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January

January 2
Cody Ellingson signed with the University of Regina Rams football team after his junior hockey career came to a close in the spring of 2017.
Kaila Powell was named to the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship Team Manitoba Female roster.
Thunderhill Ski Area opened on Dec. 23, with 88 skiers and snowboarders eager to start their Christmas holidays off right with a day on the slopes.
January 9
Coaches from Winnipeg visited the gymnastics camp held at the Swan Valley Historical Museum to see talent and help with improvements along the way.
Swan Valley curling product Carter Watkins skipped his junior mens’ team from Fort Rouge Curling Club to the Canola Junior Men’s Provincial Championship in Altona. The team fell just short of championship glory.
Swan River Golf and Country Club Golf Pro and Club Manager Mike Hobson announced he would not be returning for a third season.
The SVRSS Tigers hockey team stepped back on the ice for three games in four nights after an extended break during the holiday season.
The Swan Valley Axemen hosted the Foxwarren Falcons last Friday night (Jan. 5) at the Centennial Arena. The Axemen also headed south to Russell to battle the Rams on Sunday afternoon.
January 16
The Parkland Rangers earned a much needed point over the weekend against one of the top teams in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League when fans had a chance to see the Rangers host the Winnipeg Wild, Saturday and Sunday.
The Swan Valley Cheetahs gymnastics team travelled to Neepawa on Sat. Jan. 13 for the Round-offs at the Ranch Tournament.
The Valley Axemen took on the Virden Oil Kings twice this past weekend in back-to-back North Central Hockey League action.
The SVRSS Tigers hockey team continued their winning streak by coming out victorious in both of their games last week. The Tigers finished the week’s play on Sun. Jan 14, when they took on the McCreary Mountaineers in a 8-1 win.
The Swan Valley Stampeders hosted the Steinbach Pistons on Fri. Jan 12 in a 3-0 loss for the home team. Netminder Ethan Peterson stopped 32 of the 35 shots.
The SVRSS Girls’ basketball Tigers travelled to Winnipeg last weekend, Jan. 12 and 13 to participate in the St. Boniface Centurion Varsity Girls Tournament and earned third place overall.
The SVRSS Tigers Junior Girls’ Basketball team finished second at the Triple Crown Challenge Vincent Massey Tournament this past weekend.
Three swimmers from the Special Olympics Parkland Region Tiger Sharks Swim Team recently received their ribbons from the first meet of the season at the Winter Waves Swim Meet in Winnipeg.
Rick Kinaschuk and his teammates were unbeatable in Kamsack Jan. 5, easily winning the Duck Mountain Super League trophy and top prize money of $350. Curling with third Byron Zbirun, second Jeff Osatchuk and lead Scott Schneider, Kinaschuk first defeated Don Bowes of Madge Lake in a semi-final game that lasted seven ends.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are just a few short weeks away and one of two hopefuls with close ties to the Valley, Chay Genoway, has received word that he will join the Canadian men’s Olympic team.
The Roy Minish Two Person Stick Bonspiel was held at the Swan River Community Centre on Tues. Jan. 9 where 18 teams from Swan River, Bowsman and Kamsack, SK participated for their chance to win the trophy.
January 23
The SVRSS Tigers Senior Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams hosted the Pizza Place Invitational Tournament at the SVRSS last weekend, (Jan. 19-20) as they took on competition from Winnipeg, Dauphin and The Pas.
Northern Specialties and the Swan Valley Atom B teams hosted their home tournament last weekend (Jan. 19-21).
The SVRSS Tigers hockey team was on the ice again last weekend (Jan. 19-20) as they continued to challenge the Westman High School Hockey League teams. The Tigers will say goodbye to January with their last game of the month on Friday (Jan. 26) as they take on McCreary Mountaineers in Ste. Rose.
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