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.

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

Players of the Week ending November 3, 2017

CJS OlympiensCTV Division 1:
Congratulations to CJS Olympiens Brooke Collins whose red-hot week helped her team win three games. On Monday, Brooke scored 2 goals and potted an assist in the Olympiens 5-2 victory over the Kelvin Clippers. Thursday, she assisted one goal in their 5-1 victory over the FRC Centurions, and Friday, she assisted 2 more gaols the 3-1 victory over last season’s champion VMC Trojans. Brooke is now the Sabres leading scorer with 8 points this season.
Sanford SabresWFP Division 2:
Congratulations to Sanford Sabres Melayna Drozd whose incredible net skills helped her team claim two important victories this week. On Monday, Melayna scored 2 highlight goals in the Sabres 3-0 victory over the Westwood Warriors, and then Wednesday, she scored another 2 goals securing a 4-2 victory over the JH Bruns Broncos. Melayna is now the Sabres leading scorer with 8 points this season.

Players of the Week ending January 27, 2017

CTV Division:
Congratulations to CJS Olympiens’ Anya Dedio who back stopped her team’s two wins this week over the Westwood Warriors (3-1) and St. Mary’s Flames (2-1), as well as a hard-fought loss to the Shaftesbury Titans (2-1). Over the course of the week, Anya stopped 61 of 65 shots. Impressive!
WFP Division:
Congratulations to River East Kodiaks’ Emily Koop whose two goals and two assists helped her team come from behind in a nail-biting victory over the Kelvin Clippers this week. Emily added a third assist and fifth point for the week during another edge of the seat OT win against the Lorette Scorpions. Emily has 38 points for the season.

League Alumni inducted to Hall of Fame

The WWHSHL congratulates alumni Ryann Bannerman and Keyona Tomiuk who were recently inducted into Ringette Canada’s Hall of Fame for helping Canada’s junior team win gold at the 2016 World Ringette Championships. The undefeated Canadian team beat host Finland 10-9 in overtime. Ryann played for the CJS Olympiens (2013-14) and Keyona for the River East Kodiaks (2011-2014). Congratulations Ryann and Keyona!

Players of the Week ending October 28, 2016

CTV Division:
Congratulations to the brilliant playmaking of CJS Olympiens’ Naomie Berube, who scored both goals in a close 2-1 victory over the Dakota Lancers, and then potted the only two goals in another close 2-1 victory over the Vincent Massey Trojans. Naomie has a total of 4 points this season.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to River East Kodiaks’ Janelle Perrault, a hard skating forward, who helped her team to 2 victories this week; scoring two goals and an assist in their 6-1 win over the Sturgeon Heights Huskies, and another 2 goals in a wild 8-7 shootout against the Fort Richmond Centurions. Janelle has a total of 9 points this season.

CJS Olympiens win the WWHSHL Championship Title

The College Jeanne Sauve Olympiens win the 2015-16 Championship Title, defeating the Kelvin Clippers in a nail-biting, fan-packed 1-0 CTV Division A final series game. In the final Championship Playoff series, the Olympiens won game one 4-1, and the Clippers tied up the series in game two with a score of 1-0. Due to the incredible talent and relentless effort of both teams, the final game remained scoreless until the third period, when the CJS Olympiens scored the game’s only goal. The Clippers managed several scoring chances and fought hard until the final buzzer sounded, but the Olympiens goal would go unanswered. The detailed game report, game commentary and stats will be published tomorrow.

Congratulations to the CJS Olympiens, the 2015-16 League Champions. And, congratulations to the Kelvin Clippers, the CTV Division A Finalists. Both teams will be honoured at the 20th Annual Excellence and Leadership Awards April 13, 2016. #wwhshl #hockey #ctvwinnipeg

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Olympiens and Buckeyes take the lead

In Game 1 of the WWHSHL Championship Playoff final series, CJS Olympiens take the lead over the Kelvin Clippers (4-1) in the CTV Division, and the Miles Mac Buckeyes eke out a victory over the CSHC Huskies (3-2 OT) in the Winnipeg Free Press Division.

The CTV Stars of the game were as follows: 1st Star: #30 Chanelle Vandal (G) CJS, 2nd Star: #12 Tessa Marcon (F) CJS, 3rd Star: #18 Kelvin (D) Kelvin. The Winnipeg Free Press Stars were: 1st Star: #3 Mikaela Robinson (D) Miles Mac, 2nd Star: #35 Emily McDonald (G) CSHC, 3rd Star: #20 Danielle Chobotar (F) CSHC. Thanks to Jennifer Jonnson and the West Kildonan Wolverines for managing the gate. Come on down to the MTS Iceplex for Game 2 starting at 5:15 PM. @ctvwinnipeg, @winnipegnews, @mytoba


CJS Olympiens' Paige Collins Athlete of the Week

CollinsPaige (853x1280) CJS Olympiens’ Paige Collins was named MHSAA Urban Athlete of the Week. On February 2, 2016, the MHSAA site reported as support for the award “The Olympiens’ forward had 19 goals and 19 assists in 20 games, good for third in the WWHSHL CTV Division scoring race. Collins’ best game saw her score 6 points in a 9-3 victory.” Her coach Phillippe Habeck said “Paige works extremely hard at every practice. She keeps the team focused on the task at hand for all games and practices.” Congratulations Paige!  

Players of the Week ending October 9, 2015

CTV Division:
Congratulations to CJS Olympiens Paige Collins who started off the year with a Big Bang. Paige scored all 3 goals in a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Westwood Warriors and later in the week again scored the game winner in an equally thrilling 2-1 victory over the VMC Trojans.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to Selkirk Royals Courtney Sorokopud-Jones who was on fire all week. Courtney scored 2 goals in a tight 3-2 loss to the Miles Mac Buckeyes, and 4 more goals and 2 assists in their 10-2 win over the West Kildonan Wolverines.