November 1, 2017

WHSFL | Semi-Finals

The field is shrinking and the stakes are getting higher in the Winnipeg High School Football League.

The WHSFL playoffs have reached the semi-final stage in the chase for various bowl game championships, leaving no room for error.

Here are some semi-final stories to track this week:

  • The St. Paul’s Crusaders meet the Vincent Massey Trojans in the Anavets Bowl semi, a rematch of last year’s title game, won 17-8 by the Crusaders. St. Paul’s is unbeaten through the regular season and first round of the playoffs. The Trojans were 5-2, losing 29-23 to the Crusaders in Week 2 and 14-2 to Dakota a week later before finding their mojo.
    The other Anavets Bowl semi will see the Dakota Lancers face the Sisler Spartans. Sisler was 6-1 in the regular season – their only loss a Week 1 setback to St. Paul’s. Dakota was 5-2, falling to St. Paul’s and Sisler 28-24 last month.
  • The CTV Bowl semis will see Oak Park, which dropped down from the Potter Division, vs. Kelvin, and Vincent Massey (Brandon) vs. St. Paul’s (AA). Kelvin has been perfect so far this season, while the Crusaders AA team lost only once – to Kelvin – while Massey fell to River East and St. Paul’s this season.
  • The CTV Bowl semis have Daniel McIntyre, unbeaten in the Currie Division this year, facing Crocus Plains and Kildonan East – 5-2 in the Currie – moving up to face Portage, 3-4 in the Vidruk Division this year.
  • The WHSFL Bowl semis will see the St. Norbert Celtics and West Kildonan Wolverines – the top two seeds – see their first action of the playoffs after enjoying a first-round bye. The Celtics meet the Fort Frances Muskies, while the Wolverines meet the Churchill Bulldogs.


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Varsity Quarter-Finals


St. Paul’s 22 Garden City 7
Vincent Massey (Wpg) 30 Grant Park 17
Dakota 23 Sturgeon Heights 6
Sisler 38 Steinbach 21

CTV Bowl

St. Paul’s AA 14 River East 3
Kelvin 34 Neelin 13
Vincent Massey (Bdn) 29 Dryden 19
Oak Park 19 Murdoch MacKay 0 (default)

Canad Inns Bowl

Kildonan East 23 Beaver Brae 12
Portage 23 Elmwood 6
DMCI 28 St. John’s 22
Crocus Plains 11 Miles Mac 10


Churchill 34 Tec Voc 18
Fort Frances 19 Maples 0


November 1st

Home Run Sports Bowl (JV)
St. Paul’s vs. Vincent Massey, 5 p.m. (Charleswood Broncos Field)
Steinbach vs. Oak Park, 7:15 p.m. (Charleswood Broncos Field)

November 2nd


Semi-final #1: Fort Frances vs. St. Norbert, 4:30 p.m. (Eastside)
Semi-final #2: Churchill vs. West Kildonan, 7 p.m. (Eastside)

Canad Inns Bowl

Semi-final #1: Crocus Plains vs. Daniel McIntyre, 5 p.m. (Investors Group Field)

CTV Bowl

Semi-final #1: Oak Park vs. Kelvin, 7:30 p.m. (Investors Group Field)

November 3rd

CTV Bowl

Semi-final #2: St. Paul’s (AA) vs. Vincent Massey (Brandon), 4:30 p.m. (Eastside)

Canad Inns Bowl

Semi-final #2: Portage vs. Kildonan East, 7 p.m. (Eastside)


Semi-final #1: Vincent Massey vs. St. Paul’s (AAA), 5 p.m. (Investors Group Field)
Semi-final #2: Dakota vs. Sisler, 7:30 p.m. (Investors Group Field)

WHSFL Bowl Championships

(Note – if Bombers host West-Semi IGF is not available on November 10th)

November 7TH or 8th

Home Run Sports JV12 FINAL @ 5:30 p.m. (Investors Group Field)
JV 9 Challenge Games TBA

November 8th or 9th

WHSFL Bowl Final, 5 p.m. (Investors Group Field)
CanadInns Bowl Final, 7:30 p.m. (Investors Group Field)

November 9th or 10th

CTV Bowl Final, 5 p.m. (Investors Group Field)
ANAVETS Bowl Final, 7:30 p.m. (Investors Group Field)