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Bryan Mintenko, head coach of the Portage Blaze women's soccer team. (file photo)

Future of Portage Blaze in doubt

Portage la Prairie's senior women's soccer team, the Portage Blaze, may have to cease operations in the region because of declining player numbers, the team's head coach Bryan Mintenko announced Monday.In the aftermath of the Blaze's 1-0 loss to Flamingos to close out a dismal 2-16 Winnipeg Women's Soccer League Div. 2 campaign — which will see the

The Manitoba Soccer Association Festival at Republic Park Saturday and Sunday culminated with all-star games between the top players on both female and male teams at the tournament. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Soccer festival attracts hundreds

The primary organizer of the Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) Soccer Festival held at Republic Park Saturday and Sunday said the event attracted 18 teams and more than 250 players and their families.