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Fishermen best catch in regular season

Brook Jones, Selkirk Fisherment

Chris Poponick is the head coach of the Selkirk Fishermen. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Chris Poponick is the head coach of the Selkirk Fishermen. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

The Selkirk Fishermen couldn’t have asked for a better finish to their 100th anniversary season.
 

Selkirk’s Junior B hockey club finished the 2017-18 Keystone Junior Hockey League season will an astonishing record of 30 wins, three loses and three overtime loses.
 

"It was a good season and unexpected with that many rookies in the line up," Selkirk Fishermen head coach Chris Poponick said. "When the guys got a taste of it they liked it."

 

Thsi team has bonded really well and they are very tight and this helps when you get inot a playoff run.

 

The Fish don’t have long to celebrate as the KJHL playoffs get underway.
 

Selkirk not only finished first overall in the the South Division, but fist overall in the entire league with 59 points, four ahead of the Peguis Juniors. The Fish faceoff against the Cross Lake Islanders in the first round in the North Division, which gets underway at the Sagkeeng Arena Feb. 23.
 

"It's been a long time since we've played them and they are the kind of team that doesn't quite," Poponick added. "We have to continue to be hungry."

 

 

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