2019 Volleyball Manitoba Provincial Championships took place this past weekend on April 26-28 05/01/19

May 1, 2019 – The first weekend of the 2019 Volleyball Manitoba Provincial Championships took place this past weekend on April 26-28 with one hundred twenty three (123) teams competing in eight girls and boys age categories. The 2019 Provincials Championships involve 196 teams in total competing in thirteen championships over two weekends.

Final placings along with All-Star and MVP selections from April 26-28:

14u Girls Tier 1 Provincials (Dakota Community Centre, College Jeanne Sauve, & Victor Wyatt. Winnipeg)

1st          Cats Gold

2nd        Jr. Bison Gold

3rd         Dynamo Sting

4th         Big Sand Blue

5th         Jr. Bison Brown

6th         Vision Chaos

7th         Vision Impact

8th         Jr. Pilots Blue

9th         Jr. Bison Black

10th       Winman Clutch

11th       Selkirk White

12th       Club West South

13th       Russell Club Volleyball (RCV)

14th       Cats Blue

15th       Dynamo Spark

16th       Vipers 2

17th       Big Sand Red

18th       Team Power

19th       Prairie Fire Black

20th       Sandstorm

21st        Predators

22nd      Vision Vipers

23rd       Selkirk Grey

24th       Joust VC

25th       Club West Rage

26th       Pirates Blue

27th       Jr. Pilots White

28th       Vipers 1

29th       Prairie Fire Orange

30th       ACC Cougars

31st        Aztecs

14u Boys Provincials (Garden City Collegiate, Maples Collegiate, & Mennonite Brethren College Institute, Winnipeg)

1st          204 14u Gold

2nd        Selkirk Royals

3rd         Jr. Pilots 14u

4th         Winman Legacy

5th         Winman Whiteout

6th         Russell Club Volleyball

7th         Brandon Volleyball Club (BVC) 14u Gold

8th         204 14u Cardinal

9th         Joust 14u

10th       204 14u White

11th       Jr. Pilots 13u

12th       204 13u Gold

13th       Pirates

14th       BVC 14u Blue

15th       204 13u Cardinal

15u Girls Provincials (Canada Games Sport For Life Centre, St. John’s Ravenscourt School, & St. Paul’s High School, Winnipeg)

1st          Club West Rage

2nd        Vision Hurricane

3rd         Vision Rage

4th         Jr. Bison Gold

5th         Selkirk Royals

6th         Jr. Pilots Blue

7th         Dynamo Heat

8th         Winman Chaos

9th         Dynamo Riot

10th       Vision Storm

11th       Cats Gold

12th       Big Sand

13th       Jr. Bison Brown

14th       Cats Blue

15th       Pirates

16th       Jr. Pilots White

17th       Westman Volleyball Club (WVC)

18th       Spitfires

19th       Jr. Bison Black

20th       Fury Blue

21st        Vision Spartans

22nd      Club West Smash

23rd       Team VM 1

24th       Joust

25th       Fury Flames

26th       Cougars

27th       Team VM 2

All-Stars: Nina Baty (Jr Bison Gold), Bianca Oquendo (Vision Rage), Carissa Tran (Vison Hurricane), Jayda Sommerhalder (Vison Hurricane), Jori Hanson-Young (Club West Rage), Karyssa Watson (Club West Rage)

MVP: Madelyn Lesnor (Club West Rage)

16u Boys Provincials (Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School & Vincent Massey High School, Brandon)

1st          Selkirk

2nd        Jr. Pilots

3rd         Winman Clutch

4th         204 Gold

5th         Dakota

6th         Winman Wild

7th         204 Cardinal

8th         BVC Gold

9th         Pirates

10th       Storm

11th       BVC Blue

All-Stars: Noah Koskie (204 Gold), Owen Dyck (Winman Clutch), Noah Boschman (Jr Pilots), Jonah Dueck (Jr Pilots), Reece Clarke (Selkirk), Rylan Vankooten (Selkirk)

MVP: Spencer Grahame (Selkirk)

17U Girls Provincials (University of Winnipeg – Duckworth Centre, Kelvin High School, & Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg)

1st          Winman Force

2nd        Cats 17u

3rd         Jr.Wesmen

4th         Club West Rage

5th         Jr. Bison 17u

6th         Jr. Pilots 17u

7th         Insanity 17u

8th         JVC 17u

9th         Pirates 17u

10th       South Mountain

11th       Fury Black

12th       Fury Windchill

13th       Lady Thunder

All-Stars: Danika Scharff (Club West), Brooklyn Olfert (Jr Wesmen), Alexis Cancade (Cats), Marly Pellerin (Cats), Haley Bickell (Winman), Kendall Sorokowski (Winman)

MVP: Makenna Wyryha (Winman)

18U Girls Provincials (University of Winnipeg – Duckworth Centre, Kelvin High School, & Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg)

1st          Jr. Bison Bentley

2nd        Cats 18u

3rd         Jr. Wesmen Black

4th         Cobras

5th         Jr. Wesmen Red

6th         431

7th         WVC 18u

8th           Jr. Bison Moore

9th           Jr. Pilots 18u

10th       Insanity 18u

11th       Alliance 18u

12th       SNVC 18u

13th       Agoojin

All-Stars: Alli Pauls (Cobras), Alexa Wieczorkiewicz (Jr Wesmen), Sarah Hogue (Cats), Brianne Stott (Cats), Keziah Hoeppner (Jr Bison), Katreena Bentley (Jr Bison)

MVP: Julia Arnold (Jr Bison)

17U Boys Provincials (University of Manitoba – IGAC, Winnipeg)

1st          204 Gold

2nd        204 Cardinal

3rd         Jr. Pilots

4th         BVC Gold

5th         Aztecs

6th         BVC Blue

7th         Voyageurs

8th         204 White

Allstars: Jayden Engel (BVC Gold), Sawyer Thiessen (Jr Pilots), Scott Mann (204 Cardinal), Alexander Krykewich (204 Cardinal), Bryce Cancilla (204 Gold), Paxton Koop (204 Gold)

MVP: James Duerksen (204 Gold)

18U Boys Provincials (University of Manitoba – IGAC, Winnipeg)

1st          Winnipeg Strike

2nd        Winman Warriors

3rd         United

4th         204 18U

5th         Parkland Predators

All-Stars: Liam Kristjanson (204), Liam Boschman (United), Brendan Zebrynski (Winman), Ose Izokun (Winman), Josh Terin (Strike), Darian Koskie (Strike)

MVP: Isaiah Olfert (Strike)

This coming weekend will feature another seventy three (73) teams competing in the following championship events:

May 4/5

13U Girls – Dakota Community Centre, Winnipeg

13U Boys – Sport for Life Centre , Winnipeg

14U Girls Tier 2 – Sport for Life Centre, Winnipeg

15U Boys – University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg

16U Girls – Brandon University & Crocus Plains High School, Brandon

GOLDEYES HOST ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, MAY 4th – 04/25/19

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes’ annual Open House event is scheduled for Saturday, May 4that Shaw Park.

The Open House is a free event to the public, and runs from10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Fans and media are invited to attend as the Goldeyes conduct their first official practice of 2019.

Complimentary hot dogs (courtesy of Winkler Mears), soft drinks (courtesy of Pepsi), and chips (courtesy of Old Dutch) will be provided to the first 1,500 in attendance.  Fans can also participate in guided tours of Shaw Park, which will run regularly throughout the event.

Hourly prize draws will be conducted, while fans can measure their velocity at the TCBY Radar Pitching Booth located down the left field line.

Saturday, May 4th also marks the first day that individual tickets for the 2019 season go on sale to the public, both at the Shaw Park box office and online at www.ticketmaster.ca/goldeyes

Season Ticket and 10-Game Mini Pack holders can pick up their 2019 ticket packages when the Shaw Park box office opens at 10:00 a.m.

Goldeyes’ players and coaches will be available for media interviews following the workout.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2019 season on May 16th against the Texas AirHogs on the road.  The Goldeyes’ 2019 home opener is scheduled for Friday, May 24th versus the Kansas City T-Bones.  2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets are on sale now.  For more information, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com

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.