Ron MacLean is coming to Manitoba in March of next year.
The long-time, recently re-appointed, Hockey Night in Canada host will come to Portage-la-Prairie on Sunday, March 26th as part of Hometown Hockey during its third season.
Last year Hometown Hockey only visited Manitoba once (Winnipeg), in it's first season three Manitoba communities were Hometown Hockey destinations (Selkirk, Brandon, Thompson).
Portage will have a two-day festival on the 25th and 26th of March to celebrate the community and the Terriers' history.
Forty of the Province's best 15 year olds are in Wasasgaming from Monday-Wednesday working on team building activities.
A number of Parkland and Manitoba baseball teams were competing in provincial competitions this weekend.
The Parkland Predators won gold at the U18 fastball provincials in Winnipeg. They defeated Varsity View 14-3 in the final, only losing one game along the way.
Russell and Grandview were competing in the mosquito provincials in Brandon, Ste. Rose was in Rosenort in the PeeWee age group, and Grandview's bantam team was in Ile de Chene. None of those teams finished top 1 or 2 in their pools and did not move on.
The Manitoba U17 select baseball team was one of 96, and only one of two Canadian teams at the Gopher Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota this weekend.
Will Hlady, Brandon Racette, and Dauphin-born Rheal Letain were representing the Parkland on the team. The team finished 1-4 at the tournament, but they played a tight, one-run game against their pool's eventual winner, Omaha Burke, NE.