The Springfield Sabres are looking forward to their 5th year as members of the WWHSHL. As they develop as a team, the girls have developed a defensive style of play that is built around defensive zone discipline and strong goaltending. This year the Sabres are looking to add more offense to balance out their attack and make them into a solid two-way team. The young team has competed hard against the best teams that the WWHSHL has to offer and have had many successes along the way including their first playoff games last season. They are looking to add many more successes throughout the 2017-2018 season!
CTV Division 1: Congratulations St. Mary’s Flames Haley Steciuk, a power forward who doesn’t quit. Her constant coverage on the ice and an assist helped her team beat the Kelvin Clippers 5-1 on Monday, and then Friday, Haley scored 2 goals to propel her team to a 5-3 victory over the VMC Trojans. Haley is the Flames third highest scorer with 25 points this season.
WFP Division 2: Congratulations Springfield Sabres Colleen Early who plays every game as if it is her last game, hard and fast! In a very tight game against the CSLR Renards, Colleen scored 1 goal and added an assist and was the catalyst her team needed. Colleen is the Sabres leading scorer with 25 points this season.
CTV 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.
WFP 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.
CTV Division: Congratulations to Westwood Warriors’ Emily McDonald who’s goaltending gave her team a chance to win in two losses this week. Emily started the week with 16 saves in Monday’s game against the Dakota Lancers (4-2); and in an unreal performance against the Shaftesbury Titans (4-0) on Friday, she made 56 saves!
WFP Division: Congratulations to Springfield Sabres’ Dana Schultz who’s focused goaltending and quick reflexes earned her a second shut out this season in a 1-0 victory against the St. John’s Ravenscourt Eagles. Schlutz turned away all 23 shots in the nail biter.
Springfield Sabres are pleased to extend an invitation to you for their 3nd Annual Pre-Season Classic Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place on October 14 and October 15, 2016 with all games being played out of Oakbank Arena. This year they are looking to host an 8 team tournament.
The tournament will take place at the start of the regular season to provide other team with a great way to begin building team chemistry both on and off the ice early in the year.
With the tournament being so early in the upcoming school year, it would be great to have teams commit (via e-mail) as soon as possible. Teams will need to pay in full by Wednesday, October 5, 2016. If we have not received enough interest by the October 5th deadline, a decision will be made whether or not to proceed with the tournament. Any teams who cancel after the Oct 5th deadline will forfeit their entry fee. The tournament will be capped at 8 teams.
Entry fee is $900.00
Guaranteed 3 games
Plaques awarded for Champions and Finalists
$2.00 Gate Fee/day for spectators (coaches, players and children under 12 free)
All games will follow WWHSHL rules
If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact Christian Milks via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kim Sklepowich (email@example.com) or phone (204-444-2404).
If your team is interested in participating in our tournament, please email the tournament registration form 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org in addition to mailing your full entry fee as soon as possible.
CTV Division: Congratulations to Springfield Sabers’ Kristen Early who scored late in the third period of her team’s loss to the Kelvin Clippers early in the week; finishing with a strong performance against the VMC Trojans on Friday, leading several rushes and blocking shots to keep her team in the game at key points.
WFP Division: Congratulations to West Kildonan Wolverines’ Mackenzie Neapew who was on fire this week in her team’s game against the Glenlawn Lions. Mackenzie scored four goals in the first period including a natural hat-trick, creating a lead that the Wolverines would not relinquish. Later she added two assists to secure the 8-5 victory.
CTV Division A: Congratulations to Springfield Sabres’ outstanding forward Katie Smith, who had a hot hand, scoring all 4 goals in their narrow 4-3 victory over the River East Kodiaks. Katie scored late in the 3rd period to seal the win.
Winnipeg Free Press Division B: Congratulations to West Kildonan Wolverines’ power forward MacKenzie Neapew, who scored 2 goals and added 3 assists to help the Wolverines beat Miles Mac Buckeyes 5-2. Mackenzie scored another goal three day later helping her team beat the Shaftesbury Titans.
CTV Division A: Congratulations to Springfield Sabres’ Tatum Apsit, a stellar forward who helped her team to their second win of the season. Tatum potted 2 goals in the 3rd period, scoring the game winner at the 18:24 mark, in a thrilling 4-3 win over the very spirited Louis Riel Voyageurs.
Winnipeg Free Press Division B: It’s not often that a player from the losing team is selected as the Player of the Week, but the Shaftesbury Titans’ Sara Cusack was absolutely sensational in net despite their 3-0 loss to the powerful Westwood Warriors. Sarah stopped 70 of 73 shots that came her way. A remarkable performance.