GIRLS ADeloraine SchoolHamiota Collegiate InstituteGrandview School
GIRLS AAMajor Pratt SchoolHapnort Collegiate InstituteRosenort School
GIRLS AAAWestgate Mennonite CollegiateCollège BéliveauLinden Christian School
GIRLS AAAACollège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Institut Collège Vincent Massey Collegiate (Winnipeg) 
BOYS ATreherne CollegiateWawanesa SchoolHamiota Collegiate Institute
BOYS AALandmark Collegiate InstituteL’École/Collège régional Gabrielle-RoyRosenort School
BOYS AAALinden Christian SchoolTranscona Collegiate InstituteGarden Valley Collegiate Institute
BOYS AAAASteinbach Regional Secondary SchoolSt Paul’s High School  
Deloraine School
Treherne Collegiate
Major Pratt School

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
Linden Christian School
Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Steinbach Regional Secondary School – The Provincial AAAA champion SRSS Sabres – Back Row: assistant coach Kyle Martens, Ethan Penner, Micah Bergman, Kaeden Wiebe, Nick Reimer, Lincoln Fehr, Cole Reimer, assistant coach Jason Peters & head coach Joe Thiessen Front Row: Luke Talatala, Nate Neufeld, Zane Milburn, Boston Thiessen, Hudson Rempel, Jessie Peters & “Lionel”

MHSAA 2022 Boston Pizza Volleyball Championships Awards

 A GirlsA BoysAAA Girls
Most Valuable PlayerMillie WilkinsonJulian Mann, TreherneMia Dasch, Westgate
Players Choice AwardRyleigh LeeceQuinn Enns, Elm CreekMaddie McRea, Stonewall
Tournament All-StarsJorja CordsSam Gurke, Alonsa/McCrearyAshra Reimer, Linden Christian
 Alexis McLeanChael Rozdeba, HamiiotaMaddie McRea, Stonewall
 Brooklyn ClaeysRichard Gradwell, WawanesaRazan Haj Hssan, Béliveau
 Natalie MaguireConnor Martin, WawanesaAlexandria Haip, Béliveau
 Reanna GageKadyn Smart, TreherneJulia Martens, Westgate
 Surrey SmithBenjamin Early, TreherneFinnley Rydman, Westgate
 AAA BoysAAAA GirlsAAAA Boys
Most Valuable PlayerSimeon Enns, Linden ChristianBrook Duncalfe, Sturgeon Heights  Hudson Rempel – Steinbach Regional
Players Choice AwardKeon Epp, Northlands ParkwayRia Sagert, Sturgeon Heights  Hayden Morin, Collège
Jean Sauvé
Tournament All-StarsKeon Epp, Northlands ParkwayMegan Carpenter, Lord SelkirkJaxon Van Kooten, Lord Selkirk
 Caleb Hildebrandt, Garden Valley Bronwyn Holroyde, Sturgeon Heights Boston Thiessen, Steinbach Regional 
 Evan Sneath, Linden Christian Chelsea Stewner, Sturgeon HeightsNik Reimer, Steinbach Regional 
 Matthew Janzen, Linden ChristianKaiya Krahn, Vincent Massey (Winnipeg) Jack Taylor, St. Paul’s 
 Carter Osiowy, Transcona Danika Nell, Vincent Massey (Winnipeg) Flynn Miller, St. Paul’s
 Ethan Robertson, TrasconaElla Werbiski, Vincent Massey (Brandon)  Owen Weekes, Vincent Massey (Winnipeg)

MHSAA 2022 Volleyball Participants

Girls ABoys A
Duke of Marlborough SchoolSte. Rose School
Ste. Rose SchoolTreherne Collegiate
Grandview School  Alonsa School/McCreary School (Co-Op)
Glenboro SchoolGlenboro School
Hamiota Collegiate InstituteElm Creek School
Gilbert Plains CollegiateGilbert Plains Collegiate
Deloraine SchoolHamiota Collegiate Institute
Mennonite Collegiate InstituteÉcole Pointe-des- Chênes
Rivers CollegiateWawanesa School
Baldur High School/Cartwright School (Co-Op)Frontier Mosakahiken School
Girls AABoys AA
Major Pratt SchoolMajor Pratt School
L’École/Collège régional Gabrielle-RoyL’École/Collège régional Gabrielle-Roy
Warren Collegiate InstituteWilliam Morton Collegiate Institute
Hapnort Collegiate InstituteLandmark Collegiate Institute
Elton Collegiate InstituteBoissevain School
Souris SchoolMargaret Barbour Collegiate Institute
Green Valley SchoolCarberry Collegiate Institute
Rosenort SchoolRosenort School
Virden Collegiate InstituteHapnort Collegiate Institute
Margaret Barbour Collegiate InstituteImmanuel Christian School
Girls AAABoys AAA
Neepawa Area Collegiate InstituteNorthlands Parkway Collegiate Institute
Collège Stonewall CollegiateSteinbach Christian School
Westgate Mennonite CollegiateGarden Valley Collegiate Institute
Collège Lorrette CollegiateR.D. Parker Collegiate Institute
R.D. Parker Collegiate InstituteTranscona Collegiate Institute
Springfield Collegiate InstituteWestwood Collegiate Institute
Sanford Collegiate InstituteLinden Christian School
Linden Christian SchoolÉcole secondaire Neelin High School
École secondaire Neelin High SchoolJohn Taylor Collegiate Institute
Churchill High SchoolCentre scolaire Léo-Rémillard Renards
Northlands Parkway Collegiate InstituteÉcole Edward Schreyer School
Collège BéliveauCollège Lorette Collegiate
Dakota CollegiateDakota Collegiate
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary SchoolLord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School
Institut Collège Vincent Massey Collegiate (Winnipeg)Institut Collège Vincent Massey Collegiate (Winnipeg)
Sisler High SchoolCollège Jeanne-Sauvé
École secondaire Oak Park High SchoolSteinbach Regional Secondary School
Steinbach Regional Secondary SchoolCollège Miles MacDonell Collegiate
Vincent Massey High School (Brandon)Vincent Massey High School (Brandon)
River East CollegiateRiver East Collegiate
Collège Sturgeon Heights CollegiateÉcole secondaire Oak Park High School
Westwood CollegiateCollège Garden City Collegiate
Mennonite Brethren CollegiateÉcole secondaire Kelvin High School
Niverville High SchoolSt Paul’s High School
Hudson Rempel, coach Joe Thiessen & Boston Thiessen of the SRSS Sabres varsity volleyball team

Sabres hang tough and win memorable AAAA championship

Written by Clayton Dreger

The Steinbach Regional Secondary School’s varsity boys volleyball team won what can only be described as one of the most memorable Provincial AAAA high school finals in recent history.

The SRSS defeated the St. Paul’s Crusaders 25-23, 25-20, 24-26, 23-25, 16-14 in a marathon back-and-forth final Monday night at the University of Manitoba’s Investors Group Athletic Centre and captured the school’s second championship banner in eight years in front of hundreds of boisterous fans who made the trip to Winnipeg. 

Boston Thiessen and Nik Reimer were selected Tournament All-Stars while Hudson Rempel was named the MVP.

“We came out and played really well the first couple of sets and the third set was a battle,” said Sabres head coach Joe Thiessen. “We knew it was going to be a battle against these guys. I thought we had them on the ropes there. They took the third set and I think we had a letdown in the fourth set and the fifth set – you saw it, 16-14. It was right down to the wire.”

“Real proud of the guys,” added coach Thiessen. “Our MVP Hudson was awesome. Finally got some recognition for that guy. I’m proud of him. Boston was the court general. He always is leading the troops. He had a great match. Nik was amazing. Our libero Nate Neufeld was steady and I thought maybe the difference in the match. Real proud of the guys.”

Boston Thiessen said the team got a huge lift from their enthusiastic supporters.

“It felt like we were back in our zone final when we had all the crowd at our gym. It’s crazy what a crowd can do even if they’re not on the court playing, right. It gave us a really good boost when we were down. Especially down 13-12, we get that point, 13-13 and it’s just a huge boost for ourselves and our confidence for sure.”

Nik Reimer was a force in the final as the grade 11 outside hitter had 53 hits and recorded 11 kills from the net and the attack line. Defensively he had six blocks and looked as dominant as former USports champion Eric Loeppky did in his grade 11 year when the Sabres won their first AAAA championship banner back in 2014. 

“Last year was a bit of a tough year for our JV team and moving up to varsity I thought it would be a very big challenge and it was,” Reimer noted. “I’m really proud that I was able to get a championship because I know they’re tough to come by. It’s only our second championship. I’m really proud of our guys. I think the difference was our fans. Our fans really bring the energy. Our teammates brought the energy. It was just the energy. It was really great.”

Hudson Rempel, whose leaping ability brought back memories of legendary Sabre Paul Reimer, had eight kills along with one block and an ace in his last high school game and was well deserving of his MVP honour.

His reaction to winning the award was short and sweet.

“Amazing. That’s my only word. That’s my only word for that.”


Six provincial high school varsity volleyball champions were crowned Saturday. The Landmark 96’ers boys and Major Pratt Trojans girls captured the Provincial “AA” championships in The Pas. The 96ers defeated Gabrielle Roy Les Roy 25-23, 19-25, 15-9 while the Trojans beat the Hapnot Kopper Queens 25-19, 25-18. The Rosenort Redhawks beat Gabrielle Roy 26-24, 25-21 in the girls third place game. The Westgate Wings beat College Beliveau 25-14, 25-15 in the “AAA” girls championship game in Neepawa. The Linden Christian Wings defeated Transcona 18-25, 25-16, 18-16 in the “AAA” boys final in Steinbach. The host Steinbach Christian Flames lost to Northlands Parkway in the quarterfinals. The Deloraine Colts defeated Hamiota 14-25, 25-23, 15-11 in the “A” girls championship game in Gretna. The Treherne Tigers beat Wawanesa 19-25, 25-19, 15-13 in the “A” boys final in Elm Creek.

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