The Pas Sports News Archives for 2019-03

Brady Keeper to make NHL debut

Brady Keeper from Cross Lake and OCN Blizzard alumni will make his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers against the Ottawa Senators. Since signing with the Panthers, Keeper has spent his time in practice and will try to help Florida grab a big 2 points as they try to get into the wildcard race.


Keeper is the only person from Pimicikamak Cree Nation to make it to the NHL, he went undrafted signing with Florida and immediately joining them from the University of Maine. Puckdrop in Ottawa is at 6:30.

Flin Flon Bombers try to go for reverse sweep

The Flin Flon Bombers and Battleford Northstars faceoff in game 7 action tonight in Battleford. The Bombers in this series were on the verge of being swept but many late game heroics and overtime periods has put the Bombers in a position to comeback and attempt to move onto the semi-finals.


Puckdrop in Battleford is at 8:30. 

Womans Self Defence class coming to the Sweatshop

A free woman's self defense class is coming to the Sweatshop on the weekend of March 30th and 31st with the Pas Friendship Centre and The Pas Renewal Corporation instructed by Midwest Karate instructors Jodie Kuhl and Jenn Cook.


The classes are open for those 13 years and older. Saturday's class runs from 10am to 4pm with Sunday's from 10am to 3pm with lunch provided. To register call Holly at the Friendship centre at 204-627-7506

Do or die for OCN Storm

The OCN Storm and Peguis Juniors faceoff tonight at the GLMC. The Juniors were able to comeback last weekend and tie the series at 2 and now its winner take all as the Storm will look to advance to the next round in the KJHL playoffs.


Puckdrop at the GLMC gets underway at 8pm.

Blizzard Alumni signs NHL entry level deal

Brady Keeper from Cross Lake and former Blizzard defeseman has just inked a 2 year deal with the Florida Panthers in the NHL. Keeper, 22 has spent the past few years in the University of Maine leading the team in defence goals (7) , assist' (15) and points (22)


Keeper played 161 games with the OCN Blizzard totalling 133 points and was the top Defenceman of the year and the league MVP in the 2016-17 season.

OCN Storm drop 2 straight on the road

The OCN Storm were in Peguis this past weekend in hopes to move onto the next round of the KJHL playoffs. The Juniors however have now forced a game 5 with the series tied at 2.


Game 5 will take place Tuesday night at the GLMC with puckdrop at 8pm.

Allan rink honours former Humboldt Broncos player

Residents and travellers alike were in Allan, Saskatchewan this past Saturday at the site of a hockey rink getting rebranded. The rink - formally known as the Allan Communiplex donned a new name in memory of a former Humboldt Broncos captain and local to Allan.


The new name honours Logan Schatz one of the players who lost their life in the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy which occured almost one year ago. The Logan Schatz Memorial Arena  is the same arena Schatz grew up playing in and developed his love for hockey.


Schatz' parents said they were very touched by the legacy this will leave in the town and a fitting tribute. The Logan Schatz Memorial Arena includes a new design which features 2 of Schatz' sticks.



OCN Storm gain 2-0 lead in playoff series against Peguis

The OCN Storm opened their postseaon against the Peguis Juniors at the GLMC now lead 2-0 in a best of 5 series. Saturday night the Storm were able to rally and grab an overtime win 5-4 and routed the Juniors yesterday afternoon 7-4.

The Storm will head on the road this weekend for games 3 and 4 on Saturday and Sunday.

Sequoia Swan makes WHL debut

With the Blizzard currently in their offseason some players are taking the chance to get some more regular season action in. Sequoia Swan made his WHL debut this past weekend for the Tri-City Americans in a 3-0 loss to the Everett Silvertips


Swan in his rookie season with the OCN Blizzard recorded 10 goals and 10 assist' in 58 games.

Connor DeWar signs NHL Entry Level deal

Local Connor DeWar has inked a 3 year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild. DeWar - who was drafted in the third round by the Wild is among the best in the WHL registering 34 goals and 51 assists totaling 75 points in 52 games with the Everett Silvertips.


The entry level deal is set to take effect at the start of the NHL's next season. 

OCN Blizzard season is over

The OCN Blizzard season wrapped up Saturday night at the Roy H Johnston arena as the Blizzard walked away with a shootout win over the Winnipeg Blues 4-3. Sequoia Swan and Dodge Long scored in the shootout to snag the victory.


With a big season of many ups and downs, changes from the dressing room to management to ownership, the team now has a long offseason ahead of them to regroup and improve for next season.

MBCI Senior Boys advance to AAA Provincials

MBCI’s senior boys basketball team went 4-0 on their weekend winning the Zone 11 banner. The Spartans bested Norway House 94-51 in the finals and will now qualify for the AAA Provincial Varsity Boys Basketball Championships being held in Winnipeg next week. 

OCN Blizzard will end season this weekend

The season will close this weekend for the OCN Blizzard with their last 2 home games. Action tonight and tomorrow will be at the Roy H Johnston Arena as the Blizzard host the Winnipeg Blues.


This matchup brings back Tony Apetagon, James Maxwell and Darren Gisiti who played for the Blizzard prior to the MJHL Trade Deadline when they were dealt to Winnipeg.


Friday's game at the RHJ is at 7pm with Saturdays action also at 7. Both games will be broadcasted on 102.9 CJAR.

OCN Storm postseason starts next week

The OCN Storm closed off their season last weekend and will open up the postseason with their series against the Peguis Juniors. The Storm will get home ice and welcome in the Juniors next weekend at the GLMC. The games will be a best of 5 series.


Playoff dates are as follows

G1 - Saturday March 9th - 8pm @ OCN

G2 - Sunday March 10th - 2:30pm @ OCN

G3 - Saturday March 16th - 8pm @ Peguis

G4 - Sunday March 17th - 2:30pm @ Peguis


If necessary game 5 will be in OCN Tuesday March 19th.  


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