Twelve high school hockey teams from across Manitoba will be vying for the right to call themselves 2018 MILK Provincial High School Hockey Champions this weekend.
Participating teams in the AAAA Provincial Championships include the Lord Selkirk Royals, St. Paul’s Crusaders, Sturgeon Heights Huskies, Transcona Titans, Vincent Massey (Brandon) Vikings, and the W.C Miller Aces (Altona).
Action for all AAAA games will take place at the Canadian Tire Arena at the BellMTS Iceplex beginning this Friday, March 9. Semi-final action takes place on Saturday, March 10 with games at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm, while the championship final gets underway on Monday, March 12, at 6:30 pm.
The AA Provincial Championships will be taking place in Killarney beginning on Thursday, March 8. Participating teams include the Deloraine/Hartney Colts, GCB Wildcats (Glenboro, Carberry, Baldur), Killarney/Wawanesa Raiders, Morris Mavericks, Mountain Mustangs (Notre Dame, St. Claude, Somerset, Swan Lake), and the Pembina Tigers (Cartwright, Manitou, Pilot Mound, Treherne).
All games will be played at the Shamrock Centre. Semi-finals take place on Friday, March 9 at 1:45 pm and 4:00 pm and the championship final will go at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 10.
The St. Paul’s Crusaders are the defending AAAA Provincial Champions, while the Carman Cougars were the 2017 AA Provincial Champions.
For further information contact:
Chad Falk – Executive Director, MHSSA
Tyler Metcalfe – AAAA Provincial Championship Convenor (Sturgeon Heights, Winnipeg)
Jim Bartley – AA Provincial Championship Convenor (Killarney)
Sam Jackman is a volleyball player who moonlights on the basketball court. Frankly, the hobby is threatening to take over.
The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association does not keep single-game scoring records but the astonishing 97 points scored by the 6-4 Morris Mavericks guard/forward in a 111-105 victory over the Souris Sabres last Saturday, are believed to be a new standard for scoring in a provincial high school basketball game. Ever.
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The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association and Volleyball Manitoba are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 recipients of the Dr. Dale Iwanoczko Memorial Volleyball Scholarships. These $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually in memory of Selkirk, Manitoba volleyball player, Dr. Dale Iwanoczko.
Dale began his volleyball career playing for Lord Selkirk Regional High School and the University of Manitoba Bisons where he was named a five-time All-Canadian. He was selected as the CIS/CIAU Most Valuable Player in 1990 and led the Bisons to the national championship title in 1991. He also played on Manitoba's Provincial and Canada Games Teams. Dale was selected as Valedictorian, Governor General Award winner, and Athlete of the Year at Lord Selkirk Regional Secondary School (Gr 11 & 12). He obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, and sadly passed away at the age of 30, after succumbing to Hodgkin's disease, a battle he had fought valiantly for 14 months. In 1999 several of Dale's friends have organized an annual golf tournament to raise funds for this scholarship which is named in his honour and memory.
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be proceeding to a post-secondary institution and have a minimum 75% academic average. The individual must have proficiency in volleyball, while academic standing, and involvement in their school and community are also considered.
This year four student athletes have been selected:
Austin Anderson, Niverville Collegiate – this year he was selected as a “AAAA” graduating all-star and won the “Players Choice Award” at the “AAAA” Boston Pizza Varsity Volleyball Provincial Championships. He was named a Manitoba Provincial All-Star twice in club volleyball. Austin was an assistant coach for the Niverville JV boys volleyball team, a youth leader in his church, a camp counselor at the Red Rock Bible Cap and is currently a respite worker. He holds an academic average of 90.5% and is also a member of the school’s concert and jazz bands.
Annika Loeppky, Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School – holds an academic average of 98.6% while being an active member in her community. She was named an all-star at the Portage Classic and a “AAAA” graduating all-star. She was a member of the KPAC Championship teams from 2015 – 2017. She volunteers at the Betel Personal Care Home and spent time over the summer volunteering at a Mennonite bible camp. She was chosen to participate in the Rotary Adventures in Human Rights camp this past summer and has helped coach the Jr. NBA basketball camp for children aged 5-8. She is a member of the Lord Selkirk Regional Human Rights Group, Ethics Bowl Team, Special Olympics, Best Buddies program and Manitoba Leadership Cohort. She is a student ambassador at her school and a grad liaison. She also participates in senior choir, vocal jazz ensemble and varsity girls basketball and track and field.
Camryn McMillan, Carberry Collegiate – was selected as the 2016-2017 varsity girls MVP and was selected to Volleyball Manitoba’s graduating all-star team. She also participates in basketball, curling, badminton, track and field, and fastball at her school. Camryn is the co-editor of the school yearbook, a peer tutor and middle years reading helper. She is a lifeguard/swim instructor at the Carberry pool, a junior curling helper, and member of the Math and TADD clubs, all while holding down an academic average of 96%.
Spencer Teetaert, Steinbach Regional Secondary School – is president of the student council at Steinbach Regional School as well as a member of the choral group. He is currently achieving a grade 8 Royal Conservatory accreditation with honours for piano. This year he was named a varsity graduating all-star. He is involved in a variety of sports including volleyball, soccer, baseball, track and field and basketball. He is a voice for the youth in his community and has lobbied the city’s council to create a Youth Advisory Council, for which he is awaiting a response. He is organizing an Amazing Race completion for all youth that will focus on teamwork and inclusion. Spencer not only competes in volleyball on his school team but also plays club and beach volleyball, while maintaining an academic average of 99.2%.
The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association and Volleyball Manitoba work in co-operation to support the academic and athletic endeavors of Manitoba High School student athletes.
They opened the tournament as top dogs and when the dust finally settled on the boys and girls AAAA provincial high school volley finals Monday night, it was the two No. 1-ranked teams left celebrating in the winner’s circle.
The Collège Jeanne-Sauvé Olympiens defeated the Portage Collegiate Saints to clinch the girls title, while the Lord Selkirk Royals upended the River East Collegiate Kodiaks to claim the boys title. Both matches needed four games to crown a champion, with every team earning hearty applause by the hundreds of fans who filled the seats at the University of Manitoba’s Investors Group Athletic Centre.
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For the second year in a row, the Lord Selkirk Royals will wear the crown as the top varsity boy’s high school volleyball team in the province.
The No.1-ranked Royals took down the No.2-ranked River East Kodiaks in four sets (21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22) on Monday night to win the provincial championship for the eighth time in school history. The Kodiaks were looking for their first provincial title in varsity boy’s volleyball since 1982.
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