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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.

Winkler Royals forward Mitch Doell is already on his way past the net as the puck beats Warren goalie Ben Lobb.

Royals in second

The Winkler Royals went 2-1 during three games in four days, keeping them two points ahead of third place.The Royals ended their busy four days with a 5-4 win over the visiting Warren Mercs. The night before they were the visitor, dropping a 5-3 decision to the Portage Islanders.

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