The Pas Sports News Archives for 2020-11

Fred Saskamoose Passes Away at 86

Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL and a founding member of the Northern Indian Hockey League has passed away after a battle with a presumed case of Covid-19. He was 86.

 

Saskamoose was born in Debden Saskatchewan on Chrismas day in 1933. He began his hockey career with the Duck Lake Ice Hockey Team.

 

Saskamoose played 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks between 1953-54 before playing in various minor leagues until 1961.

 

He served as a band councilor of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation for 35 years, and spent one term as Chief. Saskamoose was also inducted into multiple halls of fame and a recipient of the Order of Canada in 2017.

Flin Flon Bombers Games Postponed

The Flin Flon Bombers were hoping to schedule this past weekend's games with North Battleford for this Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Arctic Radio has received word that these games as well as any future games have been postponed until at least after the Christmans break.

 

The SJHL is still in play however Flin Flon is still considered inside of Manitoba's red zone which has paused all hockey until the new year.

 

Head Coach and GM, Mike Reagan says that the organization is treating this as top priority and will continue to follow all the rules and protocol in a safe and respectful manner.

MJHL Pauses Hockey Until 2021

The MJHL has announced that all hockey activities will be postponed until at least January 1st 2021.

 

The date of the leagues resumption may change in accordance with the public health guidlines.

 

The entire province has been put into critical level (red) as Covid-19 numbers continue to rise. The new restrictions will remain in effect until at least 11:59 PM on December 11th 2020.

MJHL Teams Under Investigation for Disobeying Covid-19 Restrictions

Two MJHL teams are under investigation for disobeying Covid-19 regulations this week.

 

The Winnipeg Blues and new Winnipeg Freeze, both owned by the same group are under investigation after a video surfaced on livebarn.com of the teams practicing at Sunova Arena in Warren.

 

Winnipeg is currently under restriction level red as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the province. Any team within a region under red restrictions is prohibited from any hockey activity outside of those zones.

MJHL Standings

It's been an interesting start for teams in the MJHL, however even with the threat of Covid-19 teams have still managed to get out on the ice.

 

Currently the Waywayseecappo Wolverines lead the Northwest division with seven wins and three losses.

 

The Virden Oil Capitals lead the Interior division as well and the league with eight wins and zero losses.

 

In the Southwest division the Winnipeg Blues lead with five wins and zero losses.

 

Teams all over the league have had to postpone multiple games due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns. The OCN Blizzard have postponed four games so far and another two games previously scheduled for this weekend. Currently the OCN Blizzard are sitting second last in the league with one win and five losses.

Northstars Battle Chiefs

The Norman Northstars hosted the Yellowhead Chiefs in a pair of games at the C.A.Nesbitt Arena in Thompson.

 

The two teams battled Saturday and Sunday with the Chiefs winning 5 to 2 and 6 to 0.

 

Flin Flon's Magnus Pearson scored his first goal of the year on Saturday with Nolan Rideout picking up an assist.

 

Odin Chuch came in to the game in the third period and stopped 13 out of 15.

 

Norman will fall to 0-7 and will hit the road for the first time this year as they will take on the Parkland Rangers three times.

 

They will play in Swan River on Friday and Dauphin,  Saturday and Sunday.

MJHL Public Health Update

This weeks scheduled games involving the OCN Blizzard have been postponed due to a public health concern.

 

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is following our return to play guidelines while working closely with public health officials and following their direction.

 

Public Health are the only informed authority to provide public information via daily bulletins on possible exposure, close contact to exposure or the declaration of an outbreak.  We will adhere to these Public Health Protocols concerning any COVID related public announcement.

 

OCN Blizzard's first win of the season

The OCN Blizzard won their first game of the season last night against the Dauphin Kings! Aiden Litke opened things up with the first goal of the night however things were looking bleak for the Blizzard after the Kings scored a whopping 4 goals by the end of the first period.

 

After the first intermission the blizzard came back strong, with Danick Rodrique now in net the blizzard began to even the score. Dauphins lone second period goal was deemed no good due to a hand pass infront of the net.

 

By the end of the 3rd the OCN Blizzard took home their first win with a final score of 7-4.

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