Basketball Manitoba is pleased to formally announce the rosters for the 2019 Manitoba Provincial Teams

(JUNE 19, 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Basketball Manitoba is pleased to formally announce the rosters for the 2019 Manitoba Provincial Teams. These six teams – 15U Male, 15U Female, 16U Male, 16U Female, 17U Male and 17U Female, will go on to train and represent the province this summer at international events including the Canada Basketball National Championships and Western Canada Summer Games in August.

This past Saturday, Basketball Manitoba hosted its annual ‘Team Toba Day’ which included a full day of physical testing, data collection, Under Armour gear distribution, official photographs, parent/coach meetings, program overviews and education sessions by Dr. Glen Bergeron on the topics of doping and cannabis use in sport and concussions in basketball.   

The plans for the summer of 2019 include…

  • – Prairie Cup Challenge vs Team Sask (Brandon) July 7
  • Summer Slam* (Sioux Falls, SD) July 12-14
  • – D1 Summer Classic* (Minneapolis, MN) July 19-21
  • – North Tartan Meltdown* (Minneapolis, MN) July 19-22
  •  – Canada Basketball National Championships (Fredericton, NB) Aug 4-11
  • – Canada Basketball National Championships (Victoria, BC) Aug 4-11
  •  – Western Canada Summer Games (Swift Current, SK) Aug 9-13

The teams were selected from tryouts held in late May and the full rosters are…

LEGEND:

  • PP = Practice Player 
  • HC = Head Coach
  • AC = Assistant Coach
  • M = Manager
  • MC = Mentor Coach
  • Pos = Position 
  • Gr = Grade
15U FEMALE – MANITOBA PROVINCIAL TEAM
Type Pos First Name Last Name Age Gr School Hometown
Roster F Anne Adewumi 15 9 Acadia Junior High Winnipeg
Roster F Mia Banmann 15 9 St. Mary’s Academy Winnipeg
Roster F Tanah Becker 13 8 Linden Meadows School Winnipeg
Roster G Halley Cruz 13 7 Stanley Knowles School Winnipeg
Roster F Kyu Fust 14 8 Ecole Sage Creek School Winnipeg
Roster G Delaney Galera 15 9 Westwood Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Raia Guinto 14 9 Sisler High School Winnipeg
Roster F Ayva Khan 15 9 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Hannah Olugbodi 15 9 Saint Norbert Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Treyah Paquette 14 9 Glenlawn Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Teagan Penner 13 8 Henry G Izatt School Winnipeg
Roster F Leah Ross 15 9 Westwood Collegiate Winnipeg
PP G Madyson Eisnor 13 8 Evergreen Park School Winnipeg
PP G Ksusha Milusheva 13 8 Henry G Izatt School Winnipeg
PP F Lauryn Wilson 14 8 Henry G Izatt School Winnipeg
HC JP Beauchemin Winnipeg
AC Rebecca Potter Winnipeg
15U MALE – MANITOBA PROVINCIAL TEAM
Type Pos First Name Last Name Age Gr School Hometown
Roster F Michael Adebiyi 15 9 Acadia Junior High School Winnipeg
Roster G Giovanni Ajiamah 14 8 La Barriere Crossings School Winnipeg
Roster G Brendan Amoyaw 15 9 Grant Park High School Winnipeg
Roster F Jordan Cahill 15 9 Lorette Collegiate Lorette
Roster G Lorence Dela Cruz 14 9 St. Paul’s High School Winnipeg
Roster F Ryan Luke 14 9 John Taylor Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Lance Mangaron 13 7 Meadows West School Winnipeg
Roster F Zerek Menard 14 9 Dauphin Regional School Dauphin
Roster G Chisom Njelita 15 9 Dakota Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Chinonso Njelita 15 9 Dakota Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Anthony Okindo 15 9 St. Paul’s High School Headingley
Roster G Waqo Tolera Tessema 15 9 Glenlawn Collegiate Institute Winnipeg
PP G Paul Bocalan 13 8 Meadows West School Winnipeg
PP G Kato Jaro 13 8 Munroe Jr High Winnipeg
PP G Ramogi Nyagudi 13 7 Linden Meadows School Winnipeg
HC Jon Janzen Winnipeg
AC Chiranjit Goswami Winnipeg
AC Jeff Shaddock Winnipeg
16U FEMALE – MANITOBA PROVINCIAL TEAM
Type Pos First Name Last Name Age Gr School Hometown
Roster F Emily Anderson 15 10 Miles Macdonell Collegiate East St. Paul
Roster G Cameryn Carlos 15 10 Fort Richmond Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Hope Dixon 15 10 The Kings School Winnipeg
Roster F Elizabeth Dueck 16 10 College Jeanne Sauve Winnipeg
Roster G Annika Goodbrandson 16 10 Lord Selkirk Regional Selkirk
Roster F Jasia Hayden 14 8 H.S. Paul School Winnipeg
Roster F Carmen Hiebert 15 10 College Lorette Collegiate Lorette
Roster F Emily Pokrant 15 10 River East Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Ella Russell 15 10 Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Priscilla Sanusi 15 11 Fort Richmond Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Brooke Schrader 15 9 Westwood Collegiate Headingley
Roster G Cali Yates 15 10 Sanford Collegiate La Salle
PP F Sydney Arnold 15 10 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
PP G Emma Tomchuk 16 10 R.D. Parker Collegiate Thompson
HC Sonia Radi Winnipeg
AC Ashley Hoitink Morden
M Alex Dolyniuk Winnipeg
16U MALE – MANITOBA PROVINCIAL TEAM
Type Pos First Name Last Name Age Gr School Hometown
Roster G Alex Ang 16 10 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Ty Bryant 16 10 Oak Park High School Winnipeg
Roster G Elliot Caron 16 10 Daniel Mcintyre Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Aka Ebubechukwu 16 10 Glenlawn Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Sam Elendu 16 10 Glenlawn Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Charles Goossen 16 10 River East Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Elijah Grant 15 10 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Brody Janzen 16 10 Garden Valley Collegiate Winkler
Roster F Ashton Klysh 15 10 John Taylor Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Logan Kraus 15 10 Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Kenyi Kubari 16 10 Vincent Massey High School Brandon
Roster G Michael Lawal 16 10 Dakota Collegiate Winnipeg
PP F Tendo Kasule 16 10 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
PP G D’ontea Cameron 16 10 Miles Mac Collegiate Winnipeg
PP F Kevin Ofime 15 10 The Kings School Winnipeg
HC Zach Giesbrecht Winnipeg
AC Robert Tibbs Winnipeg
M Jon Giesbrecht Winnipeg
17U FEMALE – MANITOBA PROVINCIAL TEAM
Type Pos First Name Last Name Age Gr School Hometown
Roster G Aira Abello 16 11 Sisler High School Winnipeg
Roster G Abby Benson 16 11 Lord Selkirk Regional School Petersfield
Roster F Nikki Gebken 17 11 St. Mary’s Academy Cartier
Roster G Emily Mandamin 16 11 Dakota Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Izzy Marquez 16 11 Oak Park High School Winnipeg
Roster F Samantha Onyebuchi 16 10 Collège Pierre Elliot Trudeau Dugald
Roster F Alyssa Porco 15 10 River East Collegiate East St Paul
Roster F Katrina Rogan 17 11 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Macaila Russell 17 11 Miles Macdonell Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Abby Smith 16 11 Dakota Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Martha Uwambajimana 16 11 Fort Richmond Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Olivia Weekes 15 10 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
PP G Emma Deibert 17 11 R.D. Parker Collegiate Thompson
PP F Madan Frolek 17 11 Miles Macdonell Collegiate Winnipeg
HC Michael Tan Winnipeg
AC Megan Noonan Winnipeg
AC Eric Sung Winnipeg
MC Michele Sung Winnipeg
17U MALE – MANITOBA PROVINCIAL TEAM
Type Pos First Name Last Name Age Gr School Hometown
Roster F Christian Aye 17 11 Dakota Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Aj Connor 16 11 Dakota Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Dami Farinloye 17 11 Vincent Massey Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Jesse Fedak 16 11 Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Simon Hildebrandt 16 10 Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Sam Jensen 16 11 Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Headingley
Roster F Jo Kazadi 16 11 St. Paul’s High School Winnipeg
Roster G Mason Kraus 17 11 Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster F Mawa Ottogo 17 11 St. Paul’s High School Winnipeg
Roster G Dorien Peiluck 16 11 Sisler High School Winnipeg
Roster G Kyshawn Ramnauth 17 11 John Taylor Collegiate Winnipeg
Roster G Emmanuel Ugbah 16 11 Northstar Preparatory Institute Winnipeg
PP G Aaron Thomas 16 11 Gray Academy Winnipeg
PP F Austin Uffelman 17 11 Margaret Barbour Collegiate The Pas
HC Marlin Kraus Winnipeg
AC Scott Martin Winnipeg
AC Dan Becker Winnipeg


Player biographies and photos will be announced at the end of the month.

View Provincial Team Coach Bios

Full information on the program and timelines can be found at http://pt.basketballmanitoba.ca.  

MILKMEN TAKE INAUGURAL GAME FROM GOLDEYES 06/14/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 14th, 2019

KOKOMO, IN – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (16-11) lost 2-1 to the Milwaukee Milkmen at Kokomo Municipal Stadium on Friday night.
 
Box Score

Cesar Valera drove in the game’s first run with a two-out, RBI double in the bottom of the third.  Milwaukee (12-16) took a 2-0 lead in the fifth on a two-out, RBI double from Sam Dexter.
 
The Goldeyes cut the lead in half in the top of the seventh.  Kyle Martin walked with one out, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored when James Harris doubled off the top of the wall in centre.
 
Winnipeg pushed the tying run to third base in the top of the ninth before Milkmen closer Myles Smith recorded the final out to earn his seventh save of the year.
 
Milkmen starter Angel Ventura (2-4) picked up the win, allowing one earned run on three hits in eight innings.  Ventura walked four and struck out eight.
 
Goldeyes’ starting pitcher Ryan Johnson (1-2) took the loss, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in five and one-third innings.  Johnson walked none and struck out two.
 
Tyler Garkow and Marcus Crescentini combined for two and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief.
 
The Goldeyes and Milkmen complete their series with a double header on Saturday afternoon.  First pitch from Kokomo Municipal Stadium is at 12:05 p.m. Central Time.  All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca  Coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. with Around the Association.
 
The Goldeyes return home Tuesday, July 18th when they host the Chicago Dogs at Shaw Park.  Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
 
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
  -Goldeyes-

Matthew Savoie, the first overall selection in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement 06/13/19

The Winnipeg ICE Hockey Club announced on Thursday that Matthew Savoie, the first overall selection in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the organization.

“Today is an exciting day for the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg ICE franchise,” said Matt Cockell, President and General Manager. “Matt is an elite player and we are excited that he has chosen the WHL and Winnipeg ICE to continue his development.”

Savoie, from St. Albert, Alberta, played in 31 regular season games with the Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) during the 2018-2019 season. In those 31 games, he recorded 31 goals and added 40 assists for 71 points. The five-foot-nine, 165-pound forward added three goals and 12 points in five playoff games helping NAX capture a league championship.

Savoie led his team in assists and points and finished fifth in league scoring. He received the Midget Prep Division MVP Award following the season.

In addition, Savoie suited up for Team Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. He scored six goals and added seven assists for 13 points in six tournament games helping Alberta earn a bronze medal.

Following the 2017-2018 campaign, Savoie was named the CSSHL Bantam Prep Most Valuable Player after recording 28 goals and 69 assists for 97 points in 30 regular season games with the Northern Alberta X-Treme Bantam Prep.

Savoie is the third player from the 2019 draft class to sign with the organization following Conor Geekie (first round, second overall) and Daniel Hauser (sixth round, 120th overall).

ICE RELEASE 100 MORE SEATS AT WAYNE FLEMING ARENA AHEAD OF 2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON

The Winnipeg ICE also announced on Thursday that it has released 100 additional seats at Wayne Fleming Arena ahead of the 2019-2020 regular season.

Winnipeg ICE 2019-2020 season seat memberships are available for as low as $45.75 per month (applicable ticket processing fees and taxes not included).


Purchase your Winnipeg ICE 2019-2020 season seat membership NOW at winnipegICE.ca or by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

RAILCATS EVEN SERIES IN MATINEE 06/12/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

GARY, IN – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (15-10) lost 8-3 to the Gary SouthShore RailCats at US Steel Yard on Wednesday afternoon.
 
Box Score

The RailCats (11-12) scored three times in the bottom of the fourth inning to erase a 3-1 Goldeyes’ lead.  Rookie first baseman Chase Dawson tripled home the tying runs and scored two batters later on an RBI single to left from Alex Crosby.
 
In the bottom of the fifth, Dawson hit his second two-run triple of the game to make it 6-3 Gary SouthShore.  Marcus Mooney followed with an RBI double that plated Dawson.
 
Colin Willis led off the bottom of the eighth with a home run to right that provided the game’s final margin.
 
RailCats’ starting pitcher Lars Liguori (3-2) picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on five hits in six and one-third innings.  Liguori walked two and struck out two.
 
Goldeyes’ starter Kevin McGovern (2-3) took the loss, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in four-plus innings.  McGovern walked five and struck out two.
 
The Goldeyes took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.  Alex Perez was hit by a pitch leading off and took third when Josh Romanski doubled off the bottom of the left field wall.  Willy Garcia drove in Perez with a groundball to shortstop, while Dominic Ficociello added an RBI single down the right field line.
 
Dawson singled home the RailCats’ first run with two outs in the bottom of the second.
 
The Goldeyes re-extended their lead to 3-1 in the fourth when Willy Garcia led off with a line drive home run to left.
 
The series concludes Thursday night at 7:10 p.m.  Mitchell Lambson (2-1, 3.94) takes on right-hander Kaleb Fontenot (0-2, 4.77).  All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
 
The Goldeyes return home on Tuesday, June 18th when they host the Chicago Dogs at Shaw Park.  Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
 
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
  -Goldeyes-

The 2019 Volleyball Manitoba Awards & Hall of Fame Banquet 06/10/19

June 10, 2019 – The 2019 Volleyball Manitoba Awards & Hall of Fame Banquet was held last night, Sunday, June 9th, at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, a celebration recognizing some of our outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials.

At the banquet Volleyball Manitoba recognized all Provincial Champions from this past year, All-Stars & MVP’s, National Medalists, the Age Class Players of the Year from each age category as well as the Cheryl CableMark TennantWezer Bridle Golden Whistle and Mary Jean England Coach Awards, among others.

The evening was capped off with the Volleyball Manitoba Hall of Fame inductions, which included Louise Wlock Bentley (Athlete), Stephen Densmore (Builder) and Ardith Lernout Parker (Athlete). Details of each of the 2019 inductees can be found here:

Congratulations to the following major award winners:

2018 Volleyball Manitoba Age Class Players of the Year:

15U Girls Player of the Year         Madelyn Lesnar (Club West Rage)

15U Boys Player of the Year        Lachlan MacLean (204 Gold)

16U Girls Player of the Year         Carleigh Smith-Banfield (Shock)

16U Boys Player of the Year        Spencer Grahame (Selkirk Royals)

17U Girls Player of the Year         Haley Bickell (WinMan Force)

17U Boys Player of the Year        James Duerksen (204 Gold)

18U Girls Player of the Year         Alli Pauls (Cobras)

18U Boys Player of the Year        Isaiah Olfert (Winnipeg Strike)

Mark Tennant and Cheryl Cable Awards for the Junior (20U) Players of the Year:

Cheryl Cable Memorial Award Winner – Sami Love (Brandon University Bobcats)

Mark Tennant Award Winner – Brendan Warren (University of Manitoba Bisons)

Mary Jean England Awards – Elite and Developmental Coach of the Year:

Developmental Coach of the Year – Michael DeGroot (Cats 14U Girls)

Elite Coach of the Year – Grant Wilson (Brandon University Men’s Volleyball)

Wezer Bridle Golden Whistle Award – Referee of the Year

Jamie Jones

Volleyball Manitoba Volunteers of the Year:

Chantal Desmarais (WinMan Wild 16U Boys)

Nikki Redekop Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Kalen Reyes (18U WinMan Warriors, Garden City Collegiate)

Special Recognition Award

Brandon University Men’s Volleyball Team (2018-19 Canada West Champions & USport Silver Medalists)

Teams of the Year

Beach – Anna Maidment & Erika Vermette

Indoor – Shock 16U Girls

We’d also like to take an opportunity to congratulate all of our National Championship Medalists across all Divisions and Tiers. In total, there were 113 teams participating from Manitoba, of the 929 total teams across the country. From this, Manitoba teams came home with 4 Division 1 Tier 1 medals (behind Ontario with 24 and Alberta with 6). Not to mention the numerous other medals within all other respective Age Categories, Divisions and Tiers – 40 in total. Know that all your accomplishments are a testament to your hard work and dedication to the sport, and you have our sincere congratulations.

The Winnipeg Blues made four selections at the 2019 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Draft on Sunday. 06/09/19

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Blues made four selections at the 2019 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Draft on Sunday.

Below is information about each draft pick:

KYLE GRYSIUK – FORWARD

The Winnipeg Blues selected Kyle Grysiuk in the first round (sixth overall).

Grysiuk played 29 regular season games with RHA Bantam Prep of the CSSHL during the 2018-2019 campaign. The Winnipeg, MB native scored 13 goals and added 11 assists for 24 points in those 29 games. He also recorded three assists in three playoff games.

Grysiuk is a 2019 seventh round draft pick of the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds.

EVAN FRIESEN – FORWARD

The Winnipeg Blues selected Evan Friesen in the second round (19th overall).

The Winnipeg, MB native scored seven goals and added nine assists for 16 points in 29 regular season games with RHA Bantam Prep of the CSSHL during the 2018-2019 campaign. Friesen added one assist in three playoff games.

RYLAN RINGOR – FORWARD

The Winnipeg Blues selected Rylan Ringor in the third round (23rd overall).

The Winnipeg, MB native played 30 regular season games with the OHA Mavericks Major Bantam of the Ontario East Bantam AAA Hockey League during the 2018-2019 campaign. Ringor scored seven goals and added nine assists for 16 points in those 30 games. He also added two goals in five playoff games.

ETHAN BUENAVENTURA – GOALTENDER

The Winnipeg Blues selected Ethan Buenaventura in the sixth round (58th overall).

The Winnipeg, MB native suited up for RHA Bantam Prep of the CSSHL during the 2018-2019 regular season. In 14 games, the goaltender posted a 2.48 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.

Buenaventura was a 2019 fourth round draft pick of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen.

ABOUT THE WINNIPEG BLUES

The Winnipeg Blues – based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – is a team within the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The team was founded in 1930 and is formerly known as the Winnipeg Monarchs, Fort Garry Blues and Winnipeg South Blues.

The Blues/ Monarchs franchise has won 17 Turnbull Cups as MJHL champions, two Anavet Cups and six Abbott Cups. The Monarchs were also three-time Memorial Cup champions. The 1995 Winnipeg South Blues have been inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame under the team category.

Winnipeg Blues 2019-2020 season seats are available. Click the link provided to select and purchase your Blues season seats today >> CLICK HERE

RAILROADERS TAKE TWINBILL FROM GOLDEYES 06/09/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, June 9th, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB –
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (14-9) lost both ends of a double header to the Cleburne Railroaders at Shaw Park on Sunday afternoon, falling 8-0 in game one and 5-2 in game two.

Box Score Game 1
 
Box Score Game 2

In the opener, Railroaders’ starting pitcher Jesus Sanchez (3-2) pitched a complete game, five-hit shutout.  Sanchez walked none, struck out three, and threw 83 pitches.  It was Sanchez’s first career shutout, and his first complete game since May of 2010 while pitching in the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization.
 
The Railroaders scored four times in the top of the second.  After Kenny Meimerstorf scored on a wild pitch, Angel Rosa drove in John Nester with a groundball to shortstop.  Hunter Clanin followed with an RBI double, while KC Huth’s RBI single made it 4-0.
 
Clanin hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth, and the Railroaders closed out the scoring in game one with a two-out, two-run homer from Jonathan Rodriguez in the top of the fifth.
 
Ryan Johnson (1-1) started for the Goldeyes and took the loss, allowing six earned runs on seven hits in four innings.  Johnson walked three and struck out four.
 
In the second game, the Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a controversial play.  Meimerstorf singled to right with two outs.  Nick Rotola was ruled safe at the plate on a throw from Willy Garcia.  The call ultimately led to the ejection of Goldeyes’ starting pitcher Harrison Cooney four batters into the game.
 
Chase Simpson made it 2-0 with an RBI double in the top of the third.  Rodriguez added a sacrifice fly later in the inning.
 
The Goldeyes battled within 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth.  Josh Romanski doubled to right leading off.  Willy Garcia lined a single to left, and Romanski scored on an error charged to Rotola.  Dominic Ficociello then singled up the middle to plate Garcia who had taken second on the previous play.  Railroaders’ game two starter Michael Gunn worked around a first and third situation with one out to escape further trouble.
 
Nester hit a two-out, RBI double in the top of the fifth to re-extend the lead to 4-2.  Rodriguez hit a solo shot in the top of the seventh, his second of the double header, to provide the game’s final margin.
 
Gunn (2-0) picked up the win for Cleburne (12-11), allowing two earned runs on seven hits in five innings.  Gunn walked none and struck out two.
 
Cooney (2-2) took the loss, allowing one earned run in two-thirds of an inning.  Brandon Bingel and Victor Capellan each threw a scoreless inning of relief.
 
The Goldeyes open a three-game series on the road against the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Tuesday night.  First pitch from US Steel Yard is at 7:10 p.m.  Parker French (1-0, 3.70) is Winnipeg’s projected starting pitcher.  All the action can be heard locally on 93.7FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
 
The Goldeyes return home on Tuesday, June 18th when they host the Chicago Dogs at Shaw Park.  Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
 
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
  -Goldeyes-

GOLDEYES RALLY LATE AGAIN 06/07/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 7th, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB –
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (14-7) beat the Cleburne Railroaders 8-6 at Shaw Park on Friday night.

Box Score
 
Trailing 6-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Dominic Ficociello battled Railroaders’ starter Charles Gillies for 10 pitches before reaching on a leadoff error charged to first baseman Jonathan Rodriguez.  A wild pitch moved Ficociello to second base.  Alex Perez lined a single to centre, and Ficociello came home when the ball was bobbled by Zach Nehrir.  On the next pitch, Kevin Garcia ripped a two-run home run to right that pulled the Goldeyes within 6-5.
 
After Marcus Crescentini pitched a perfect top of the eighth, the Goldeyes rallied for three more runs in the bottom half to take their first lead of the night.  Willy Garcia drew a leadoff walk.  Two batters later, Garcia took second on a passed, ball, third on a wild pitch, and scored the tying run when Reggie Abercrombie chopped a single to left over a drawn in Railroaders’ infield.  Ficociello was robbed on a long drive to centre when Nehrir made a sprinting catch for the second out of the inning.  Abercrombie then stole second base before Perez walked on a full count.  Kevin Garcia ripped a groundball to third that was stopped by a diving KC Huth.  Huth’s ensuing throw to first went into foul territory and allowed Abercrombie to score the go-ahead run.  Rodriguez then made a wild throw to second on the same play that allowed Perez to score the Goldeyes’ eighth run.
 
Victor Capellan struck out two during a scoreless top of the ninth to earn his eighth save of the year.  It was Capellan’s 37th save since joining the Goldeyes in 2016, which ties him with Steve Thomas (2001-03) for the franchise’s all-time record.
 
Crescentini (3-0) earned the win in relief, while Hayden Shenefield (0-2) took the loss for Cleburne.
 
The Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when John Nester lifted a two-out, solo home run to left-centre.
 
In the top of the third, Huth led off with a solo shot to left.  Later in the inning, Kenny Meimerstorf hit a two-out, RBI single that scored Nehrir to make it 3-0.
 
The Goldeyes cut the deficit to 3-2 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth.  Josh Romanski singled to centre leading off and took third when Willy Garcia doubled down the left field line.  Kyle Martin singled home Romanski, while Garcia scored on a wild pitch.
 
The Railroaders re-extended their lead to 6-2 in the top of the sixth on a two-out, three-run homer down the left field line from Huth.
 
Mitchell Lambson started for the Goldeyes and took a no-decision, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. Lambson walked four and struck out two.
 
Gillies also took a no-decision, allowing five runs, four earned, on 10 hits in six-plus innings.  Gillies walked none and struck out four.
 
The series continues Saturday evening at 6:05 p.m.  Ryan Johnson (1-0, 0.71) takes on right-hander Jesus Sanchez (2-2, 4.88).  Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
 
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
  -Goldeyes-

GOLDEYES STOPPED BY FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER JORDAN 06/06/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 6th, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB –
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (13-7) lost 5-0 to the Sioux City Explorers at Shaw Park on Thursday night.
 
Box Score

Explorers’ starting pitcher Taylor Jordan (1-3) pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout to earn the win.  Jordan walked none, struck out six, and retired the final 19 batters to face him.
 
The Explorers (7-13) broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth when Kyle Wren hit a two-out, RBI triple to centre field.  Michael Lang followed with a two-run home run to left-centre.
 
In the top of the sixth, Dexture McCall doubled to left-centre leading off, took second on a Drew Stankiewicz sacrifice bunt, and scored the Explorers’ fourth run on a groundout from Lucas Bonfield.
 
Sioux City tacked on a fifth run in the top of the seventh on a two-out, RBI single from Nate Samson.
 
Kevin McGovern (2-2) started for the Goldeyes and took a no-decision, allowing five earned runs on nine hits in seven innings.  McGovern walked one and struck out five.
 
Brandon Bingel pitched two perfect innings in relief of McGovern.
 
The Goldeyes remain home through the weekend and begin a three-game series against the Cleburne Railroaders on Friday night.  First pitch at Shaw Park is at 7:05 p.m.  Mitchell Lambson (2-1, 2.88) takes the mound for the Goldeyes.  The Railroaders go with right-hander Charles Gillies (1-2, 3.32).  Advance tickets are on sale now by visiting www.goldeyes.com/tickets or by visiting the box office at Shaw Park.
 
For information on 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com
  -Goldeyes-

2019 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic in support of KidSport Winnipeg presented by North Haven Resort 06/05/19

Media Release

June 5, 2019

2019 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic in support of KidSport Winnipeg presented by North Haven Resort



June 5, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB – KidSport Winnipeg and Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets forward and KidSport Winnipeg Athlete Ambassador, are pleased to announce the 2019 Mark Scheifele Golf Classic will take place Friday, June 21 at Elmhurst Country Club.

“It’s always exciting when the tournament approaches as every year gets better, and it’s something I really look forward to,” said Scheifele. “It’s such a fun day and with the support of North Haven Resort and all the athletes, golfers, and sponsors who so enthusiastically and generously get behind the tournament, we are able to help so many kids play the sport they love. That’s something really close to my heart and I’m grateful to all those involved. It’s a whole community coming together to support kids, which is something we can all be proud of.”

The golf classic is in support of KidSport Winnipeg, with all proceeds going toward paying the registration fees for kids from financially disadvantaged families so they can participate in sports. 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this golf tournament in support of KidSport Winnipeg,” said Ryan Smith, GM of North Haven Resort. “It is important to get kids active, whether it be on a rink, a court, a field or even a lake. Children should have access to sports programs regardless of financial means, ability level or physical limitations. We are extremely proud to support Mark and his tremendous dedication to eliminating barriers so that all kids can participate in sports.”

For further information please contact Christine @ kswinnipeg@sportmanitoba.ca.  
About  
KidSport is a national charity administered in Manitoba by Sport Manitoba that provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and should all be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports.

Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province, and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Sport Performance Centre and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
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For more information please contact:
Christine Hoenisch – KidSport Winnipeg   
W: 204.925.5922 
C: 204.296.2826  
kswinnipeg@sportmanitoba.ca