Players of the Week ending January 12, 2018

River East Kodiaks CTV Division 1:
Congratulations to River East Kodiaks Emily Koop, a talented forward, who helped her team beat the Oak Park Raiders 5-1 by scoring a hat trick and creating other scoring opportunities. Emily is the Kodiaks lead scorer with 17 points for the season.
CSLR RenardsWFP Division 2:
Congratulations to CSLR Renards Kara Jeffrey who helped her team to two victories this week, scoring two goals in a tight 3-2 win over the Springfield Sabres on Tuesday, and another 2 goals in their 5-1 win over the JH Bruns Broncos on Wednesday. Kara is the Renards lead scorer with 18 points for the 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.

Buckeyes & Kodiaks Breast Cancer Fundraiser a Success!

The Miles Mac Buckeyes vs. River East Kodiaks Breast Cancer Girls Hockey Fundraiser game was a huge success! Wednesday, October 19 at Gateway REC, it was standing room only as the Kodiacs pulled out a 3-1 victory. Players from both teams incorporated pink into their uniforms. Over $450 was raised from the Miles Mac Youth In Philanthropy Bake Sale and the Loonie Stick raffle donated by River East and the OCN Blizzard with players from both teams providing loonies. “We’re looking forward to a great season and making this event even bigger and better next year!” said the girls.

Players of the Week ending February 5, 2016

CTV Division:
Congratulations to River East Kodiaks’ Kelsey McHolm and Emily Koop. This dynamic duo’s exceptional play secured two important victories for the Kodiaks this week. First in their thrilling 4-3 win over the Garden City Gophers, Kelsey scored a natural hat-trick and Emily claimed 2 assists. Then two days later in a nail-biter against the Dakota Lancers, Kelsey scored another 2 goals and an assist, while Emily also scored 2 goals and an assist, plus a 3rd goal in overtime to secure the 5-4 win.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to Beliveau Barracudas’ Marlee Hislop who scored Beliveau’s first goal on a nice end-to-end rush. Showing great speed and determination throughout the game, Marlee helped her team defeat the SJR Eagles 3-0.

Players of the Week ending October 23, 2015

CTV Division:
Congratulations to River East Kodiaks’ Mackenzie Henley who scored 2 late, third period goals to help her team beat the FRC Centurions in a thrilling 5-4 win. Mac also contributed 2 assists and was a strong defensive player against the Centurions better players.

WFP Division:
Congratulations to West Kildonan Wolverines’ Kaitlin Henley who took the reigns and added much needed depth, leading her team to a narrow 3 to 2 victory over the SJR Eagles. Kaitlin rallied her troops by scoring an early goal and then setting up the game winner.

Players of the Week ending November 28, 2014

CTV Division:
Congratulations to River East Kodiaks’ Delaney Boehm who worked extremely hard in both her team’s games this week, scoring a goal in the Kodiaks’hard fought 3-2 victory over the Westwood Warriors, and preventing additional scoring chances in their next day loss to the CJS Olympiens.

Winnipeg Free Press Division:
Congratulations to Miles Mac Buckeyes’ Rebecca Thevenot who had a hot hand in her team’s 3-1 victory over the CLC Scorpions, scoring two goals. The current leading scorer for her team, Rebecca plays hard each game from the moment the puck is dropped until the final whistle.

Players of the Week ending Nov. 1st, 2013

CTV Division A:
Congratulations to the River East Kodiaks’ Keyona Tomiuk who helped her team to a thrilling 1-0 victory over the SJR Eagles. Keyona had a great game both offensively and defensively with her incredible skating. Fours days later Keyona assisted on 3 goals as her team beat the Springfield Sabres 4-2.

Winnipeg Free Press Division B:
Congratulations to the West Kildonan Wolverines’ Sammy Bruce-Kriebel who held a hot hand as she stopped 37 shots against the Miles Mac Buckeyes leading her team to a 3-2 victory, followed up by stopping 22 shots the next day in a 4-1victory against the Beliveau Barracudas.

River East crowned Champions of Winnipeg Free Press Division B

Game Report – River East vs. St. Norbert Game Two

Sensing victory in their grasp, the River East Kodiaks started strongly. Brittany Poirier fired from the point, with the shot neatly deflected by Cassandra Szczepanski. But the St. Norbert Celtics goaltender Brooke Morin closed the 5 hole and the puck stayed out. At the other end, Keelan Dagdick led a rush, 2 on 1 with Sydney Parker. Keelan shot but the puck was gloved out of the air by the Kodiaks netminder, Sydne Valiquette. Off the draw, Brooke Sigvaldson for the Kodiaks poked the puck away from the Celtics D and was off on a break but Brooke stoned her as well as Cassandra on the rebound. But the Kodiaks smelled blood and kept up the pressure, with two shots from Keyona Tominuk and another partial break by Arden Buus. Brooke had the answer to all of them.

Something had to give, and the Kodiaks created a scramble in front of Brooke. She stopped a point blank drive from Cassandra but the puck came back to Tannar Paszkowski at the point. Tannar fired a high shot which found its way past a maze of bodies and over Brooke on its way into the net. 1-0, Kodiaks. Moments later, the Kodiaks were snarling back in the Celtics zone. Cassandra took a pass from Keyona and fired it home. 2-0 River East. In the Second Period, the Celtics, supported by their cheering, chanting, bang stick equipped fans, took the early momentum. Shots were registered by Samantha Greene and Sydney but Sydne stood tall. In reply, Keyona had a break but Brooke shut the door.

Slowly the Celtics shot total rose until it surpassed the Kodiaks but they still couldn’t solve Sydne. Finally, with only 12.4 seconds left on the clock, the Kodiaks broke St. Norbert’s hearts, with Elise Edginton converting a rebound of a Cassandra shot. But there was no quit in the Celtics and, early in the Third, Sydney had a clear break, only to be hauled down. The Referee signaled a Penalty shot. It was Sydney against Sydne. The speedy Celtics forward skated in from Centre ice. She made a nice shoulder fake and went to her backhand. It was a great move but Sydne did the splits and made the save. As the period wore on, St. Norbert continued to press and River East seemed content to try to maintain the lead. Then, with 5:22 left, Elise took a penalty.

Sensing their chance, St. Norbert called their timeout. Sydney and Kennedy Hutcheson had chances, but River East stood fast. Then, with the teams at even strength, a scramble ensued around the Celtics net. Emma Szarek had a shot and the rebound came to Kennedy. She executed a spinorama and fired a behind the back shot which found the far corner of the net. 3-1. St. Norbert tried mightily to narrow the score further, even pulling Brooke in favour of a sixth attacker, but it was not to be. Scoring was completed by Elise with an empty net goal. The final buzzer sounded moments later as the Kodiaks bench emptied and Sydne was mobbed. She was awarded a well deserved Player of the Game. Shots on goal were 27-24 in favour of the plucky Celtics.