Interlake Impact goes undefeated

 by Twyla Siple, Interlake Spectator

The Interlake Impact outdoor season got underway on a high note for the Fifth Division soccer team and it keeps getting better. 
The team that landed third place in their last indoor tournament in Brandon earlier this year came out on top in their first two games of the outdoor season. 
After defeating Stonewall United 3-0 on May 5 at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex, they again out-scored the Red Devils United 2-1 at the Buhler Recreation Park on May 12. 
They faced the Portage Cobras at the Buhler Recreation Park on May 22 and again, came out on top, winning 3-0. 
“Portage was a tough competitor. Our defence and goalie did a great job of shutting their offence down,” said Benny Wiens, Interlake Impacts team captain. 
“The game ended up being very physical and fast. Goals (were) scored by Charles Daniel, (myself) and Eric Harder. 
According to Wiens, the first goal was scored around 15 minutes into the game, the second goal was about 10 minutes before the end of the first half and the third goal was scored about 20 minutes before the end of the game.
“The season is off to a great start. We had a rough start last year, to start this year with three wins, we are happy,” he said.
Wiens has been with the Interlake Impact since their inaugural season along with Dean Dueck, Wiens said they came together to create their soccer team five years ago.  Though he has been captaining the team for five years, Wiens said Dueck has an equal leadership role. 
“We have four new players this year. Abe Rempel, Dalen Penner, Joseph Barkman and Ulrick Disna,” Weins told The Interlake Spectator on May 28.
“Most of our players grew up in Morweena, Arborg and Riverton. Most live in Winnipeg now but we grew up playing soccer together.”
Volunteers Needed
The Manitoba Major Soccer League is looking for volunteers who can provide office support between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on a weekly basis, according to their website.
Specifically, the MMSL office requires someone to update game scores on the Goaline system until the office is fully staffed and training is provided.  
Contact Korey at 204-654-9574 for more information, or visit

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