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IT ought to be a heck of a hockey game next month, when two of Manitoba's top youth teams face off in Selkirk, but the real winner will be CancerCare Manitoba.

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IT ought to be a heck of a hockey game next month, when two of Manitoba’s top youth teams face off in Selkirk, but the real winner will be CancerCare Manitoba.

On Oct. 18, the St. Mary’s Academy Flames prep squad will skate into battle against the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League’s Winnipeg Avros for the second annual Female Hockey Fights Cancer game, an initiative of Hockey Winnipeg. Puck drop is slated for 2:30 p.m. at the Selkirk Recreation Complex, and tickets are just $5 at St. Mary’s Academy or by emailing game organizers Dennis and Melanie Park at

Last year, the first annual FHFC game raised $17,000 for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, a mark that organizers are hoping to snap this year. Plus, it’s a fine chance to see some of the province’s most exciting young talents, including all four Flames seniors who have already made NCAA commitments. “Anyone that has not seen girls play at this tier need to come out,” Dennis Park said in a release. “The finesse and speed of these players is really something amazing.”

Bryce Edwards

Fans coming to the game are also encouraged to bring new or gently-used hockey equipment to donate.

Players of the week

THE Manitoba High School Athletics Association honoured two top performers on Wednesday, naming Bryce Edwards and Lauren Wiebe as its players of the week.

In Winnipeg, Miles Macdonell volleyball libero Edwards is having a strong showing with the Buckeyes. The Grade 12 student helped lead his team to a win in the University of Winnipeg tournament, where he was named to the all-star team.

Outside city limits, Niverville Panthers striker Wiebe scored a whopping 11 goals in her last four games, helping lead the team to three wins and a tie. In two of those matches, Wiebe was named the player of the game. A senior, she also plays volleyball and badminton.

Phelps registered .14

BALTIMORE — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08.

Phelps, 29, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in his native Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

The statement of probable cause also states that Phelps’ eyes were red, bloodshot, and “his speech was mush mouth.”

An officer administered field sobriety tests to Phelps, according to the statement. Asked to do a one-leg stand, the statement says, “the operator stated ‘that’s not happening.’ “

Lauren Wiebe

The arresting officer wrote that after he placed Phelps in custody, the swimmer appeared “disoriented, argumentative.”

Stamp honours Wilt

PHILADELPHIA — Wilt Chamberlain has been cut down to size. Wilt The Stilt is now Wilt The Stamp.

The Hall of Famer and the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game is set to appear on a commemorative U.S postage stamp. Chamberlain died in 1999 at age 63.

The U.S. Postal Service and the Philadelphia 76ers, with co-operation from the NBA, will formally dedicate the Wilt Chamberlain Forever stamps in a halftime ceremony at a Dec. 5 game against Oklahoma City.

The stamps are just over 2 inches tall. Kadir Nelson, of San Diego, created the two stamp image portraits of the NBA Hall of Famer.

One is based on a photograph of Chamberlain in a Philadelphia Warriors uniform; the other is based on an image of Chamberlain in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform.

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