The OCN Blizzard has announced that Wayne Yaremko is the new general manager of the team. Also Andy Gordanier will be stepping down as Blizzards marketing director on April 27th and Shawna Hrappstead will be talking over that role.
With the departure of Head Coach Doug Hedley. The Blizzard is still looking for someone to fill that position
The JK Canada Karate Tournament was held at UCN The Pas gymnasium last weekend and 16 athletes from The Pas Competed and collectively they earned 32 medals including 10 gold, 17 silver, and 5 bronze. Sensei Jodi Kuhl says that the students did really well and that it was an excellent tournament.
The tournament also had athletes from other communities including Flin Flon, Thompson, and Winnipeg.
The OCN Blizzard is now looking for a new head coach. The Blizzards Head Coach Doug Hedley has bid the hockey team farewell. Hedley has worked with the team for many years and the blizzard is wishing him the best of luck in the future.
The JK of Canada National Karate Tournament will be taking place at the UCN The Pas Campus Gymnasium Tomorrow. The Tournament will have competitors from many other communities including Flin Flon, Winnipeg, Thompson, and many others.
The tournament is open to students that are yellow belt and higher and it will begin at 9:30 AM and wrap up around 4 or 5 o clock in the afternoon.
WHL hockey player and The Pas Native Connor Dewar is now eligible for the 2018 National Hockey League entry Draft. Dewar, who skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs in development camp last June has played for the WHL’s Everett Silvertips in Washington for the past few seasons. Among his accomplishments, he's the youngest player in the team's history to reach 38 goals in a season. The summer NHL entry draft will take place in Dallas June 22nd and 23rd.
The TVF 6th Annual Open Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament begins tonight. The first games will be played at the UCN gym starting at 6:45. Games will also be played on Saturday at Scott Bateman Middle School, Margret Barbour Collegiate and the UCN gym.
Participating teams have a chance to win cash prizes including $3000 for first place, $2,000 for Second Place, $1000 for third and $400 for 4th and spectators can win some cool door prizes including CFL tickets.
Admission costs and a complete schedule of games can be found online at The Pas Community What’s Happening in The Tri area Facebook group.
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has decided to go ahead with this years playoffs following the tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos.
The league made the decision yesterday, which they say was made only when given a blessing from the Broncos organization.
The message from the board of the Humboldt Bronces was that the power of healing is in the game.
The SJHL final between Nipawin and Estevan will start on Saturday.
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Last week, MBCI held and invitational badminton tournament. Caitlin Armstrong from MBCI won second place in the Senior Varsity Girls Division and second in Senior Varity Doubles alongside MBCI’s Meghan McMillan and Hunter Rambow and Bryce Olson of MBCI won second in the Senior Boys Doubles.
Last week The Pas Huskies Players were honoured for their good deeds for The Town of The Pas and for winning The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup at the Manitoba Legislature.
The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin acknowledged the impact that The Pas Huskies have for The Pas and she said it doesn’t matter how old you are you can still have a positive impact on the community. All the MLA’S gave the huskies a standing ovation at the ceremony for their hard work.
The MJHL finals are now set in stone. Steinbach beat Winnipeg 4 games 2 in the semi-finals to make it into the last best of 7 of the season. Virden swept Winkler in their semi-final. The last run to the Turnbull Cup between the Oil Capitols and the Pistons starts tomorrow.
Margret Barbour Collegiate is going to be hosting an individual badminton tournament starting tomorrow until Saturday. Games will be played at MBCI and Scott Bateman Middle School and there will be players from Flin Flon, Thompson, Moose Lake and Snow Lake.
Representatives from The Pas Huskies minor hockey team will be going to the Manitoba legislature on April 3rd where they will be honored for their contribution to the community.
After winning the 2018 Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup The Pas Huskies put their prize money of $15,000 towards the Oscars Place Homeless Shelter.
The OCN Blizzard season has come to an end and their annual awards banquet was held at the Aseneskak Casino on Wednesday evening. There were a total of 14 awards given and Anthony Keeper won The “Most Popular Player” and the “Top Scorer” awards. Other winners included Tavis Roch who won this years Tuff Guy Award, and Austin Shumanski won the most dedicated player award. A complete list of award winners can be found at ocnblizzard.com
The race to the Turnbull Cup has come to an end for the OCN Blizzard. The Blizzard were ousted last night after losing game 6 of the first round of the MJHL playoffs. The Flyers advance to the next round after beating OCN 7-6 in overtime in Winkler. 4 of the 6 games in that series went to overtime. 3 of those games went to double overtime. In the other series, Virden advanced after beating Selkirk 4 games to 1, Steinbach swept Swan Valley 4-nothing and Winnipeg leads Portage 3 games to 2.
It's do or die for the rest of the first round of the playoffs for OCN. The Blizzard are down 3 games to one in the best of 7 against the Winkler Flyers. Game 5 goes tonight at the GLMC. Tickets are available at Paperworks Plus today and at the gate tonight. We'll have a live broadcast on 102-9 CJAR strting at 6:45. Game 6, if needed, will be Sunday at 7:30 in Winkler. Also, Virden is at Selkirk tonight. The Oil Capitols have a 2-1 series lead.
The Flyers blanked the Blizzard 3-0 last night in Game 4 of the first round of the MJHL playoffs. Winkler now leads the best of 7, three games to one. Game 5 will be tomorrow night at 7 at the GLMC. Tickets are available at Paperworks Plus in the Otineka Mall.
All 8 MJHL teams are in playoff action tonight. The OCN Blizzard are in Winkler. The Blizzard go against the Flyers down 2 games to none. We’ll have a full broadcast starting with the Pre-Game Show at 7:15. Steinbach goes into Swan River leading the Stampeders 2 games to none. Winnipeg is at Portage. The Blues lead 2 games to none and Selkirk is at Virden. That series is tied at one apiece.
The Middle years basketball tournament was held in The Pas last weekend and teams from Flin Flon, Creighton and Cranberry participated. The Pas Boys team won the AA side, the girls side winners was The Pas team, and Creighton was the boys A side winner.
The OCN Blizzard had a rough start to the playoffs. The Blizzard are down 2 games to none after losing to the Winkler Flyers, 4-3 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday. OCN needs momentum to change in their favor in a big way as home ice advantage now goes to Winkler for games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Elsewhere in the MJHL playoffs, Steinbach has a 2-0 series lead on Swan Valley, Selkirk and Virden are tied at a game apiece and Winnipeg leads Portage 2 games to none.
The Pas Huskies Minor Hockey team received the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup and their cash award of $15,000 at a special ceremony at the Kelsey Recreation Wellness Centre on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies received a lot of praise not only for their victory but for their efforts with helping people in the community.
Olympic Gold Medalist Caroline Ouellette, and Chad Zolinski from The Stand Up For Oscars Place Group spoke at the ceremony and they congratulated the team. The Huskies will be putting their $15,000 prize money towards the Oscars Place Homeless Shelter.
The Pas native and swimmer Jarvis Gibb’s gold medal count at The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson is now at five. He won gold in 100 metre individual medley, 100 metre breaststroke, 50 metre breaststroke, 50 metre freestyle, and 50 metre butterfly.
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The 2018 Legion Funspiel that was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.
The Pas men’s annual bonspiel is taking place from March 16th to the 18th at The Pas Curling Club. The entry fee is $220 per team which includes a supper and a dance. To register call 620-2601 or sign up at the curling rink.
There is over $10,000 worth of prizes to be won and the deadline to sign up is March 14th.
The North Region Bantam Male Hockey Team won bronze medal at The Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson on Wednesday. Two hockey players from The Pas Chase Bertholet and Keilan Holland played on the team and will be taking home Manitoba Winter Games Medals.
The Manitoba and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey Leagues have renewed the ANAVET cup series. A best of seven series where the winner advances to the RBC Cup
The ANAVET cup series will begin on April 27th and the 29th at the home arena of the MJHL Champion.
The Manitoba Male Bantam AA Provincials begin tomorrow in The Pas. The First game will be played at 2PM and Flin Flon will take on OCN. The Pas natives Ashton Paul, Connor Collgan, Nathan Moore and Colby Hnidy will be playing for Flin Flon and OCN has a few players from The Pas as well. A complete schedule of the Bantam AA Provincials can be found online at thepasminorhockey.ca/provincials
The Pas Huskies are the winner of this year’s Chevy Good Deeds cup and they will be celebrating this Saturday. The celebration will take place at the wellness centre from 3-4 PM and a free skate at the Roy H Johnston Arena will follow from 4:30 to 5:30.
Olympic Silver Medalist Brigitte Lacquette visited The Pas recently and she conducted a speech at the Roy H Johnston Arena. Lacquette played for the Canadian woman’s hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics and they won silver medal.
During her presentation she talked about her career as a hockey player and the obstacles that she had to overcome and the most important message she delivered was that it doesn’t matter where you come from you can always achieve your dreams.”
She feels that representing first nations will give other first nations people feelings of hope.
The Pas Huskies won the bronze medal at the Hockey Manitoba Male Pee Wee Rural A Provincials in La Broquerie on Sunday. They beat the Carman cougars 6-4. More results can be found online at hockeymanitobastats.ca
Hockey Manitoba Male Rural A1 Provincials were held in The Pas last weekend. The Lorette Comets won first place, The Thompson King Minors came in second, and the Portage Terriers Placed third. The Pas Huskies lost to the Flin Flon Bombers 6-1 in the consolation finals on Sunday. More results can be found online at hockeymanitobastats.ca
It was a lucky weekend for MBCI and Scott Bateman Basketball teams. The MBCI Senior Girls and senior boys played at the senior varsity basketball finals in Norway House. The Senior Girls won third place and the senior boys came in second.
Meanwhile the Scott Bateman Boys basketball team placed first at their tournament in Dauphin.
The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson opened yesterday and many swimmers from The Pas will be participating. Caitlin Mcdonald and Ella Neagle are competing in the Youth Female Position, Breean Luce, Gabrielle Alyea and Payton Poulin are the Junior Female Position.
Jarvis Gibb and Alex Battams are in the youth male position and Owen Kerr and Damarcus Pasiowetz will compete in the Junior Male Position. For more on the winter games visit sportmanitoba.ca
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The OCN Blizzard went to Swan River for their final game of the regular MJHL season. The Stampeders stomped the Blizzard 4-0 at yesterday’s game. The Blizzard face the Winkler Flyers in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 in the best of 7 is Thursday at OCN. The Blizzard finished the season 32-20-5, 4th in the league. Winkler sit 5th after a 35-25-0 season.
The OCN Storm lost both of their last games of the KJHL season. The Storm got hammered 8-1 by the Warriors in St. Malo on Friday. OCN lost 5-4 to St. Malo on Saturday. The Storm finished the season in 3rd place overall.
The OCN Blizzard will have a couple of nights off before they face the Swan Valley Stampeders this Sunday at 2:30 PM. The Blizzard are still fourth place in the league.
The senior varsity basketball finals are in Norway house this weekend and the MBCI boys and girl’s varsity teams will be competing. Elseware, the Scott Bateman Boys Basketball team is headed to Dauphin.
The 2018 Hockey Manitoba Pee Wee Division Provincials will begin tomorrow here in The Pas and will wrap up on Sunday.
Tomorrow the first game will be played at 1:30 where The Pas will face Flin Flon. Followed by a game at 3:15 that will see Thompson take on Stonewall, and Portage will play Cross Lake at 5PM
You can find more information and a complete schedule for the provincials online at thepasminorhockey.ca/provincials
The OCN Blizzard beat the Swan Valley Stampeders in their last home game of the regular season last night 5-3. The Stampeders will have a chance at redemption this Sunday in Swan River against the Blizzard. The puck drops at 2:30PM.
The last OCN Blizzard home game of the regular season will be played tonight at 7PM. They will be taking on the Swan Valley Stampeders and we will have all the action here on 102.9 CJAR with Marty Martinson. The Blizzard has clinched a playoff position and they sit in 4th place in the MJHL.
The OCN Storm played two home games over the weekend. They pulled off a win on Saturday night against the St Malo Warriors 6-5 but the Warriors redemed themselves when they won 5-3 on Sunday afternoon.
The Storm will be on the road this weekend and will play in St Malo.
The OCN Blizzard didn't have much luck on Saturday night when they lost 4-1 but they managed to beat the Neepawa Natives in overtime last night 6-5 in their last road trip of the regular season. Their next game will be play at home at The Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre at 7PM on Wednesday.
It was a busy weekend for athletes at MBCI. The curling teams played in the provincials in Winkler where they lost their first game then lost their second game in extra ends. Meanwhile the Junior varsity girls and boys basketball teams played the zone 11 finals in Thompson and both teams lost to Thompson. Finally the senior varsity boys played at a tournament in Dauphin where they won there first game against Russel and went to side A but lost their other two games to Dauphin and Swan River.
The senior boys and girls varsity basketball finals will be played in Norway house this weekend and the Scott Bateman boys basketball team will be playing in Dauphin.
The OCN Blizzard’s last road trip of the season continues tonight with a stop in Waywayseecappo. The Blizzard will wrap up the trip in Neepawa where they face the Natives both Saturday and Sunday night. All 3 games will be broadcast on 102-9 CJAR. OCN’s final game of the regular season is at home against the Stampeders on Wednesday.
The OCN Storm will have home ice advantage when they face St. Malo for games both Saturday and Sunday. Puck drops Saturday night at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Tickets for both will be available at the gate.
The OCN Blizzard’s final road trip of the regular season kicked off with a loss. The Blizzard fell 3-2 in a shootout with the Terriers in Portage. OCN is in 4th place in the MJHL. Their next game is Friday night in Waywayseecappo.
Athletes at MBCI are on the road. The MBCI curling team will play in the curling provincials in Winkler from today until the 24th. Meanwhile the boys and girls junior varsity basketball teams will be going to the zone 11 finals in Thompson from February 23rd to the 24th and the senior varsity boys basketball team is headed to Dauphin for an invitational tournament that runs from the 23rd to the 24th.
The OCN are on the road this morning. The Blizzard face the Terriers in Portage at 7:30 tonight in one of three games on the schedule. The next live broadcast will be on Friday when OCN are in Waywayseecappo.
The OCN Blizzard had a winning weekend at home. The Blizzard beat Waywayseecappo 3-2 at the Roy H. Jonhston Arena on Friday. OCN again shadowed the Wolverines, 2-1 at the GLMC Saturday night. The Blizzard will next hit the road for a 4-game trip that starts in Portage on Wednesday.
The OCN Storm had just one game on the long weekend. The Storm fell 5-4 to the North Stars Saturday night.
The Blizzard got a big win at home last night. The OCN Blizzard welcomed the Dauphin Kings to the GLMC and sent the Kings back home with a 7-4 loss. Brady Valliquette and Brayden Dale each scored a hat trick in the win. OCN are back at it Friday when they host Waywayseecappo at the Roy H. Johnston Arena in The Pas.
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The OCN Blizzard had 3 games in as many nights over the weekend. The Blizzard were in Winkler, winning Friday’s game 4-1. It took a shootout for the Flyers to take Saturday’s game 5-4. On Sunday, OCN fell 6-3 to Neepawa. The Blizzard get 2 days of skate time before hosting Dauphin on Wednesday.
The OCN Storm had an unprecedented losing weekend at home. The Storm lost in a shootout, 7-6 to the Peguis Juniors on Saturday. Peguis dumped OCN 7-3 on Sunday. The Storm still sit in second place in the KJHL, two points back of Selkirk.
It was a busy weekend for school basketball teams.
The MBCI Junior Girls Varsity team played in the Gilbert Plains tournament over the weekend. Even though they lost all three of their games they still played extremely well. Meanwhile the varsity boys came in second place overall winning three games out of four at their tournament in Minnedossa and the senior varsity girls came in 3rd place in the B side of their tournament in Flin Flon.
The Scott Bateman Middle School boys and girls basketball teams also played in a tournament in Swan River on Saturday. One of the boy’s teams came in third while the other boys team came in 4th and the girls team came in 5th place.
The OCN Blizzard have a full weekend road trip scheduled. The Blizzard play Winkler back to back tonight and tomorrow night. OCN is in Neepawa on Sunday. Tonight’s and tomorrow’s game will start at 7:30. Sunday has a 6:30 start. All 3 will be broadcast on 102.9 CJAR.
The OCN Storm will play host to the Peguis Juniors tomorrow and Sunday. Saturday’s game starts at 8. Sunday is a matinee game. Puck drops at 1:30. Tickets will be available at the gate for both.
The MBCI senior varsity girls Basketball team is playing in a tournament today and tomorrow in Flin Flon. The junior varsity girls basketball team will play in a tournament in Gilbert Plains, and the junior varsity boys will be playing in a tournament in Minnedosa. The boys and girls basketball teams at Scott Bateman middle school are in a tournament in Swan River on Saturday.
The 40th Annual Grub box Atom Tournament was held in The Pas over the weekend and The B division grub box cup was won by The Pas Huskies with a score of 6-3 over Thompson. Also the A division morrish cup was won by Thompson with a score of 4-3.
The Double A division Grub Box cup was won by Thompson Over Swan River 6-3, and T
he double A Huskies lost the bronze medal to Flin Flon in a close overtime game. For a complete list of scores and photos from the tournament go to the pasminorhockey.ca
The MBCI Boys had 3 teams at a curling zones tournament in Flin Flon on the weekend. MBCI Team 1 went 5 games undefeated to win the event. Gillam came second. MBCI 2 finished 3rd while MBCI 3 finished 4th.
The OCN Blizzard got one of two at this GLMC on the weekend. Neepawa beat OCN 3-1 on Friday. The Blizzrd blanked Winkler. OCN is off this week. Their next play is in Winkler on Friday
The OCN Storm had two games over the weekend. The Juniors trumped OCN 7-6. That game in Peguiswent to a shootout. On Saturday, the Storm doubled North Winnipeg 4-2.
The OCN Storm are on the road this weekend. The Storm face the Juniors in Peguis tonight and head to our capitol tomorrow to take on the North Winnipeg Satellites. The Storm sit second in the KJHL, 2 points back of Selkirk and 2 ahead of Peguis.
It’s a busy weekend for The OCN Blizzard as they take on the Neepawa Natives tonight and the Winkler flyers on Saturday night at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial centre. The puck drops at 7PM for both games. The Blizzard sit in 5th place in the league with 25 wins and 15 losses.
The 40th Annual Grub Box Atom Minor Hockey Tournament begins on February 2nd until the 4th. The games will be played at The Roy H Johnston Arena and The Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.
The Alongside the Huskies there will be teams from, Flin Flon, Thompson, OCN, Cross Lake, Norway House, Snow Lake Gilliam and Swan River. The First game will feature the B Divisions Flin Flon Bombers and The Pas Huskies at 12PM at the Roy H Johnston Arena.
This Tournament is proudly sponsored by The Grub Box.
The OCN Blizzard game against the Stampeders tonight has been postponed as Swan River has declared a state of emergency due to a water shortage. No word yet on a make-up date.
It was a busy weekend for the MBCI and Scott Bateman Middle School Basketball Players. The Junior Boys and girls played in their home tournament this weekend and the boys finished second in the A pool and the girls teams finished second place in the B pool.
The Senior Boys basketball team was in Brandon where they lost to Swan River and Dauphin but where victorious over Crocus Plains.
The boys and girls teams at Scott Bateman Middle School Both won their tournaments which were held in Creighton and Flin Flon.
The Blizzard were on the road this weekend and the Blues got to them. Winnipeg beat OCN 3-1 on Friday. The Blues won again last night, 4-3. OCN will have a skate today then head to Swan River to take on the Stampeders tomorrow night.
The OCN Blizzard are on the road this weekend. The Blizzard face the Winnipeg Blues both tonight and Sunday night. Tonight’s game at 7 and Sunday night at 6:30 will be broadcast live on 102-9 CJAR. OCN has won their last 3 games.
The MBCI Junior Boys and Girls basketball teams will be playing in a tournament at MBCI and Scott Bateman Middle School. The Tournament begins this afternoon at 4 and will wrap up tomorrow. Meanwhile the senior boys basketball team will be playing a tournament in Brandon this weekend and the middle school boys and girls basketball teams are headed to Creighton and Flin Flon for a Tournament.
The OCN Blizzard seem to be back to their winning ways. Trygve Many Guns had 2 goals for OCN as they doubled up the Wolverines in Waywayseecappo 4-2 last night. The Blizzard have the day off. They’re in Winnipeg tomorrow night.
Another big win for the OCN Storm. The Storm beat Cross Lake 8-5 at the GLMC last night. The Storm remain tied for first with Selkirk. The Peguis Juniors are 2 points back.
The OCN Blizzard are on the road this afternoon. OCN wiil be in Waywayseecappo to night for a game against the Wolverines. Puck drops at 7:30 with Marty Martinson at the call. Catch the pre-game show at 7:15. Last night, Mark Liwiski had 2 goals to help the Blizzard beat the Dauphin Kings 5-2
The OCN Blizzard are back in action tonight. After beating the Winnipeg Blues here on Saturday, the Blizzard hope for a repeat when they face the Dauphin Kings at the GLMC. Puck drops at 7 Tickets will be available at the gate at 6:30.
The Swan Valley Stampeders took home the Doug's Source for Sports Cup, top honours in the "AA" division, with a 7-3 victory over the Flin Flon "AA" Bombers.
The Thompson King Miners took home the "A" title, and the Prince-Berscheid Cup, with a 12-2 win over the Tataskweyak Eagles.
Third place in the "AA" division went to the The Pas Huskies, who won 3-2 over the "AA" King Miners. The Norway House Northstars won the "A" third place game with a 5-4 victory over The Pas.
The OCN Blizzard had just one game over the weekend. The Blizzard got their first win of 2018 when they beat the Winnipeg Blues 3-2 Saturday night at the GLMC. The Blizzard will welcome the Dauphin Kings next. They play tomorrow night at 7.