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MJHL Season Preview | Neepawa Titans

Story by Dave Anthony

Players have made their way to town, camps haven begun and coaches are optimistic with sights set high, it’s time to start the new season!

Players have made their way to town, camps are set to open and coaches are optimistic with sights set high, it’s time to start the new season!

Neepawa Titans – 2020/21 (2-6-2)

Leading scorers: Rylan Gudnason (5g, 1ast for 6 pts), Eli Lieffers (2g, 4ast for 6pts)

Key graduating players: Thomson Phinney, Eli Lieffers, Carter Sawchuk

Season outlook: What a great, great job by the brain trust selecting a new name and logo, totally revamping the look and feel. Absolutely knocked it out of the park. It just feels like there could be something special in Neepawa this year. The Titans need someone to step up, grab the crease and become the backbone of this team throughout the year. If teams walk into the Yellowhead Centre thinking it’s “point night”, they’re gonna be met with a hard smack and may be limping out having surrendered two points.

Q & A with Titans Head Coach & General Manager, Ken Pearson

Question: Which team are you most looking forward to developing/continuing a rivalry with?
Answer:  I think with the focus on 4 block games vs teams in division for most of the season once again, new rivalries will begin. So it is tough to say, maybe Wayway.

Q: What kind of team can fans expect?
A: We will be a hard working team, and will give an honest effort each and every night.

Q: Which returning player should fans be really excited to see
A: Austin Clyne

Q: Is there a new player that fans will come to love?
A: Emerik Demers

Q: What are you most looking forward to about this upcoming season?
A: I think just getting back playing is the thing I am most excited about, interacting with the players and seeing how much growth there has been as a person and a player.

Q: Which visiting arena are you most looking forward to playing in again?
A: Virden, always a nice temperature in that rink!

Q: On the road, which restaurant are you most looking forward to eating at for pre or post game meal?
A: Ynot Johnny’s Swan River!

Q: What movie do you hope the team puts on for a long bus ride home after a big win?
A: SlapShot

Q: Do you have your first game suit all picked out already? What color will it be? What color is the tie? Shoes?
A: Yes, charcoal, lavender, with black shoes.