Opasquia Times Sports

There are two teams that everyone will be focused on this winter in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League – outside their hometown favourite team that is. The Portage Terriers will host the RBC Cup next spring, and coming off a shocking non-playoff season, the Terriers should be one of the…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022 09:23

Johnson hits OCN Blizzard ground running

Typically junior hockey teams would like to have their head coach in place by early June at the latest, giving them time to take part in league AGMs and to assess and help recruit for the coming season. The OCN Blizzard were handed a curveball this season when their potential…
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 12:36

New coach for Blizz

For the second time this summer, the OCN Blizzard have announced their new head coach for the coming season. The Blizzard took to Twitter last week to announce that former long-time Nipawin Hawks coach Doug Johnson is the new head coach and assistant general manager. The move became necessary after…
The Red Cross Swim Program announced earlier this year that they would no longer be continuing to offer their accredited swimming lesson and lifeguard training programs. Instead, their swimming lesson program would be transferred over to the Life Saving Society of Canada. The Red Cross first established their swimming program…
On a scorching hot day, 138 participants took part in the 11th annual Clearwater Lake Marathon after a two- year break. “It was great to see the enthusiasm of everyone wanting to participate after the COVID break. Everyone was really excited to get back into it again and we recognized…
Area hockey fans hoping to see OCN product Cheechoo Lathlin play junior A hockey this fall will have to travel north to see the talented defenseman.Lathlin, who played six games for the Blizzard this past season as an AP (and two more for the junior B OCN Storm), has signed…