The WWHSHL is pleased to announce the results of the 2018-19 Pre-Season Division Alignment Tournament, which concluded on September 25. Twenty-five (25) teams will compete this season in three (3) divisions including two new teams – the Murdoch MacKay Clansmen and the Steinbach Sabres.
Official team rosters and the League game schedule will be finalized and posted prior to the opening of the 23rd Regular Season – October 11, 2018. See you at the rink!!
The WWHSHL is pleased to release the names of the nominees for this season’s Player Excellence Awards including the Top Scorer Award Winners. The Top Scorer Award is earned by the player who achieved the most number of points during the regular season with any ties broken based on the # of goals scored. The top three nominees and winners for all other awards are determined based on votes cast by coaches within the nominees division. All Player Excellence Award nominees and winners will be recognized at the 22nd WWHSHL Excellence and Leadership Awards on Monday, April 16th, 2018. Winners of the WWHSHL Leadership & Scholarship Awards will also be announced. For more information, please go to: Awards
Congratulations to the 2017-18 Player Excellence Award Nominees!
Congratulations to the St. Mary’s Flames who won the CTV Division 1 Finals last night to become the 2017-18 WWHSHL Champions. It was a sweet victory for the Flames who won the series on the 10th anniversary of their last championship title earned in the 2007-08 WWHSHL season. The Flames had a consistently strong season, finishing in first place with a record 100 goals during regular season. The 100th goal was scored by their Captain Alexia Lecocq, assisted by Jade Giesbrecht.
In the final series against the Dakota Lancers, the Flames defeated the Lancers 4-1 in game one March 7, and then 7-3 in game two last night for the best of three series win. In the first period, the Flames scored two goals at 6:07 (Rakowski, Oxenforth) and at 3:54 (Geisbrecht, Boguski), and the Lancers answered with a single goal at 3:07 (S. Neale, Olfert, Rubigny). In a hotly contested second period, the Flames scored the only goal at 13:34 (Kim, Geisbrecht) for a 3-1 lead. In an exciting third period, the Flames opened the scoring with a goal at 18:00 (Boguski, Kim) answered by the Lancers at 11:41 (Bridle, A. Neale, Shatford). The Flames scored again at 11:01 (Duma, Odowichuk, Bird) and the Lancers answered that goal at 9:02 (Olfert, Shatford, Rubigny); score Flames 5-3. Despite a number of chances for the Lancers during the final minutes of the game, the Flames scored two more goals; one at 4:42 (Odowichuk, Kim, Boguski) and at .02 (Kim, Boguski).
Congratulations to the CSLR Renards, the 2017-18 Winnipeg Free Press Division 2 Champions.
This is an incredible accomplishment for the Renards, who as a first year team faced many challenges on the road to earning their title. The Renards finished 6th place in regular season, and then went on to defeat the defending Champion Garden City Gophers in the quarter finals, and the first-ranked Beliveau Barracudas in the semi-finals to advance to the Championship round. Their competition, the Sanford Sabres who also had a memorable journey to the final playoff series. The Sabres won the Hire Marketing Division 3 Championship last season, and moved up to Division 2 this season, where they finished in 5th place. During playoffs, the Sabres rallied to defeat the fourth-ranked Springfield Sabres in a hotly contested quarter final series, and then defeated the second-ranked SJR Eagles in the semi-final round, setting the final match up: Sanford Sabres vs CSLR Renards.
In the Championship series, the CSLR Renards defeated the Sabres in game one with a 2-1 shoot out win. In an action-packed game two, the Renards got on the board with 2 seconds left in the first period (Jeffrey, Maitre). Mid-way through another hard fought period, the Renards scored again at 8:39 (Erickson, Jeffrey) for a 2-0 lead. Two minutes later, the Sabres answered that goal (Eisbrenner, Fischer), narrowing the Renards lead to one goal. Nine seconds later, the Sabres took a penalty, which they managed to kill off, but just as their player was leaving the penalty box, the Renards scored another goal (Jeffrey, Erickson). Then at the 3:53 mark, Jeffrey scored her third goal of the game (assisted by Nadeau, Maitre) increasing the Renards lead to 4-1. The response from Renards’ fans was immediate and loud – chanting “Kara, Kara, Kara” and covering the ice with hats. In the third period, the Sabres opened the scoring with a goal at 12:13 (Drozd, Talbot), but at 10:26, the Renards on fire, power forward Jeffrey broke away from the pack to score her fourth goal of the game, short-handed – and the rink erupted again. Renards now ahead 5-2. With the clock winding down and the title at stake, the Sabres picked up momentum and scored back to back goals – one at 8:08 (Thompson, Drozd) and one at 3:20 (Magarrell). Now the Sabres’ fans were raising the roof with cheers as their team closed the gap to one goal. Renards ahead 5-4, but the Sabres were not done. Taking possession on the next face-off, the Sabres goalie headed for the bench, the sixth attacker came out – and the next two minutes were as thrilling as it gets. The Sabres threw the puck at the net again and again, and then it hit the post and headed out of the zone. As the defence scrambled to throw it back in, the Renards’ Daigneault intercepted the puck. She quickly passed it up to her teammate Alyssa Erickson who found the empty net – securing the Renards’ 6-4 victory.
Congratulations to the KE Reivers, the 2017-18 Hire Marketing Division 3 Champions.
After finishing fourth in regular season, The KE Reivers defeated the WKC Wolverines and the first-ranked, CPET Canadiennes to face the third ranked Glenlawn Lions in the division Championship series. In game one, the KE Reivers narrowly defeated the Lions 3-2 (S0). In an absolutely thrilling game two, both teams played to win. In the first period, the Reivers opened the scoring after the half way mark with a goal at 10:04 (Tetrault, Ducharme, Young), and the Lions answered that goal at 4:11 (Leonard, Barr, Halliday). Score 1-1. In the second period the Reivers, opened the scoring again at 13:30 (Baptiste, Goulet), and the Lions’ Fallyn Mitchell answered with a runaway goal at 12:18. For the remainder of the period, both teams tried to find the back of the net, but the goaltenders skillfully defended them. With six seconds left on the clock, the Reivers’ Ducharme broke away from the pack to score the final goal of the period. Reivers ahead 3-2. In the third period, the Reivers opened the scoring a third time with a goal at 18:58 (Baptiste, Rolland, Fontaine). Given the incredible effort of both teams, it looked as though the rest of the period might be scoreless with goaltenders shutting down chances on both nets. Then the Reivers Baptiste, on a quick pass from Hinds, found the net, earning a hat-trick and a commanding 5-2 lead for her team. With six minutes left on the clock, a Lions comeback seemed unlikely, but determined to win, the Lions turned up the heat – drawing two penalties at 3:13 – and it was a new game. The Lions pulled the goalie for a six on three rush finding the back of the net at 2:10 (Deck, Cyrenne, Leonard); score Reivers 5-3. Still on the power play, the Lions rushed the net again, drawing a third Reivers penalty and a second power play goal at 1:05 (Sawyer, Deck, Cyrenne). With one minute left, the Lions leaned in again, hoping for a third goal, but they did not find the net again. Final score Reivers 5-4.
In game one of the CTV Division Championship series, the St. Mary’s Flames defeated the Dakota Lancers 4-1. In the first period both teams scored a goal; the Flames at 7:17 (Duma, Boguski, Bird) and the Lancers at 1:03 (S. Neale, Olfert). The second period was scoreless. The Flames broke the 1-1 tie with a goal at 12:28 (Bird, Duma), and another at 2:16 (Lecocq, Odowichuk). The Lancers pulled their goalie for a 6-player attack, but the Flames scored on the empty net at 1:16 (Duma, Bird). Stars of the Game: 1st Star – Julianna Duma, Flames; 2nd Star Brooklyn Olfert, Lancers; and 3rd Star Alexi Lecocq, Flames. Series score: St. Mary’s 1-0.
The Winnipeg Free Press Division 2 final series got of to an amazing start. In a thrilling first game between the CSLR Renards and the Sanford Sabres, the first two periods remained scoreless. In the third period, the Renards scored at 17:23 (Erickson, Delaquis) and the Sabres answered at 15:12 (Thompson, Halstead) to tie the game 1-1. Both teams turned up the heat, creating but not capitalizing on several power play opportunities during the remainder of regulation and the overtime period. The Renards won the shoot out round to defeat the Sabres 2-1 (SO). Stars of the Game: 1st Star – Alexis Bossuyt, CSLR Renards; 2nd Star Olivia Thompson, Sanford Sabres; and 3rd Star Mariella Daigneault, CSLR Renards. Series score: CSLR Renard 1-0.
In the hotly contested Hire Marketing Division Finals, the KE Reivers defeated the Glenlawn Lions 3-2 in a game one shoot out. The Reivers came out strong and scored back to back goals in the first period; one at 4:42 (Baptiste, Becker) and the other at 4:21 (Goulet). Momentum shifted in the second period. The Lions answered both Reivers goals with a short-handed goal at 13:22 (Blackburn, Leonard) and another at 7:38 (Barr, Leonard, Spence) to tie the game 2-2. Both the third period and the overtime period were scoreless despite several chances by both teams. Stars of the Game: 1st Star – Brooke Goulet, KE Reivers; 2nd Star -Olivia Devine, Glenlawn Lions, and 3rd Star Samantha Robert, KE Reivers. Series score: KE Reivers 1-0.
Game two in all division will be played March 9 at the Dakota Community Centre. For additional details, check the series schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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