Flames, Lancers advance to Championship Finals

In game one of the WWHSHL CTV Division 1 semi-final playoff series between the first ranked St. Mary’s Flames and the fourth ranked CJS Olympiens this week, the Flames narrowly defeated the Olympiens 2-1. The Olympiens came out strong in game 2 and defeated the Flames 3-1. With the series tied 1-1, St. Mary’s opened the scoring at the 13:38 mark (Balcaen, Kim, Steciuk) of the first period, and then added two more goals in the second period, one at 12:39 (Howorth, Rakowski, Geisbrecht) and another at 1:46 (Steciuk, Balcaen, Howorth). The Olympiens turned up the heat in the third period to deny all the Flames scoring chances, however, they were also unable to get on the board. Final Score: St. Mary’s Flames 3-0 and the series win.

In the hotly contested semi-final series between the second ranked Dakota Lancers and the third ranked Selkirk Royals, the Lancers captured game one 3-1, and the Royals answered with a sound 4-1 defeat in game 2. With the series tied 1-1, both teams played to win in the deciding game three. Just as it looked like the first period would be scoreless, the Lancers scored a breakaway goal at the 3:50 mark (Borsboom) and the Royals answered just before the buzzer at .08 (Truthwaite, Johnstone, Horbaty) for a first period score 1-1. In the second period, the Royals struck first with a goal at 12:03 (Hobraty, Goetz), but the Lancers dominated the rest of the period scoring four goals at 8:12 (Sharford, S. Neale), at 8:03 (S. Neale, Olfert, Shatford), at 6:51 (S. Neale, Neale, Rubigny) and a powerplay goal at 5:55 (Shatford, S. Neale). Second period score Lancers 5 vs Selkirk 2. In the third period, the Royals struck first again with a breakaway goal at 14:48 (Carter). However, the Lancers seemingly unstoppable line of Neale and Shatford answered the Royals goal with three more of their own for a score of 8-3 at the 5:27 mark. The Royals managed one more scoring rally with 2 minutes left on the clock (Desjarlais), but it was not enough to claim game three. Final score: Lancers 8-4 and the series win.

The St. Mary’s Flames and the Dakota Lancers will face off in the WWHSHL Championship Playoff Finals at the Dakota Community Centre March 7, 9 and 13 if necessary. For additional details, check the series schedule.


Sanford, CSLR advance to Division 2 Finals

In game one of the WWHSHL Division 2 semi-final playoff series between the first ranked Beliveau Barracudas and the sixth ranked CSLR Renards this week, the Barracudas defeated the Renards 3-0. The Renards claimed game two with a score of 2-0. Series tied 1-1. In game three, with both teams fighting hard to advance, the period remained scoreless despite power play opportunities for both teams. In the second period, the Renards scored two goals, one breakaway goal at 13:44 (Purdom) and one power play goal just before the buzzer at .06 (Erikson). Both goals went unanswered, and the Renards led after the second period 2-0. In the third period, the Renards scored out of the gate at 19:44 (Purdom, Jeffrey), and then the Renards Purdom scored again at 7:51, assisted by Maitre, for a hat trick and the final goal of the game. Final Score: CSLR Renard 4-0 and the series win.

In game one of the WWHSHL Division 2 semi-final playoff series between the second ranked SJR Eagles and fifth ranked Sanford Sabres, the Sabres defeated the Eagles 6-1. Behind a game, the Eagles came out strong to capture what was undeniably a thrilling, edge of your seat game two. Despite chances at both ends, the goaltenders kept the first period scoreless. In the second period, the Sabres scored the only goal at the 5:52 mark (Drozd). In the third period, the rink erupted when the Eagles tied up the game with a goal at 7:22 (Popel, Sousa). The game remained tied as the seconds counted down to the end of the period, and it seemed like overtime was inevitable. But, with 28 seconds left on the clock, the Sabres Drozd caught a break and potted the game winning goal unassisted. Final Score: Sanford Sabres 2-1.

The Sanford Sabres and the CSLR Renards will face off in the WWHSHL Division 2 Playoff Finals at the Dakota Community Centre March 7, 9 and 13 if necessary. For additional details, check the series schedule.


Glenlawn Lions, KE Reivers Advance to the Finals

Thrilling, nail-biting, edge of your seat …… are the words that describe both semi-final deciding games in the 2018-19 Hire Marketing Division Playoffs yesterday.

At the East End Arena, the first ranked CPET Canadiennes opened the scoring against the fourth ranked KE Reivers with two goals in the first period, one at 5:23 (Baker, Murphy, St. Laurent) and another at 4:32 (Andrews, Snare). In the final seconds of the period, the Reivers managed to get on the board (Goulet, Fontaine) for a 2-1 first period score. The second period was hard fought with opportunities for both teams, and despite numerous power play opportunities, the second period remained scoreless. The momentum shifted in the third period with the Reivers scoring two goals, one at 15:58 (Baptiste, Cooke) and another at 11:45 (Becker, Alexander). Now down by a goal, the Canadiennes maneuvered up and down the ice looking for an opportunity but were denied. Final Score Reivers 3-2.

The second ranked Scorpions faced the third ranked Glenlawn Lions this evening on home ice. With the series tied 1-1, both teams played to win. The Lions opened the scoring with a goal at the 6:00 mark of the first period (Clarke, Cyrenne, Aptekmann). That goal went unanswered by the Scorpions until the 9:08 mark of the second period (Romanishen, Neil). Early in the third period, Lorette scored again (Boles, Neil, Romanishen), but that goal was quickly answered by the Lions. With the minutes counting down, the Lions scored a breakaway goal at 5.58 (Leonard) to defeat the Scorpions. Final Score Lions 3-2.

The Glenlawn Lions will face the KE Reivers in their Division Playoffs at the Dakota Community Centre March 7, 9 and 13 if necessary. For additional details, check the series schedule.


2017-18 WWHSL Playoff Season Begins!

The WWHSHL Playoffs for the 2017-18 season begin today in all three divisions, and the run up to the final series is sure to be as competitive and exciting as the race to the top during the regular season. At the close of regular season, the first-place teams in each division were the St. Mary’s Flames, CTV Division 1; Beliveau Barracudas, Winnipeg Free Press Division 2, and CPET Canadiennes, Hire Marketing Division 3.

For detailed playoff schedules and stats, please go to WWHSHL 2017-18 Playoffs.

Don’t forget to share your favourite fan moments via tweet, Instagram or Facebook along with our hashtag #wwhshl to cheer on your favourite teams and players!


St. Mary’s Flames achieve 100 goals this season

On Thursday, February 8 during a hard fought and exciting 2-1 SO win against the PCI Saints, the St. Mary’s Flames achieved a record 100 goals for the 2017-18 WWHSHL Regular Season. The 100th goal was scored by their Captain Alexia Lecocq, and assisted by teammate Jade Giesbrecht, at 9:08 in the second period. The Flames also reached this milestone in their 2010-11 season having scored 112 goals.

Since 2010, reaching a record 100 goals scored in a single season has been achieved 9 times. The history is as follows:

Teams Reaching 100 Goals in Regular Season

  • St. Mary’s Flames (100 goals), 2017-18 CTV Division 1
  • PCI Saints (109 goals), 2016-17 Winnipeg Free Press Division 2
  • River East Kodiaks (101 goals), 2016-17 Winnipeg Free Press Division 2
  • Garden City Gophers (101 goals), 2016-17 Winnipeg Free Press Division 2
  • Miles Mac Buckeyes (100 goals), 2015-16 Winnipeg Free Press Division 2
  • Selkirk Royals (113 goals), 2015-16 Winnipeg Free Press Division 2
  • Selkirk Royals (101 goals), 2013-14 Winnipeg Free Press Division 2
  • Balmoral Hall Blazers (127 goals), 2011-12 CTV Division 1
  • St. Mary’s Flames (112 goals), 2010-11 CTV Division 1

WWHSHL All Star Day 2018 Highlights

WWHSHL All Star Day 2018 was a huge success. Fans packed the rink, and showed unwavering spirit as they cheered on their favourite All Stars during two action-packed games and a skills competition. Thanks to the incredible support of sponsors and fans, the event raised more than $3800 in support of women’s high school hockey and this year’s title charity, the Kelly Kabernick Foundation. In Kelly’s memory, $1007 of event proceeds will be donated via the Foundation to the Sanford Recreation Centre, home of our Sanford Sabres women’s hockey team.

Congratulations to our 2018 All Stars, Stars of the Game and Skills Competition winners. Detailed Game Reports and Highlight Photos are now available. *Photo Credit to Jason Halstead Photography and Media Services.

And one last big thank you to our Game Day Sponsors. Please support those who support us:

Baldwin Feeds Perfectly Raw * Heavy Metal Designs * Hire Marketing *Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba) MPs * MIG Insurance * PCI Saints * Pitblado Law, Bill Gardner * St. Mary’s Academy * THE PINT * JH Bruns Broncos * Pat Liss, Lorette Scorpions * Sanford Sabres / True North Foundation


 
 
 


WWHSHL All Star Day – Today!

Games, skills, big prizes and more! Come see the 2018 All Stars compete in two games and a skills competition. Pay it forward and support our special All Star Day Draw in support of the Kelly Kabernick Foundation. Great prizes include a VIP Night at The Pint, a custom-made, hockey necklace by Heavy Metal Designs, a Perfectly Raw Pet Package and a Sports Package with autographed books by NHL stars Dryden, Hedberg and Nilsson.

The event gets underway at 3:30 today! ** Spread the word, and don’t forget to tag your favourite posts and tweets #wwhshl

** View Jets & Vets Rosters, admission information and more please click here.

Thank you Sponsors!

All Star Day 2018 would not be possible without the generous contributions of game day program and prize sponsors. Please take a moment to view the list and support those who support us with your patronage. Thank you!

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WWHSHL All Star Day 2018 – Come see the Action!

Mark your calendar! You won’t want to miss this signature event in female hockey! Sunday, January 21, the WWHSHL All Star Day 2018 will showcase some of the most skilled and talented female hockey players in Manitoba in two games and a skills competition. The Jets Game showcases top League performers’ grades 9-12, and the Vets Game showcases graduating players. The event will also include a 50/50 and a Special Game Day Draw in memory of Kelly Kabernick.

** To view Jets & Vets All Star Rosters, admission information and more please click here.

All Star Day 2018 would not be possible without the generous contributions of game day program and prize sponsors. Please take a moment to view the list and support those who support us with your patronage. Thank you!

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Regular Season First Half Leaders

December 22 marked the end of a very competitive first half of play in the 2017-18 WWHSHL Regular Season. In CTV Division One, the St. Mary’s Flames, Dakota Lancers and CJS Olympiens are tied for first place with the Selkirk Royals knocking at their door. The SJR Eagles lead the Winnipeg Free Press Division, with the defending division champion Garden City Gophers one point behind. The Lorette Scorpions lead the Hire Marketing Division followed by last season’s championship finalist Glenlawn Lions and the rookie CPET Canadiennes.

The overall point scorers for the League are Ashley Keller, Beliveau Barracudas (33 points), and Dakota Lancers’ Risa Shatford and Sonya Neale (31 points). Leading the Goals against average is Emily Shippam, St. Mary’s Flames (1.88), followed by Rachelle Jeffrey, Beliveau Barracudas (1.49) and Grace Fedirchuk, SJR Eagles (1.50). Grace Fedirchuk also leads the League’s goaltenders with 6 shut-out victories.

For more stats and standings, please follow the links below:
Division StandingsPlayer Stats


KELVIN CLIPPERS raise $600 for Norquay School

On November 15, 2017, the WWHSHL’s Kelvin Clippers hosted a fundraising hockey game against the VMC Trojans at the River Heights arena. A packed crowd of students, family and fans helped to raise more than $600 in support of Kelvin’s Holiday Breakfast and Celebration. The proceeds will be directed to underprivileged children at Norquay School.

Head coach Bruce Sirrell says his team is proud to be a part of this special event and “when the spirit of the season meets the spirit of caring, great things happen as we discover that, together, we can make a difference.”

The Kelvin Holiday Breakfast and Celebration will be held on Dec. 8, 2017. It’s an annual tradition where hundreds of students and staff generously give their time supervising, running stations, cooking, cleaning, and managing the hundreds of young people involved in this event. Countless Kelvinites demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism, working together to fundraise and purchase a new toy for each child, contact local businesses for support, make decorations, bake hundreds of cookies, and sew stockings for their young guests. Kelvin is supporting Norquay School this year.

Photo Credit: Monica Sousa Photography