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Hockey registration to begin August 4

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Registration is quickly approaching for the 2017-2018 hockey season.

Applications will be accepted online through the River East Minor Hockey Association's website starting August 4. Players will still be associated with North Kildonan Community Centre even though they are registering with REMHA. Please select NKCC when signing up as enrollment fees are later transferred to the club.

In-person registration will take place at the following locations:

Date Time Location
 Tuesday, August 29 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Chalmers Community Centre (480 Chalmers Ave)
Wednesday, August 30 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Valley Gardens Community Centre (218 Antrim Rd)
Thursday, August 31 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Gateway Recreation Centre (1717 Gateway Rd)

Registration fees may only be paid by cash or credit card. More information can be found on REMHA's website.

North Kildonan Cobras hockey jerseys for sale

North Kildonan Community Centre is offering hockey fans and former players the chance to own a piece of local history.

The community centre is selling all of its North Kildonan Cobras hockey jerseys. They're no longer needed as all players will compete under the River East Royals name starting next season.

The sweaters are being sold for $50 a set. Requests can be made for a specific jersey number.

Please contact NKCC at 204-663-5028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase a jersey.

NKCC 13A2 Cobras capture city hockey championship

2017 NKCC Cobras 13A2 city champs web

For a team that didn’t face much adversity during their remarkable run through the regular season, the final game of the playoffs certainly made up for it.

The North Kildonan 13A2 Cobras trailed the St. Boniface Seals 1-0 late in game three of the city championship final on Tuesday. A loss would not only extend the series but also snap the Cobras’ impressive 20-game win streak. The team was the top seed heading into the playoffs, having qualified with a 19-2-1 record.

But North Kildonan wouldn’t have any of it. The Cobras scored the equalizer in the final minutes of the third period to force overtime. The drama was just beginning.

“Given the situation, I would be lying if I said my team was not nervous about going into overtime,” Cobras head coach Rob Schrofel said. “Our confidence though was growing late in the game.”

A power play in the extra frame only added to North Kilodnan’s assurance. With the Cobras pressuring on the man advantage, Hayden Piche fired a shot from near the blueline. Jack Champagne had just positioned himself in the slot to screen St. Boniface’s goalie and ended up deflecting the puck into the net for the game-winning goal. The Cobras had captured the city minor bantam title, sweeping the Seals with a 2-1 overtime victory.

“The boys flooded onto the ice, waving their arms and hugging their teammates,” Schrofel said. “It was an awesome sight to see.”

A spectacle that rivals Schrofel’s highlight of the season – watching his team grow.

“The boys all bought in to our philosophy of work hard, play your position well and have fun doing it," Schrofel said. "Winning the city championship was just an added bonus.”