St. John’s, NFLD – The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) announced that their Board of Directors has named Brandon, Manitoba and the Manitoba Ball Hockey Association (MBHA) as the Host Community and Host CBHA Member for the 2021 International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) World Ball Hockey Championship. Brandon was selected from among four (4) official bids under consideration, with the other bids being from Calgary (Alberta), Laval (Quebec), and St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador). The site selection process began in May of 2019 and had over 20 communities and groups from across Canada expressing an interest to host. “We were thrilled with the quality of all the bids we received and considered,” commented CBHA President Steve Power. “The Brandon bid demonstrated to us a great venue plan, solid business plan with committed support from various partners, and some unique concepts to allow for Team Canada to have the best chance for success at the World Championship. All bids were impressive, but we know we chose a great partnership with Brandon and the MBHA.” Jeffrey Dzikowicz , Chair of the Host Committee and Technical Director with the MBHA stated, “During the bid process we kept our eye on three targets: 1. Hosting the event in a world class facility; 2. Taking care of Team Canada and giving them the best chance at success, and; 3. Ensuring the growth of the sport of ball hockey in the Province of Manitoba and throughout Canada. In winning the bid, we will be sticking with these objectives. We are looking forward to hosting the worlds’ best in the game.” “Brandon is thrilled to work in concert with the CBHA and MBHA to bring incredible ball hockey back to both our city and country and we look forward to hosting together this world class competition and celebration,” comments Graham Harvey, Executive Director of Brandon First. “We are deeply grateful for the trust put in us as host city and delight in the opportunity for our entire city to come together to welcome the world.” The 2021 World Championship will have the Keystone Centre (Home of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings) as the main event venue. It will include approximately 700 athletes, coaches and officials from approximately 26 or more National Teams from various ISBHF member federations in both Men’s and Women’s divisions. It is estimated the Championship will have an economic impact of $1.5 to $2.0 Million to the Brandon area and the Province of Manitoba.
The Selkirk Junior Royals have announced that they will be holding their tryout camp for boys born in 2005 and 2006 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre on Court 1 on August 21st and 22nd from 7-9 pm. The coaching staff is coming off a championship season in 2018 and are looking for a group of athletes who will strive for the same in 2019. If you are interested, please bring a $5 tryout fee and a basketball to 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB, on those 2 evenings.
Bryant Smith and Kevin Camara Commit to Providence Pilots Men’s Basketball Team
Point Guard Bryant Smith commits to the Pilots men’s basketball team.
All the way from Miami, Florida, it’s in Otterbune, that Bryant Smith will pursue his College basketball career. After playing 2 years for Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in North Dakota, Bryant will export his talent and love for the game to his new home, Providence University College.
Pierre Dubreuil, Head coach says about Bryant “I’m extremely confident that his experience, basketball IQ and work ethic are going to contribute to the team success right away! Bryant is a mature player who knows how to keep his teammates engage and accountable during 40 minutes.”
Alongside Freshman Blake Garing, Bryant will take care of the ball at the point guard position. After signing his letter of Intent, Bryant said “I am excited to come to Providence because I want to be different and grow as a student, player and individual.”
Pilots sign six foot three Shooting Guard Kevin Camara to the men’s basketball team.
Pilots sign six foot three Shooting Guard Kevin Camara to the men’s basketball team. Head coach, Pierre Dubreuil has announced the signing of Kevin Camara for the 2019-2020 basketball season. From Minneapolis St. Paul, the six-foot-three shooting guard graduated in 2017 from Garden City Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB. After one year away from the court, Kevin Camara will be back in September under the Pilots colours.
“My expectation of Providence is to help grow my spiritual relationship with the Lord as well as being in a healthy environment to help me grow not just as a player but also as a man,” said Kevin before adding that he’s ready to battle to win a championship.
Coach Pierre commented on the newest recruit by saying, “Kevin is a sharpshooter with a strong mindset in defence. I’m confident that interacting with the returning players and working hard in practice are going to make him a really valuable asset to our lineup.”
RELEASE: Friday, August 9th, 2019|
WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes acquired all-star right-handed pitcher Kevin Hilton and outfielder Jonathan Moroney from the Texas AirHogs on Friday in exchange for four players to be named later.
Both Hilton and Moroney will be in uniform for tonight’s double header against the Milwaukee Milkmen.
Hilton is 3-8 with a 4.62 ERA in 15 starts and represented the AirHogs at the American Association All-Star Game on July 23rd. The San Diego, California native is tied for third in the American Association with 97.1 innings pitched. Hilton has walked just 20 while allowing only five home runs. The 27-year-old has allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of his 15 starts, and has walked two batters or less in 11 of them.
Hilton is in his second season of professional baseball, after a brief stint with the AirHogs as a true rookie in 2017 in which he posted a 4.93 ERA in 34.2 innings. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Hilton is classified as a rookie in the American Association.
Moroney is batting .315 with three home runs and 26 RBI in 65 games. The Houston, Texas native has scored 38 runs with 16 doubles, six triples, and 12 stolen bases. The six triples are third in the American Association. Moroney has hit safely in 48 of 65 games this year, and has amassed three hitting streaks of seven or more games.
Moroney is in his third season of professional baseball, and is a lifetime .327 hitter with 19 home runs and 118 RBI in 204 games. A right-hander and defender, Moroney was on the Goldeyes’ spring training roster in 2018 before ultimately playing for the expansion Chicago Dogs where he batted .295 in 57 games.
The Goldeyes open a four-game series with the Milwaukee Milkmen later this afternoon, beginning with a double header at 4:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Winnipeg Goldeyes return home on Thursday, August 15th 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
Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Blues announced on Friday that 2000-born defenceman Carson Tiede has committed to the organization.
Tiede, from Winnipeg, MB, has spent the previous two seasons with the Selkirk Steelers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). The five-foot-11, 165-pound defender played 52 regular season games with the Steelers during the 2018-2019 campaign, recording seven assists.
Over his two seasons in the MJHL, Tiede has suited up in 95 regular season games and nine playoff games.
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| Manitoban Chen Wins Bronze at 2019 Junior Pan Am Championships|
Athletes Kiren Deraj, Anson Chen, and Coach Elliott Beals, all who hail from the Winnipeg Winter Club, made Manitoba and Canada proud at the 2019 Junior Pan Am Badminton Championships which ran from July 12th to 20th in Moncton, New Brunswick. Most notably Anson Chen (U11 Boys Singles) is bringing home a bronze medal, while Kiren Deraj (U19 Boys Singles) won his first match before bowing out, and Elliott Beals was learning lots along national team coaches at his first Jr Pan Ams!
Anson Chen, age 9, received a bronze medal competing in the U11 Boys Singles category. He beat Sebastian Callo (Peru), 22-20, 11-4 (retired) and then lost to the eventual silver medallist John Fu (Canada) 21-14, 21-9. Although Anson said it felt amazing to win a bronze, his goal “…going forward is to make it to the national team again and win the gold”.
Kiren Deraj, age 17, made the round of 16 in the U19 Boys Singles Category. He beat out Bryan Rodrigo Roque Caycho (Peru) in two sets of 21-19 21-18, but was sadly defeated by Rafael Faria (Brazil), 21-16 21-13. Going into the Games, he felt a mix of nervousness and excitement, as he and Anson were the only two Manitobans to represent Canada as athletes. Citing provincial pride Kiren said, “I would wear the team Manitoba Sweater… most of the time [he was there]”. Kiren was unsatisfied with his performance, however it has only made him want to work even harder to accomplish his goals, including medalling at the 2020 Jr Pan Ams and making the world junior team for next year.
Elliott Beals, a native of Nova Scotia, moved to Manitoba a year ago to take over the position of head coach at the Winnipeg Winter Club. A year later, and he was selected to coach the Canadian team at the Jr Pan Ams. He has been coaching for around 20 years, and like Anson and Kiren, this was his first time attending the Jr Pan Ams. Elliott was very proud of having two of his athletes from the Winnipeg Winter Club representing Canada, being his first year as the head coach. His focus for his athletes leading up to the games was to “… try to represent themselves as best as possible, play as well as they can no matter what the outcome was – when they left the court they knew, I put my best effort forward”. Elliott looks forward to coaching Team Canada again in the future.
The event brought together athletes from North and South America, including players from Canada, the US, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and more. Canada performed well at the games, winning gold in 4 out of 5 events in the U19 and U17 categories, sweeping the U11 categories and winning a gold in the U13 and U15 categories. Canada also beat USA 3-0 in the final of the team event to clinch a second consecutive gold medal.
Anson Chen and his coach Elliott Beals
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Executive Director, Manitoba Badminton Association
| BISON SPORTS PRESS RELEASE|
For Immediate Release
August 9, 2019 Bisons football opens 2019 Training Camp on Saturday, August 10, runs until August 21
WINNIPEG, MB — Bisons football will open their 2019 training camp this weekend, starting Saturday, August 10 and culminating in a road exhibition game against the Regina Rams on Wednesday, August 21. Manitoba’s home and season opener will be against the Saskatchewan Huskies at IG Field on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m.
The Bisons will be practicing in three-hour blocks from August 10-19 at the Turf Fields (East Field) and IG Field.
Heading into the 2019 season, the Bisons have plenty of returning talent looking to improve on a 3-5 season in 2018. These include fourth-year quarterback Des Catellier, who will assume starting reigns for the second straight campaign after finishing last year second in the conference in touchdowns thrown (16) and fourth in passing yards per game (287.4).
The Herd also have heavy hitters returning to their defensive line, with three 2019 CFL draft picks coming back to play in brown and gold: fifth-year Derek Dufault, fourth-year Samson Abbott, and fourth-year Chris Larsen. This trio is joined by 2019 U SPORTS East-West Bowl selection and fourth-year Brock Gowanlock. The four linesmen combined for seven sacks and 73.5 tackles in 2018.
Key recruits at Bisons training camp include running backs Logan Fischer and Mike Ritchott, safety Austin Balan, linebacker Vince Schniffner, and defensive back O’Shane Samuels.
Below are the dates, times, and locations for all Bisons training camp events. All schedules are subject to change in the case of inclement weather. For a full list of players invited to camp, visit our Offseason Page.
Date / Practice Start Time / Location
Saturday, Aug. 10 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Sunday, Aug. 11 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Monday, Aug. 12 – 5 p.m. – IG Field
Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 5 p.m. – IG Field
Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 5 p.m. – IG Field
Thursday, Aug. 15 – 5 p.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Friday, Aug. 16 – 5 p.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Saturday, Aug. 17 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Sunday, Aug. 18 – 11 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Monday, Aug. 19 – 5 p.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Tuesday, Aug. 20 – 9 a.m. – UM East Turf Fields
Wednesday, Aug. 21 – EXHIBITION @ Regina Rams
All practices are open to media availability. Please contact John Gaudes at 204-297-6259 to request entry.
Photo Larry Brunt
The Winnipeg ICE Hockey Club announced on Friday that it has acquired 2001-born defenceman Mike Ladyman from the Spokane Chiefs. In exchange, the Chiefs receive 2001-born defenceman Jordan Chudley.
As part of the deal, the teams also exchanged fifth round draft picks. The ICE acquired Spokane’s fifth round pick in 2021 while Spokane received a 2020 fifth round pick (originally Spokane’s).
Ladyman, from Winnipeg, MB, split time between the Winnipeg Blues (Manitoba Junior Hockey League) and the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) during the 2018-2019 campaign. The five-foot-11, 170-pound defender scored four goals and added 24 assists for 28 points in 26 regular season games with the Blues. He added three assists in six playoff games. In 22 regular season games with the Chiefs, Ladyman registered two assists.
Ladyman was also named to the MJHL All-Rookie Team in 2018.
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Team Manitoba Announces Flag Bearer
and Unveils Uniforms for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games
Over 300 Manitoban Athletes to Compete
July 24, 2019 – WINNIPEG, MB – Team Manitoba has announced the Opening Ceremonies flag bearer and unveiled their team uniform for the Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) occurring on August 9-18, 2019 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
“All the hard work from the athletes, coaches, volunteers and Games staff has led up to this moment,” said Sport Manitoba President & CEO Jeff Hnatiuk. “We are very excited to cheer on Team Manitoba as they compete at these Games and we will support them every step of the way.”
Team Manitoba is sending over 300 athletes, 44 coaches, 14 managers, four tech support, and 21 mission staff to participate in 19 sports over the duration of the 2019 WCSG.
Swimmer and past Games alumni Quinlan Roberts (La Salle) is Team Manitoba’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremonies.
“From being 14-years-old and one of the youngest athletes on the team at the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Vancouver, to now being selected as the flag bearer for Team Manitoba for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games is such an honour,” said Roberts. “I am really excited for the Games and looking forward to racing, bonding with my teammates, seeing the sights around Swift Current and overall having a great time.”
Chef de Mission, Patrick Kirby, has been involved in Games for over 30 years and these Games mark his first year as a Chef.
“Quinlan’s leadership, hard work and dedication to her sport solidified her as an excellent representative for Team Manitoba at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games’ Opening Ceremonies,” said Kirby. “Our team has been training extremely hard in preparation for these Games. We’re proud of our Herd and are excited to see the results of their hard work in Swift Current next month.”
Also unveiled today was Team Manitoba’s walkout uniform for the Games. Mondetta Clothing, Team Manitoba’s official uniform provider, designed seven pieces for this year’s squad: a jacket, two T-shirts, pants, shorts, a baseball hat and backpack, that make the Herd the best outfitted team at the Games.
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, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Sport Performance Centre, and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
Photo of Jeff Hnatiuk, President & CEO, Sport Manitoba
Photo of Patrick Kirby, Chef de Mission, Team Manitoba
Photo of Jon Mead, Director of Business Development, Mondetta Clothing
Photo of Jon Mead and Team Manitoba athletes showcasing their uniforms (Left to right: Jon Mead, Lexie Nelson, Trent Crane, Michael Resler, Brianna Tynes, Quinlan Roberts)
Photo of Quinlan Roberts, Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer 1
Photo of Quinlan Roberts, Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer 2
Photo of Team Manitoba athletes showcasing their uniforms (Left to right: Lexie Nelson, Trent Crane, Michael Resler, Brianna Tynes)
Photo of Team Manitoba athletes in the crowd at the media conference (Left to right: Lexie Nelson, Michael Resler, Brianna Tynes, Trent Crane)
– The Winnipeg Blues announced on Thursday that 2002-born defenceman Nick Finnson and 2001-born forward Aidan Shumka have committed to the organization.
Finnson, from Stonewall, MB, played 23 regular season games with Pilot Mound Varsity of the Canadian Sports School Varsity Hockey League during the 2018-2019 campaign. In those 23 games, Finnson scored four goals and added 12 assists for 16 points. The five-foot-ten, 165-pound defender added seven assists in four playoff games.
Shumka, from Kenora, ON, played in 46 regular season games with the Kenora Thistles Midget AAA of the Manitoba Midget Hockey League last season. The five-foot-ten, 181-pound forward recorded 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points in those 46 games.
Winnipeg Blues fans will see Finnson and Shumka in action during the 2019-2020 MJHL regular season. The full Blues regular season schedule can be viewed by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE
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