Monday, March 5, 2018
Story: Stuart Walter
The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro are now officially underway. With the official start of competition comes the start of one of the marquee events of any winter games: hockey. The boys’ hockey tournament, which will take place from today until Wednesday, features the top bantam-aged players (13-14 years old) from across the province.
The tournament will give the boys a chance to showcase their talents for Hockey Manitoba, who will be looking to find potential Team Manitoba players for the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, AB. The three day tournament will also give players the opportunity to showcase what they have for any WHL and MJHL scouts who may be in attendance. The WHL Bantam Draft is coming up in early May, and many of the boys participating the Manitoba Games will be hoping to hear their name called.
Today’s action will kick off bright and early at 9:30 in the C.A. Nesbitt arena with West 1 taking on Winnipeg Blue. The home team, Team North, will being their quest for Manitoba Games gold this afternoon against Team East.
Below is the full schedule for Today’s games.
- 9:30am – West 1 (Green) vs Winnipeg Blue
- 11:00am – South 1 (White) vs Winnipeg Gold
- 12:30pm – South 2 (Red) vs West 2 (White)
- 2:00pm – East vs North
- 4:00pm – West 1 (Green) vs Winnipeg Gold
- 5:30pm – South 1 (White) vs Winnipeg Blue
- 7:00pm – East vs South 2 (Red)
- 8:30pm – North vs West 2 (White)