Natives’ Kirkup will not return as Head Coach for 2015/16 season

The Neepawa Natives announced Sunday that Dwayne Kirkup will not be returning as Head Coach for the 2015/16 season.

Natives General Manager, Myles Cathcart, stated that both sides are parting amicably and the organization would like to thank Coach Kirkup for his dedication and efforts.  “Dwayne contacted me late last week. He said that he has enjoyed his two years in Neepawa. It was a positive meeting, but in the end, he has decided not to return next season.”

Dwayne is a dedicated coach that had the ability to motivate his players, worked hard involving the players in the community and the organization would like to thank him for that. Cathcart went on to say that “Kirkup was a key contributor in helping to rebuild the franchise to respectability on and off the ice. 

The search for a new Head Coach will begin immediately as we want one in place before the annual MJHL draft held in Neepawa at the beginning of June.”

For further information regarding the position of Head Coach:

Contact the General Manager, Myles Cathcart at or 204.841.1555c