Thompson Sports News Archives for 2017-06

Former Norman Northstar Heading To Kings Development Camp

Former Norman Northstars and OCN Blizzard defenceman Brady Keeper has been invited to attend the Los Angeles Kings development camp, which starts today and runs until Friday.

 

The 21-year-old Cross Lake, MB native spent one season with the Northstars in 2013-2014, and put up 25 points in 42 games. Keeper would go on to the Jr. “A” OCN Blizzard the next season, putting up 41 points in 54 games during his rookie campaign.

 

In his three year Jr. “A” career, Keeper put up 133 points in 161 games, and won league-wide awards every season. Keeper won league MVP this past season to cap off his junior career.

 

Brady Keeper will be heading to the University of Maine in the fall to continue his hockey career with the Black Bears. The program has produced many famous NHLers, including Paul Kariya, who was announced yesterday as one of the new inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Other famous players to graduate from the Maine hockey program include goalie Ben Bishop, Dustin Penner, Teddy Purcell and Gustav Nyquist. 

Goldeyes Fall To Saints

The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue to fall further from the top of the American Association North Division as the St Paul Saints handed the boys from the Manitoba capital a 10-4 loss last night in Minnesota.

 

8,208 were in attendance at C.H.S. Field as the Saints stormed back from an early 4-0 deficit. Tony Thomas led the St Paul offence, driving in four runs on a homerun and a single. The Riverview, FL native has 26 RBI’s on the season and seven home runs.

 

Mason Katz was one of the few bright spots for Winnipeg, hitting a solo shot in the second inning. Reggie Abercrombie drove in two runs, and Josh Romanski had the other Goldeyes RBI on the evening. Both Abercrombie and Romanski now sit at 27 RBI’s on the season, which puts the pair in a tie for fifth place in the league.

 

Texas native Zach Nuding had yet another forgettable start for Winnipeg, allowing seven runs (five earned) on six hits through 6.1 innings pitched. Reliever Brandon Peterson picked up the win for the Saints, his first of the year.

 

Game two of the series between the divisional rivals goes tonight in St Paul with first pitch scheduled for just after 7:00pm. Edwin Carl (2-0) is scheduled to start for Winnipeg while Jason Creasy (3-2) goes for the Saints.  

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Vegas Golden Knights Announce Roster

The first roster for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights was announced last night during the 2017 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

 

Notable picks by the Knights include goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from the Pittsburgh Penguins, forward James Neal from the Nashville Predators, and forward David Perron from the St Louis Blues.

 

The Winnipeg Jets will be without the services of Chris Thorburn next season, as Vegas took the physical forward in the expansion draft. The Jets also acquired the 24th overall pick in tomorrow’s entry draft from Vegas in exchange for the 13th overall pick and a third-round pick in 2019. The trade was made by Winnipeg to ensure that Vegas would select Thorburn.

 

The Jets weren’t the only team making deals with the Golden Knights, who acquired 11 draft picks (in addition to the two from the Jets) and seven players in deals to protect certain players in the expansion draft. 10 deals in total were made.

 

Though they are all Golden Knights for today, many hockey insiders believe multiple players on the roster are bound for other teams and will be traded tomorrow at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

 

List of all Expansion Draft picks by the Vegas Golden Knights

 

Colorado Avalanche: Calvin Pickard, G

Vancouver Canucks: Luca Sbisa, D

Arizona Coyotes: Teemu Pulkkinen, F

New Jersey Devils: Jon Merrill, D

Buffalo Sabres: William Carrier, F

Detroit Red Wings: Tomas Nosek, F

Dallas Stars: Cody Eakin, F

Florida Panthers: Jonathan Marchessault, F

Los Angeles Kings: Brayden McNabb, D

Carolina Hurricanes: Connor Brickley, F

Winnipeg Jets: Chris Thorburn, F

Philadelphia Flyers: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, F

Tampa Bay Lightning: Jason Garrison, D

New York Islanders: Jean-Francois Berube, G

Nashville Predators: James Neal, F

Calgary Flames: Deryk Engelland, D

Toronto Maple Leafs: Brendan Leipsic, F

Boston Bruins: Colin Miller, D

Ottawa Senators: Marc Methot, D

San Jose Sharks: David Schlemko, D

St. Louis Blues: David Perron, F

New York Rangers: Oscar Lindberg, F

Edmonton Oilers: Griffin Reinhart, D

Montreal Canadiens: Alexei Emelin, D

Anaheim Ducks: Clayton Stoner, D

Minnesota Wild: Erik Haula, F

Columbus Blue Jackets: William Karlsson, F

Chicago Blackhawks: Trevor van Riemsdyk, D

Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury, G

Washington Capitals: Nate Schmidt, D

 

All 10 trades completed for the Expansion Draft

 

* Vegas acquired D Shea Theodore from Anaheim.

* Vegas acquired Buffalo's 6th-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (No. 161).

* Vegas acquired Boston's 5th-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (No. 142, previously acquired by Carolina).

* Vegas acquired F David Clarkson, Columbus' 1st-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (No. 24) and Columbus' 2nd-round pick in 2019.

* Vegas acquired F Reilly Smith from Florida for Vegas' 4th-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

* Vegas acquired F Alex Tuch from Minnesota for Vegas' 3rd-round pick in the 2017 or 2018 NHL Draft.

* Vegas acquired F Mikhail Grabovski and D Jake Bischoff as well as NY Islanders' 1st-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (No. 15) and 2nd-round pick in 2019.

* Vegas acquired Pittsburgh's 2nd-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

* Vegas acquired F Nikita Gusev, Tampa Bay's 2nd-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (No. 45) and Pittsburgh's 4th-round pick in 2018 (previously acquired by Tampa Bay).

* Vegas acquired Winnipeg's 1st-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (No. 13) and 3rd-round pick in 2019 for Columbus' 1st-round pick in 2017 (No. 24, previously acquired by Vegas).

 

(Photo courtesy of NHL.com)

Goldeyes Back In The Win Column With Win Over Saltdogs

The Winnipeg Goldeyes snapped a three-game skid to add another “W” on the season with a 5-2 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs on the road.

 

Southpaw Kevin McGovern picked up his fifth win of the season last night, striking out seven batters while only allowing two earned runs in 7.1 innings worth of work. Ryan Chaffee fended off a comeback attempt from the Saltdogs in the ninth inning, picking up his 10th save of the season.

 

Kissimmee, FL native Shawn Pleffner lead the offence last night, driving in two runs on a single in the top of the ninth. The first baseman was also involved in one of the other three Goldeyes runs, as he was at bat in the third inning when Lincoln pitcher Derek Gordon through a wild pitch allowing Andrew Sohn to score. Pleffner would walk in the at-bat.

 

Reggie Abercrombie got the ball rolling in the first inning for Winnipeg, scoring Andrew Sohn with a single. Wes Darvill picked up the other RBI for the Goldeyes on the night, allowing Josh Romanski to cross the plate after hitting a single.

 

Riverside, MO native Derek Gordon would pick up the loss for the Lincoln Saltdogs, allowing two runs in seven innings of work. He struck out seven batters, allowing four hits.

 

The Goldeyes’ attention now turns to divisional rivals, the St Paul Saints. The two teams, who sit atop the American Association North Division, will face off for a four game weekend set starting tonight in St Paul. First pitch I scheduled for just after 7:00pm.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes Fall In Extra Innings

The Winnipeg Goldeyes and Lincoln Saltdogs went the distance in last night’s game, which ended with the Saltdogs coming out on top 4-3 in 12 innings.

 

Lincoln got out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning thanks to the first of two RBI’s on the night for both Dashenko Ricardo and Matty Johnson. The Goldeyes would drive in three in the third off the bats of Josh Romanksi and David Bergin, but the Saltdogs would answer back in the fourth as Matty Johnson drove in Christian Ibarra with a single to tie the game at three. Lincoln catcher Dashenko Ricardo hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning to plate Cesar Valera and give the Saltdogs the win.

 

A total of 10 pitchers took part in the game, which lasted just over four hours. Mikey O’Brien got the start for Winnipeg while Ben McKendall got the ball for Lincoln. Both picked up no-decisions. Dominican Republic native Leuris Gomez would pick up the win for the Saltdogs, recording three strikeouts and two hits over two innings of work. Goldeyes closer Ryan Chaffee picked up the loss for Winnipeg, picking up his first loss of the season after allowing three walks , one hit and one run in the 12th .

 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes will finish off their three game set with the Saltdogs tonight at 6:45 in Lincoln, Nebraska. After tonight, they head to St. Paul, Minnesota for a four game set with the division leading Saints.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes Drop Second Game In A Row

The Winnipeg Goldeyes opened up a series in Lincoln, Nebraska last night against the Lincoln Saltdogs and came up short, losing 7-4.

 

Winnipeg got out to an early lead in the first inning thanks to a two-run homer from veteran Reggie Abercrombie, but Lincoln stayed right with them, as Curt Smith drove in Matty Johnson to bring the Saltdogs within one.

 

Lincoln would add two more runs in the seventh and four in the eighth to seal the victory. Hawaii native J.R. Bunda picked up the win coming out of the bullpen, his fifth of the season, for one innings worth of work. Righty Michael Wagner picked up the save.

 

Zack Dodson got the start for the Goldeyes, and went 6.1 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits while fanning five. He picked up the no-decision. Reliever Victor Capellan picked up the loss, his third of the year, over 1.2 innings where he gave up four runs.

 

With the loss, the Goldeyes continue to sit two games back of the American Association North Division leading St Paul Saints.

 

Game two of Winnipeg’s three game series with Lincoln goes tonight with first pitch scheduled for just after 6:45pm.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes Drop Weekend Series With Saints

The Winnipeg Goldeyes went 1-2 this past weekend in a series against divisional rivals, the St Paul Saints. The Saints took the series opener Friday 8-5, Winnipeg came back Saturday to win 3-2, and St Paul took the rubber match yesterday afternoon 7-6.

 

Kevin McGovern picked up his first loss of the season Friday evening, as he gave up four runs (three earned) on 11 hits through six innings. David Bergin drove in three runs, including a two-run homer, but it wasn’t enough as the Saints beat the Goldeyes 8-5. Right hander Dustin Crenshaw picked up the W for the Saints, going 5.2 innings while allowing three runs on four hits.

 

Saturday saw a close affair, with Winnipeg walking away with a 3-2 win in front of 6,415 fans at Shaw Park. The offence was once again led by David Bergin, who hit his second homerun of the series and drove in two runs. Bloomfield Hills, MI native Andrew Sohn also had a big evening, driving in one run while going two for four with a double and a homer. Zach Nuding picked up his second win of the season in the game, while Ryan Chaffee struck out one in his 1.1 innings to pick up his ninth save of the season.

 

Yesterday’s game was another one-run game, with the St Paul Saints walking away with a 7-6 win in the afternoon affair. Clayton, NC native Jason Creasy picked up the win for the Saints, despite allowing all six runs on six hits through five innings pitched. Reliever Seth Rosin came in in the ninth inning to pick up the save for St Paul. Mitchell Lambson came in in the sixth inning for the Goldeyes, and picked up the loss. David Bergin was again at the forefront of the Winnipeg offence, driving in two runs on a double. Bergin now has 22 RBI’s on the season.

 

The Goldeyes currently sit two games back of the Saints in the American Association North Division with a record of 17-12. Winnipeg sets out on a seven game road trip today, starting with a three game series with the Lincoln Saltdogs. Game one goes tonight at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Nebraska with first pitch scheduled for 6:45.   

Goldeyes Shutout Texas AirHogs In Series Finale

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are back in the win column after shutting out the Texas AirHogs in front of 3,553 fans at Shaw Park last night 3-0.

 

Reggie Abercrombie hit a two-run home run, his fourth of the season, in the third inning to put the Goldeyes ahead, and they wouldn’t look back. The third run came in the fourth, when Wes Darvill crossed the plate following an error by AirHogs catcher Michael Miller.

 

Right hander Mikey O’Brien pitched seven solid innings for Winnipeg, not allowing any runs on two hits. The Roanoke, VA native’s record sits at 3-2 on the season in six starts with an ERA of 4.76. Ryan Chaffee came in for the ninth inning, striking out two en route to his eighth save of the season.

 

The win keeps the Goldeyes right behind the St Paul Saints with a record of 16-10.

 

Winnipeg is back in action as they open up a three game weekend set with the St Paul Saints at Shaw Park tonight. This is the first time the divisional rivals will meet this season and first pitch is scheduled for just after 7:00pm.

Goldeyes Fall To AirHogs

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have slipped to 1.5 games back of the St Paul Saints in the American Association’s North Division after being edged by the Texas AirHogs 4-2. The game was tied heading into the eighth inning when Texas pulled ahead for the win.

 

Wes Darvill reached on a fielder’s choice in the second inning, allowing Shawn Pleffner to cross the plate to open the scoring. Alixon Suarez singled as the next batter to score Mason Katz and increase the Goldeye’s lead to two.

 

The AirHogs scored two runs in the fourth inning thanks to a wild pitch and a single from Beamer Weems. Jake Taylor singled in the eighth and Levi Scott did the same in the ninth to push Texas ahead.

 

Zack Dodson got the start for Winnipeg while Michael Freeman got the start for Texas, and both came away with a no decision. Dodson went seven innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits. Freeman went six, allowing both runs on seven hits while fanning six.

 

Groesbeck, TX native T.J. Bozeman came in in relief for the AirHogs in the seventh inning, and picked up the win for his two solid innings where he struck out two while only allowing one hit. Southpaw Josh Blanco pitched the ninth inning for Texas and picked up his second save of the season.

 

Victor Capellan and Josh Laxer split the work for the Goldeyes in the eighth and ninth innings, each giving up a run in their respective innings. Capellan walked away with the loss.

 

Winnipeg and Texas will meet tonight for the series finale in Winnipeg at Shaw Park, with first pitch scheduled for just after 7:00pm. After tonight, the Goldeyes will host the North Division leading St Paul Saints for an important three game weekend series. This will be the first time the divisional rivals will meet this season.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes Thump AirHogs

The Winnipeg Goldeyes laid a beating on the Texas AirHogs last night in front of 7,182 fans at Shaw Park to even up their three game set at a game a piece.

 

Shawn Pleffner lead the way for the Goldeyes, going three for five while driving in six runs on a single, double and a home run. The Kissimmee, FL native’s .380 batting average is currently second in the American Association. Wes Darvill and Reggie Abercrombie each had two RBI’s for Winnipeg in the victory.

 

Right hander Edwin Carl got the ball to start the game for the Goldeyes, fanning five while allowing only two runs on eight hits in six innings pitched. Carl’s record on the season stands at 2-0 with an ERA of 2.78 in five starts. Quintero, Capellan and Chaffee all pitched an inning in relief.

 

Brian Ragira and Michael Miller drove in the two runs for the AirHogs in the losing effort. Texas starter Scott Firth went five innings for the AirHogs, giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits.

 

The Goldeyes are set to close out their set with the AirHogs tonight at Shaw Park, with the first pitch scheduled for just after 7:00pm.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes Drop Opener Against AirHogs

The Winnipeg Goldeyes returned home last night to open a seven game home stand, starting with a three game series against the Texas AirHogs.

 

The AirHogs got out to an early 1-0 lead in the second inning thanks to the first of two RBI’s from shortstop Beamer Weems, and never looked back. Texas would add a run in the fourth and two in the fifth to take a 4-0 lead before winning the game 4-1.

 

Roman Gomez picked up the win for the AirHogs, pitching six strong innings, allowing only three hits while striking out three. Right hander Jacob Morris came in in relief in the seventh inning allowing one run on four hits. El Paso, TX native Josh Blanco picked up the save in the ninth.

 

David Bergin drove in the only run of the game for the Goldeyes, as Andrew Sohn scored as a result of a Bergin single in the bottom of the eighth.

 

Zach Nuding got the start for Winnipeg, giving up four runs (two earned) en route to his third loss of the season. Josh Laxer, Mitchell Lambson, Kenny Matthews and Victor Capellan all came out of the bullpen for a combined four shutout innings.

 

The Goldeyes still sit second in the American Association North Division, 0.5 games back of the St Paul Saints. The record on the season sits at 14-9.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes Back In The Win Column

The Winnipeg Goldeyes won the rubber match of a three game set with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 9-3 yesterday afternoon in Fargo, North Dakota in front of a crowd of 3,592.

 

The Goldeyes drove in four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead and never looked back. Mason Katz and David Bergin each hit homers for the Goldeyes, while Josh Romanski, Shawn Pleffner, Wes Darvill and Alixon Suarez drove in the other runs en route to the 14th win of the season.

 

Philadelphia, PA native Kevin McGovern got the start for Winnipeg, and pitched seven strong innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits to earn his fourth win of the season in his fifth start. The right-hander struck out seven batters while walking three. His ERA on the season sits at 3.28.

 

Mike O’Neal got the ball for the RedHawks in this one, and picked up his second loss of the season. The Auburn University alumnus allowed eight runs, four of them earned, over 5.2 innings. O’Neal struck out four while walking four in his fifth start of the season.

 

Ryan Pineda drove home a run for Fargo-Moorhead on a double to drive in one of the three runs on the afternoon, while Mike Schwartz and K.D. Lang drove in the other RedHawk runs.

 

The Goldeyes sit second in the American Association North Division, half a game back of the St Paul Saints with a record of 14-8.

 

Winnipeg returns home to open up a seven game home stand, with the Texas AirHogs in town for a three game set starting tonight. First pitch is scheduled for just after 7:00pm at Shaw Park.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Penguins Win Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins are once again Stanley Cup champions.

 

The Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 last night, winning the championship series 4-2. It’s Pittsburgh’s fifth cup and second third in the last eight years.

 

Midway through the second period, Colton Sissions appeared to most in attendance (and watching on TV) to have opened the scoring, but the referee had already blown the whistle as he had lost sight of the puck. Video replay clearly showed that the puck was loose behind Penguins netminder Matt Murray, but the whistle had been blown so there was no goal on the ice.

 

The game remained extremely close throughout the third period and almost went into overtime. Former Nashville forward Patric Hornqvist scored from behind the net, bouncing the puck of the back of Pekka Rinne, to put Pittsburgh ahead with 1:35 left in regulation. Hornqvist, the last pick in the 2005 NHL draft, was traded from the Predators to the Penguins with Nick Spaling for James Neal back in June 2014.

 

Carl Hagelin scored his second of the playoffs into the empty net with 14 seconds remaining in regulation to keep Pittsburgh on the throne of the hockey world.

 

Captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP for the second year in a row. The Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup cap off an impressive (to say the least) calendar year for Crosby, who from June 2016 to June 2017 won two Stanley Cups, two Conn Smythe awards, a Rocket Richard trophy (NHL leading goal scorer) a World Cup championship, World Cup MVP, and World Cup leading scorer in addition to being selected to his sixth all-star game (though this was only the second one he played in).

 

The Penguins have now won back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, the first time it’s been done in the salary cap era of the NHL. It’s also the first time that it’s been done in almost 20 years, as the last team to achieve the feat was the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings won the cup in 1997 and 1998, under legendary head coach Scotty Bowman and Hall of Fame captain Steve Yzerman.

 

Now that the playoffs are all wrapped up, all eyes in the hockey world are now on Las Vegas. The expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights will take place June 18th-19th, with the announcement of the selections being made at the NHL Awards (which take place at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas).

 

The regular NHL draft is set to take place on June 23rd at the United Centre in Chicago, with the Winnipeg Jets holding the 13th overall pick.

 

(Photo courtesy of NHL.com)

Goldeyes Game Postponed

The Winnipeg Goldeyes were supposed to finish off their three game series with the Sioux City Explorers last night, but the game had to be postponed due to team illness.

 

A spokesperson for the Goldeyes said they don’t know what made the players sick or what they’re sick with.

 

The game will be made up in August as a part of a double-header with the Explorers at Louis & Clark Park in August.

 

The Goldeyes are scheduled to be in Fargo, North Dakota today starting a three game set with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. The RedHawks are currently in the middle of a three-game losing streak.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes Fall To Explorers In Late Comeback

The Winnipeg Goldeyes held a 4-2 lead going into the seventh inning, but couldn't hold on as the Sioux City Explorers powered 10 runs in the seventh and eighth innings to claim the second game of the three game set 12-6.

 

Josh Romanski lead the way for the Goldeyes offence, going one for three with his fifth home run of the season. Romanski also hit a sacrifice fly to left field in fourth inning for a total of two RBI's on the night. Andrew Sohn was the other bright spot for the Winnipeg offence, hitting a triple and then scoring on Romanski's sac fly.

 

Tyler Ogle lead the Sioux City offence with his first home run of the season in the five-run eighth inning to drive in two of this three RBIs on the night. Nate Samson drove in two runs on a triple in the seventh and Michael Lang drove in a pair while going three for five with three singles.

 

Edwin Carl got the start for the Goldeyes, pitching six solid innings giving up three runs on seven hits before being pulled for reliever Mitchell Lambson. Lambson would give up seven runs (six earned) on five hits in seventh inning, before being replaced by Madison, MS native Josh Laxer for the eighth. Lambson would pick up the loss on the night.

 

26-year-old Kurt Heyer got the ball for the Explorers to start his fourth game of the season, and picked up his first win of the season. The Huntington Beach, CA native pitched seven strong innings, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out three.


Winnipeg will close out the series tonight at Louis & Clark Park against Sioux City, before starting a three game set with divisional rivals Fargo-Moorhead tomorrow.

 

Tonight's first pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.      

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

 

Goldeyes Drop Series Opener

The Winnipeg Goldeyes opened up their three-game series in Iowa against the Sioux City Explorers on a losing note, dropping a 6-3 decision in front of a small crowd of 860 people.

 

Fort Worth, TX native Zach Nuding got the start for the Goldeyes, his fourth of the season. Nuding went 5.2 innings, giving up six runs on 12 hits with one strike out and two walks. Joeanthony Rivera, Josh Laxer and Kenny Matthews all came in in relief of Nuding, not allowing any more runs to cross the plate while facing eight batters.

 

Independent League veteran Reggie Abercrombie hit a solo shot, his third of the season, to open the scoring in the second inning, and added an RBI in the third as Winnipeg took a 3-2 lead into the fourth inning, where the Explorers' bats came alive and drove in three runs on a triple from Michael Land and a sacrifice fly from Jayce Ray.

 

Former Philadelphia Phillies draft pick Cody Forsythe picked up the win for Sioux City in his fourth start of the season. The Calvert City, KY native pitched 6.2 solid innings for the Explorers, giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out six. P.J. Francescon came in for ninth inning, striking out one of the five batters he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season.

 

With the loss and a St Paul Saints win, the Goldeyes dropped to third place in the North Division with a record of 12-6. St Paul and Fargo-Moorhead are in a tie for first in the American Association, 0.5 games ahead of the Goldeyes.

 

The Explorers maintained their first place spot in the Central Division, 1.5 games up on the Kansas City T-Bones with a record of 11-6.

 

Winnipeg and Sioux City will play the second game of their three-game set tonight with first pitched scheduled for just after 7:00pm at Lewis & Clark Park.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Goldeyes End Home-stand On Winning Note

The Winnipeg Goldeyes ended their seven-game home-stand with a win, beating the Lincoln Saltdogs 5-2 to move into a tie for first placed in the American Association and the North Division.

 

The 3,612 in attendance at Shaw Park in the Manitoba capital yesterday afternoon were treated to a dazzling performance by Kevin McGovern, who pitched seven solid innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out eight.

 

Hazelton, PA native Victor Capellan came in in relief in the eighth inning, before righty Ryan Chaffee came in and picked up the save in the ninth. The save was Chaffee’s league-leading seventh on the young season.

 

Once again the Goldeyes offence was lead by Josh Romanski, who picked up his 19th RBI of the season. Romanski is currently tied with Matt Chavez of the Wichita Wingnuts and Frank Martinez of the Gary SouthShore RailCats for the league lead.

 

Bennett Parry got the start for Lincoln, his fourth of the season. Parry pitched five innings, giving up one run on two hits while walking four and striking out three. Zac Person picked up the loss for the Saltdogs, pitching only 0.2 innings. Person gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits while walking three. J.R. Bunda and Michael Wagner pitched the remaining 2.1 innings of the game.

 

The Goldeyes have today off, before starting a three game series with the Sioux City Explorers at Lewis & Clark Park in Sioux City, Iowa.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

Junior Soccer Registration Starts Wednesday

Registration is taking place this week for the Thompson Junior Soccer Association.

 

Registration will take place starting Wednesday at the V.R.C.C.

 

Registration Schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 7: 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday, June 8:  5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, June 9: 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, June 10: 10:00am-2:00pm

 

The cost for soccer this year is $50.00 for Timbits and $75.00 for everyon else.

 

The season will run from Monday, June 19 until Thursday July 27.

Goldeyes Beat Canaries 8-6, Win Series

The Winnipeg Goldeyes beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 8-6 last night at Shaw Park. With the win, the Goldeyes improved to 10-4 on the season, one game back of the American Association (and North Division) leading Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. 

 

Shawn Pleffner, David Rohm and Mason Katz each had two RBI’s for the Goldeyes to lead the way. Blake Schmit had a two-run double in the ninth for the Canaries.

 

Farmington, NM native Edwin Carl pitched eight solid innings to pick up his first win, fanning five while walking two and allowing three earned runs on six hits. Right hander Victor Capellan came in to pick up the last out of the game and earn his first save on the year.

 

The Lincoln Saltdogs are in town for a weekend series with game one tonight. First pitch is scheduled for just after 7:00pm. After the weekend, the Goldeyes will be on the road for seven games.

Pittsburgh Takes 2-0 Series Lead

Nashville couldn't hold on to an early lead as Pittsburgh took a 2-0 series lead last night in the Stanley Cup Final.

 

Pontus Aberg opened up the scoring in the first period, roofing the puck past a sprawling Matt Murray to put the Predators ahead in Pittsburgh. Jake Guentzel responded for the Penguins less than four minutes later with his 11th goal of the playoffs.

 

The second period saw no scoring, but Pittsburgh came roaring out of the gate in the third, chasing Pekka Rinne from the Nashville net.

 

Guentzel, Wilson and Malkin scored for the Penguins in the span of 3:28 to open the period before rookie netminder Juuse Saros took over between the pipes for the Preds.

 

Pittsburgh had scored a fifth goal, but it was called back following an offside.

 

Game three goes Saturday night in the music city, and P.K. Subban has already guaranteed a Predators' victory.

 

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00pm central on CBC and Sportsnet.

 

(Photo courtesy of NHL.com)

Goldeyes Edge Canaries 5-4

Over 4,000 people showed up to Shaw Park yesterday morning to watch the Winnipeg Goldeyes play the Sioux Falls Canaries.

 

Winnipeg outlasted a comeback from Sioux Falls to take the third installment of their four game series 5-4. They now sit only one game back of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks for the lead in the North Division.

 

Josh Romanski had two RBI's for the Goldeyes in the afternoon affair while going two for four with a double. Romanski's two RBI's keep him atop of the American Association leader board with 18 on the season. Bergin, Abercrombie and Katz each had one RBI in the game.

 

LA Dodgers 2007 draft pick Ty Morrison hit a two run homer for the Canaries, while B.J. Guinn Jr. and Dan Motl knocked in the other runs for Sioux Falls.

 

Fort Worth's Zach Nuding pitched six strong innings for Winnipeg while picking up his first win of the season. Nuding allowed three of the four runs, all earned, while striking out four and walking two. Nuding's last start came on May 25, a 19-4 loss to the Wichita Wingnuts.

 

Goldeyes closer Ryan Chafee picked up his league-leading fifth save of the year, striking out one while walking one in the ninth inning.

 

Grand Rapids, MI native Bryce Morrow got the start for the Canaries, his third of the year. Morrow lasted four innings Wednesday morning, giving up five earned runs on nine hits.

 

The four game series with Sioux Falls will conclude this evening at Shaw Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 7:00pm.

 

The Goldeyes home-stand continues for three games after tonight, with the Lincoln Saltdogs in town for a three game weekend series.

 

(Photo courtesy of Goldeyes.com)

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