The Portage Terriers beat the OCN Blizzard last night 1-0, winning the Turnbull Cup in game six of the MJHL finals.
The Terriers will now move on to the Western Canada Cup Series in Penticton B.C. The tournament runs from April 29th to May 7th.
The Battlefords Stars won the Canalta Cup last night when the beat the Flin Flon Bombers 6-5.
The Stars swept the Bombers four nothing in the SJHL finals series and they will now have a shot at the Western Canada Cup.
The Battlefords North Stars are leading the SJHL finals 3-0 over the Flin Flon Bombers. They beat the Bombers 2-1 in overtime last night and they could win the Canalta Cup with a four nothing sweep. All the action starts tonight at the Whitney Forum at 7:30.
The Portage Terriers are leading the MJHL finals series 3-2 against the OCN Blizzard. The Terriers beat the Blizzard in game four 4-3 in overtime and 3-1 in game five. Game six will be played at the Portage Credit Union Centre tonight.
If the Blizzard wins game six, game seven will be played in OCN on April 22nd.
The Portage Terriers won game three of the MJHL finals beating the OCN Blizzard 3-2 on Wednesday night.
The Terriers will take on the Blizzard in game four tonight at 7:30 and the game will be broadcast live on 102.9 CJAR starting at 7:15.
The Blizzard continue to lead the series 2-1.
Game five will be played on Sunday at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre at 7PM.
The Flin Flon Bombers will be going to the SJHL finals for their second year in a row.
The Bombers won the semi final series against the Nipiwan Hawks and they will take on the Battlefords Stars in the finals.
Game one will be played against the Stars at the NB Civic Centre on April 14th.
The puck drops at 7:30 PM.
The Flin Flon Bombers will take on the Nipiwin hawks tonight at the Whitney forum. It will be game five of the best of seven SJHL semi-final series. The Hawks lead the series three games to one. Puck drops at 7:30.
The OCN Blizzard will host the Portage Terriers in games one and two this weekend. The MJHL finals get underway tomorrow night at 7PM at the GLMC. The series pits the MJHL MVP Brady Keeper against the MJHL leading scorer Jeremy Leipsic. Rush tickets can be bought today at paperworks plus and seated season tickets can be bought at the Blizzard office from 9AM till 2PM.
The OCN Blizzard and Portage Terriers will open up the MJHL Finals in OCN this weekend. The Blizzard will host the Terriers in Game 1 on Saturday, followed by Game 2 on Sunday. Game time is 7pm each night. Rush Tickets can be bought today and tomorrow at Paperworks Plus. Seated Season Tickets as well as Rush tickets can be bought at the Blizzard office from 6 to 8 pm tonight, and 9am to 2pm tomorrow.
The OCN Blizzard will meet the Portage Terriers in the MJHL Finals! After defeating the Pistons in game 6 last night the Terriers are into the finals for the third straight year. For OCN it's their first trip to the finals since 2006. The best of 7 series will tentatively start this weekend with dates to still be determined. The winner of the MJHL will move onto Penticton, BC, for the Western Canada Cup at the end of the month.
The Flin Flon Bombers are back in their SJHL Semi Final Series after beating the Nipawin Hawks 3-2 last night. The Hawks now lead the series 2-1 with game 4 tonight in Nipawin this evening.
The OCN Blizzard await the winner of the Steinbach Pistons and Portage Terriers Semi-Final Series. Game 6 goes tonight in Portage and the Terriers have a 3-2 series lead. Game time is 7:30pm. OCN will get the winner in the MJHL finals.
The Flin Flon Bombers take on the Nipawin Hawks at home tonight at 7:30. Tonight is game three of the semi final best of seven series and the hawks are leading two nothing. Game four is in Nipawin tomorrow night.
The OCN Blizzard are waiting to start the final MJHL playoff series. Game 5 of the semi-finals between Portage and Steinbach played out last night with Steinbach taking that one at home, 3-2. Portage holds a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 is in Portage tomorrow.
The Flin Flon Bombers are down 2-0 in the SJHL Semi-Final, best of 7 Series. Flin Flon lost 2-1 to Nipawin on Friday and again 3-2 to the Hawks on Saturday. Game 3 goes back to Flin Flon tomorrow night
The OCN Blizzard are off to the MJHL finals for the first time since 2006'. OCN beat the Winkler Flyers 6-2 last night and swept the semi-final series against Winkler in 4 games. The Blizzard will face the winner of the other semi-final series and play for the coveted Turnbull Cup. Steinbach will be in Portage tonight for Game 4 of that semi-final. The Terriers have a 2-1 series lead.
The Flin Flon Bombers open the second round of the SJHL Playoffs tonight. After defeating the Notre Dame Hounds in 5 games the Bombers will meet the Nipawin Hawks in the Sem-Finals. The Bombers owned the Nipawin Hawks in the regular season and will look to continue that trend. Game 1 goes tonight from the Whitney Forum. Game 2 is tomorrow in Nipawin.
The OCN Blizzard have taken a stranglehold on their MJHL Semi Final Series with the Winkler Flyers with a 3-1 win last night. Jeremy Dumont lead things offensively for the Blizzard with a goal and an assist. Epp with his 7th playoff win in the OCN crease. The Blizzard will look for the sweep against the Flyers tonight. Game time of Game 4 is 7pm at the GLMC. In the other MJHL Semi Final Series, Portage Beat Steinbach 3-2 last night to take a 2-1 series advantage.
The OCN Blizzard return to the GLMC to face the Winkler Flyers this evening. Game 3 of the MJHL Semi Final Series goes tonight. The Blizzard lead the best of 7 series 2-0. Brady Keeper leads the Blizzard with 10 points in the playoffs and Brett Epp has posted a 6-1 record with 3 shutouts between the pipes. Game time is 7pm and rush tickets can be bought today at Paperworks Plus.
Children in The Pas can get registered for minor sports this spring. Deadline to register for Lacrosse is April 3rd and minor soccer and ball is April 18th. Lacrosse is scheduled to run Mondays and Wednesdays along with Minor Ball. Minor Soccer will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays this spring. Kelsey Recreation will not accept late registration this year, and for more information you can contact 204-627-1134.
Advance tickets for Games 3 and 4 of the MJHL Semi Final Series between the OCN Blizzard and Winkler Flyers are available now. Games will be played at 7pm tomorrow and Thursday night at the GLMC. Seated Season Ticket Holders can get their tickets from 9am to 2pm at the Blizzard office and again from 6pm to 7pm, rush tickets are available at Paperworks Plus.
Photo Credit: Trevor Wright/ Opasquia Times
The Brandon Wheatkings will return home this evening looking to get back in their first round WHL playoff series with the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Tigers took the first two games and have a early lead in the best of 7 series. Game 3 goes tonight from Dauphin as the Wheatkings are moved out of Brandon thanks to a winter fair. Game is 3 is tonight at 7:30pm.
Hockey season is coming to an end at the Roy H Johnston arena. Following this Sunday, the ice will be removed from the area for the summer months. To wrap up the skating season The Pas Recreation and Wellness are hosting a free family Skate Sunday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
The OCN Blizzard will meet the Winkler Flyers in the second round, MJHL Semi-Final Series. The Blizzard moved into round 2, after a 4-1 series win over the Winnipeg Blues. Winkler defeated the Virden Oil Capitals 4-2 in their first round series. Games begin this weekend as OCN travels to Winkler for Games 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday night. Games 3 and 4 will be held in OCN next Wednesday and Thursday. All games between OCN and Winkler can be heard on 102.9 CJAR and thepasonline.com.
Game 5 of the OCN Blizzard-Winnipeg Blues first round MJHL Series has been postponed for tonight. Due to road closures on Highways 6 and 60 the game has been cancelled for this eveing. The OCN Blizzard lead the series 3-1, as Winnipeg will be forced to stave off elimination once again. Make up dates and times will be announced once they become available. Stay tuned to 102.9 CJAR for more information.
The OCN Blizzard and OCN Storm will open playoff series' this weekend. The OCN Blizzard will welcome the Winnipeg Blues Friday and Saturday at the GLMC. The Storm are on the road Saturday and Sunday to play Arborg. OCN Blizzard playoff tickets are available now. Rush tickets for games 1 and 2 this weekend can be bought and picked up at Paperworks Plus. Seated, Season Ticket Holders, can get their tickets at the Blizzard office, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 1pm and again from 6 to 8pm.
The OCN Storm lost both games they played over the weekend. The Storm were in Arborg on Friday and lost 5-4 to the Ice Dogs. OCN got slammed 6-2 by North Winnipeg on Saturday.
The Pas Curling Club was host to a high school zones tournament. Teams of students grade 9 through 12 from Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas competed. The MBCI girls team from The Pas and one MBCI boys team went undefeated and are headed to the Provincial Championships in Dauphin February 23-25.
The OCN Storm are on the road tonight to play the Northstars in Norway House. The 19-8-1 Storm are 4th place in the Keystone Junior Hockey League and will meet the last placed Northstars at 8pm. The Storm and Northstars will meet for the 7th times this season with OCN winning the first 6.
It’s a long trip for one game as the OCN Blizzard take to the road for Portage. They’re headed to play against the Terriers in a game being made up from December. The Blizzard are looking to keep pace with Winkler and Selkirk in the MJHL Standings. Portage could move into a tie for fourth with OCN with a win. Game time is 7:30pm.
The OCN Blizzard couldn’t beat the Steinbach Pistons last night. After beating Selkirk on Tuesday, OCN wrapped up this road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Pistons last night. The Blizzard next game will be Sunday afternoon at the GLMC against the Winnipeg Blues.
One down, one to go. The OCN Blizzard got by the Selkirk Steelers 3-2 last night. The Blizzard will face the number 1 team in the MJHL, the Steinbach Pistons tonight. We’ll have a full broadcast starting with the Pre-Game Show at 7:15 on 102-9 CJAR. With a win against Steinbach, OCN will be tied for 3rd in the league with Winkler.
The Blizzard announced a trade yesterday. OCN will send forwards Shane Roullette and Drayson Collyer to the Swan Valley Stampeders with future considerations for defenseman Jordan Valentino. The 20 year old Valentino has 7 goals, 20 assists and has racked up 36 penalty minutes so far this season.
The OCN Blizzard dropped all three games they played this weekend. The Blizzard fell to the Winnipeg Blues both Saturday and Sunday before losing to the Selkirk Steelers 5-1 last night. Overall OCN drops to 22-11-3 on the season and will head into the Christmas break 3rd place in the MJHL. The OCN Blizzard will open their post Christmas break on January 6th vs the Portage Terriers.
The OCN Storm are in action at the GLMC tonight. The Junior “B” Storm will welcome the the Cross Lake Islanders to their ice. Puck drops at 7 and tickets will be available at the gate.
It was a great weekend for the OCN Blizzard. OCN started out by bruising the Neepawa Natives confidence with an 8-0 spanking on Friday, then went on to beat this year’s best team in the league two games in a row. OCN beat Steinbach 2-1 in overtime on Saturday and got a 2-1 straight time win on the Pistons on Sunday. With the weekend wins the Blizzard have moved to 2nd place in the MJHL standings, just 2 points back of the Pistons. Their next game is this Saturday at the GLMC against Winkler.
The OCN Blizzard have a full slate on this last weekend of October with 3 games on their schedule. The third place in the MJHL Blizzard host 8th place Neepawa tonight at the GLMC at 7 o’clock. OCN hope to move a little closer to the top of the standings when they entertain the league’s top team Steinbach both Saturday andSunday.
The OCN Blizzard took on their biggest rival in the league last night. And it was a fight to the finish at the GLMC last night. The game went to overtime and OCN scored a 5-4 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders. The Blizzard have a busy week of work at home. They’ll welcome Neepawa on Friday and Steinbach both Saturday andSunday.
After a tough start to the weekend road trip, the OCN Blizzard got quite a confidence boost. The Blizzard were in Winkler on Friday and Saturday and they lost both of those games to the Flyers. On Sunday, OCN went to Portage La Prairie and finished the 3-day run with a huge 10-2 win over the Terriers. The Blizzard will take a two day rest before welcoming the Swan River Stampeders to the GLMC on Wednesday.
The nationally ranked OCN Blizzard set out of the road this weekend to face Winkler and Portage. The OCN Blizzard sit 16th in the country wide rankings and meet the Winkler Flyers tonight and tomorrow. The road trip wraps up Sunday in Portage against the Terriers. All 3 games this weekend will be broadcasted on 102.9 CJAR and thepasonline.com.
It was like instant replay at the GLMC over the weekend. The OCN Blizzard welcomed the Virden Oil Capitols to the ice both Friday and Saturday. Both games finished with OCN beating Virden 2-0. After the weekend's wins, OCN is in 3rd place in the league with a record of 7-1-1. They hit the road this weekend for 2 games in Winkler and a game in Portage.
Back on the road tonight for the OCN Blizzard. After last night’s game in Virden, OCN continues a mini two game swing in Portage tonight. The Blizzard and Terriers meet at 7:30pm with OCN looking for revenge after falling in Overtime 5-4 to Portage 2 weeks ago. The Blizzard are one of the hottest team in the MJHL and are looking to continue success in the month of October.
Registration has been extended for Curling in the Pas. The curling season is upon us and tonight will be one final night of registration. Adults can sign up for the winter long curling season tonight from 7 to 9pm. It will be held at The Pas Curling Club beside the Roy H Johnston arena tonight.
The OCN Blizzard had a great Thanksgiving weekend. They were home and got 2 "Ws" at the GLMC. Goalies Emiele (Eh-MEAL) Boily and Brett Epp each got a win. The Blizzard shadowed the Winnipeg Blues 4-3 on Fridayand got by the Blues again, 3-2 on Saturday. OCN start the year 4-0-1 through a 5-game homestand. The Blizzard hit the road this morning for the first time this season. They’ll be in Virden tonight against the Oil Capitols then face the Terriers in Portage tomorrow.
The OCN Blizzard have 2 games in as many nights on the Thanksgiving weekend. The Blizzard will host the Winnipeg Blues both tonight and tomorrow night at the GLMC. Tickets will be available at the gate prior to the games. Start time for each night is 7 and if you can’t make tonight’s action, catch it here on 102-9 CJAR. Jaret Schneider has the pre-game show at 6:45 and will call the plays as they happen. Elsewhere tonight, the Dauphin Kings welcome the Winkler Flyers. Portage is at Selkirk.
There were 2 games played in the MJHL last night. Steinbach got trounced at home, 5-1 by the Winnipeg Blues. Neepawa beat the Kings in Dauphin 4-2. Tonight, the Neepawa Natives continue on the road. They’ll play the Oil Capitols in Virden in the only game on the schedule. The OCN Blizzard host Winnipeg both Friday andSaturday.
The Pas Billiards 2016 Pool League starts up this month. The season starts October 19th and runs every Wednesday night for 24 weeks. The league plays in 4 player teams plus spares and the cost is ten dollars per player per week. For more information on the league you can see Larry at The Pas Billiards or call Scott at 204-233-7665.
The OCN Blizzard came from behind and tied it late in the third then took it to overtime against the Portage Terriers on Saturday. The Terriers took the win 4-3. The Blizzard now sit 2-0-1 on the season and will host the Winnipeg Blues Friday and Saturday. Last night, Portage beat the Stampeders 4-2 in Swan River, Selkirk doubled Dauphin 8-4, Steinbach embarrassed Wayway 9-1 and Winnipeg beat Virden 4-3 in OT.
The MJHL is in full swing this weekend. The OCN Blizzard are home to the Portage Terriers tomorrow night. Puck drops at 7 at the GLMC and you can get your tickets at the gate just prior to the game. After dropping 3 of 4 in exhibition play, the Blizzard are 2 and oh in the regular season. There are 4 games on the schedule for tonight.
The OCN Storm play their first exhibition game of the 2016-17 season. The Storm play host to the Norway House North Stars. Puck drop at the GLMC is at 7:30. OCN kicks off the regular season October 7 against the Islanders in Cross Lake.
The OCN blizzard rolled through the weekend with two bigs win to start the new season. Friday night OCN blanked the Dauphin Kings 3-0 in front of almost 600 fans at the GLMC. Emilien(E-Meal) Boily(Boil-E) led the way with a 26 save shutout. Yesterday OCN continued to stay hot outlasting the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4-3. Brayden Dale, Rylan Bartley, Jeremy Dumont and Daylon Campbell had OCN goals. The blizzard sit with a record of 2-0 on the season and will next face the Portage Terriers at home on Saturday.
Tomorrow night hockey is back as the OCN Blizzard begin the 2016-17 season at home. The Dauphin Kings are in town to face the rival Blizzard at 7pm. Festivities begin at 5:30pm with tailgate party and free hot dogs. The Kinsmen Club is helping out by cooking the hot dogs and new OCN Chief Christian Sinclair will drop the ceremonial faceoff. Tickets can be bought at the door and you can catch the broadcast on 102.9 CJAR starting at 6:45pm.
The OCN Blizzard went 50-50 at their final two games of the pre-season. The Swan Valley Stampeders took a 4-3 win over OCN on Friday. Tavis Rock, Daylin Campbell and Lance Hiebert were Blizzard scorers in the loss. Last night goaltenders Steven Taylor and Brett Epp combined for 28 saves in a 3-0 win. The Blizzard went 1 for 3 in the pre-season. The regular season for OCN starts Saturday at the GLMC against Dauphin.
The OCN Blizzard continue preseason action this weekend with 2 games against the Swan Valley Stampeders. Tomorrow night the stamps are in town to meet the Blizzard at 7pm. The rematch will be Sunday evening in Swan Valley. It will be the final two pre season games for each team as they gear up for the regular season. OCN opens the season Sat Sept 24th vs the Dauphin Kings at home.
The OCN Blizzard will look for revenge tonight against the Flin Flon Bombers. After dropping their exhibition opener to the Bomberson Tuesday 6-1 the Blizzard will make the trip north to Flin Flon. OCN is expected to dress more returning players then Tuesdaynight and tonight’s game can be heard on 102.9 CJAR. Puck drops at 7:30 with Jaret Schneider.
The OCN Blizzard open the 2016-17 Preseason tonight as the Flin Flon Bombers are in town. The Blizzard are expected to skate a young team tonight for the first game and will face off against a young Bomber team as well. Puck drops at 7pm at the GLMC and tickets at the door are just 5 dollars.
OCN Blizzard rookie camp came to an end yesterday and with it brings the beginning of main camp. The two days rookie camp saw young talented hockey players from across the province try to impress OCN coaching staff and earn their shot at a chance to make this year’s team. The top players from rookie camp will move on to main camp that begins today along with returning OCN Blizzard players from last season. Main camp gets underway with skates and mini games today and concludes with the annual intersquad gameSunday afternoon.
It’s almost the end of the season for The Pas Slo Pitch League. Games tonight include the B Side final at Arena 1 at 7pm. Also in the C side Semi finals Tipsy 10 takes on the Alouette 12 Fordies at 7pm at Centennial. The season raps up with the C Side Finaltomorrow and A side final next Tuesday.
The OCN Blizzard are set to begin their pre season schedule on September 6th. The Blizzard will play their first game of the season at home to the Flin Flon Bombers. In total the Blizzard will play 4 exhibition games as tune ups for the regular season that gets underway Sept 24th. Season tickets are also available and can be bought at Paperworks Plus or the Blizzard office. Adult season tickets for the 29 game home schedule are just 250-dollars a savings of 69.
The Pas Slo Pitch League is well into the playoffs now. Two games in the C Side bracket play tonight. Both at 7pm Pure Pressure faces Hits and Giggles at Arena 1, with the winner moving on to face sweatshop swingers next week. Old Balls takes on Big League Crew at Centennial with the winner there moving on to play Tipsy 10.
An annual golf tournament is taking place this Sunday. Bob Kerslake a member with the Halcrow lake Golf and Country Club says the annual Par 3 golf tournament has had great turnout over the years. "I'd love to see a hundred, but it's been good, strong entry. I would say that we probably averaged in the seven years previous to this, 80 players. Which is great". Tee off is at 11am with registration at the Halcrow Lake Golf and Country Club this week or the morning of.
Its playoff time in The Pas Slo Pitch League. The regular season has come to an end and Blue Jays finished the best record at 22-2. Rounding out the top 5 teams include the Paperworks Pounders, Team Ti, Balls Deep and Bracken Dam OG. Complete playoff schedule can be found at The Pas Slo Pitch League facebook page, games begin this week.
The 2016-17 hockey season is fast approaching and the OCN Blizzard are looking for billet families. If you would like to become a Blizzard billet or know someone who would, you can call or text 204-620-0581 for more information.
There’s just a few days left in the regular season for The Pas Slo Pitch League. Three games scheduled tonight between the ball diamonds. At arena 1 EVM takes on Blue Jays, At Kinsmen Old Balls meets Big League Crew and at Centennial Tipsy ten plays on the Paperworks Pounders. All games begin at 7pm and are weather pending. You can check The Pas Slo Pitch Leagues facebook page for any cancellations and make up games.
OCN Blizzard player Brady Keeper is moving on. The defenseman has been selected by the NCAA University of Maine for the 2017-18 season. A fast skating, quick thinker, Keeper had 32 goals and 58 assists in the 2 years he’s had with OCN.
A Soccer tournament held in memory of Henry Personius will be held during Indian Days from August 19th-21st on Opaskwayak Cree Nation. There will be both Mens and Womens divisions, with entry fees of $600 per team; entry deadline is Tuesday August 16th. First prize in each division will take home $3000, with prizes awarded up to third place. For more information on the tournament you can contact Barney Monias (Moan-EE-Ass) at 204-620-0578.
A few games are on the schedule for this evening. The Sweatshop Swingers vs The Stompers at Arena 1, Pure Pressure vs Hits N Giggles at Kinsmen and Old Balls vs Tipsy Ten at Centennial, all games begin at 7PM.
The Halcrow Lake Golf & Country Club will be putting on a Ladies Open Tournament on Sunday, 18 holes with a shotgun start at11AM. All ladies are welcome to come out and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded for Closest to the Pin, Putting, Longest and Straightest drive. Winners will be determined by flight and by number of entries, the tournament is $60 and includes a meal afterwards.
Just a couple of games on tonight's schedule. The Deadly Diamonds against the Allouette 12Fordies at Arena 1, Team T against Sons of Piches at Kinsmen and Ocn Jacs vs EVM at Centennial. Both games to start at 7pm.
As the season winds down, there are just 3 games on The Pas Slo-Pitch schedule. Blue Jays are up against Tipsy Ten at Arena 1. Kinsmen Field has E-V-M taking on The Stompers and Bracken Dam O-G will play against Big League Crew at Centennial. All games start at 7.
There are just 3 games on The Pas Slo-Pitch schedule tonight. Team Fireballs play Sons of Pitches at Arena 1 diamond. Centennial Field has Paperworks Pounders taking on Balls Deep and Old Balls face Master Batters at Kinsmen Field. All 3 games have a 7 o’clock start.
Three games tonight in The Pas Slo Pitch League. Games begin at 7pm and Arena 1 has Blue Jays meeting the Paperworks Pounders. At Kinsmen The Stompers play Big League Crew and at Centennial Balls Deeps faces off with Old Balls.
Opaskwayak Indian Days is coming up in August and now is the time to get your soccer team entered for the Henry Personius memorial tournament. Entry fee is 600 dollars per time. There’s 6-thousand dollars in prize money available in each the men’s and women’s divisions. To register you can call 623-0483 or 978-0700.
Tonight is the final night of double headers in The Pas Slo Pitch League. A full 6 game schedule, with Master Batters playing a double header against Sweatshop Swingers and Team T at Arena 1. At Kinsmen Old Balls plays OCN Jacs and Sons of Pitches. And at Centennial Pure Pressure plays Alouette 1240’s and Blue Jays.
There are five Slo-Pitch games to take in tonight in The Pas. Blue Jays play a double-header against Old Balls and Balls Deep at Arena 1. At Kinsmen Field, Tipsy Ten are back-to-back with Team Fireballs and Team T. And Bracken Dam O-G are up against Deadly Diamonds in the lone game at Centennial. First pitch at all 3 parks is at 6:30.