Sunday, April 3, 2022 - Seven Oaks Arena was the site for the MMJHL Game 4 Semi-Final game that had the Raiders Junior Hockey Club hosting the top-seeded St James Canucks. Down 2 - 1 in the series, the Raiders played a hard fought game but dropped this one 4 - 2.
The energy and the excitement that was in the arena was amazing. Filled with a boisterous crowd, the place was electric from start to finish.
Thanks to our Honorary Raiders - Jack Pallen, 8 - Plays U9 A1 Raiders. Jaggar Winchar, 8 - Plays U9 Riverbend Coyotes. Chloe Resch, 11 - played 12A ringette for Interlake Ignite but registers out of NWRA (North Winnipeg ringette). Seeing these up and coming stars on the ice during our pre-game ceremony is always well received!
More activity and entertainment were on display off the ice as much as the end to end action on the ice. Mykola and Danylo Kruk from the Canadian Ukrainian Congress - Manitoba Branch honoured our fight with Ukraine singing the Ukrainian National Anthem pregame. The Winnipeg Jets own Beverly Wynn graced the crowd with her amazing performance of O’Canada.
Our game day sponsor - Frank’s Pizza - provided pizza for the crowd of MMJHL fans.
While we may not have had the outcome we were looking for on the scoreboard, there were no losers Sunday night and we couldn’t ask for a better night of entertainment. This is what it means to be a Raider and why we burst with North End Pride.
Thank you. We can’t be us, without all of you!