REGINA, SK – Team Manitoba opened the inaugural Mandi Schwarz Challenge with a 3-1 victory over U-18 Team Saskatchewan. Team Manitoba’s roster features twenty-four U-18 female players who are competing for a final roster spot and the privilege to represent the province at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.
The Mandi Schwarz Challenge is an exhibition tournament that features U-18 Team Alberta, U-18 Team Manitoba, University of Alberta, University of Regina, and University of Saskatchewan. Each team will play three games over the weekend at the Co-Operators Centre in Regina.
U-18 Team Manitoba – 3
1st Period – Kostenko (More)
2nd Period – Houston (Kostenko, Kryzaniak)
3rd Period – Bram (Brykaliuk, Chapman)
Goalies: Ryplanski, Lischynski
U-18 Team Saskatchewan – 1
2nd Period – McGillivray (Zary)
Goalies: Funke, Ross
Team Manitoba will take on U-18 Team Alberta tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 PM. For more information about the Mandi Schwarz Challenge please visit http://www.sha.sk.ca.