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Jones, Dickson play starring roles

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CONFERENCE volleyball all-star Garrett Jones of the Vincent Massey Trojans is the urban high school athlete of the week.

The 6-5 middle sparked his team to the West Winnipeg Athletic Conference final and a berth in the Boston Pizza AAAA volleyball championships.

Rylie Dickson of the Killarney Raiders volleyball team is the rural high school athlete of the week.

The setter led the Raiders to a 34-7 mark during the season, including a 26-1 record against A and AA teams.

 

Caligiuri leads Bisons

GOALIE Joe Caligiuri of the University of Manitoba Bisons has been selected as Canada West's male first star of the week.

The Bisons had their first sweep of the 2013-14 season, dumping Lethbridge twice by shutout (3-0, 7-0).

The fourth-year Winnipeg native had nights of 17 saves and then 33 for the back-to-back blanks.

His chart shows a .918 save percentage and 2.56 goals- against average so far.

 

Big week for Flanagan

MIKE FLANAGAN of the Swan Valley Stampeders had a very productive week. The 20-year-old Edmonton product. was named the MJHL player of the week after recording nine points (7G, 2A) in four games last week for the Stampeders.

Flanagan now sits tied with Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers for first in the MJHL scoring race with 21 goals and 35 points. The runners-up were Jesse Bernard of the Dauphin Kings and Taylor Sanheim of the Portage Terriers.

 

Geekie on a roll

A five-goal weekend highlighted the selection of Morgan Geekie of the Yellowhead Chiefs as the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League's player of the week.

Geekie had four of those goals in one game alone, a 6-3 win over Central Plains. The other came in a 5-3 victory over Eastman.

The 15-year-old Strathclair native also had a plus-minus rating of plus-four on the weekend and leads the Chiefs in scoring with 12 goals and 22 points.

 

Bisons forward excels

A four-point weekend in Lethbridge, Alta., made fourth-year hockey forward Maggie Litchfield-Medd the Bison Sports female athlete of the week.

The Bisons swept the Pronghorns in part thanks to Litchfield-Medd's three-assist game on Friday. The Winnipeg native followed it up with the game-winner on Saturday to raise her season's production to five goals and nine points in 12 games.

The Bison Sports male athlete of the week is volleyballer Devren Dear.

The second-year outside hitter from St. Andrews helped the Bisons win a pair of tight, five-set matches against Brandon with 41 kills, 10 digs, five blocks and one assist.

Dear had a game-high 23 kills in the opener and followed it with 18 more in the rematch.

 

Trotz headlines dinner

NASHVILLE Predators head coach Barry Trotz will be the special guest speaker at the University of Manitoba women's and men's hockey fundraiser dinner Jan. 27.

The event takes place at the Canad Inns Fort Garry at 1824 Pembina Hwy., and will include a pair of inductees into the Bison Hockey Hall of Fame, Stu Grimson and Stacey Corfield.

Trotz is the former U of M hockey coach who is currently the longest-tenured head coach in the NHL.

More information on tickets and the event can be obtained from Tannis Corfield at 204-794-8785 or tanniscorfield@hotmail.com.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 20, 2013 D4

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