Natives Sign Mowbray and Negrich

The Neepawa Natives have been busy in the off-season shaping the roster for the upcoming season like every other team in junior hockey.  Recently the team has signed two forwards for the upcoming season who will help compliment a returning group of players.

Benoit Mowbray – St. Lazare, Manitoba

5’10 – 180 lbs


Yellowhead Chiefs

GP 44 – Goals 14 – Assists -22 – Points 36 – Penalty Minutes 40

“Mowbray is truly a complete hockey player and competes in all three zones”, stated Neepawa Natives General Manager Myles Cathcart, “we have watched Benoit for many years and each time we watched him play he stood out.  His work ethic provides energy which fuels the team energy.  He possess leadership qualities, character and commitment to the game of hockey.  Benoit will quickly become a fan favourite”

Lewis Negrich – Winnipeg, Manitoba

5’11 – 180 lbs


Winnipeg Thrashers

GP 44 – Goals 16 – Assists 27 – Points 43 – Penalty Minutes 94

“Lewis is a highly skilled forward, great speed, plays centre and wins face-offs.  He has a great shot and sees the ice very well.  Centermen are important players on a team and when the organization can add them to the roster it just makes the team deeper,” explained Cathcart.  He went on to say, “Negrich possesses all the qualities of leadership and team play that is important when building a team.  Chemistry is extremely important within a room and Lewis will be a welcomed addition to the dressing room”.

Season tickets are on sale now for an early bird price is $229.00 until August 14th.  The first 100 season ticket purchases will be eligible for a chance at a cash draw for $1000.00 cash.

Contact Derek Pearson at 204.841.1425 or the Neepawa Banner at 204.476.3401.