The Twins are now accepting coaching applications for various male and female teams. For interested applicants please forward your coaching resume with gender and age group preferences to Rob Frank - Director of CPD Twins AA. Robfrank27@yahoo.com
Three Twins Alumni Drafted To The WHL
The Western Hockey League (WHL) 2018 Bantam draft announced its 225 player picks.
We're so proud to call these three fine young men a past Twins player.
Congratulations on your hockey success:
Tyler Brennan - Goalie
Carter Halamandaris - Forward
Tyler Teasdale - Defense
Here's to your future hockey endeavors and continued success.
Full WHL draft details
Twins Year End Banquet & Awards
The Twins year end banquet was held April 10th, 2018 at Celebration Dinner Theatre with 380 players, coaches, managers, family sponsors and VIP Guests.
Special thanks to Lisa McBride for delivering a great evening. For lots of great pictures from the evening check out our Instagram or Dropbox accounts.
Hardest Working Player (McLaughlin)
Elliot Perreault - Minor Peewee
Simeon Enns - Peewee
Ethan Mariano - Minor Bantam
Kevin Stupack - Bantam
Matthew "Curious" George - Midget
Ava Bergman - Female Peewee
Courtenay Bayes - Female Bantam
Sam Pennell - Female Midget
MVP (Pembina Source for Sports)
Keon Torz and Leyton Medwick - Minor Peewee
Rhett Marchant - Peewee
Jacob Flood - Minor Bantam
Nicholas Gilberto - Bantam
Matthew Lock "Ness" - Midget
Carissa Clabertt - Female Peewee
Julianna Duma - Female Bantam
Nicole Howorth - Female Midget
Defense of the Year (Pristine Roofing)
Carter Bibeau - Minor Peewee
Nathan Cockle - Peewee
Alex Bradshaw - Minor Bantam
Mathieu Senecal - Bantam
Mark "Moses III" Rauhaus
Elizabeth Bird - Female Peewee
Sara McLennan - Female Bantam
Lily Sousa - Female Midget
Forward of the Year (Carberry Int'l)
Evan Gradt - Minor Peewee
Noah Dziver - Peewee
Logan Belton - Minor Bantam
Mateo DeStefano - Bantam
Jia "Zenger" Zeng - Midget
Ella Friesen - Female Peewee
Kali Hilderman - Female Bantam
Dana Poulton - Female Midget
Robert "Moe" Lawrence
Jonah "Beluga" St. Hilaire - Midget
Lawrie Muir Memorial
Kleysen Family Volunteer Award
Lifetime Twin Achievement
Minor Bantam - City Champions
Congratulations to our Twins Minor Bantam team winning the City Championships in game 5! Way to go Cam Deda, head coach, and entire team
Female Bantam Twins - Provincial Champions!
Twins Banquet & Player Awards Night
April 10, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Canad Inns Fort Garry - Celebrations Dinner Theatre
Complimentary ticket for each Twins player.
$45 for Parent/Adult. $30 for Youth/Sibling.
See your Twins Manager to place ticket orders for family members by March 8, 2018.
Twins Coach Gets Feature Story in Game On Magazine
Midget Twins Head Coach Jonathan Brooks was featured in the December issue of Game On Magazine (PDF) for his lifelong volunteer involvement in the minor hockey community within Winnipeg - most recently with the Winnipeg Twins. Jonathan has coached hockey for the past 38 years, and continues to enjoy each season more than its predecessor.
"Coaching the Twins for the past number of years has been one of the greatest opportunities I have had," Brooks said. "The organization just does everything right, from the top to the bottom. Now getting the chance to talk about my coaching career from the early 80's was certainly something I won't forget. It's a great story, a great writer, and a great time."
Midget Twins Spend a Morning Volunteering at Winnipeg Harvest
Once again, the Midget Boys hockey team spent a Saturday morning in late January volunteering at Winnipeg Harvest. After bringing in their collected non-perishable food items for donation, the gentlemen spent the morning hours in the warehouse sorting food items in preparation for delivery.
In feeding roughly 65,000 Manitobans monthly (half of which are children), Winnipeg Harvest is the largest food bank in Central Canada. Although only providing a few hundred pounds in donations, once again the Midget Twins certainly had an impact on the approximate 15 million pounds of food shipped annually through the help and support of volunteers at Winnipeg Harvest.
Much like the many life lessons learned on the ice - or more notably in the dressing room - the Midget Twins definitely went home with a wider knowledge of the less-fortunate in their community - something also quite prevalent through their first-half volunteering experience at Koats for Kids.
As a not-for-profit, community-based food bank, Winnipeg Harvest thrives on its volunteer activity. Instilling the values of selfless giving and hard work can be found through volunteering. Such hard work builds up an appetite, so following the busy morning, the Midget Boys enjoyed an 'all-you-can-eat' pizza lunch en route to their first weekend victory of the second half.
Beginning as an optional volunteer initiative at the start of the season – in which players were informed of the difficult lifestyles and living conditions that many less-fortunate Manitoban children were dealing with – prompted the collection of countless warm winter coats and other gear/accessories to be donated to Koats for Kids. A total of 20 volunteers showed up on Saturday morning – the largest group ever to attend a packing session at Koats for Kids…. Certainly an experience that Program Manager, Donna Albak will not soon forget.
Along with physically coming down at 9:00 in the morning on a weekend to help prepare shipments, the gentlemen of the midget team also collected and transported coats to and from washing stations, sorted through pockets of freshly donated items, transferred bagged goods to and from outdoor shipping containers, prepared care packages, and organized ski pants, boots, jackets and mitts by colour, size and gender.
With the help of many family members, friends, colleagues and community members, the midget team donated a record amount of warm winter gear, and gained many insights into the every-day operations of local volunteer-driven establishments, such as Koats for Kids.
Well done gentlemen, well done.
Twins Executive Position Available - Equipment Director
The Winnipeg Twins AA hockey program is owned jointly between South Winnipeg Hockey Association and Fort Garry North Hockey Association. The Twins program is ran independently with its own set of board member, rules and regulations. Without strong support from volunteers the program would not be able to maintain its high level of success. The board is seeking new members who wish to give back to the hockey programs in their respective areas. The board would require you to meet a maximum of 1 night a month and perform various duties throughout the hockey season. Below is a list of positions available if you’d like to join the Twins team. Some positions would have a 1 year period where the current board member would transition the new member into that role.
If you wish to volunteer in any of the above positions please contact:
Brad Boak – VP Twins SWHA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn McLeod – VP Twins FGNHA - email@example.com
Female Peewee - City Champs!
Congratulations to the Twins AA Female Peewee team on winning the city championship. They beat the Saints 3-1 in the final series.
Bantam Twins - City Champs!
Five of the eight wins were in overtime, with five different players playing the hero. Swept the first place Marauders in the finals who only lost three games all season.