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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Ready to throw those bears!

Around the MJHL and beyond…..


MACKINNON SHINES: Winnipeg’s Reave MacKinnon, who plays for Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., was named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week. The former Winnipeg Saints’ forward became the first Purple Knight in 11 years to score four goals in one game as he led Saint Michael’s to a 6-4 victory over Franklin Pierce University last week. MacKinnon added two assists in two other games giving him a total of six points.


From the OCN website:


Blizzard College/University Update (stats through December 10, 2010).


Lem Randall has recorded 6 points in 11 games for Manhattanville(NCAA division 3) so far this season.  The team captain is entering his second season with the program after recording 4 goals, 8 assists, and 12 points in 27 games last season.  Prior to Manhattanville, Randall put up 5 goals and 11 points in two seasons with the Maine Black Bears(NCAA division 1).  Randall played 4 full seasons with the Blizzard from 03-04 thru 06-07.


Randall’s highlights with the Blizzard include winning the 2006 Sherwood Division title and posting 101 points in 06-07.  In 226 games with OCN, Randall recorded 86 goals, 121 assists, 207 points, and 477 penalty minutes.  Before entering the junior ranks, the Snow Lake, Manitoba product suited up for the Norman Northstars. 


Below is a list of the other OCN Blizzard alumni playing in the college/university ranks: NCAA - Bemidji State - Ryan Adams(2 assists in 15 games, serves as an assistant captain) NCAA Division 3 - Manhattanville - Lem Randall(2 goals, 6 points in 11 games) and PO Lemieux(5-3-1, 2.57, .906), Morrisville - Caylin Relkoff(4-3-1, 2.82, .925), Northland - Colin McIntosh(4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points in 5 games), Neumann - Ryan Dreger(1 goal, 5 points in 6 games)  CIS - Queens - David Aime(1-3, 5.77, .845) and Jon Lawrance(4 goals, 7 assists, 11 points in 15 games), Guelph - Barrett Brook(1 assist in 14 games), UBC -Jordan Inglis(1 goal, 3 points in 10 games) Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference(ACAC) - NAIT - Clinton Senkow(1 goal, 3 points in 16 games) and Brad Sinclair(5 assists in 11 games), Briercrest - Jesse Chenard(2-8-0-0-1, 4.78, .893), Augustana - Casey Rempel(1 goal, 3 points in 8 games) and Joel Jackson(5 games) American Collegiate Hockey Association(ACHA) - Iowa State - Shawn Crawford(1 goal, 4 points in 22 games), Division 2 - Utah State - Joel Basson(4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points in 24 games).  Besides former Blizzard players, two products from The Pas are also competing in the college/university ranks: NCAA division 3 - Northland - Dan McIntosh(3-5, 4.51, .878), ACHA -Division 2 - Utah State - David Wyman(16 goals, 29 assists, 45 points in 29 games)


Kudos to the Steinbach Pistons! Over 1,500 toys are needed for Christmas hampers this year in southeastern Manitoba.  And Wednesday night, the Steinbach Pistons and their fans helped by donating around 100 new toys for Community Christmas. Well done!


From the Neepawa Natives website:


Brandon native Kurt Jory has been invited to take part in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport training camp with the Canadian team for the upcoming World University Games.

Kurt Jory was a member of the Neepawa Natives  in 2004/2005 where the Natives had an exceptional 37 win season. Jory started his junior career with the Natives and moved on to have a solid career with the Brandon Wheat Kings, and Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL.


Jory, a goaltender, is one of 31 players invited to the hockey camp. Jory is in his third year at Brock University, where he has an outstanding  GAA of 2.77 and SV % .901 so far this season.  If selected, Jory would travel to the World University Winter Games in Turkey late January.


Good luck Jory!


Teddy Bearmania: The annual teddy bear toss took place Friday night in both Dauphin and Neepawa. The home fans flooded the ice with cute bears after the locals scored the first goal of the game.


In Neepawa, the bears will be donated to the Neepawa hospital, fire and ambulance and Neepawa Salvation Army. The club also accepted donations of non-perishable food items at the game. Well done!


CLICK HERE to see pictures of the action. Thanks to Heather for sending them to us.


Where are they now?


Former Dauphin King star Brock Trotter is now suiting up with Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. Brock, who turns 24 next month, played the last three seasons with Hamilton Bulldogs (farm club of Montreal Canadiens).


According to the Dinamo Riga website, Brock has four goals and 12 points after 29 games.



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