Players of the Week ending December 1, 2017

FRC CenturionsCTV Division 1:
Congratulations FRC Centurions Autumn Agar, a stellar defensive player who scored a goal and an assist to help her team defeat the Miles Mac Buckeyes 5-1 on Thursday. Autumn’s work ethic and positive attitude was an inspiration to her teammates this week. Autumn has 4 points for the season.
Springfield SabresWFP Division 2:
Congratulations Springfield Sabres Colleen Early, a hard-working forward who earned a hat-trick to secure a 5-0 win over the JH Bruns Broncos on Monday, as well as an assist in a heartbreaking 5-4 OT loss against the SJR Eagles on Wednesday. Colleen has 13 points for the season.

Players of the Week ending February 17, 2017

CTV Division:
Congratulations to St. Mary’s Flames’ Aimee Patrick, a power forward who had hot hands in the playoff series battle against the Dakota Lancers. In game one, Aimee had 3 assists in their 4-2 win, and turning it up a notch in game two, she scored 2 goals and 2 assists in their 5-4 OT loss.
WFP Division:
Congratulations to Fort Richmond Centurions’ Alyssa Kaminsky, a star goalie who lived up to her billing and potential during the first week of playoffs, slamming the door on the Kelvin Clippers. Game 1 saw Alyssa stop 22 out of 23 shots the 2-1 win, and a flawless performance in game two, stopping all 35 shots in a shut-out 4-0 victory.

Players of the Week ending October 14, 2016

CTV Division:
Congratulations to St Mary’s Flames’ power forward Alana Lesperance who was on fire in the League opener as she potted 1 goal in their 3-2 victory over the Dakota Lancers. Alana followed that up the next day, scoring 2 goals in their 3-1 win over the visiting Westwood Warriors.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to Fort Richmond Centurions’ outstanding forward Hannah Pales who scored a goal in regulation time and then potted the winner in over time in their 3-2 win over the Miles Mac Buckeyes. Later in the week, Hannah also lead her team to a 4-1 win over the PCI Saints by scoring all 4 goals.

Players of the Week ending October 16, 2015

CTV Division:
Congratulations to FRC Centurions’ Hannah Pales who had a hot hand in her team’s thrilling 6-5 victory over the Garden City Gophers. Hannah dominated the game each and every shift she played, scoring 4 goals and adding 2 assists – a joy to watch.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to Glenlawn Lions’ Carina McLennan who contributed to her team’s first win in their inaugural season by scoring 2 goals and adding 1 assist to defeat the West Kildonan Wolverines 5-3 . Carina was strong on the puck which helped her control the game.

Players of the Week ending February 6, 2015

CTV Division:
Congratulations to Fort Richmond Centurions’ Jordyn Zacharias who was on fire as she scored 3 goals and added 1 helper in their thrilling 6-5 win over the Westwood Warriors. The following day, Jordyn chipped in 2 goals and added 2 assists in a heart stopping 4-3 over time win against the SMA Flames.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to PCI Saints’ MacKenzie van Aert who had a hot hand in the Saints 5-2 win over the West Kildonan Wolverines, scoring 2 goals and an assist. Two days later, MacKenzie played hard, smart hockey, helping her team beat the Selkirk Royals by a score of 5-0.

Players of the Week ending January 16, 2015

CTV Division:
Congratulations to FRC Centurions’ Cassidy Mazur, who had 3 points including the game winner in OT early in the week. She followed up a couple days later scoring 2 short-handed goals on the same penalty to help her team to the win.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to Beliveau Barracudas’ Signy Schellenberg on her incredible 3 goal game performance this week. Signy scored on the power play, short-handed and even strength for the first hat-trick of the season.

Players of the Week ending October 10, 2014

CTV Division A:
Congratulations to FRC Centurion’s sparkling defense Andrea Bruce who helped her team defeat the Oak Park Raiders by a score of 4-1. Andrea showed her leadership qualities as she assisted on 3 of 4 goals, and scored one.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B:
Congratulations to SJR Eagles power forward Shannon Kleysen who was instrumental in helping her team beat the West Kildonan Wolverines 4-1. Shannon scored all 4 goals in the team’s 4-0 win over the Beliveau Barracudas.

Report on Game #1, CTV Division A Finals

Final: Dakota 2-1 (OT) FRC Centurions
March 10 2014

Players of the Game:
Jessica Schmidt, Dakota Lancers
Cassidy Mazur, FRC Centurions

If Game One of the B Side Finals was characterized by wide open trading chances hockey, then Game One of the A Side Final/League Championship was characterized by tight checking defence first play. Finally, however, #16 Jessica Schmidt for the Dakota Lancers fed the puck to #77 Taylor Friesen and the scoring phenom maneuvered herself into position in the slot and fired a quick shot beating FRC Centurions goaltender Katrina Mizeracki to the stick-side, 1 – 0 Lancers. The Centurions pushed back with a hard slap shot by #4 Andrea Bruce; the rebound trickled just too far for her winger. Later in the period #23 Cassidy Mazur chipped the puck past the Lancers’ defender and led a rush. She was checked but regained control of the puck and fired a backhand which beat Lancers’ goaltender Sydney Urwin but clanged off the left post just as the first period came to an end.

In the second, the game became increasingly physical with Andrea taking an early slashing penalty and sending the Lancers on the power play. However, it was the Centurions that had the first scoring chance with #22 Alyssa Cochrane firing a slap shot which Sydney stopped with her blocker. The Lancers responded with #4 Ashten Vankoughnett passing to #9 Mackenzie Kowalczuk but her shot was high and wide. Back at full strength the play seemed to open with Ashten getting a shot and the Centurions response coming from Cassidy who beat three Lancers’ defenders and almost got into the clear in front of Sydney, only to be knocked off the puck at the last moment. Then #18 Olivia Renaud was called for interference and it was the Centurions’ chance to go on the power play. However, the Lancers did a good job of keeping the Centurions out of the offensive zone and limiting their chances and no damage was done. However seconds after Olivia was back on the ice, Cassidy gained the offensive zone and was held by #19 Madison Stratton. This time the Centurions power play did a much better job and #17 Tori White fired a hard slap shot which Sydney gloved. On the next play the puck came back to Tori, she passed to Cassidy for another shot but Sydney held her ground. The Lancers finally cleared with #5 Trina Allard leading a 2 on 1 with Jessica on her wing. The puck ended being shot right through the crease but again no harm was done. On the next play Lancers’ #22 Paige Carloni was tripped by Centurions’ #2 Kyra Fanning and again the Lancers were on the power play. This was quickly nullified however when Cassidy skated in to the Lancers’ zone and was tripped by #2 Kaileigh Tod. With the teams playing 4 on 4, the puck came back to Andrea at the point, her slap shot was labeled but Sydney saw it at the last moment and made the save. As time wound down in the second period, the Centurions had a brief power play which Alyssa almost converted when with less than 5 seconds left she rang a slap shot off the post.

In the third period both teams seemed to find a higher level. Alyssa led a rush, 2 on 1. Using her winger as a decoy, she fired a hard slap shot which Sydney deflected. Jessica replied for the Lancers sweeping down left wing. Her pass to #11 Kelsie Sloan was just too far. #2 Kyra Fanning responded for the Centurions with a shot from the point which was stopped by Sydney but the rebound trickled tantalizingly towards the goal line until it was covered by Andrea. The Lancers cleared but soon the Centurions were back led by Cassidy. She passed to #12 Quinn Nicholls who was stripped of the puck by Lancers’ defender #14 Sarah Hiltz just in time. The Lancers couldn’t clear however and the puck came to #19 Haven Saunders. Haven passed back to Cassidy who skated in from the right side and fired it past Sydney, 1 – 1. The Lancers pushed back hard, perhaps overly so, and found themselves spending time in the penalty box as first Olivia and then #10 Sydney Last were sent off for roughing and tripping respectively. However, Sydney kept the score even with excellent goaltending, ably assisted by her defence, particularly Ashten. With the teams at full strength and less than 3 minutes to play, the Centurions exerted sustained pressure and a rebound came to Quinn in perfect position by the weak-side post. Her shot seemed labeled but somehow Sydney got across and made the save. With overtime looming, each team took time outs in quick succession but the score remained deadlocked as the buzzer went to end the third period.

Overtime Baby! The tension reached a fever pitch as both sides had excellent chances. For the Centurions, Cassidy seemed to be everywhere and finally she fed a perfect pass to Haven. Half the net seemed open but again Sydney got across and made the save. Then it was the Lancers’ turn. Mackenzie came in from a sharp angle but Katrina held the post. After a period of furious end-to-end action, the Centurions were called for icing. Jessica won the draw for the Lancers and passed back to Ashten at the point. Her shot was right on but Katrina froze the puck. Again the teams lined up for the faceoff; again Jessica won the draw and passed back to Ashten; again Ashten fired a shot on net; this time it was neatly deflected by Jessica over Katrina’s shoulder and into the net. The Lancers’ fans went wild as they celebrated a hard fought victory. Shots on goal, Dakota Lancers 26, FRC Centurions 23.

Kudos to the fans of both teams who rocked the stands at the Iceplex (Dakota even brought their band)!

Players of the Week ending March 7, 2014

CTV Division A:
Congratulations to FRC Centurions’ smooth skating defenseman Andrea Bruce who played like Drew Doughty with her consistency, her ability to see and read the whole ice service and make outstanding plays as she helped her team to defeat the SMA Flames, scoring the insurance marker in game 1 and an assist in game 2.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B:
Congratulations to Selkirk Royals outstanding forward Natalie Bennett who backboned her team to the series win over the spunky Miles Mac Buckeyes. Natalie scored the opening goal in a very tight 3-2 shoot out win. The Buckeyes stormed back in game 2 winning 4-1 but Natalie was unstoppable in game 3, scoring two goals in a thrilling 5-4 victory.

Players of the Week ending December 13, 2013

CTV Division A:
Congratulations to FRC Centurions’ Katrina Mizeracki, a red hot goalie whobackstopped her team to a 3 to 1 victory over the VMC Trojans. Katrinastopped 31 shots including a riveting breakaway and made numerous highlightsaves while her team was shorthanded.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B:
Congratulations to Lord Selkirk Royals’ Natalie Bennett who was a dynamo inleague play helping her team beat the top ranked Westwood Warriors 4 to 2.Natalie assisted on two goals and later in the week scored 4 goals and had 1assist in a 6 to 3 win over the Beliveau Barracudas.