Team Manitoba has impressed many so far at the North American Indigenous Games. After three days of action, a plethora of local athletes had their chance to show off their abilities. 


Anaka Chartrand - St. Laurent - Chartrand was one of the first Manitobans to earn a gold medal at the NAIG. She went undefeated in her three wrestling matches on Tuesday before taking on a teammate, Margret Bruneau, in the gold medal match. By the end of it all, Chartrand had her hand raised and was named the best female wrestler at 64kg.


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Team Manitoba has gone 2-0 in the round-robin play with a major contribution from a St. Laurent product. In their 84-66 win over Wisconsin, Aiden Lambert-Park was second on the team in points with 21 and followed that up with a 17-point performance against Ontario. Sandy Bay First Nation's Angelo Daniels also got the ball in the basket against Ontario, scoring his first two points of the tournament.

Manitoba won their first do-or-die game 80-53 over Nova Scotia as Lambert-Park put up 22 points, while Daniels had his best offensive showing yet. The Sandy Bay product made two three-pointers and finished with ten points.

The squad is back in action today as they prepare for a matchup with Eastern Door and the North in the quarterfinal.


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Through two round-robin games, Manitoba has gone undefeated. The team with four Portagers (Addison Page, Connor Melnic, Tyler Huber, and Luca Tornato) won their first game 2-1 over Nova Scotia. In that contest, it was Tornato who played the X-factor. He scored both goals and helped lead the squad to their first victory.

After taking down Saskatchewan 2-1 yesterday, Manitoba looks to improve to 3-0 today against Alberta.


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Team Manitoba is undefeated on the diamond. In their first game of the tournament, Paige Powroznik of Teulon was walked twice and hit a triple. Bailey Gardner of Sandy Bay pitched in with a single and a triple to help lead Manitoba to a  13-5 win over Saskatchewan. Since then, Manitoba has defeated British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta.

Manitoba is back in action today against Nova Scotia.

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Warren's Norman John Lacquette hit a double and crossed home plate to help Manitoba squeak out with an 8-7 victory over British Columbia. Manitoba has also taken down Nova Scotia (9-5) and Ontario (14-7) but lost their last game of the round-robin to Saskatchewan (10-6).

Manitoba will have a rematch with Ontario today in the semi-final.

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