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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 8, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Sat rams respond with second title a Happy rams team celebrates its second straight Winnipeg High school hockey league Crown by Ashley Prest sob Mcloof is the teacher but his team taught hit a lesson last night becoming the first repeat Champion of the Winnipeg High school hockey the Stonewall rams Defeated Oak Park raiders 44 last night at Keith Findley common ilex to win the leagues championship tournament and record their second consecutive league last years team had a lot More Star players on it but this year we lost about half the the kids who came up maybe dont have the same skill level but ill Tell Treyve got twice the work ethic and that what won it for said an elated rams coach with Stonewall leading 21 in the third the two teams combined to score three goals in 72 bringing roaring stand i Groom Only crowd to its rams Forward Cory named the tournaments said it was Only then that the rams believed they were going Howe with the we really had mixed emotions coming into the we knew that if we didst Coytte out As hard As we could they be Able to take advantage of but after the rams third our team got really said who scored five goals and six assists in four tournament though team Captain Tom Pratt played with a broken the confident raiders played Well above expectations for a team in its first year in the the boys got together and got through said a proud but solemn Oak Park coach Doug i coached a few of them before and 1 knew the character of them enough to know that we were going to have a Good year and there was going to be a lot of Winnipeg free press March 1990 pages 4352 Mark sports editor sports Scott Taylor jets dont exist in the East at the risk of sounding like a it was Nice to see the jets Clinch a playoff berth by whipping the Quebec Nordques last for the citizens of a place like any win in any sport is a Welcome win any especially a 63 Victory Over a team from a City Long thought to be Superior to Winnipeg in every maybe its just but Arent you getting a Little tired of the Way Winnipeg is treated by the people who live elsewhere in of a lot of it is our own this is a City run by a Council that still cant decide whether the jets Are important enough to they Arent sure if the City needs a new and even if they did decide to build they probably name it the Winnipeg inferiority the current jets record of their Best since wont impress the rest of the perhaps its time to set the record straight after a while that huge collection of Toronto based National Media pinheads can drive even a pacifist like me so lets take a minute and laugh at those Eastern experts for a starting d the hockey news the editors of the publication started this Campaign by taking a preseason article written by Grant Mcginnis of the free press thinking they were smarter than the Guy they paid to added the names of Philadelphia goaltender Pete Peeters and Centre Keith Acton to the jets this May not have been so dumb if it we rent for the fact everyone around the nil with half a brain knew Peeters and Acton we rent going to play in Mcginnis was embarrassed and let the hockey news editors know what bugged Mcginnis and what still bugs me is Why didst they just leave the item alone they didst because they believe that if you Arent from Toronto you Arent d the hockey news obviously embarrassed by their Faux Pas they were waxing poetic about How Peeters goal ending would make the jets a the hockey news editors took a couple of swipes at jets general manager Mike Smith and flyers pm Bobby Clarke for making a mockery of the intent of the waiver Clarke had asked Smith to hide Peeters and Acton so the flyers could keep the two players on the Philly roster after the waiver draft was the hockey news thought this was Akin to blasphemy and didst leave the Issue alone until the nil fined the jets and flyers How dumb is that the waiver draft has always been a joke the jets and flyers combined to live up to the highest ideals of any waiver the jets hid Peeters and Acton and in Exchange they got defence Man Shawn Cronin for in the the jets took Moe Mantha from the in the end the jets were 10 per cent better team with Mantha and Cronin while the with Acton and Peeters in their have been 20 per cent would somebody please Tell the hockey news staff about the theory of the redistribution of wealth see jets Page 44 Stastny Trade leaves bitter taste in Quebec capital Quebec up reaction to the Trade of Peter Stastny the 33yearold Quebec Nordques Captain whom most fans consid ered the soul of the team to the new Jersey devils has upset More than a few people in the provincial i was completely discouraged when i heard the said Jacques no lives in suburban i never thought the Trade would come off even with All the rumours in some i think it shows Lack of respect toward a player of that the Trade of the last of the three Stastny Brothers who virtually built the nor Dique franchise a decade ago after fleeing Czecho Slovakia for Young defence Man Craig Wolanin is still sinking into the minds of Many radio stations keep replaying the audio track describing Stastny last goal As a member of the Nordques and Many have called Peters younger in but Anton thinks Peter might do better in new Jersey with a winning team because he will be playing in a better Phil free press Brent Ashton wheels after puck last night with Quebec Stephan Morin in hot Brent and jets clinched playoff spot with Nords Are no patsies by Grant Mcginnis the Winnipeg jets have now ascended to the Peak of their very own Little it was Only fitting that they encounter one last Speed the Mountain the elusive playoff berth that was set As the jets goal for this National hockey league season of the last Little Hump a harder working version of the Quebec Nordi ques than they Ever encountered the jets eventually topped both with a 63 win last night at the it was no sans sweat of All the very bad teams that have populated the nil Over the the Nords might be the Best of the last there was no 29point outfit on the ice and there was no two Points on a it was a Tough game after two big lots of times that said Teppo who finally clinched the win and the playoff spot at of the third period with a stunning i didst think we were very i think our Guys May have looked beyond this game they May still have been feeling the effects of the weekend but our Guys bad enough to stay in there and win said a relieved coach Bob whose team achieved a playoff berth in the 68th game of the season with its third win in a our Guys were a Little Flat but give credit to the nordic Esthey were pretty bolstered by a barrage of new Quebec played with and Ron one of six unfortunate enough to have tended goal on behalf of the offence defence Sappy Nords this was far better than he turned away 40 of 45 shots and submit Ted the most fitting description of the evenings if it we rent for those two breakaways stops at the other end of the ice by Stephane Beauregard on Everett Sanipass and Marc it could have been a different he it Pale Hawer chunks picture perfect assists on goals by Numminen and Fredrik Olausson and a score of his own that eight Points in two games were enough to sink the Nordques for the 49th time in their regrettable Brent Doug Small and Doug Evans also scored for the Evans shorthanded see Nords Page 44 up photo Manitoban May have lost their last shot at Brier title Sault Marie one bad shot May have Cost Manitoba Duane Edwards a Chance for a playoff berth last night As the two Ontario teams continued to set the puce in the Canadian Labatt Brier mens Curling the Manitoba Tankard champs had an Opportunity last night to turn this Brier into a real but a 54 extra end loss to the Hometown Al Hamden foursome representing Northern Ontario Likely put the Deloraine team out of the last nights action also sawed were Nicks Ontario team suffer its first setback of the a 54 decision to British columbian Craig Lepine and still in need of More wins to sew up a berth in sundays Ontario remained on top of the standings with a 71 followed by Northern Ontario at Quebec and Ontario John Kawaja shows belly Flop see to vamps Page 45

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