Monster Ready For Championship Game
Written by Dantin Reimer   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:37

bradymonster fortgarrylions 2014Number 63 - Brady Monster stands with a few other offensive players on the sidelines

Winkler resident Brady Monster and the Fort Garry Lions will be playing in the Manitoba Major Football League's championship game Saturday at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. The Lions defeated every team in the league and finished with a perfect 8-0 record, and outscored their opponents by 251 points throughout the season.

"It's going to be a bit nerve racking at first, especially since I did take a year off, getting into work and everything," shared Monster, who plays Left Guard for the Lions. "My first steps onto that field will be a little nerve-racking, but then I'll calm down. I did the same thing when I played in the old Bomber's Stadium (Canad Inns Stadium). The first quarter I was nervous, but then you calm down and focus on football, and do your thing."

Clearly with a perfect record and such a dominating offensive performance over the season, the team clicks.

"We all connect," explained Monster when asked why the team has had success this season. "There is no argument between us, and we are competitive. We show up to practice, we get our stuff done, we go over plays, game film, and everything. We all connect, we are one big group. Were like one big family."

It wasn't a very hard decision for Monster when he had the opportunity to play football again, even if it required traveling to Winnipeg to do it.

"It's football," the former Pembina Valley Cornhusker simply stated when asked about traveling to Winnipeg to play the game he loves. "Since the program shut down here, I've missed playing it. I was told about the Major Football League, and I thought maybe I could sign up for a team, and I did. I just love football. I love the physicality of it, that you get to pretty much hit people all of the time. It's fun. I love it."

The semi-finals saw the Fort Garry Lions defeat the St. James Rods 47-6, and the St. Vital Mustangs stepping over the East Side Eagles 11-8. With the Lions and Mustangs winning it sets up an interesting championship game.

The Lions finished first in the regular season, while the Mustangs finished second at 5-2-1. The two teams met twice during the regular season, with Fort Garry coming out on top 41-0 in week 3 and 28-0 in week 6.

"We don't play their style," noted Monster. "Their style is to try and get into our heads verbally, and try and talk us out of this game, try and lose our focus, but we don't bite. We just keep playing football. We keep playing our game, and don't go to their game of messing with your mind, It's just not our style."

The Lions and Mustangs will kick off the final game of the Manitoba Major Football League season Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

"We have to keep our cool," said Monster. "There has been some games where we have got a little heated, and it's turned into a couple of penalties the other way, and we haven't been too happy about that. We also have to respect the other team as well. They are here too, they worked hard to get to the same point, and we have to respect that. We can't just come in there, and think 'we went undefeated the whole season, we're going to be champs now'. No we have to keep doing what we are doing, and just do our thing."

Below is a list of the regular season scores for the undefeated Lions.

Week 1: Fort Garry Lions 9 East Side Eagles 7
Week 2: Fort Garry Lions 42 Greendell Falcons 0
Week 3: Fort Garry Lions 41 St. Vital Mustangs 0
Week 4: Fort Garry Lions 37 Westman Wolverines 7
Week 5: Fort Garry Lions 28 St. Vital Mustangs 0
Week 6: Fort Garry Lions 44 St. James Rods 8
Week 7: Fort Garry Lions 43 North East Nomads 4
Week 8: Fort Garry Lions 33 East Side Eagles 0

                                                                              *Photo courtesy of Brady Monster

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
Keck Leads Flyers To OT Victory
Written by Winkler Flyers Release   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:28



Tristan Keck scored his second goal of the game with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Winkler Flyers to a 2-1 home ice victory over the Selkirk Steelers.

Adam Vander Linden kicked aside 29 of the 30 shots he faced while earning his second victory of the season.

With two days off since their last game, the Flyers returned home for their first meeting of the season against the Steelers. After beating Selkirk twice during preseason, the Orange and Black were poised to do the same during the regular season.

The Flyers took the play to Selkirk in the opening frame and drew first blood with 5:57 left in the period. Defenseman Connor Hamonic passed the puck up to Shawn Pachet who found Tristan Keck up near the Steelers blueline. Keck then cut to the middle of the ice and fired a wrist shot between the legs of the Selkirk defenseman and over the shoulder of the goaltender giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

Winkler outshot the Steelers 17-6 through the first 20 minutes, but were forced to settle for only a 1-0 lead heading into the intermission. Selkirk managed to outshoot the Flyers 12-6 in the second period but the Flyers still led the game 1-0 heading into the third.

The Steelers were able to tie the game at one, 5:38 into the third period and with the score remaining tied through regulation, the game was headed for overtime.

With the five minute overtime period nearly at and end, Tristan Keck was able to send the home crowd happy for the second time this season. Skating down the left wing, Keck made his way towards the front of the net and scored his second goal of the game over the right shoulder of Steelers goaltender Nathan Park to secure the 2-1 victory. Evan Last and Connor Hamonic drew the assists on Keck’s third goal of the season.

Adam Vander Linden had another strong game in goal for Winkler making 29 saves while improving his record to 2-0. Winkler out-shot Selkirk 34-30 overall. The Flyers were 0-for-3 on the power-play and 2-for-2 on the penalty-kill.

The Flyers (2-1) will host the Dauphin Kings (2-0) on Friday, September 26th in their next game. Puck drop at the Winkler Recreation Complex is 7:30pm. Winkler had a 2-2 record against the Kings last season.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 13:13
OCN Edges Winkler In Goaltenders Duel
Written by Winkler Flyers Release   
Saturday, 11 October 2014 01:41



Goaltenders Adam Vander Linden and Devon Fordyce made 75 saves combined as the OCN Blizzard beat the Winkler Flyers 1-0 in the shootout on Friday night. Blizzard forward Rhett Law scored the only goal of the six round shootout, handing the Flyers their second shootout loss in as many games.

Playing the first of two straight home games against the Blizzard, the Flyers looked to get back in the win column after falling 4-3 in a shootout to the Winnipeg Blues on Tuesday night.

 The Flyers had many great chances to score in the opening period but were unable to capitalize on their chances. The two teams skated into the first intermission scoreless despite Winkler outshooting the Blizzard 17-11 through 20 minutes.

With end to end action the entire game, both goaltenders stood tall and kept the game 0-0 throughout regulation and into the five minute overtime period. Despite the lack of goals, this contest was as exciting a game as you could ask for.

Blizzard forward Rhett Law scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shoot-out and that proved to be the difference as OCN took game one of the weekend series 1-0.

Adam Vander Linden (3-1-1), who was credited with the shut-out, made 35 saves through 65 minutes of play as the Flyers out-shot the Blizzard 40-35 throughout regulation and overtime.

Winkler went 0-for-5 on the power-play and 4-for-4 on the penalty-kill.

The two teams will go at it again Saturday night in Winkler. Puck drop at the Winkler Recreation Complex is 7:30pm.


Flyers Fall To Pistons
Written by Winkler Flyers Release   
Saturday, 20 September 2014 23:55



The Steinbach Pistons got some revenge on the Winkler Flyers with a 5-3 win on home ice, in the back half of their season opening home and home series.

A night after the Flyers beat the Pistons 4-2 in their home opener, Steinbach returned the favor in their first regular season home game.

With the two former division rivals playing each other for the second straight night, the home town Pistons managed to take advantage of their home crowds energy and a few Flyers miscues.

Steinbach opened the scoring with a power-play goal just over six minutes into the game and increased their lead to 2-0 with 5:05 to play in the opening period. The Flyers responded quickly just 51 seconds later when Bryce Enns tipped in an Evan Last shot, cutting Steinbach’s lead to 2-1.

However, just 39 seconds after that, Tyler Penner restored the Pistons two goal lead. The Flyers would get that one back before the end of the period thanks to Jon Carlson’s unassisted goal with 1:40 to play before the break.

Before the end of the period, Flyers defenseman Nathan Karlowsky and Pistons forward Jonah Wasylak were each given five minutes for fighting and a game misconduct. The incident also resulted in Karlowsky being given a match penalty for striking an opponent with a helmet.

Winkler managed to kill off the entire five minute penalty and built some momentum in the second period. The Flyers tied the game at three with 5:33 to play in the period when Josh Cook buried a loose puck in front of the net, with Lawson McDonald drawing the assist. Once again, the Pistons had an answer and went back in front 4-3 with 1:08 remaining.

The Flyers had their chances in the third period but were not able to get the equalizer. Dustin Loeppky gave the Pistons some insurance with just over five minutes to play, when Flyers goaltender Dasan Sydora got tripped up behind the net allowing the Pistons to go ahead 5-3. In the end, the Flyers had their chances to get the two points, despite not playing their best hockey.

Sydora played well in his Flyers regular season debut despite the loss. The Red Deer native made 29 saves overall as the Pistons outshot the Flyers 34-27. Winkler went 0-for-4 on the power-play, including a 5-on-3 in the third period. The Flyers were 3-for-4 on the penalty-kill.

The Flyers (1-1) will return to Winkler to host the Selkirk Steelers (0-2) on Tuesday night. Puck drop at the Winkler Recreation Complex is 7:30pm. The Flyers next three games are all on home ice.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 13:55

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