The Carillon Sultans will be inducted in the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2019.

"It's surreal," said Carillon outfielder Russ Kihn shortly after the news conference to announce next years slate of inductees wrapped up at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in Winnipeg on Monday. "I can't believe that we got to that point. You start off just with your friends playing ball, having fun and enjoying yourself and then 20 years later you find out we did a lot better than we thought."

The 1996-2003 Sultans captured the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League championships in 1998, 1999, 2001 & 2002, brought home a Western Canada Senior AA silver medal in 1999 and won the Provincial Senior AA title in 2003.

Kihn, who roamed the outfield for Carillon all eight of those years, said winning that elusive Provincial championship banner was a highlight.

"That was a big one for us because that was our fifth time there and we had been in the finals three times and the semifinals twice. That was a long time coming that one. It was great."

The 23rd Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held in Morden on Saturday, June 1st.

"I'm hoping a lot of guys will be there," Kihn said. "It's going to be like old times hopefully. You don't get a chance to see all the guys so it will be a great time reminiscing."

The Sultans join the 1955-60 Vita Cubs and the 1964-69 Steinbach Millers in the Hall of Fame.

The Cubs were inducted in 2008 and the Millers were added to the Hall in 2015.


1996-2003 Carillon Sultans
Manager: Linda Kihn
Players: Matt Banman, Dave Blatz, Raimey Cayer, Louis Cote, Jeremy Culleton, Jared Driedger, Garrett Gobeil, Geoff Grawberger, Brendan Harz, Russ Kihn, Heath Kihn, Everly Martens, Jason Mateychuk, Scott McLeod, Perry Nazarewich, Mitch Normandeau, Bud Penner, Marcus Samborski, Stacey Seidler, Roy Seidler, Kurt Seidler, Greg Seidler, Wayne Seidler, Chris Smook, Dean Sproule, Greg Stewart, Paul Turenne & Brad Woods



More Sports News

Steinbach Surrenders Five In Loss To Virden

The Steinach Pistons got off to the start they wanted but couldn't hold on to an early lead and eventually fell 5-3 to the Virden Oil Capitals on Thursday night. Tone Setters Steinbach was able to…

Jets Knock Off Defending Stanley Cup Champs

Ben Chiarot scored the go-ahead goal with 7:09 left in the third period as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night at Bell MTS Place. Blake Wheeler drew an assist of…

Shutout A Topper On Special Night For Steinbach Pistons

The Steinbach Pistons got a pair of goals from Boedey Vateh and Matt Radomsky made 18 saves for his second shutout of the year as Steinbach defeated the rival Winkler Flyers 3-0 at the TG Smith…

Pilots Basketball Teams Start Season With Trio Of Wins

The Providence Pilots women's basketball team opened its 2018-19 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference season with back-to-back victories over the Red River College Rebels last weekend. Second-year…

Strong First Period Propels Selects To Victory

The Eastman Female AAA Midget Selects used three goals in the opening 20 minutes and strong goaltending late to defeat the Central Plains Capitals in Portage La Prarie Friday night. The Selects came…

Bombers Advance to West Final

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers the recorded the franchise's first playoff win since 2011. Andrew Harris rushed for 153 yards and had a late fourth quarter touchdown as Winnipeg defeated the Saskatchewan…

Gutsy Effort Gives Steinbach A Big Road Win

It was a hard-working, hang on late kinda night at Credit Union Place in Dauphin as the Steinbach Pistons held on late to come away with a big win over the Kings on Friday night. Coming Out Hot The…

Five-Point Night for Wheeler

Blake Wheeler was in on every Winnipeg goal as the Jets defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Friday night at Bell MTS Place. The Winnipeg captain scored his third goal of the season into an empty net…

Habs & Huskies

When the Steinbach Huskies and La Broquerie Habs took a one-year leave of absence from the Carillon Senior Hockey League last season, a handful of players from both teams, who still had the desire to…

Terriers Late Comeback Stings Pistons

The Steinbach Pistons led with under five minutes to go in the third period but two goals in just: 34 seconds propelled the Portage Terriers to a 6-5 victory in Steinbach Wednesday. Hot Start A pair…

Pilots Women's Soccer Team Advances To National Championship

The Providence Pilots women’s soccer team is heading back to the National Christian College Athletic Association’s Division II National Championship. After a thrilling, extra-time triumph in the…

Sultans Are Hall of Fame Bound

The Carillon Sultans will be inducted in the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2019. "It's surreal," said Carillon outfielder Russ Kihn shortly after the news conference to announce next… is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Saturday, November 17th

Red River 4 La Broquerie 3

Steinbach 2 Swan Valley 1 (SO)
Neepawa 2 Selkirk 1 (OT)
Virden 7 OCN 4
Winkler 6 Dauphin 5

Mitchell 4 St. Adolphe 1

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
Arborg 6 St. Malo 1

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 5 Pembina Valley 4 (OT)
Wpg Thrashers 4 Interlake 2
Yellowhead 7 Wpg Bruins 4
Kenora 3 Central Plains 1
Southwest 5 Parkland 1
Brandon 12 Norman 0

Prince Albert 6 Brandon 0

Grand Rapids 3 Manitoba 2 (OT)

Tampa Bay 6 Philadelphia 5 (OT)
Detroit 3 New Jersey 2 (OT)
Buffalo 3 Minnesota 2
Columbus 4 Carolina 1
Montreal 3 Vancouver 2
N.Y. Rangers 4 Florida 2
Ottawa 6 Pittsburgh 4
Boston 2 Arizona 1
Nashville 5 Los Angeles 3
Calgary 4 Edmonton 2
San Jose 4 St. Louis 0

Toronto 122 Chicago 83
L.A. Clippers 127 Brooklyn 119
New Orleans 125 Denver 115
Orlando 130 L.A. Lakers 117
Philadelphia 122 Charlotte 119 (OT)
Indiana 97 Atlanta 89
Utah 98 Boston 86
Houston 132 Sacramento 112
Dallas 112 Golden State 109
Oklahoma City 110 Phoenix 100

Sunday, November 18th

West Division Final
Winnipeg at Calgary, 3:30 p.m.
East Division Final
Hamilton at Ottawa, 12 p.m.

Red River at Grunthal, 6 p.m.

Swan Valley at Steinbach, 7 p.m.
Portage at Waywayseecappo, 6 p.m.
OCN at Virden, 7 p.m.

Capital Region Junior Hockey League
St. Malo at Selkirk, 7:30 p.m.

Eastman vs Interlake @ Arborg, 2:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Central Plains at Kenora, 2:30 p.m.
Wpg Bruins vs Parkland
@ Dauphin, 1:30 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Interlake
@ Morden, 2:30 p.m.
Brandon at Wpg Wild, 1:30 p.m.
Yellowhead vs Norman
@ Shoal Lake, 2:30 p.m.

AAA U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Hawks, 1 p.m.

Manitoba at Chicago, 3 p.m.

Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 12 p.m.
New Jersey at Carolina, 4 p.m.
Minnesota a Chicago, 5 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Vegas at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants, 12 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 12 p.m.
Dallas at Atlanta, 12 p.m.
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 12 p.m.
Houston at Washington, 12 p.m.
Oakland at Arizona, 3:05 p.m.
Denver at L.A. Chargers, 3:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 3:25 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 7:20 p.m.

Memphis at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m.
New York at Orlando, 5 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Miami, 5 p.m.
Portland at Washington, 5 p.m.
Golden State at San Antonio, 6 p.m.

Search the Biz Guide