The Carillon Sultans will be inducted in the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2019.

"It's surreal," said Carillon outfielder Russ Kihn shortly after the news conference to announce next years slate of inductees wrapped up at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in Winnipeg on Monday. "I can't believe that we got to that point. You start off just with your friends playing ball, having fun and enjoying yourself and then 20 years later you find out we did a lot better than we thought."

The 1996-2003 Sultans captured the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League championships in 1998, 1999, 2001 & 2002, brought home a Western Canada Senior AA silver medal in 1999 and won the Provincial Senior AA title in 2003.

Kihn, who roamed the outfield for Carillon all eight of those years, said winning that elusive Provincial championship banner was a highlight.

"That was a big one for us because that was our fifth time there and we had been in the finals three times and the semifinals twice. That was a long time coming that one. It was great."

The 23rd Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held in Morden on Saturday, June 1st.

"I'm hoping a lot of guys will be there," Kihn said. "It's going to be like old times hopefully. You don't get a chance to see all the guys so it will be a great time reminiscing."

The Sultans join the 1955-60 Vita Cubs and the 1964-69 Steinbach Millers in the Hall of Fame.

The Cubs were inducted in 2008 and the Millers were added to the Hall in 2015.

 

1996-2003 Carillon Sultans
Manager: Linda Kihn
Players: Matt Banman, Dave Blatz, Raimey Cayer, Louis Cote, Jeremy Culleton, Jared Driedger, Garrett Gobeil, Geoff Grawberger, Brendan Harz, Russ Kihn, Heath Kihn, Everly Martens, Jason Mateychuk, Scott McLeod, Perry Nazarewich, Mitch Normandeau, Bud Penner, Marcus Samborski, Stacey Seidler, Roy Seidler, Kurt Seidler, Greg Seidler, Wayne Seidler, Chris Smook, Dean Sproule, Greg Stewart, Paul Turenne & Brad Woods

 

 

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Wednesday, January 23rd

WHSHL
SRSS 4 Sturgeon Heights 3 (OT)

WWHSHL
Murdoch MacKay 3 SRSS 0

MJHL
Virden 3 Steinbach 0
Portage 4 Selkirk 1
Waywayseecappo 3 Neepawa 2
Dauphin 3 OCN 0

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Southwest 3 Brandon 1
Central Plains vs Pembina Valley
@ Morden (ppd)

CSHL
Grunthal 11 La Broquerie 2
Ste. Anne 7 Red River 4

AHL
Grand Rapids 2 Manitoba 1 (OT)

NHL
Toronto 6 Washington 3
Montreal 2 Arizona 1
Minnesota at Colorado, 8:30 p.m.
Nashville at Vegas, 9 p.m.
St. Louis at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Carolina at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Indiana 110 Toronto 106
Brooklyn 114 Orlando 110
Houston 114 New York 110
L.A. Clippers 111 Miami 99
Boston 125 Cleveland 103
Atlanta 121 Chicago 101
Detroit 98 New Orleans 94
Charlotte 118 Memphis 107
Philadelphia 122 San Antonio 120
Denver at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 24th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Basketball
Junior Varsity Boys
SRSS vs J.H. Bruns
@ Wpg, 6:30 p.m.
Junior Varsity Girls
SRSS vs Windsor Park
@ Wpg, 6:30 p.m.

WHSHL
SRSS vs Westwood
@ Wpg, 4 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Arborg, 7:30 p.m.

NBA
Golden State at Washington, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Portland at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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