of the season – to seal the victory.

 

Brock Hamm turned aside 25 shots for his fifth win of the season, while Jordan Papirny made 38 saves in defeat.

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Former Jet Scores to Lead Islanders to Win


The Winnipeg Jets found themselves in a hole early and ended up falling to the New York Islanders 6-2 on New Year’s Eve. Former Jet Andrew Ladd scored his eighth of the year for the Islanders sixth goal of the game. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was pulled midway through the third period after giving up four goals on 15 shots.

 

The Jets will travel to the state of Florida and play the first of back to back games when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Flin Flon Sweeps Weekend to End 2016


The Flin Flon Bombers made it back to back wins over the La Ronge Ice Wolves to open up the post-holiday break, following up Friday's 6-1 road win, with a 5-1 decision at home.


Brenden Newton made 27/28 saves for the Bombers (23-10-2-2).  Nick Shumlanski scored a pair of third period goals.  Defenseman Eric Sinclair chipped in three assists while Brandon Lesko (1g-1a), Rylee Zimmer and Nate Hooper did the rest of the scoring.
Tanner Reynolds replied for the Ice Wolves (6-25-1-4).

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Wheaties Win Twice in OT


James Shearer scored on a power play 2:40 into overtime to give the Brandon Wheat Kings a 2-1 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors.

 

The triumph served as the third consecutive win for the Wheat Kings, including a 4-3 overtime win against the Warriors the night before.

 

Jordan Papirny made 35 saves for his 12th win of the season, while Zach Sawchenko stopped 36 pucks in defeat.

 

The Wheaties will host the Saskatoon Blades tonight. The Blades are the first team out of the wildcard spot currently possessed by Brandon.

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