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The Thompson Sports News Archives for 2017-03

Manitoba Midget "AAA" Final Set


The Manitoba Midget "AAA" hockey league finals begin tonight in Winnipeg.

 

The defending league champions, the Winnipeg Wild, will face off against the Yellowhead Chiefs.

 

The two teams finished one-two in regular season standings, with only five points separating the two.

 

The two clubs met four times during the regular season, each winning twice. The Chiefs took the first two, both in November, 3-2 and 7-5. The Wild won both games played in February, 6-3 and 7-1.

 

Yellowhead is yet to lose a playoff game this year, coming off sweeps of the Central Plains Capitals and the Brandon Wheat Kings.

 

The Wild have had a slightly tougher time in the post-season, having gone the distance in the best-of-five series with the Eastman Selects after sweeping the Parkland Rangers.

 

Winnipeg is lead up front in the playoffs by Spokane Cheifs prospect Cedric Chenier and Brandon Wheat Kings prospect Kyle Bettens, who each have 12 points in eight playoff games played.

 

The R.M. of Yellowhead side has been lead offensively in the playoffs by Mackenzie Belinski, a 2015 8th round pick of the Regina Pats. Belinksi has 10 points in six games played.

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R.D.P.C. Trojans Headed to Winnipeg


The Trojans are headed to Winnipeg.

 

Both the senior boys and girls teams from R.D. Parker won zones earlier in the month and earned bids in the provincial tournament.

 

The senior boys team enters the eight-team tournament as the #3 seed, and will open the tournament against the #6 Lorette Scorpions tomorrow afternoon at 4:00.

 

The girls come in at #6 and face the #3 Linden Christian Wings tomorrow morning at 10:00.

 

The tournament will wrap up on Saturday with the consolation, third place and championship games.

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King Miners Fall in Finals


The Thompson Midget "AA" King Miners competed in the Manitoba Hockey rural AA/A Provincial tournament at the C.A. Nesbitt arena over the weekend, where they experienced their only two losses of the season.

 

The Miners fell 4-1 to the Beausejour Blades on Saturday night and again to the Blades in the final on Sunday, 4-3.

 

Thompson opened up the tournament Friday afternoon against league rival Cross Lake. The King Miners easily took the game 7-0.

 

Friday night was a tough fight for the Miners, who faced their first real tough challenge of the season. The Beausejour Blades fought hard and ended up winning 4-1 after head coach Michael Lafreniere had been ejected from the game.

 

Saturday saw Thompson win both their games, in the afternoon against The Pas Huskies and in the evening against the Swan Valley Stampeders.

 

Sunday afternoon, the final took place between the 3-1 Thompson King Miners and the 4-0 Beausejour Blades.

 

The Blades got out to an early lead and never looked back despite a late push from the King Miners.

 

Final Manitoba Hockey rural AA/A Provincial Standings:

  1. Beausejour Blades
  2. Thompson King Miners
  3. Swan Valley Stampeders
  4. The Pas Huskies
  5. Cross Lake Islanders

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R.D.P.C. "AAA JV Girls Are Provincial Champions


A huge congratulations are in order for the R.D. Parker "AAA" JV girls basketball team who won Provincials this past weekend.

 

The #2-seed Trojans opened the tournament in Altona against the #7 Calvin Christian Eagles, a game which R.D.P.C. took easily 53-27.

 

The girls then took on #3 John Taylor in the semi-final. The Trojans barely edged out the Pipers 47-40 to advance to the finals against #1 U of W.

 

The U of W Wesmen were the only other team to enter the tournament with an undefeated record.

 

The girls beat the Wesmen 62-53 to cap off a perfect 17-0 season with the Provincial Championship banner.

 

Avery Ritchie was named the Game Star for the championship game, while Emma Deibert was named to the tournament All-Star team and Ashley Williams was named tournament MVP.

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Wheatie Making History


A member of the Brandon Wheat Kings made history yesterday by becoming the first player to sign with the NHL's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights.

 

Calgary native Reid Duke signed a three-year entry level contract with the Golden Knights yesterday in the first player transaction in franchise history.

 

The 21-year-old forward has 67 points (35G,32A) in 54 games with the Wheaties so far this season.

 

Duke is in his fourth full WHL seasons, spending parts of four seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes before coming to the Wheat Kings. He was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2014 (Round 6, pick 169).

 

Reid Duke will finish the season in Brandon and is expected to join the Golden Knights for their inaugural development camp in the summer.

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Midget "AA" King Miners Are Champions


The Thompson Midget "AA" King Miners are champions!

 

The team, who went 24-0 during the regular season, swept The Pas Huskies in the championship series this past weekend.

 

The Miners won game one on Friday evening 5-2, before barely escaping Saturday with a 4-3 victory.

 

On Sunday evening, the Thompson side showed why they were #1 in the regular season and The Pas were #2 with a 7-1 thumping to complete the sweep.

 

The King Miners' season isn't over, however, as Thompson is hosting the Rural "A" and "AA" Hockey Manitoba Provincials starting on Friday.

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Two Bombers Earn Top League Honours


The SJHL handed out their season-ending awards and two Bombers were among the recipients.

 

Forward Greyson Reitmeier was named one of the RBC Players of the Year, while Eric Sinclair was named top defenceman.

 

Reitmeier, in his second season in Flin Flon, has put up 63 points (23G, 40A) over 49 games. The Nakusp, BC native came to the Bombers after spending the 2014/2015 season in Melville after coming over from the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL.

 

Bombers head coach and GM Mike Reagan said that Reitmeier is a late bloomer with still a lot of growth in him. He added that the 6’4” winger skates like he’s 5’7” and that he takes pucks to the net with authority.

 

The 20 year old is set to continue his hockey career next season, playing NCAA Div. I hockey at Michigan Tech.

 

Eric Sinclair, who won defender of the year last year, has put up 36 points (12G, 24A) in his SJHL swan song.

 

The 1996 born Kenora, Ontario native is in his third and final Junior “A” season, spending two full seasons in Melfort before splitting last year between the Mustangs and Bombers.

 

His coach calls Sinclair a “man among boys”. He also added that Sinclair out-competes everybody and that Bombers’ management wasn’t fully aware of everything that he was capable of when they acquired him, which is always a welcome surprise.

 

Sinclair will lace up next season in the north, playing NCAA Div. I hockey for the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

 

The Bombers play tonight in La Ronge, before hosting the Ice Wolves tomorrow and closing out the season at home on Tuesday against the Nipawin Hawks.

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