The Wild Turkeys from Steinbach won their division's recreational hockey championship at the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup in Windsor, Ontario. The tournament takes place once every four years in a different Canadian city with over 120 teams from 15-plus countries being represented.

Wild Turkeys goalie Scott Toews says their regular team finished four out of 12 teams in the southeast and there were three players from the area who were able to come along, the other players consisted of individuals from Ontario. Toews adds there was opening ceremonies where around 2,000 hockey players marched the streets of Windsor and there was a street celebration. Toews notes, it couldn't have gone better.

2016 05 worldcup2Scott Toews (left) and Ryan Taylor (right) with their division's championship trophy."We played four tournament games within our own division. Once we got rolling into the tournament we beat a team from Northern Switzerland 7-1, the next day we played a team from Southern Switzerland and we beat them 6-0. Then we thought, okay, we're feeling confident, the team is going well. Then we played a Calgary team, which we knew would be a lot tougher and we beat them 5-0."

Toews says they played the Calgary team once again in the finals and beat them 3-1, though it was a tougher battle the second time around.

Defenseman Ryan Taylor says he felt the team could have competed in a higher division but had a good time during the week long tournament. 

"Everything clicked and it seemed we played together all year," notes Taylor. "I thought we were going to be in this whole elite league and we were just some country bumpkins showing up to a big classy thing, and it wasn't. We ended up coming together as a team and it worked."

Toews says the experience, in general, was wonderful adding they were able to meet people from all over the world. He adds he plans to go back in four years and defend their championship title.

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Thursday, March 22nd

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Ste. Anne at Grunthal, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 final 3-1)

Eastman vs Pembina Valley
@ Ste. Anne, 6:30 p.m.
(Hawks lead best of 5 final 1-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Brandon at Wpg Wild, 7:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 5 final)

St. Malo at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.
(Warriors lead best of 7 semifinal 3-1)

Manitoba vs Stockton
@ Wpg, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Florida at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Edmonton at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Toronto at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Vegas at San Jose, 9 p.m.

Memphis at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Utah at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21st

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Ste. Anne 7 Grunthal 4
(Aces lead best of 7 final 3-1)

Red River 6 St. Adolphe 2
(Mudbugs lead best of 7 final 3-0)

Arizona 4 Buffalo 1
Pittsburgh 5 Montreal 3
St. Louis 2 Boston 1 (OT)
Anaheim 4 Calgary 0

Cleveland 132 Toronto 129
Philadelphia 119 Memphis 105
Charlotte 111 Brooklyn 105
Miami 119 New York 98
New Orleans 96 Indiana 92
L.A. Clippers 127 Milwaukee 120
Denver 135 Chicago 102
San Antonio 98 Washington 90

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