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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SCOREBOARD

Monday, September 25th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Volleyball
Junior Varsity
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach (g) 6 p.m. (b) 7:30 p.m.
Varsity
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Wpg (g) 6:30 p.m. (b) 8 p.m.

Zone 13 High School Girls Soccer
SRSS vs Niverville
@ Steinbach
Gabrielle Roy/PDC vs Lorette
@ Ste. Anne
Both games begin at 5:30 p.m.

NHL
Exhibition
Calgary at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
New York 11 Kansas City 3 
Toronto at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
Houston at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Chicago, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at New York, 3:10 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Atlanta at New York, 6:40 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Miami at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
San Francisco at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.
San Diego at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.

NFL
Dallas at Arizona, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 24th

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League 
Exhibition
Eastman 6 Kenora 5

MJHL
Portage 6 Wpg Blues 2

Manitoba Major Soccer League
Premier Division
Hanover Kickers 4 NKMB Saints 1

Manitoba Minor Football Association
Bantam
Portage Pitbulls 38 Eastman Raiders 30
Pee Wee
Westman Wolverines 42 Raiders 16

CFL
Calgary 15 Saskatchewan 9

NFL
Jacksonville 44 Baltimore 7
Buffalo 26 Denver 16
New Orleans 34 Carolina 13
Chicago 23 Pittsburgh 17 (OT)
Atlanta 30 Detroit 26
Indianapolis 31 Cleveland 28
Minnesota 34 Tampa Bay 17
New England 36 Houston 33
N.Y. Jets 20 Miami 6
Philadelphia 27 N.Y. Giants 24
Tennessee 33 Seattle 27
Green Bay 27 Cincinnati 24 (OT)
Kansas City 24 L.A. Chargers 10
Washington 27 Oakland 10

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 9 New York 5
Minnesota 10 Detroit 4
Baltimore 9 Tampa Bay 4
Chicago 8 Kansas City 1
Oakland 8 Texas 1
Cleveland 4 Seattle 2
Los Angeles 7 Houston 5
National League
Washington 3 New York 2
Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 1
Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 0
Chicago 5 Milwaukee 0
Los Angeles 3 San Francisco 1
Arizona 3 Miami 2
Colorado 8 San Diego 4
Interleague
Boston 5 Cincinnati 4

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