The Weyburn Gold Wings were one of the recipients of the Sask Sport Inc. April Athlete of the Month Award. Along with the Prince Albert Mintos, the two teams were nominated by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association.
The Weyburn Gold Wings defeated the Edmonton Thunder 2-1 to win their first National Female Midget AAA Championship. The Gold Wings won the provincial title and then defeated Pembina Valley to win the Western Regional Championships, allowing them to secure a place at the Esso Cup National Championships.
The Prince Albert Mintos won the National Midget AAA Championships by defeating Grenadiers de Châteauguay 4-3 in the third overtime period. This was the longest game in the 40 year history of the Telus Cup. Prior to winning the national title, the Mintos defeated the Notre Dame Hounds in the Western Regional Championships.
The other outstanding nominees for April were:
Madison Sthamann, White City, diving – finished third overall at the International Youth Meet in Dresden, German;
Eugene Hritzuk Master Men’s Curling Team/Merle Kopach Master Women’s Curling Team, Saskatoon – both teams won national titles at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Coaldale, AB;
Ian Frattinger, Martensville; Jared Gudereit, Regina; and Danielle Drury, Saskatoon, racquetball – all finished first in their respective events at the Junior National Racquetball Championships in Grand Prairie, AB;
Breanna Franklin, Regina, gymnastics – finished first all around and on the floor, and third in beam at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships;
Kelsey Jensen, Weyburn, water polo – won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, and was chosen the Most Valuable Goalie.