Head coach Scott Parsons isn't too worried.

Exhibition play has started in Manitoba, but recent cases of COVID-19 have forced the Kenora Under-18 AAA Thistles to suspend their season, including travel plans to and from Northwestern Ontario. 

The Red and White held tryouts at the end of September, and Parsons was happy with the talent he saw, with his roster including returning players like Daunte Derouard, Reid Zurkan, Cael Anderson, Travis Biehn and Amos Kejick. Kenora's also pleased to have alumni like Jaryd Wiebe and Carson Dubchak joining the coaching staff.

Before the cases of coronavirus spiked last week, Kenora was expected to start off their season with a series of games against Winnipeg teams. However, this idea had to change, with travel restrictions imposed by the health unit.

Early results:

Oct. 1 - Interlake Lightning @ PV Hawks Final: 4-1

Oct. 2 - Winnipeg Thrashers @ Winnipeg Wild Final: 4-3

Oct. 3 - Interlake Lightning @ PV Hawks Final: 3-4

Oct. 3 - Yellowhead Chiefs @ Southwest Cougars Final 2-4

Oct. 3 - Winnipeg Wild @ Winnipeg Thrashers Final: 8-1

Oct. 4 - Pembina Valley Hawks @ Central Plains Capitals Final: 3-5

Oct. 4 - Southwest Cougars @ Brandon Wheat Kings Final: 4-3

Oct. 4 -  Winnipeg Wild @ Winnipeg Bruins Final: 6-3

 

Exhibition schedule:

Oct 6 - Yellowhead Chiefs @ Parkland Rangers (CU Place) 7:00 P.M.

Oct. 7 - Winnipeg Bruins @ Winnipeg Wild (Iceplex) 6:25 P.M.

Oct. 7 - Central Plains Capitals @ PV Hawks (Morden) 6:45 P.M.

Oct. 7 - Interlake Lightning @ Eastman Selects (Beausejour) 7:30 P.M.

Oct. 8  Eastman Selects @ Interlake Lightning (Teulon) 7:45 P.M.

Oct. 9 - Winnipeg Bruins @ Winnipeg Thrashers (Gateway) 7:30 P.M.

Oct. 10 - Brandon Wheat Kings @ Southwest Cougars (Souris) 6:00 P.M.

Oct. 10 - Central Plains Capitals @ Eastman Selects (Beausejour) 7:30 P.M.

Oct 11 - Winnipeg Thrashers @ Winnipeg Bruins (Gateway) 1:15 P.M.

Oct. 11 - Eastman Selects @ Central Plains Capitals (Stride Place) 4:30 P.M.

For more information:

AAA Thistles taking shape

Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League