Thompson Sports News Archives for 2016-08

Mud Bogs at New Location

This weekend will be a great opportunity to get dirty, when Mud Bogs will be taking place outside the city of Thompson.


The Northern Manitoba Off Road Association will be hosting the annual Mud Bogs event which will be in a new location 15 minutes south of Thompson at the Old Stock car/motocross track.


Organizer Dennis Foley says the location will bring a welcoming change to the event.

A few major announcements will be taking place throughout the course of the weekend.

Foley says the announcement will help motor sports in Thompson.


The event will take place this weekend on September 3rd and 4th. Both days will start at 11AM. The truck competition will be on the 3rd and ATV's will race on the 4th.

Northstars Deciding on Three Goalies

A weekend of tryouts could solve nothing in net after three goalies remained on Northstars final roster on Sunday afternoon.


Braedin Melsted, Kenton Brass and Peter Ross were all named to the team after rumours that the team would only take two goaltenders.


Head Coach James Buchanan commented by saying the goaltender evaluation is still ongoing.


There was an initial list released which just showed Melsted's name, but a later sheet was made public with all three goalies named.


The Northstars first game is on September 30th in Morden when they play Pembina Valley.

Northstars Team Announced

The 2016-2017 Norman Northstars team has officially been announced. After a weekend of kids battling for just 21 spots on the roster, the final roster has been finalized.


Among the headlines was the move to take three goaltenders for the team. Braedin Melsted, Kenton Brass and Peter Ross were all picked up for goaltending duties.

The move to use three goaltenders was surprising with rumours circulating that the team would only select two goalies.


Seven Thompsonites were put on the roster this year, with four from Cross Lake and two from Norway House.


The Northstars first game will be played on September 30th in Morden.


2016-2017 Norman Northstars Roster



Braedin Melsted - Thompson

Kenton Brass - Thompson

Peter Ross - Cross Lake



Dustin Parker - The Pas

Hunter Halcrow - Thompson

Derian Garrioch - Cross Lake

Drew Tait-Reaume - Norway House

Tanner Pilon - Thompson

Calem Ross - Thompson



Dennis Scatch - Norway House

Rylan Bartley - The Pas

Charles Monger - Thompson

Tristan Galarneau - Flin Flon

Ethan Stuckless - Flin Flon

Tanner Barbeau - The Pas

Hunter Rambow - The Pas

Justin Nachbaur - Cross Lake

Michael Venne - Thompson

Henry Muchikekwanape - Norway House

Alex Murray - Gillam

Jerome Linklater - Thompson

Northstars Tryouts Start Tonight

Tryouts for the Norman Northstars start up tonight and players are reminded that registration will be in Dressing Room #1 at the TRCC.


The team will officially name 20 players to the team on Sunday after the weekend long tryouts. The Inter-squad game will be Sunday at 12:30PM.


Registration fees are set at $150 per player. Players are asked to bring a parent or guardian this weekend, and an information session will take place tonight at 6PM at the multi-purpose room.

Northstars Ready for Tryouts

The Norman Northstars are ready to start their season with a training camp next weekend.

The camp will be hosted at the TRCC and will have midget and bantam players trying out for spots.


The tryouts go from the evening of August 26th to the 28th. There will be skates, dry land and scrimmages throughout the weekend concluding with Blue vs. White game on the 28th at 12:30PM.


This is the 32nd season for the Northstars who are looking to improve from their last place finish last year.

Wild Ready to Start Tryout Process

Next weekend from August 26th to the 28th, the Norman Wild will be starting their season with tryouts and evaluations for prospective players.


The tryouts will be taking place at the Whitley Forum in Flin Flon as throughout the weekend there will be ice sessions and fitness training for the players.


Bantam aged players are able to try out for the team and can even make the team and play full-time.


The team will be starting their season at the Central Plains Capital's Showcase Tournament on the September 23rd weekend in Portage la Prairie.

Megan Szabo

It was a big week for Thompsonite Megan Szabo at last week's Manitoba Games.

The 12 year old won five medals, four individual and one with a team. She competed for the Norman region and won almost a third of the medals for the region.


Szabo says she prepared for the events and didn't let the nerves get the best of her.

Megan Szabo's big week at the Manitoba Games might've been harder for her mother and team manager.


Agnes Szabo which manages the Athletics team for the Norman region was extremely nervous to watch her daughter and other participants compete on the track.

The Norman region won a combined 16 medals during the week.


Other Winners:



Athletics High Jump Midget Male - Lance Bobesko

Athletics Long Jump Bantam Female - Megan Szabo

Athletics Team Long Jump Bantam Female - Norman

Swimming 50m Freestyle Youth Male - Ryan Nawrocki

Swimming 100m Backstroke Youth Male - Jarvis Gibb



Athletics 80m Bantam Female - Megan Szabo

Athletics 800m Bantam Female - Megan Szabo

Athletics 4x100m Midget Male - Norman

Athletics Individual Cross Country Bantam Female -Megan Szabo

Sailing Laser Radial Female - Linnea Granberg

Soccer U13 Female - Team Norman

Swimming 50m Breaststroke Youth Male - Jarvis Gibb

Swimming 100m Breaststroke Junior Female - Caitlin McDonald

Swimming 100m Backstroke Youth Male - Jarvis Gibb

Swimming 200m Mixed Freestyle Relay Youth Mix - Team Norman

Swimming 200m Mixed Medley Relay Youth Mix - Team Norman

Manitoba Games: Week Wraps Up

The Manitoba Games have wrapped up and the Norman region finished up strong to wrap up their week with 16 medals.


Five Silvers and 11 bronze medals were the final stat line for the region as the big winners were athletics star Megan Szabo and swimmer Jarvis Gibb.


The two athletes won a combined seven medals for the region.


Norman finished last in the medal standings and was the only region to not pick up gold medal for the week.


Winnipeg Blue finished with 104 medals during the week, beating Winnipeg Gold by nine medals.

Manitoba Games: Gibbs Wins Big

With the second phase starting up at the Manitoba Games, a new athlete has shown up and won more than one medal.


Jarvis Gibb won three medals, all bronze, in swimming. He competed in the 50 metre breaststroke and the 100 metre breaststroke. He competed in a team event when Team Norman finished third in the 200 metre mixed freestyle relay.


Silver was picked up by Ryan Nawrocki in the 50 metre freestyle.


The Norman female under 13 soccer team got off to a good start in its first day of competition.


Norman beat Parkland 4-0 and Winnipeg Blue 3-0, to get off to a 2 and 0 start. They are ready to play the other undefeated team Interlake today.


Norman has 12 medals in all throughout the week so far.

Manitoba Games: First Phase Finishes

The week keeps on getting better for the Norman athlete Megan Szabo at this week�s Manitoba Games.


Szabo won her fourth medal and her third bronze this week, doing it at the Individual Cross Country Bantam race.


She has easily become the Norman regions most decorated athlete at these games winning 4 of the 8 medals the region has won over the week so far.


The other winner was Linnea Granberg who won bronze at Sailing Laser Radial.

Central still leads the overall medal standings with 74 medals.


Norman has 3 silvers and 5 bronzes over the first three days and sits last in the overall medal standings.

Manitoba Games: Norman Gets Two Medals in First Day

The Norman region picked up two medals yesterday in the first day of the Manitoba Games as two Thompsonites picked up silver medals.


Lance Bobesko finished in a tie for second in the Athletics High Jump Midget competition. He was the only Norman representative in the event.


Megan Szabo got the silver medal in the Long Jump Bantam event for females. She also finished 5th in the 150 metres bantam division during the day.


The Games continue today, Central leads all regions in the medal standings with 17 medals, beating Winnipeg Blue by 3 medals.

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