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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 13:14

Neepawa's Halli Krzyzaniak attempting to make Team Canada

Growing up in Neepawa, Halli Krzyzaniak always had a dream of playing hockey at an elite level, and that dream came true as she played college hockey in the United States, and is now attempting to make the Women's National Hockey Team.

"I just graduated from the University of North Dakota where I played for four years," said Krzyzaniak. "Now I'm spending the year in Calgary with 28 girls, as we all vie for spots on the 2018 Olympic team."

During her time with North Dakota, Krzyzaniak played 139 games and recorded 58 points.

Out of the 28, only 23 will make the final team that will head to the Olympics, meaning three forwards and two defensemen will be cut.

"It's definitely a hard process," said Krzyzaniak. "It's difficult to constantly be battling against your teammates for your spot. Cuts can happen anytime between now and the middle of January, so I think it's important to just take it day by day, and not look too far ahead into the future."

Announced earlier this week, Team Canada will take on the United States Women's National Team on December 5 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

"For me that's incredible," said Krzyzaniak. " I haven't played in Winnipeg since my last year in High School, which was five seasons ago now. To be that close to home, it would basically be a home game for me. If I made it that far and was able to have my friends and family out there to support me, it would be really special to me."

On top of the six-game series against the U.S, Canada is taking part in the Esso Series which is a series of games from now until January.

 

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Kitchen Shines but Kings Lose 10th Straight

Friday, 17 November 2017 21:53
Kitchen Shines but Kings Lose 10th Straight

Brennan Kitchen made 49 saves, but it wasn't enough as the Kings couldn't muster anything offensively, as the Portage Terriers came into Credit Union Place and beat the Kings, 3-0.

Gilbert Plains Dykun, Puchailo, Stoski Taking Part in Baja 1000 Race in Mexico

Friday, 17 November 2017 14:00
Gilbert Plains Dykun, Puchailo, Stoski Taking Part in Baja 1000 Race in Mexico

 Aaron Dykun, Darren Puchailo, and Tyson Stoski are all in Mexico right now taking part in the 50th Anniversary Baja 1000 race.

UPDATE: Canadian Mixed Curling Championships Roll on

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:27
UPDATE: Canadian Mixed Curling Championships Roll on

For 10 teams, the dream of winning a gold medal at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships will come to an end today, but for four teams, the dream will remain alive.

Gilbert Plains Jubenville Recognized in NHL Central Scouting Rankings

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:17
Gilbert Plains Jubenville Recognized in NHL Central Scouting Rankings

For Gilbert Plains Tyler Jubenvill, playing in the NHL is a dream, and that dream may have come a little bit closer as he has been listed on the NHL Central Scouting Rankings.