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Sep 8, 2009, 5:47 pm

Wildcats Begin First Week With Busy Schedule

The Westman Wildcats 2009-2010 squad begins their season with a busy first week.

The Cats had a tough dryland session on Monday and follow it up with their first on ice as a team in Souris Wednesday night. They head right back to dryland training on Thursday in Hartney.

Many of the Cat's Seniors and 2nd years are heading south to Belcourt on Friday to write their ACT exams on Saturday.

On Sunday the Wildcats have a team building day in Hartney that will end with a team BBQ and College/University information session for both players and parents.

 


Sep 7, 2009, 6:44 am

THE 2009-2010 WESTMAN WILDCATS START DRYLAND MONDAY

Sunday saw the conclusion of the best Wildcat camp ever. The players made the selectors job very difficult to narrow the field down to the final 16 players.

The level of play increased as the weekend went on with the final Black/White game being an extreemly spirited affair with every player making their case to be on this years squad.

The young talent pool in the region is a great indicator of a very competitive Wildcat team for years to come.

In the end the letters were given out and this years Wildcats had their first get together to do administrative duties and celebrate the start of the new season.

The hard work now begins with dryland Monday in Hartney and the first skate as a team on Wednesday in Souris.

 


Sep 6, 2009, 7:47 am

Wildcat Camp Concludes Today With the Naming of the Team

The Westman Wildcat Camp has two days in the books and with todays Black/White game at 4:00, the players have only one last game to impress the selectors.

Friday and Saturday saw the hopefulls put through a series of on ice drills with each day completing with mini games.

Following the game today the team will be named with dryland beginning on Monday in Hartney.

 


Aug 31, 2009, 8:01 am

Wildcat Camp to Begin Friday

 

The Westman Wildcat's tryout camp will begin Friday with the hopefulls putting their talent on stage for the selectors over the weekend.

The first session begins Friday at 7:30 at the Souris Arena and continue Saturday 5-7 and concludes with Sundays 4-6 skate.

There is a player/parent info session on Saturday @ 4:00pm which will go over the up coming season and answer questions about the program and the season.

The team will be named on Sunday following the final on ice session with the first team get together Sunday evening and dryland beginning on Monday.


Jun 19, 2009, 9:20 am

2009 Esso Cup National Female Midget Champions

Westman Wildcat 2009-2010 Information Package

The Westman Wildcat Female Midget Hockey Program offers elite level Midget aged players in the Westman region the opportunity to compete against and with the highest level female players in North America.

 

 

This not only allows the athlete the chance to develop her hockey skills and knowledge of the game but also will give her the opportunity to show case her talents to Universities and Colleges from both Canada and the United States on a competitive team.

Player development is promoted through a positive approach through learning.   A “TEAM FIRST” attitude is fostered at all times. Players, coaches, management and parents are all part of the organization working to help each player achieve individual and team goals.

Team based out of Hartney, Manitoba

Season September 6, 2009---April  2010

Tentative Practices Sunday 6:00-8:00pm Tuesday and Thursday 8:30pm-10:00pm

 

Schedule (to date)

Sept 4-6  Wildcat Tryout Camp @ Souris

12-13  ACT Weekend and Wildcat Team Building Camp

25-27 Ice Palace Cup @ Grand Forks, Mn

Oct 3-4 Balmoral Hall Series @ Winnipeg

9-11 Minnesota Crunch Showcase @ Grand Rapids, Mn

16-18 Wildcats Annual Fall Classic @ Hartney

23-25 University Wisconsin Superior/ Minnesota Crunch Series @ Superior, Wi

Nov 13-15 Kyle tournament @ Klye Sk

26-29 Thoroughbreds Thanksgiving Classic @ St Paul, Mn

Dec 10-13 Notre Dame Hounds Showcase @ Wilcox,Sk

19-20 Wildcats & Alumni Banner Raising Weekend @ Hartney

25-31 Mac's International @ Calgary

Jan 15-16 Shattucks @ Hartney

22-23 Balmoral Hall Series @ Hartney

29-31 Saskatoon Stars Showcase @ Saskatoon, Sk

Feb 5-7 Shattuck Series @ Faribault,

12-14 Minnesota Crunch Series @ Hartney

26-28 Westman South Female Hockey Jamboree @ Hartney

Mar 5-7 Provincials @ TBA

 

Cost per player                                 $1750.00 Registration                                                                                 

                                                            Sept 6              Track Suit       $125.00

5 Postdated Cheques required      Sept 6              $500.00

                                                            Nov 6               $500.00

                                                            Dec 6               $250.00

                                                            Jan 6               $250.00

                                                            Feb 6               $250.00  

                                   

Cost covers sweaters, all player hotels, all ice costs, (Team tries to stay in hotels with continental breakfasts) and bus for players to Wisconsin, Shattuck’s, Saskatoon, Minneapolis. All transportation in Calgary while at the Mac’s.   Parents are welcome to travel on the bus at the cost of $50 per person

Attendance at all practices, games and team events is mandatory for all players.

Contact with team (players and parents) is done thru e-mail and text messages only.

 

Schedules, stats, tournaments, links, team news stories are covered by all local media as well.

 

Tryouts are scheduled for September 4, 5, 6 at the Souris & Glenwood Memorial Complex in Souris.    All players  within the Westman South region are encouraged to tryout.

   

Friday, September 4                                    7:30- 9:30pm                                                   

Saturday, September 5                                5:00-7:00pm

Sunday, September 6                                 4:00-6:00pm

 

Camp Registration is available online at www.westmanwildcats.com

Click on the camp registration on left hand side

$50.00 tryout fee (payable to Hartney Junior Sports)

Hartney Junior Sports

C/0 Todd Ardron

Box 131

Hartney, MB              R0M 0X0

Registration deadline is August 31, 2009
 
 

The following is a Statement of Philosophy relating to the Male AAA Midget Southwest Cougars and the Female AA Midget Westman Wildcats.

 

1. To provide an environment that will give elite-level players a chance to grow and improve his/her skills and to compete at the highest level possible.

 

2.   To provide a coaching staff that is qualified and dedicated to exposing and teaching players the skills and concepts expected from a high-caliber player.

 

3.   To provide outstanding management and support personnel that will operate the team as close to professional standards as possible.

 

4.   To ice the most competitive team possible consisting of players dedicated to personal and team excellence regardless of where they may live within the region.  

 

5. To promote male/female hockey within the Southwest region so as to foster development and growth in the game.

 

Note:  

Teams will be rostered - as per Hockey Manitoba Regulations – as Stand-Alone teams.

To tryout for either team a player must reside in the region.   Residency will be based on Hockey Canada Residency Regulations.

Not all players that try out will be selected to the Regional roster.   The team is under no obligation to fill their roster.

Players will only be accepted from out-of-region if they have a transfer from another region in place and there is room on the roster for that player

 


May 31, 2009, 8:03 am

                             Wildcat Tryout Camp Set

 

The Westman Wildcat 2009-2010 Camp will take place on the Long weekend in September in Souris.

The Camp will begin Friday Sept 4th and run through Saturday concluding with the final scrimmage and the selection of the team on Sunday evening.

The camp is open to any players that reside in the Westman South region.

Initial letters have already been sent out and a follow up information package will come out later in the summer.

Registration for the camp can be done online and the deadline to register is August 31st.
A preliminary Wildcat schedule can be seen by clicking on Calendar on the left and going to each month.

 


May 19, 2009, 9:12 am
Westman Wildcats Maxwell Commits to the UPEI Panthers

The Westman Wildcats regional female midget hockey team is proud to announce that Defenseman,    Danielle Maxwell, has committed to the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers.

Maxwell, a senior from Lake Frances, will suit up for the UPEI Panthers this season. The Panther play in the Atlantic University Sport division of the CIS.

Maxwell is the sixth Senior from the Wildcats going on to play College hockey this fall following Brittany Phillips to Colgate, Tara Lacquette and Amy Lee to the U of M Bisons, JD Durnin to U of Lethbridge and Laura Williams to NAIT.


Apr 27, 2009, 8:14 am
Scarborough Sharks  2 -  Westman Wildcats  5
 

DURNIN'S PAIR LEAD WILDCATS TO NATIONAL TITLE

by Derek Kelly Neumeier

The Westman Wildcats are the first ever national female Midget champions after defeating the Scarborough Sharks 5-2 on Saturday afternoon in the gold medal game of the inaugural Esso Cup.

LISTEN ! Westman head coach, Dwight Pollock, gives his thoughts on the game
LISTEN ! : Scarborough head coach, Dave Gwyn, gives his thoughts on the game

Both teams played with all their heart in the final game of the tournament but the Manitoba champion and now national champion Wildcats proved to be the stronger of the two, playing their best game yet as they controlled
the majority of the momentum and edged the Sharks 41-30 in shots.

Jenna-Marie Durnin led the way offensively for Westman, scoring two goals and adding one assist. Brandi Pollock and also added to the scoresheet, picking up a goal and two assists.

The gold medal contest started out evenly with both teams coming out hard and exchanging scoring chances. Durnin capitalized first for the Wildcats, snapping a quick wrist shot from the left circle that rang off the far post and in past Sharks goaltender Marissa Kozovski at 8:21.

Scarborough came back strong, as forward Caitlin Mancini took a pass in the slot from behind the net and beat Westman netminder Tara Lacquette, tying the game at 1-1.

The second period started off with a bang. After the Sharks were whistled for a penalty a mere seven seconds into the middle frame the Wildcats' Amy Lee capitalized immediately, scoring 29 seconds later and only 36 seconds
into the period.

The Sharks were again quick to respond, as Erin Weston skated down the left wing and fired a cannon of a shot that blew past Lacquette 18 seconds after Lee's marker, the second goal within the first minute of the period.

Instead of keeping the pressure applied the Sharks instead got into penalty trouble, making three trips to the sin bin in the next two minutes. This proved to be the turning point of the game as Westman took all of the momentum and never looked back, taking full control of what had previously been an evenly-matched game.

They grabbed their third lead of the game midway through the second once again thanks to Durnin, as a shot from linemate Brittany Phillips pinballed through a sea of bodies before landing on her stick. She made no mistake on the chance, scoring at 10:07 to give the Wildcats a 3-2 lead.

Scarborough tried to mount a comeback in the third but was unable to get the flow of the game back in their favour. Westman proved to be too much to handle as it scored two more goals in the third, wrapping up the gold medal.

 

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