Terrier's Season Preview

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The Terriers off season has been bright as they look forward to the upcoming season. With the RBC Cup in their sights Portage is hoping to put together a championship calibre unit. The team has all but 4 of it's players from last year able to return. The Terriers have been preparing for this season for the past couple of years, bringing in young players with the hopes of them hitting their peak performance during this years RBC Cup Tournament.

Here's the roster from last season. (not actual line combinations)

   Left Wing                        Centre                          Right Wing
 Shawn Bowles                 Tyler Jeanson                Zack Waldvogel
 Taylor Sanheim *WHL      Brad Bowles                  Riley Hay *Graduated
 Jordon Boyd                    Nolan Ross                   Dexter Kuczek
 Chase Faulkner               Jaryd Wiebe                  Dane Schioler
                                      Drake Bodie *Trade

Left Defense             Right Defense
Clay Van Diest             Taylor Friesen
Davis Ross                  Jon Carlson *Traded
Brett Orr                     Matt Alexander

Talor Joseph
Zac Robidoux*WHL

AP Call Up's
Devin Muir *Traded
Cody Durdle

Bryce Knapp


Terriers Trade History

The Terriers were busy preparing for the RBC Cup in 2013. In September Portage acquired the rights to 20 year old forward Jack Rodewald, Dane Schioler, and Brett Friesen from Virden in the trade that sent Adam Iwan the other way. In November The Dogs traded Dylan Butler and Brent Wold to Dauphin for the rights to defenseman Landon Peel, and Taylor Sanheim.

Here are the trades from 2014:

May 21 - Portage acquires 20 year old forward Garick Gray from OCN for 18 year old forward Devin Muir, and list rights to 18 year old defenseman Adam Heinemann

July 18 – Portage acquires 19 year old goaltender Justin Laforest and 19 year old forward Stephen Cooney from the Carelton Place Canadians for future considerations

July 25 – Portage acquires 19 year old forward Cameron Whyte and 18 year old defenseman Jordan Thomson from the Dauphin Kings for 19 year old forward Drake Bodie, and the list rights to 18 year old forward Landon Plett, and 18 year old defenseman Hayden Pierce.

July 25 – Portage acquires 20 year old defenseman Tanner Jago from the Winkler Flyers for 19 year old forward Cameron Whyte and 20 year old defenseman Jon Carlson and Future Considerations.

July 25 – Portage acquires 19 year old forward Joey Miller from the Soo Thunderbirds for future considerations.

Sept 9 - Portage acquires 18 year old forward Ryan Swier from the Lloydminster Bobcats for future considerations.


New Player Outlook

20 year old defenseman Tanner Jago has already been named the Terrier captain. He brings an immediate leadership voice, and has the ability to make a difference at both ends of the ice, especially on the powerplay. Look to see him contribute offensively as in two seasons with Winkler he had 86 pts.

19 year old right wing Stephen Cooney has RBC Cup experience, playing last year with the Carleton Place Canadians. The 6'2" forward likes to play a physical game, and can put up the points. Last season he had 19 pts in 40 games.

19 year old centre Joey Miller comes to Portage coming off a great season with the Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL. He scored 55 pts in 56 games, and likes to play physical and isn't afraid to go in the corners.

19 year old goaltender Justin Laforest has RBC Cup experience under his belt, as he also played for the Carleton Place Canadians last season. Last season he posted a 2.75 GAA and a .896 SV%

18 year old forward Ryan Swier played last season with the Lloydminster Bobcats in the tough AJHL. He is a defensive forward who was able to put up 12 pts in 56 games as a 17 year old.


Summary: The Terriers bring in forwards Gray, Miller, Swier and Cooney, defensemen Jago and Thomson, and goaltender Laforest.
The Terriers lose 6 roster players: Carlson, Bodie, Hay, Robidoux, Sanheim and Muir

The Terriers have the potential to have some important players return to the team. Sanheim, Rodewald, and Robidoux will all likely start the season in the WHL, and Gray in the USHL.


48th CMA Nominations

 blake-shelton-and-miranda-lambertBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

We're still a couple of months away from the huge celebration that is the CMA Awards, but  I can't wait to find out which artist takes home the most hardware!   We'll make sure to keep you up to date come November 5th when it airs.  Until then however we'll eagerly wait for it and below you'll find the nominations!  For more on the CMA's check HERE!


Album of the Year

Luke Bryan: Crash My Party

Keith Urban: Fuse 

Miranda Lambert: Platinum

Dierks Bentley: Riser

Eric Church: The Outsiders


Female Vocalist of the Year 

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Martina McBride


Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban


Entertainer of the Year:

Luke Bryan

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton

George Strait (83rd nomination)

Keith Urban


Vocal Group of the Year:

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band


Song of the Year

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert

"Follow Your Arrow," Kacey Musgraves

"Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church

"I Don't Dance," Lee Brice

"I Hold On," Dierks Bentley


Music Video of the Year

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert

"Bartender," Lady Antebellum

"Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley

"Follow Your Arrow," Kacey Musgraves

"Something Bad," Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood


Musician of the Year

Sam Bush, Mandolin

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Dann Huff, Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar


New Artist of the Year

Brandy Clark

Brett Eldredge

Kip Moore

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell


Vocal Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Love and Theft

The Swon Brothers

Thompson Square


Single of the Year

"Automatic," Miranda Lambert

"Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley

"Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

"Mine Would be You," Blake Shelton


Musical Event of the Year

"Bakersfield," Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

"Something Bad" Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

"We Were Us," Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert

"You Can't Make Old Friends," Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

Grain Rush Still Going Strong!

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It's been 2 weeks so far of heading out into fields and feeding some hard working farmers in the area as part of Grain Rush 2014!  The good times finish up this week but you still have the chance to get your name in the following draw boxes for your chance to win:


Portage Credit Union

HUB International


We sure hope Mother Nature starts to cooperate so we can continue heading out the the fields to serve up Seasons' food instead of the shop.  Though either way we know you guys will still give us some great company!  Thanks again for all you do from CFRY 920! 

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Change Is Coming



You've probably heard by now, change is coming next Wednesday to Portage Radio and a third station will be launched at 9am. The Parking lot party to follow will feature live music, free food, loads of prizes plus one big one - A trip for two to Las Veags! This will be our first of three trips to give away and will also launch the biggest radio promotion in Portage's history. Following the launch, we already have more than $20, 000 worth of top end stuff to give away!

Some people have been asking if this is the end to CFRY. No, it is not. CFRY is Manitoba's longest running country station and has been on the 920am frequency for almost 60 years. It will continue to be there as well as But there will be some changes to 93.1fm - and we think you are going to love it.

Tune in next week to find out what all the fuss is about and remember - join us at the parking lot party Wednesday September 10th, 5-7pm at our studios on the west side of Portage.

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