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Blizzard Open Spring Camp Registration

WELCOME TO THE 2020 SPRING CAMP-APRIL 24-26 REGISTRATION WITH OCN BLIZZARD JR. A HOCKEY CLUB!

Thank You for Considering the OCN Blizzard Spring Camp 2020.  This years camp will be taking place at the Sunova Arena in Warren, Manitoba.  Check-In opens up Friday April 24th at 3:00 PM, registration deadline is Friday April 17th.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa or MasterCard information available.

REGISTER HERE: https://ocn-blizzard-jr-a-hockey-club.sportngin.com/register/form/831565175

QUESTIONS?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

OCN Blizzard Hockey Operations Team
Email: blizzardcamps@outlook.com

Registration Assistance Please contact Shawna:
Email: ocnblizzard.marketing@hotmail.com

Blizzard Poker Derby Fundraiser

POKER DERBY- 

The OCN Blizzard are hosting a Texas Hold Em’ Poker derby on Sunday February 9th.  Registration opens up at the GLMC at 10:30 AM for riders, they are then able to hit the trails at 11 AM! and last rider out at 2 PM.

Prizing will be awarded to the best 5 poker hands, however prizing could be increased if enough participants register.

Ghost Hands what are they? and how can I buy them?

Ghost hands are hands purchased by individuals who cannot actively participate in the derby on skidoo, this is perfect for out of town family members, including fans, community members and pretty much anyone who would like to participate in the fundraiser.  You can purchase ghost hands by contacting marketing manager shawna (204) 620-2191, sending an email transfer, or by buying hands from players while out selling at Grub Box (this will be announced on our social media).

A canteen will be available at the Ralls Island park which includes hot beverages, snacks and FREE chili to derby riders. (donated by the Roy H Concession).

If you have any questions please get in touch with Shawna (204) 620-2191.

Blizzard Family Fishing Derby a Huge Success!

OCN BLIZZARD-Family Fishing Derby a HUGE Success

The OCN Blizzard hosted a Family Fishing derby on Sunday January 26th on the Saskatchewan River in The Pas, Manitoba.  Registration opened for derby attendees at 10:30 AM, as the derby was set to begin at 12 noon.

Early bird catches the fish!  People walked down to the derby site and selected their holes as they registered, with 10 minutes left the count down was on!

The first fish was caught within the first 5 minutes by a 12 year old girl from The Pas, followed by the second fish not even 2 minutes later.

The derby (78 participants) saw over 50 fish caught over the 3 hours, and Harvey Bignell (Youth Category) caught 10 fish himself.    A variety of prizes were awarded to derby participants:

  • Oldest Fisherman- Mr. Dosza
  • Youngest Fisherman- 4.5 Month old baby Fenner
  • Smallest Fish Caught- B. Personius
  • Door Prize- R. O’Toole (Season Ticket winner)

Prize Categories included the following:

Adults:

Biggest Jackfish- Danick Rodrigue
Biggest Walleye- Jackie Hather

Youth:

Biggest Jackfish- Harvey Bignell
Biggest Walleye- Laz Constant

The OCN Blizzard would like to thank everyone for coming and joining us this afternoon at the derby!  We hope you had as much fun as we did!

 

Blizzard Promote Recycling in Community

OCN Blizzard Recycle Everywhere School Ambassadors!

 

Today the Blizzard joined students at Scott Bateman middle school in their “Minute to Win It” class competitions partaking in a variety of fun games, and races.  Classes raced to finish in either 1st-3rd earning themselves points, the Blizzard team (Cyrus Toth, Sam Willits, Danick Rodrique, Zach Cloutier, and Max Hartwell) went up against the student council, teachers, and aids.

Competition was fierce, and laughs were had.

This was the OCN Blizzards 4th visit to the Kelsey School Division schools as a part of the “Recycle Everywhere- School Ambassador Program”  Prior school visits included:

        • Ecole Opasquia School
        • Kelsey Community School
        • Margaret Barbour Collegiate

Teams were awarded T-shirts, and complementary game tickets to any upcoming OCN Blizzard home game on behalf of Recycle Everywhere (https://www.recycleeverywhere.ca/)

We would like to thank the schools for the warm welcome, and Recycle Everywhere for the T-Shirts and tickets!

Blizzard Year End Banquet

OCN Blizzard Year End Banquet & Fundraiser-

The OCN Blizzard year end event is going to be held on Friday March 6th at the Royal Canadian Legion in The Pas, Mb.  Thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion for catering the dinner.  Tickets are $30.00/ person and will be available for purchase soon! (stay tuned to our social media platforms for ticket sales-**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**)

The itinerary will include:

  • 5 PM- Cocktails
  • 6 PM- Supper
  • 7:30 PM- Awards
  • 9 PM- Dance

A variety of entertainment, prizes, and raffles/auctions will be provided throughout the evening.  Blizzard fans, season ticket holders, volunteers, billet families, and sponsors are encouraged to attend the year end banquet.

If you are interested in volunteering for our year end event please get in touch with Shawna.

for any questions or to purchase tickets please get in touch with Shawna (204) 620-2191.

Single Game in Steinbach Postponed

FRIDAY NIGHT- The OCN Blizzard were set to travel to Steinbach Friday night for a single-game match up against the Steinbach Pistons (31-8-2-2), however due to Bus Mechanical Issues the game had to be postponed.

The game has since been rescheduled to February 26th, in which the team will be on the road for 5 consecutive games:

  • Waywayseecappo Wolverines February 25th
  • Steinbach Pistons February 26th (Rescheduled Game)
  • Portage Terriers February 28/29th
  • Winnipeg Blues March 1st

The OCN Blizzard (13-26-4) are now stretching for the last playoff spot, being 5 points behind the Winnipeg Blues & 15 points behind the Selkirk Steelers.

Next OCN Blizzard home game action will be on Tuesday January 28th, as we welcome the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to the Roy H Johnston arena.

OCN BLIZZARD FAMILY FISHING DERBY

HERE FISHY, FISHY!

The OCN Blizzard 1st annual family fishing derby is set to take place on Sunday January 26th!  Derby participants are encouraged to park at the Town Boat Launch parking lot.

Registration will also be taken at the boat launch site, derby participants are able to arrive a half hour before the derby starts and once we hit 12 PM its FISH ON!

Prizes will be awarded in both adult and youth categories, including door prizes, 50/50 raffles, and prizing for oldest & youngest fishermen/fisher-women!

We will have a warm up tent with lawn chairs and complementary rides on volunteers quads from the parking lot to the derby location so those who cannot walk far can participate!

We are looking forward to this event!  Our players will be on site helping in various duties pertaining to the derby!

For more information please contact Shawna-Marketing Director at (204) 620-2191.

Trade Deadline-Blizzard Trade Gisti, Butler, and Tivers

MJHL TRADE DEADLINE- JANUARY 10, 2020

 

Leeam Tivers

 

The OCN Blizzard have released the rights of (F) Leeam Tivers (00) to the Thunder Bay Northstars for a Player Development Fee.

The 19 year old played 30 games with the Blizzard putting up a total of 6 points (3G, 3A).

 

Darren Gisti

The Blizzard have also traded (D) Darren Gisti (99) to the Virden Oil Capitals in exchange for the MJHL List rights to (F) Cabrel Labossiere (03),  (F) Ian Snooks (04), and Future Considerations.

The 20 year old has played 35 games with the Blizzard putting up 27 points (10G, 17A).

 

Ryan Butler

Lastly, the OCN Blizzard have traded (F) Ryan Butler (99) to the Steinbach Pistons in exchange for the MJHL list rights to (D) Carter Ambrose (04) and Future Considerations.

The 20 year old has played 28 games with the Blizzard this season earning himself 33 points (18G, 15A).

The OCN Blizzard organization and staff would like to sincerely thank these players for their contributions to the team this season both on and off the ice and with these young gentlemen all the best with their new teams.

Blizzard defeat Kings on Wednesday night Matchup

GAME NIGHT IN THE PAS- 

The OCN Blizzard came out swinging Wednesday night as they faced off against the Dauphin Kings, this early push earned the team a 3-1 victory out of the Roy H Arena.

No goals were put up by either team during the first period with the game being seemingly close, fast-forward to the second period with Blizzard Dustin Mozdzen (#23) scoring the first goal of the game.  Up next Jaden Pashe (#17) with another goal two-minutes later giving the blizzard a 2-0 lead over the kings.

Going into the third period Ryan Butler (#19) finally puts one into the back of the net after multiple opportunities and gives the blizzard a 3-0 advantage.  With just over four minutes left in the period the Kings answer back with a single goal from DeKoninck making the final score 3-Blizzard and 1-Kings.

Goaltender Zack Cloutier earning himself first game star stopping 49 of the 50 goals shot on net by the Dauphin Kings.

The OCN Blizzard still remain in 10th spot with a (13-23-3) record for the season, putting them 8 points behind the 8th spot team the Selkirk Steelers.

Next OCN Blizzard action is Friday night as they travel to Neepawa to face off against the Neepawa Natives.

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