SportsLife - January 08, 2018

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SportsLife - January 08, 2018

SportsLife - January 08, 2018
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The Winter Olympics are Almost Upon Us
Best of the season to everyone and all of us here at SportsLife hope you had a wonderful holiday. Now back to sports. Yes, I’m being a little facetious, but we really don’t have much time. The 2018 Winter Olympics are almost upon us and here at SportsLife, we’re set to go. The Canadian Centre for Sport Manitoba has partnered with us to bring the best stories of the best athletes Manitoba has to offer the world and three of them – Bailey Bram, Brigette Lacquette and Jocelyne Larocque will play for Team Canada in the women’s hockey tournament in PyeongChang.
There will be more. Although we won’t have any curlers in Korea, we will have a male hockey player or two and we can hardly wait for that announcement. As well, Heather McLean is a member of Canada’s long track speed skating team and will, hopefully, compete in PyeongChang.
The Olympics will take place from February 9-25, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea, about 126 kilometres due east of Seoul. The long track speedskating team will hold their tryouts this week at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, but here in Winnipeg, we’re obviously cheering for Heather to earn her spot in the 500 and 1,000-metre events.
Besides our latest trio of Olympic athletes, we’ll also introduce you to Kieran Benson from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, the Player of Year in the Winnipeg High School
Football League; world champion martial artist Akira Wojciechowski; up and coming football star Tavin Parani and University of Arziona track and cross-country runner
Jennie Baragar-Petrash.
You’ll also learn about two special teams: baseball’s Winnipeg North Pirates and the provincial Pee Wee lacrosse team, both teams were champions in 2017.
So sit back, relax and enjoy another edition of SportsLife Magazine. It’s an Olympic year and we’re all over it.
– SCOTT TAYLOR

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