Mohawks Finish Regular Season With A Win
Written by Dantin Reimer   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:28

mohawksvslakers july232014DH - Ryan Maynard hitting his game winning RBI single

Ryan Maynard put down an RBI single in the bottom half of the sixth inning to lift the defending Border West Baseball League champion Morden Mohawks past the Killarney Lakers 4-2 Wednesday night.

"It feels good,"shared Maynard. "It was kind of a chinsey hit at the third basemen, but I ran it out. I guess an RBI is an RBI, and we are just happy to get the win."

Derek Holenski tossed a complete game five hitter for the Mohawks, and struck out three.

"It was alright," stated Holenski. "I didn't feel the best I felt all year. I was little tight at times, but at the end we got the win, and that's all that matters."

Colton Collins was two-for-three with a single, double, and a strike out, and Steve Mullin was two-for-three with a single, a double, and came around to score once.

"I think we played pretty well," shared Maynard. "It started a little rough with a couple errors in the first inning, but came back the next inning and got a clutch RBI, and got some good pitching."

In order for Morden to clinch first place the Lakers will need to win their final game of the regular season Thursday night in Baldur against the Regals.

"If we wanted to finish first we had to win tonight," noted Holenski. "Now we need a little help. We need Killarney to beat Baldur. We had to win, and we pulled out all the stops, and got it done."
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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:03
CKMW Big League
Written by Tyler Hildebrand   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:38


The baseball season is here, and 1570 CKMW is ready to play ball!! We're excited to give you kids the 'Big League' Feel at their next game!

Each week – a crew from CKMW will attend a minor ball game. We'll bring along our PA system, seeds from Sunny Day Products, and more.

Your game could be next! Call 204-331-2272, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave us a message on facebook, telling us when and where your son or daughter's next ball game is. We will select 1 team each week and attend their game. Each member of the team receives a $5 A&W Gift Card!

It may not be the Major Leagues....but it is the CKMW Big Leagues, and its a lot more fun!


One of our winning teams:  Winkler 2 Squirt Girls!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 07:03
Experience Of A Lifetime For Altona's Kate Friesen
Written by Dantin Reimer   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:29

katefrieseniihf 2014Kate Friesen - in second row - second player on the right - Photo courtesy of IIHF's Facebook page

It was an experience of a life time for local hockey player Kate Friesen.

"It was quite the honour to get that email asking me to go to Finland. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and to get picked for that was surprising. I can't thank them enough for it," said Friesen

She was one of seven women hockey players in Canada to be invited to participate in the Under-18 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Performance Camp in Vierumäki, Finland. The camp saw players from sixteen different countries come together to help grow the female game around the world.

"It was a really good experience. It was a great opportunity to learn a lot," shared the Altona resident. "There was some really good coaches out there. It was great development for all of us."

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA comprised the other fifteen countries.

The camp, which ran July 12th-19th, helped Friesen learn a lot about being an elite athlete, through skill development, practices, seminars, and games.

"The role development was a huge one," explained Friesen when asked about how this experience will help her and what it will allow her to bring to the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League's Pembina Valley Hawks next season.  "Kind of defining your role, accepting your role, which also ties into leadership and how the leaders need to take that and help their team. There's two different kinds of leaders. You have leading by example and a vocal leader. Work ethic is a big one."

Other players from Canada at the camp included;

- Kristen Campbell (Brandon, Man./Shaftesbury School, CAHS)
- Jaycee Gebhard (Plenty, Sask./Notre Dame, JWHL)
- Ryleigh Houston (Winnipeg, Man./Balmoral Hall School, JWHL)
- Melissa Hunt (Hartney, Man./Westman, MFMHL)
- Sheridan Oswald (MacGregor, Man./Central Plains, MFMHL)
- Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, N.B./Rothesay Netherwood School, CAHS

If Friesen had to chose a highlight it would be the amount she was able to take away from the practices.

Hockey Canada has also invited Friesen to participate in the 2014-15 National Women's Under-18 Team Selection Camp.

"Just before I left I received an invitation to go to Calgary on August 7th," said Friesen. "That's another selection camp for the U-18 team Canada. That goes August 7th-17th and on the 17th they make cuts. They pick a series team and the series team stays there from the 17th to the 24th and plays three games against the U.S.A."

friesen july23Melissa Hunt, Kate Friesen, Ryleigh Houston, Sheridan Oswald & Kristen Campbell


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:11
Off To Westerns For Winkler's Bantam "AA"
Written by Dantin Reimer   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:47


Winkler's Bantam "AA" team came out on top at this past weekends Bantam "AA" provincial championships in Dauphin.

"Awesome," said coach Jeremy Matuszewski. "This group of kids have tried so hard since mosquito. We've always come close, and we never actually won. It seems like that semi-final game every year is always where we've lost it. This year we managed to pull out a miraculous win in the semis. It was awesome for the kids."

Winkler finished the round robin with a perfect 4-0 record which earned them a bye into the semi-finals, where they defeated Boisevain 8-7 to advance to the finals. In said final Winkler took Portage 13-2.

"We made it harder on ourselves," shared Matuszewski. "We were a little bit nervous in the semi-finals. We were up the whole game and then they scored four runs. We made a few errors, kicked the ball around a little bit. We were down two runs going into the last inning and were down to our last strike the guys found a way to win."

With the provincial title comes a trip to Westerns which is being held in Swift Current, August 15-17th.

"I think that one of our strengths is planning it out and having a great game plan going in," explained Matuszewski. "I think we will definitely be ready. I'm going to challenge the kids and we want to be the first team from Winkler to ever win at Westerns in baseball. A great tradition here in fastball, but no team from Winkler prior to last year has gone to Westerns and now were going to go and try and win it."

*Photo courtesy of Merlin Heppner

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:11
A Busy Summer For The R.M. of Dufferin
Written by Candace Derksen   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:36

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The R.M. of Dufferin has an ambitious infrastructure improvement program lined up for this summer. "As I've always said, they've built roads and ditches in our municipality for well over a hundred years and they'll be building roads and ditches well after we're all gone" says Reeve Shawn McCutcheon. He adds ditch rehabilitation and drainage improvement are again on the to-do list, noting the R.M. has a full compliment of Public Works staff to help get things done. "Hopefully the weather co-operates here in the couple of months."

Meanwhile, new for this year the R.M. will be taking advantage of $50,000 in Municipal Road Enhancement Program funds from the provincial government. "We are doing some additional miles" explains McCutcheon who adds "normally we would look at seven or eight miles that we would reconstruct or resurface, we are doubling that amount this year; we doing about sixteen miles."


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