Athletics News

Our Middle School and High School Track & Field teams have been competing at the Indoor Meets held at the James Daly Fieldhouse at the University of Manitoba. Several athletes placed in top ten positions in their specific events, including a few who earned top five ribbons. Toni (Grade 11) will represent SJR at the High School Championship next week, both in long jump and the 60m race.

In Minor Hockey, our House league teams are winding down their season. The 5/6 Timbits teams have their last games this weekend, and our 7/8 Novice teams will be playing in the annual Fort Garry/SJR Friendship Tournament at Dutton Memorial Arena on Saturday, March 9. Of our older four Minor Hockey teams, just one is still competing in the playoffs. Good luck to the Minor Peewee team. We congratulate our hockey players on the progress they have made throughout the season, and for representing our School with pride and respect. Thank you to our excellent coaches. It has been exciting to watch the growth of the Minor Hockey program from six teams in 2017-2018 to 10 teams this year.

In High School Hockey, our High School Girls have advanced to the WFP Division 2 finals. They will be playing the #2 ranked team from Sturgeon Heights, starting on Monday, March 11 at the Bell MTS IcePlex. Our High School Boys are currently playing in the MHSAA High School Boys Hockey Provincial Championships, with Games 1 and 2 to be played on Friday, March 8. We encourage fans to head out to the Bell MTS IcePlex to watch our Eagles play in their respective championship events.

All three Middle School Basketball teams have had an excellent season. They are all currently playing in their playoffs, which continue into next week. The JV Boys narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Provincial Championship by one loss in a Wildcard game. The Varsity Girls have gone undefeated in all league play this season, including three wins in playoffs, earning the banner as Zone Champions. They have qualified to compete at the AAA Provincial Championships as the second rank team in the province. Congratulations go to the JV Girls coach, Mr. Nguyen, for being selected as February’s MHSAA Coach of the Month.

Looking forward to Spring Sports, tryouts are underway for Middle and Senior School Ultimate and for High School Rugby. Registration for Recreational Soccer is taking place now with Monday, March 11 being the last day of registration for all SJR teams. Varsity Soccer team tryouts will take place in April and interested students should watch for announcements from our head coaches.

Mr. Dean Wright, Director of Athletics
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.