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Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:24

Swan River's Lane Kirk Important in Stamps Success

Swan River's Lane Kirk is 13 games into his second full season with the Swan Valley Stampeders.

"It's been a good season so far," said Kirk. "We had a rough stint there for a few games, but I think we turned things around."

For Kirk, he had plans of playing for the Prince Albert Raiders this year, but he was sent down to his hometown team just before the season began.

"It was definitely tough to hear it," said Kirk. "It's just a step back, and everyone I've talked to has said that. Everyone's path to the next level is different, and this is just a little hiccup in my path of getting where I want to be."

Kirk and the Stamps beat the OCN Blizzard last night, 5-4 which moved them into a playoff spot, and Kirk has high praise for first-year coach, Taurean White.

"He definitely likes to push your limits, and that's what you need to get to the next level," said Kirk. "You have to get out of your comfort zone and get better at things you may not be good at. He's really good at identifying those areas, and we work on them day in and day out."

For the Stamps, offence has been hard to come by all season, but as Kirk notes, last night was definitely a boost.

"It was a big win," said Kirk. "And it was great to see that we can score a lot."

Kirk and the rest of the Stamps now have a few days off before heading to Winnipeg on Saturday to battle with the Blues.



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Ontario Wins Canadian Mixed Curling Championships

Monday, 20 November 2017 11:35
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Kings Part Way with Berry

The Dauphin Kings announced today that they have parted ways with Head Coach and General Manager Marc Berry.

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:43
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The Grand Plains Bantam women's Ice Dogs peppered the Wawanesa goalie on Sunday evening but settled for a 2-2 tie.