Terriers' Delong bags MVP

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, Last Updated: 8:46 AM ET

Portage Terriers forward Eric Delong is the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's most valuable player.

The 20-year-old was presented with the award before the Terriers' game last night in Portage.

Delong had 44 goals and 89 points in 44 games prior to last night's match.

He has missed several contests due to nagging injuries.

The Oakville native, who has accepted a scholarship from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., was also presented with the MJHL's hockey ability and sportsmanship award last night.

Bison swims to record

Braeden Taylor set a provincial record at the CIS swimming championship in Vancouver yesterday.

The University of Manitoba Bisons swimmer set a record in the 200-metre breaststroke by more than half a second, touching the wall in two minutes and 13.91 seconds. He beat his own mark of 2:14.56, which he established in December.

Despite breaking the record, Taylor had the fourth-best time in the 200 breaststroke preliminaries.

Manitoba's Landice Yestrau, meanwhile, had the fifth-best time in the 100 backstroke yesterday.

Major contribution

All three Manitoba Bisons hit the scoresheet yesterday as Canada's men's hockey team cruised to a 13-0 win over host China at the Winter University Games.

Mike Hellyer had a goal and an assist, Stephane Lenoski had a goal, and Rick Wood pitched in with an assist.

Canada meets Great Britain today.

Playoff dates announced

The Manitoba Bisons hockey teams have announced their first-round playoff dates, with all games taking place at Max Bell Arena.

The women's team will host the Saskatchewan Huskies in a Canada West semifinal on Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. If Game 3 is needed, it will be played Saturday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m.

The men's squad, meanwhile, will host a yet-to-be-determined opponent in a best-of-three quarter-final. Game 1 is Friday, March 6, at 3 p.m., with Game 2 and Game 3, if necessary, slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, at 7 p.m.

The Bison men's hockey team will conduct a practice and take part in a scrimmage today at Bourkevale Community Centre, from noon to 1 p.m.

The celebration of amateur hockey is part of the centre's annual winter carnival. It is located at 100 Ferry Rd., south of Portage Avenue.

Golf estate sale

The public is invited to attend an estate sale of Dale Esopenko's golf inventory March 6-8.

The long-time golf pro at Assiniboine Golf Club passed away suddenly last month, and $200,000 worth of golf merchandise from his pro shop is being sold to support his family.

All leftover inventory will be donated to KidSport.


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