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Neepawa Natives Announce Two Signings

The Neepawa Natives would like to announce a pair of signings for the upcoming season.  The organization has signed 1997 born defenseman Josh Atkinson, who played for the Delisle Chiefs of the Prairie Junior Hockey League.  The 6’3, 190 pound defenseman picked up 6 goals and 21 assists in 35 games last season for the Chiefs and was selected as a North Division All-Star.  He is from Dinsmore, Saskatchewan and is the brother of Neepawa Natives Alumni Brayden Atkinson.  “Josh will add more size to our defensive core along with offensive abilities will allow him to fit right in.”, stated Neepawa Natives General Manager Myles Cathcart

The Natives have also signed 6’7, 230 pound 1998 defenseman Liam Hovland.  Hovland hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and played for the Saskatoon Winmar Royals of the Prairie Junior Hockey League last season.  He picked up 3 goals and 6 assists along with 52 penalty minutes in 27 games.  Cathcart went on to say, “Liam is a strong body, hard on the puck and will provide depth with the veteran defensive core.”