Thompson Sports News Archives for 2020-07

Thompson's Jennifer Saunders to be inducted in Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Eight athletes will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, including a racquetball player who grew up here in Thompson.

 

Jennifer Saunders has won eleven Canadian Women’s Singles Championships, and 13 Canadian Women’s Doubles Championships, which combined are a record number of 24 titles.

 

Internationally, Saunders won 11 medals in Singles, Doubles, and Team competitions in World Championships, and has competed for Canada 29 times in various competitions.

Cross Lake's Brady Keeper to play second NHL game in exhibition play against the Lightning

Today at noon is the exhibition game between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, and if you look closely, you'll see Cross Lake's own Brady Keeper.

 

Keeper played for the Norman Northstars and the OCN Blizzard, and was the MVP in his final years in the MJHL in 2016-17.

 

He plays defense for the Panthers, and this will be his second game in the NHL.

Ryan Stuart named Northstars head coach for upcoming season

Ryan Stuart has been named head coach of 2020/2021 Northstars.

 

Stuart served as assistant coach from 2010-2012 and his 5 years experience with Thompson Minor Hockey.

 

Thompson's own Ryan Monias has been picked up by the Winkler Flyers. The gigantic winger scored 20 goals and added 25 assists with the NorMan Northstars last year.

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