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Fans of the former NHL team the Quebec Nordiques enjoy the atmosphere during the NHL pre-season game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Videotron Centre on September 28, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Nordiques fans optimistic about eventual return

Sports radio host Vincent Cauchon says he remembers being criticized at a Quebec City convenience store for buying Molson beer products — 20 years after the brewer vetoed plans for the Nordiques to enter the NHL in the late 1970s.

Winkler native Eric Fehr shares a Stanley Cup moment with his family, including his wife Rachel and daughter Elle, who got the best seat in the house. (supplied photo)

Watching family win the Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is coming back to Winkler.Eric Fehr and the Pittsburgh Penguins secured the Stanley Cup championship over the San Jose Sharks June 12.Winkler born Eric Fehr is the second home grown NHL player to bring home the Stanley Cup for the third time.Dustin Penner brought the cup to Winkler in 2007 after winning it with the Anaheim Ducks. He

Carman captain Stewart Thiessen passes the SEMHL championship trophy to assistant captain and one of the MVPs, Mark Owen. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Morden Times)

Beavers win championship

The Carman Beavers were crowned SEMHL league champions in Morden, March 26, after a dominating 9-1 victory over the Morden Redskins. Rebounding off their 3-2 double overtime loss on home ice, it took less than six minutes for the Beavers to score the game winner.

Carman to host AAA Bantam rural provincials

Carman will be the host site to some of the best bantam female hockey players. The 2016 AAA Bantam Female Rural Provincial Championships are set for March 11-13 in Carman. Jason Wolfe, vice-president of Carman Minor Hockey (CMH), said they welcome the opportunity to host the provincials. “Carman Minor Hockey is very excited to once again host this

Royals face must-win

The Portage Islanders took a 2-1 series lead in a series that has seen no home ice advantage whatsoever. The Islanders won their second game of the best of five in Winkler on Feb. 15, winning 6-5 in overtime. The high scoring affair saw Winkler lead 5-4 after two periods.

A decade after the skates hit the ice for the first hockey day in Miami, organizers say the draw for the event is equally strong. The event’s 10th anniversary February 6, 2016 saw 16 teams from throughout the Pembina Valley region compete with ages ranging from Novice to Old Timers (with many born-and-raised Miami skaters reclaiming their childhood colours for an exhibition match against Morden). (ALEXIS STOCKFORD/Morden Times)

Hockey Day in Miami hits 10 years

A decade after the skates hit the ice for the first hockey day in Miami, organizers say the draw for the event is equally strong. The event’s 10th anniversary Feb. 6 saw 16 teams from throughout the Pembina Valley region compete with ages ranging from Novice to Old Timers with many born-and-raised Miami skaters reclaiming their childhood colours.

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