The OCN Blizzard are very proud to announce that we will be sponsoring Gabby Umpherville in the 2018 Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival Fur Queen Pageant.
She is currently 17 years old, turning 18 on December 30th
Gabby is one of the youngest contestants competing in this years Fur Queen Pageant.
Gabby has recently graduated from Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute in The Pas, and now studying at University College of the North in the Bachelors of Arts, with Nursing Intent 4 year program.
Gabby is also an athlete who recently competed in the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto this past July and was the sole local athlete representing OCN/The Pas with Team Manitoba for Track and Field.
In August of last year she competed and was crowned Miss OID Princess 2016. She was honoured to have been sponsored by Denis Watier of Watier Jewellers.
“I am excited to be participating in the 2018 Trapper’s Festival as one of the contestants in the Fur Queen Pageant. I am so honoured to have the support of the Blizzard, and especially their confidence in me.
Competing in the Fur Queen pageant has always intrigued me which made my decision to run much more easier. I have enjoyed getting involved in our communities and work towards on being a positive role model.
I hope to inspire others to run for Fur Queen as it opens many doors to new opportunities in their future.”
Getting into penalty trouble, the Blizzard came up short to the Oil Caps in their first game, being downed 6-4. The next game, they picked up the pace, defeating the Caps 4-1, and bumping them out of second place in points.
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The first road trip of the season ended up with a win, an OT loss, and a regular loss, as the Steelers won the first game in OT, 5-4. The Blizzard came back in the second game against Selkirk, winning 5-4. The third game was the least successful of the trip, with a 5-0 loss to the Pistons.
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The OCN Blizzard’s offense had a big night, peppering the Dauphin Kings with 38 shots throughout the game. The OCN Blizzard took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Wyatt Riendeau.
Tavis Roch did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Rylan Bartley delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Riese Gaber chipped in with 2 goals.
In the first, Hansell opened the scoring for OCN with a goal at 4:45 with helpers from his teammates Shoenfeld and Keeper. Hiebert netted a goal at 14:16 with helpers from his linemates, Dale and Fobair. Gaber quickly followed with a goal at 16:08 with assists from his linemates, Arnold and Knee.
In the second period, Campbell answered for the Blizzard with a goal at 9:56 with assists from Keeper and Roch. Riendeau scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:28 with helpers from Hansell and Bartley. Gaber answered for the Kings with a goal at 16:01 with helpers from Richmond and Shamray.
During the third period, Apetagon answered for OCN with a goal at 0:36 with assists from Shoenfeld and Miller. Bartley deposited a goal at 11:41 with an assist from his linemate Hansell. Northey quickly followed with a goal at 12:40 with helpers from his linemates, Park and Hobbs. Roch quickly followed with a goal at 13:44 with assists from Wiltshire and Miller.
The Blizzard’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Laganiere’s big night as he stopped 37 of the 40 shots he faced. Laganiere’s counterpart, Kustra, also had a big night, managing to stop 31 of 38, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the OCN Blizzard’s record to (3-0-0-0).
The OCN Blizzard proudly took part in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, which raises awareness of domestic abuse, all the while supporting our local women’s shelter. Hats off to the organizers, and we’d like to thank Jen Reynolds for the photography.