Doug Brown Football Camp in support of KidSport Winnipeg Announced for May – 04/11/19

April 11, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB – KidSport Winnipeg and former Winnipeg Blue Bomber great Doug Brown have announced plans for the 10th annual KidSport Winnipeg football camp to take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

The camp is open to athletes in Manitoba who received funding in 2018 from KidSport in order to play football.

Brown, along with a number of current and retired CFL players will take kids through all the elements of a football combine, as well as position-specific fundamental drills and exercises.

“Time does fly when you’re having fun. 2019 represents the 10th consecutive year that the KidSport Football Camp has been in action, and to date, we’ve been privileged to have over 800 kids participate and take part in our skills and drills day,” said Brown.

“Over this past decade, countless numbers of volunteers as well as many former and current Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been instrumental in putting on this free camp, which has a lot of football experience behind it, and is intended to raise money and awareness so that KidSport can reduce financial barriers for kids to play sports. It is truly our pleasure to continue to be involved with such a great camp and message that benefits so many kids in our community.”

The camp is free to all participants and is also supported by Sexton Group Ltd., Aspire Dental, Axworthy Health & RecPlex, Boston Pizza, Save-On-Foods, Old Dutch Foods, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

“The 10th annual Doug Brown Football Camp is once again a great display of business, non-profit, and sport personalities and volunteers all working together for the greater good of kids in Winnipeg”, said Rick McGregor, Co-Chair, KidSport Winnipeg. “The generosity of our various corporate sponsors, along with the significant investment of time from Doug, and former and current Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are all important components that have contributed to the on-going success of this camp for Winnipeg kids, now celebrating our milestone 10th year. KidSport volunteers from the community provide the important final piece to allow us to provide an atmosphere where the kids at the camp can learn football skills, techniques, and most importantly, the value of hard work and teamwork from former pros in a safe and encouraging environment.”

The camp will take place at the Axworthy Health & RecPlex at the University of Winnipeg.

About

KidSport is a national charity administered in Manitoba by Sport Manitoba which 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 all should 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.

For more information please contact:
Christine Hoenisch – KidSport Winnipeg   
W: 204.925.5922 
C: 204.296.2826  
kswinnipeg@sportmanitoba.ca

Sport Manitoba’s annual sport awards – 04/05/19

Two of our favourite annual events are just around the corner, with our Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Casino & Event Centre and Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers both taking place on April 13!

We appreciate you adding these important recognition events in your calendar and we hope you will share the amazing stories of our inspiring athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers as well as our newest members to join the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
When                         
Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards presented by Club Regent Casino & Event Centre 
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers
Saturday, April 13, 2019  
7:00 p.m.
Where                          
Club Regent Casino & Event Centre
1425 Regent Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
OtherWe will provide you with program outlines for both events in an event reminder on April 9.  If you are attending the event please let me know and I may release winners names under embargo. If you are interested in French-speaking nominees, please let me know and I can share that list. We will post high-quality photos from each event to Sport Manitoba’s Facebook page immediately following the events. Please let me know if you require original photos. We will live-tweet the events on Sport Manitoba’s Twitter: @sportmanitobaImportant links:Coaching Manitoba Impact Award nomineesNight of Champions nominees Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Inductees About
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 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 Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
For more information please contact:
Sarah Tone
Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5614
Cell: 204-290-7630
sarah.tone@sportmanitoba.ca

Two Individuals and One Team to be Inducted at Annual Sport Awards 03/22/19

March 22, 2019 – WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce that it will induct an athlete who excelled in hockey then coached successfully, a builder from basketball and football, and the first professional hockey team to play out of the old Winnipeg Arena at Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions presented by the Manitoba Chicken Producers, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Club Regent Casino and Event Centre. Tickets for Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers are on sale now at sportmanitoba.ca

Harold Mauthe will be inducted in the Builder category for his coaching talents that spanned over three decades, starting in the 1940s. Mauthe coached women’s basketball in the 40s while still playing varsity in high school. He led the Winnipeg Light Infantry (WLI) to back-to-back national junior basketball championships in 1952 and 1953 and coached basketball in the senior league until 1961. He then switched over to refereeing and officiated for the next 15 years. During the 1960s Mauthe coached the St. Vital Bulldogs to national intermediate football championships in 1960 and 1962 and served on the executive for the 1968 and ’69 back-to-back championship Bulldogs’ teams. He was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985 and six times into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame with the WLI and St. Vital championship squads



Alf Pike will be inducted posthumously in the Athlete category for his stellar hockey career that saw him star for the 1937-38 Winnipeg Monarchs who captured the Memorial Cup that season. He moved up to the NHL with the New York Rangers in time to capture a Stanley Cup in the 1939-40 season. He was nicknamed “The Embalmer” as he was a licensed mortician in the off-season. After six years in the NHL, interrupted by two years’ service in the RCAF from 1943-45, Pike moved into coaching and guided the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters to the 1952 Memorial Cup. He also coached the 1956 Winnipeg Warriors to the WHL title and Edinburgh Trophy. He coached two NHL seasons with the Rangers from 1959-61 before returning to the WHL. He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.

Alf Pike passed away on March 1, 2009 in Calgary and we politely ask for your help in locating family to represent him at his induction. Please contact Rick Brownlee, Sport Heritage Manager for Sport Manitoba with any leads, at halloffame@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5736


1955-56 Winnipeg Warriors will be inducted in the Team category for the sport of hockey. The Winnipeg Warriors were a minor league hockey team that played in the Western Hockey League (minor pro) from 1955 to 1961. Owned by Winnipeg’s prominent Perrin family, the Warriors represented the return of professional hockey to Winnipeg after a 27-year absence. In 1955, the Warriors Club was the first tenant in the brand-new Winnipeg Arena. The 1955 – 56 Warriors, coached by Alf Pike, went on to win the Edinburgh Trophy, emblematic of the World’s Minor Professional Hockey Championship.

Note: A number of the members of this team will be inducted posthumously, and we politely ask for your help in locating family to represent them at the induction. Please contact Rick Brownlee, Sport Heritage Manager for Sport Manitoba with any leads, at halloffame@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5736

About

 

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is a registered charitable organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose mission is to collect, preserve, showcase and celebrate the history and heritage of sport excellence in Manitoba. 
 
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, Performance Centre, Fitness Centre and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching. 
 

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Skate Canada Manitoba will be holding their annual Awards Gala evening on April 27th

WINNIPEG, MB.  March 21, 2019 –

Skate Canada Manitoba will be holding their annual Awards Gala evening on Saturday April 27th at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba, to celebrate our award recipients.  Donna Yee, Chair of Skate Canada Manitoba stated, “this is the time of the year when our organization gathers to recognize the successes of our skaters, coaches, and officials and to thank our many dedicated volunteers”.

The first set of recipients were selected from nominations submitted by our members throughout the province in skater, coach and volunteer categories;

Skate Canada Manitoba CanSkate Athlete Award – Haleigh Cuvelier from Skate Brandon
Skate Canada Manitoba STARSkate Athlete Award – Melissa Kerik from Skate Brandon
Skate Canada Manitoba CompetitiveSkate Athlete Award – Annika Duguay from the Carberry Figure Skating Club
Skate Canada Manitoba Program Assistant Award – Cassidy Miller from Skate Brandon
Skate Canada Manitoba Volunteer Award – Marlow Gwynne from Skate Brandon
Skate Canada Manitoba Volunteer Coach Award – Cynthia Chartrand from the Neepawa Figure Skating Club
Skate Canada Manitoba Volunteer Award of Excellence – Don Brown from the East St. Paul Figure Skating Club

Several other award/bursary recipients were also announced;

Ian Carmichael Memorial Award winner is Andrea Laskovic from Skate Winnipeg
Dodie Wardle Memorial Award winner is Sadie Graetz from Skate Winnipeg
Manitoba Open Junior Artistic Award winner is Ava Kemp from Skate Winnipeg
Manitoba Open Senior Artistic Award winner is Olivia Sawatsky from the Morden Figure Skating Club
Manitoba Open Bursaries awarded to Sloane Walker from Skate Winnipeg, Ava Kemp from Skate Winnipeg, Jade Pilat from the East St. Paul Figure Skating Club, David Howes from Skate Winnipeg, Emmet Dewar from the East St. Paul Figure Skating Club and Marius Peter-Joyal from Skate Winnipeg

Congratulations to all our recipients for their dedication and hard work.

NOTE: Error in Skate Canada Manitoba Volunteer Coach Award – Cynthia Chartrand she is from the Neepawa Skating Club and NOT the Carberry Skating Club as first indicated.  We apologize for the error and any inconvenience the error may have caused.

For more information – contact Shauna Marling, Executive Directorskate.exec@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5708 (W), Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Junior High Basketball Championships Schedules Announced; Games Tip Mon Mar 18 – 03/13/19

Basketball Manitoba has released the schedules for the 2019 Junior High Basketball Championships (JHBC).  The tournament will run from March 18-21 at Leila North School, Windsor Park Collegiate, Sargent Park School, Sisler High School and Tec Voc High School and features the top Junior High and Middle School teams in the greater Winnipeg area.  Teams who submitted applications for the tournament have been seeded based on their overall and league records, tournament play and strength of schedule.

Synchronized Skating comes to Neepawa – 03/12/19

Neepawa Figure Skating Club and Skate Canada Manitoba to Host the
2019 Manitoba Crocus Invitational Synchronized Skating Competition on March 16, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB.  March 12, 2019 – Jamie Ellis, Event Chairpersons, are pleased to announce that the Neepawa Figure Skating Club and the Skate Canada Manitoba Section are hosting the 2019 Crocus Invitational Synchronized Skating Competition at the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa, MB on March 16, 2019.

Over two hundred skaters on 27 teams will compete at this competition. Nine levels are represented from Beginner II up to Pre-Novice and Adult II, providing the opportunity for very young to adult skaters to participate in synchronized skating. This competition provides teams the opportunity to display the skills they have learned while cheering on teams from across Manitoba. Fans will experience the camaraderie of synchronized skating and its’ team atmosphere during this event.

Shauna Marling, Executive Director Skate Canada Manitoba thanked the Neepawa Figure Skating Club and its volunteers for hosting this exciting and fun event.  Marling explained that synchronized skating is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit by executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Marling added Synchronized Skating is very exciting and fun to watch.

Neepawa Figure Skating Club invites everyone to attend this competition and enjoy some excellent Synchronized Skating.

Tickets for the Skate Canada Manitoba Crocus Invitational Competition will be available at the door.

Competition Schedule also available at www.mbskates.ca

For more information – contact Shauna Marling, Executive Directorskate.exec@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5708 (W), Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Figure Skaters in Winkler MB this weekend to participate in the 2019 Skate Canada Manitoba STARSkate Championships 03/02/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
WINNIPEG, MB.  March 4, 2019 – Winkler Skating Club and Skate Canada Manitoba will be hosting the 2019 Skate Manitoba STARSkate Championships on March 9 & 10 at the Winkler Centennial Arena.  Tanya Giesbrecht, the Event Chairperson says she is looking forward to watching Manitoba’s young and talented figure skaters over the weekend.
 
Hundreds of young figure skaters competed throughout January and February at six STARSkate regional competitions across the province. These skaters will congregate in Winkler to perform against other Manitoba skaters at their level. This competition will provide skaters the opportunity to demonstrate skills they have been learning throughout the year. Each skater is judged on skill and content based on the stage they are learning. Each stage of this national program emphasizes key skills such as turns, stroking, jumps, spins, and different aspects of performance that have been designated by figure skating experts as necessary for development and progression in the sport. All skaters began Skate Canada’s CanSkate, Learn-to-Skate program and have moved into the STAR 1-5 program. STAR is where figure skating begins! Skaters will also skate in higher levels including STAR 6 to 10 as well as Pre-Juvenile and Juvenile.
 
Shauna Marling, Skate Canada Manitoba’s Executive Director states that this is a very special event. The Manitoba Men’s and Ladies Provincial Champions will be named in the following events: Pre-Juvenile Under 11 Pre-Juvenile Under 13 Juvenile Under 12, and Juvenile Under 14.  
We invite you all to come out to Winkler and watch our young skaters in action!  What an opportunity to see our future skating STARS!
 
View the Competition Schedule .  Event Results will be posted on our website following the competition.

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For more information – contact Shauna Marling, Executive Director skate.exec@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5708 (W), Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame to Open New Exhibit Women in Sport: Celebrating Manitoba Women Past, Present and Future 03/05/19

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame to Open New Exhibit Women in Sport: Celebrating Manitoba Women Past, Present and Future
When:
Friday, March 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – Media conference and greetings from the province and the city 11:15 a.m. – Olympic guests Hot Stove Panel 11:45 a.m. – Light lunch and refreshments to be served Where:
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, 145 Pacific Avenue

What:
Media are invited to join us as we open our newest feature exhibit. To celebrate Manitoba’s great female athletes and their contributions to sport, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is showcasing Women in Sport: Celebrating Manitoba Women Past, Present and Future. This exhibit includes artefacts such as Clara Hughes’ complete Olympic medal collection, memorabilia from the All-American Women’s Baseball League, which had 12 players from Manitoba and blazed the trail for women in professional and semi-professional sports, and pieces from Cindy Klassen’s incredible career as a multi-sport athlete. 

Who:
Rick Brownlee, Sport Heritage Manager, Sport Manitoba
Honourable Cathy Cox, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, Province of Manitoba
Mayor Brian Bowman, City of Winnipeg

Hot Stove Panel:
Susan Auch – 5-time Olympic speed skater and 2-time silver medalist in the 500m (1994, 1998) and bronze medalist in the 3000m relay (1988) 
Michelle Sawatzky-Koop and Wanda Guenette – Olympic volleyball team members, the first Canadian women’s team to ever qualify for Olympic competition (1996)

Several other honoured members whose artefacts and stories are throughout the exhibit cases have been invited and will be in the attendance.   About Women in Sport: Celebrating Manitoba Women Past, Present and Future will be on display at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre at 145 Pacific Avenue, from March 8 through August 2019. 
 
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s mandate is to collect, preserve, showcase and celebrate the history and heritage of sport excellence in Manitoba.

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, Performance Centre, Fitness Centre and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching
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Sport Heritage Manager, Sport Manitoba
Office: 204.925.5736 Cell: 204.612.7272
halloffame@sportmanitoba.ca
http://www.manitobahalloffame.ca

WARRIORS’ TRACEY NAMED CHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 02/26/19

WARRIORS’ TRACEY NAMED
CHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that rookie forward Brayden Tracey of the Moose Jaw Warriors is the CHL Player of the Week for the regular season week ending February 24 with 11 points (6G-5A) in four games, including a plus-minus rating of plus-5.

Tracey recorded four-consecutive multi-point games last week as the Warriors recorded three wins in four appearances to improve to a 34-16-6-2 record, good for third place in the WHL’s East Division. His week began Monday with a three-point night, including two power-play tallies as the Warriors fell just short of a comeback in a 4-3 loss to the top-seeded Prince Albert Raiders. The 2019 NHL Draft hopeful then followed up that performance four nights later with another two-goal effort in a 4-2 win against the Swift Current Broncos in which he was recognized as the game’s third star. On Saturday, Tracey was named second star after picking up another three points, including one goal and two assists, in a 5-2 victory over the Regina Pats. Tracey then closed out the weekend with another three points as he recorded one goal and two assists in Sunday’s 5-1 win over the Kootenay ICE.

A 17-year-old from Calgary, Alta., the 6-foot-0, 174-pound Tracey is starring in his first full season with the Warriors after appearing in five games plus two playoff contests a year ago. In 58 games with Moose Jaw this season, the 21st-overall selection from the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft has tallied 73 points (31G-42A), good for first among CHL rookies and third in team scoring behind fellow forwards Tristin Langan (45-51-96) and Justin Almeida (25-62-87). He is listed 73rd among North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Draft in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings.

Also considered for the award this week was Detroit Red Wings prospect Joseph Veleno of the Drummondville Voltigeurs with seven points in three games, including two goals and five assists, and Guelph Storm forward and Philadelphia Flyers draft pick Isaac Ratcliffe, who registered seven goals and two assists for nine points in three games.

2018-19 CHL Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Brayden Tracey (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Maxime Comtois (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Alexis Lafreniere (Rimouski Oceanic)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Samuel Asselin (Halifax Mooseheads)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Ethan Crossman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Ivan Chekhovich (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Gregor MacLeod (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason (Prince Albert Raiders)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Peter Abbandonato (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Ivan Chekhovich (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach (Saskatoon Blades)

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.