Thompson Sports News Archives for 2018-08

Canadian Premier League To Hold Open Try-Outs

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a professional soccer play, you have a shot at making it happen.


The Canadian Premier League has announced that they will be holding open try-outs from coast to coast.


The #GotGame Open Trials will be taking place in seven locations across the country, with each try-out taking place over two days.


There will be a try-out in Winnipeg from October 18th though the 19th, and the cost to take part is $200.


Advanced registration is required, and you can register as of August 29th.

Norman Northstars Roster Selected

The Norman Northstars are now set and ready to begin their 2018/2019 campaign.


Players from around Northern Manitoba converged on the T.R.C.C. this past weekend in hopes of making the midget "AAA" club, and 25 have been selected. 


Of the young men who will wear the all-new Northstars jerseys when they take on the Brandon Wheat Kings to open the season at the end of September, 11 were a part of last years' squad.


That number may go down once the season starts, as players including Hunter Rambow and Sheldin Howard are set to attend MJHL training camps.


The full roster is listed below, with returning players marked with a * beside their name.



* Braedin Melsted (Thompson)

Rylan Potkonjak (Flin Flon)



* Jordan Pfoh (Flin Flon)

* Braden Hill (The Pas)

* Chase Muswagon (The Pas)

Dryden Garrick (Cross Lake)

* Lance Bobesko (Thompson)

Brycen Francoeur (Flin Flon)

Rowan Chuckry (Gillam)

Christopher Pynn (Thompson)

Sam MacDonald (Thompson)



* Mikey Baron (Thompson)

* Sheldin Howard (Thompson)

* Keistin Saunders (Thompson)

* Hunter Rambow (The Pas)

* Henry Muchikekwanape (Norway House)

Richard Ducharme (Norway House

* Jamie Valentino (Thompson)

Ryan Monias (Thompson)

Morgan Daneliuk (Flin Flon)

Blake Lahonen (Flin Flon)

Kadin Ross (Cross Lake)

Albert Sinclair (Split Lake)

Brandon McKay (Thompson)

Morgan Beauchamp (Flin Flon)




Norman Wolves Team Named

The 2018/2019 bantam "AAA" Norman Wolves roster has been announced.


The club held tryouts over the weekend, and 18 young men have made the squad. 


Half are from Thompson, while the others are from Flin Flon, Norway House, Cross Lake, Split Lake, The Pas and OCN. 



Logan Salamondra (Flin Flon)

Linden Gamblin (Norway House)



Ethan Portey (Thompson)

Cheechoo Lathlin (OCN)

Lavery Melsted (Thompson)

Allan Matechuk (Thompson)

Carter Bassett (Thompson)



Colby Hnidy (The Pas)

Clark Scaddan (Thompson)

Brady Krentz (Thompson)

Joey Lies (Flin Flon)

Kyle Arthurson (Norway House)

Corwin Saunders (Split Lake)

Nick Stewart (Thompson)

Ian Snooks (Thompson)

Ethan Johnstone (Thompson)

Magnus Pearson (Flin Flon)

Nathan Halcrow (Cross Lake)


Norman Wolves Tryouts This Weekend

The C.A. Nesbitt arena will once again be buzzing this weekend with tryouts taking place not only for the Norman Northstars, but also for the Norman Wolves. 


The Bantam "AAA" Wolves tryouts will start with registration tomorrow, and will wrap up on Sunday.


The try-out fee is $125.

No Midget "AAA" Wild This Year

There will once again be no female midget “AAA” hockey in northern Manitoba.


It was recently announced that the Norman “AAA” Wild, who have not iced a team since the 2016-2017 season, have pulled out of the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League.


The program was put on ice following the 16/17 season, following the graduation of most of the team from the age group.


Despite the midget “AAA” program not being run, the Norman Wild Bantam “AAA” club is still alive and well. The tryouts for the team are being held in Flin Flon this weekend.


Report: KJHL Looking For New Teams

The Keystone Junior Hockey League says that they are accepting applications for new teams heading into the upcoming 2018-2019 season. 


The announcement, which is posted on the league’s website, comes in the wake of reports that five teams are leaving to form their own Junior “B” league. The teams reported to be leaving are the Selkirk Fishermen, Lundar Falcons, St Malo Warriors, Arborg Ice Dogs and the North Winnipeg Satellites.


The departure leaves the Keystone Junior Hockey League with five teams; the Peguis Juniors, Fisher River Hawks, OCN Storm, Cross Lake Islanders and the Norway House Northstars.


According to the report the teams have said that they could not afford to travel north. That claim has been refuted however, as the northern teams provide travel/hotel accomidation and meals. There is also a claim that some of the parents of players are reluctant to let their children travel by bus after the Humboldt Broncos crash. 


The general manager of the OCN Storm isn’t thrilled with the news. Jeremy Hohn spoke to Arctic Radio News and said that he’s very disappointed by the five teams’ decision to form their own league. Hohn went on to claim that the commissioner of the KJHL lied when it came to the plans of the franchises.


It has been reported that the league hopes to attract expansion teams, and that KJHL officials have received interest from Nelson House (NCN) in conjunction with the City of Thompson.

Northstars To Hold Tryouts Next Weekend

The ice is now in at the TRCC, which means the 2018-2019 Norman Northstars season is just around the corner.


The Midget “AAA” club will be holding try-outs next weekend, starting Thursday August 23rd with registration in the TRCC gym.


There will be both on-ice and dry land events Friday and Saturday, and a parent and selected player meeting on Sunday afternoon.


If you’d like more information on the tryout weekend or the team, head to the Norman Northstars website by clicking here.

TMHA Registration Now Open

You can now get your children signed up for hockey in the fall.


The Thompson Minor Hockey Association has officially opened up registration. In addition to being able to register online, you can also pay your fees to skip the line.


If you still prefer to register in person, you can do so at the annual Health and Leisure Mart, taking place September 7th and 8th in the G.B. Arena. 

Golf Club Celebrates 50 Years In Style

It was a successful weekend for the Thompson Golf Club’s 50th anniversary celebration, despite not having the full cooperation of the weather.


The weekend started Friday night with 59 golfers taking part in a scramble, which was followed by 60 people taking part in reunion golf on Saturday. The reunion dinner that night at the clubhouse was a hit, and included trivia pertaining to the course.


The organizing committee says that they’d like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, and golfers who attended the events.


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