Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sea Bears select Shawn Maranan in CEBL draft


Sea Bears select Shawn Maranan in CEBL draft

The team’s third round draft pick (28th overall) is Shawn Maranan, who led his Winnipeg Wesmen on an inspiring run to nationals this season, picking up several major individual accolades in the process. Maranan, a Canada West second-team all-star, had 21 points, 18 assists and six rebounds in his team’s Canada West semi-final win over the Calgary Dinos. The five-foot-eight guard followed that up with a 34-point, 11-assist effort in the Canada West finals, where the Wesmen came up just short of the title.


The point guard earned another All-Star nod at the U SPORTS national championships, where he put up 46 points in the Wesmen’s two games.


“I’m super blessed and thankful to be able to officially put on that jersey this summer. But what makes it even better is being at home and representing the city of Winnipeg. I look forward to the season as this opportunity fulfills my childhood dreams of playing professionally in front of my friends and family,” said Maranan. =


The Sisler High School grad is also a two-time University of Winnipeg Wesmen Male Athlete of the Year.


“We are pleased to make Shawn Maranan our third round pick in the 2024 CEBL draft. Shawn has been a leader and playmaker for the University of Winnipeg and we are very happy with our connection with the Wesmen. We hope Shawn can gain great experience with us this summer and return to his Wesmen better than ever as he earns legend status at the University of Winnipeg in his career,” said Taylor.

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Monday, August 7, 2023

Daniel Smith - Commit to Ravens

Our very own former Winnipeg Blizzards Player Daniel Smith has committed to powerhouse Carleton University and will be joining the defending National Champions Ravens for the 2023/24 season!


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Winnipeg Blizzards Girls Tryout Information


The Winnipeg Blizzards has announced an open call for tryouts to build up for first girls team.  For all the youth basketball players in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Registrations for our club basketball tryouts are now open. 

Please follow this link to register:

Or go to the  website (Click on Blizzards Girls Tryout Registration Form)

GIRLS- Age Eligible / Birth Years

·                     13U Girls - Born in 2010 or later (age 13)

·                     12U Girls - Born in 2011 or later (age 12 & under)


·                     Players are to pre-register using the below form and complete payment within 24 hours. 

·                     Players are to bring their own basketball to be used during the tryouts.  Personal basketballs should be marked with the player's name on them to aid in identifying the equipment.  

Team will have a 2-day tryout (2 hour each). All the information about the club team can be found by visiting our website

12 active players and 2 or 3 practice players will be selected and announced at the end of that week (Aug 31, 2023, at the latest). If a player can only attempt one of the sessions, please let us know ahead of time so we can evaluate accordingly. 

Practices will start as soon as we get information from gym permits. Parents and players will have access to the TeamSnap to plan their schedules and communicate with coaches.

Reach out at if you have any questions.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Shawn Maranan at Sea Bears Training Camp 2023

The Sea Bears officially released its 2023 Training Camp Roster including our very own Shawn Maranan (PG from Wesmen Basketball )

Monday, April 4, 2022

PBA Winnipeg League Season (2021-2022)


Lawrence Dela Cruz - Most Valuable Player (MVP - Regular Season) - Juvenile Division

Blizzards 2005 Division (FINALIST)

Blizzards Juvenile (FINALIST)

Monday, March 21, 2022

Daniel Smith in pursuit to his dreams

 Daniel Smith our 2004 boy Blizzards alumni is making progress to make it into NCAA Division I.

Blizzards Boys in PBA Finals

Blizzards Juvenile 

Blizzards (Born 2005)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sabado League Open Division Champs

Blizzards players born 2000 - 1998 is now our Sabado League Open Division Champions 2019
Jerome Santoyo, Shawn Maranan, Jalen Milan, JC Aaron, Trezon Morcilla, Dylan Tagle, Gavin Stevenson, Andre Sansano, Jonathan Salunga, Alden Sansano, Matthew Medina, Ryan Fabregas, Anthony Tamondong and Don Dayrit (MVP) -with Coach Ruel Maranan 

Players and Blizzards Parents - Family

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Blizzards Boys 2005 Tryout (Season 2019-2020)

The Winnipeg Blizzards Boys Basketball Club have announced their tryout details for the 2019-20 season for boys born 2005.

  • All players interested in joining the club need to attend the try-outs before each season
  • Tryout fee is $25.00
  • All players are notified within a week after the try-outs of the results / selection
  • A season with a Blizzards Boys team starts late August at try-outs and ends in May or June each year.
  • Some teams pause for School Basketball season (January-March)
  • Calendar of practices and competitions depends on each team and age level, you need to contact the coach of a specific age to learn about schedule
  • During the season, most of our practices are in the North West /North East of the city
  • Questions can go to

WHERE: Bronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Hwy
 WHEN: August 21 (Wednesday)
 TIME: 8PM - 8PM

Sunday, June 16, 2019

PegCity Spring League 2019

Blizzards 2004 Boys - PegCity Spring League Champions 2019

Congratulations to our Blizzards 2004 Boys for closing the basketball club season with a championship win. The first two quarters was very close game with adjustment during 3rd quarter the boys able to maintain double digit lead, the Blizzards boys get hot on 3's once their opponent team Eastman Wolverines went consistently into zone. With good ball movement and unselfish basketball plays - the lead wont up to 20 points. Big defensive presence by Ben Penner, Matthew Fredrisken and player of the game Kevin Banuik. The tone was set by good aggressive plays by Marc Roxas and Andrei Capucion. Including good plays coming from Kurt Jordan and Luigi Sulit.

Grade 9 Male Athlete of the Year

Grade 9 Male Athlete of the year (2018-2019)

Miles MacDonell Collegiate

Andrei Capucion one of 3 point guards Blizzards Boys 2004 was awarder by his school as Grade 9 Athlete of the year 2018-2019 Miles Macdonell Collegiate Athletic Banquet. It's a year end celebration of all students who participated in school sports program and then event is to recognize their contribution, achievements in school.

The athlete of the year is one of the major awards given at end of the banquet, recognizing Male and Female from Grade 9, JV and Varsity level.

The award was present by Coach Fred Mighty - JV Basketball Coach. Andrei played in 3 different sports program. He started school sports season as Grade 9 player for Volleyball as Libero after that he tried out at  JV Basketball (he is one of four Grade 9 players selected to play, one of two point guard in the team. He finished his school sports program at JV Badminton player and both participated as Grade 9/JV games.

  He was appreciated by his teammate with good character, hardworking person and leader. In introduction Coach Might said "Even with all his commitments this student athlete he was able to balance his time between athletics and studies, when I reach out to some of his teachers and his teammates to hear how this individual doing in school I was very happy to hear that this young man is averaging close to 100%  throughout his classes"

Coach Fred Mighty and Andrei Capucion - presented by Grade 9 Male Athlete of year award 2018-2019
Miles Macdonell Collegiate Sports Banquet

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Consolation Champions (15U Boys - 2004)

The Chicken Chef Jr. Bison 15th Annual Tournament Consolation 2019 Champions

Back (Left to Right)
Assistant Coach Miggy, Kurt Jordan, Jiro Umali, Luigi Sulit, Lane Welch,
 Kevin Banuik, Alex McCaskill, Ben Penner, Mykel Caparas.
Front (Left to Right)
Scott Maranan, Kirby Panganiban, Andrei Capucion and Coach Arnold.


The Junior Bison Boys Basketball Tournament -- April 19th – April 21st 2019 – with venues from Winnipeg University of Manitoba – Investors Group Athletic Centre, St. Boniface College Lindenwoods CC. and  St. Johns Ravenscourt School. It's 7 Division Tournament from boys born 2008 to 2002/2001.

Blizzards Club team entered 3 teams in division (2005 under Coach Armando),  (2004 Yellow Coach Edgar and Blue Coach Arnold).

The boys 2004 Blue team was the last Jr. Bison Tournament Champions (2018) defeating Jr. Bison Black in Semis and Ignite Basketball in the Finals. Coming into 2019 tournament without very talented point guard Marc Roxas and high power forward Daniel Smith. The first game started with loss against Hotshots by only 4 points regardless of good start leading by 10+ points, rotation of players and unable to defend quick guards with loss which automatically to consolation bracket. But the determined Blizzards Boys 2004 Blue use the loss as motivation to win 3 succeeding games in Saturday. On Sunday we face the same team we lost on first game since they have lost to Jr. Bison Black on Semis, we had another chance to avenge our loss, the game was pretty close than earlier match. Down 2 points on under a minute left of the clock the Blizzards boys try to tie the game unable to execute their offense, on missed shot - Blizzards team rebound on brown play under 15 seconds left rebounded by Jiro then kick out to Andrei for 3 point shot - makes it for 1 point lead. After that Hotshots possession trying to inbound the ball when Blizzards team able to stole the ball and hotshots have to make intentional foul to stop the clock. Kevin makes 2 free throw the give us 3 point lead but there not much on the clock .03 seconds left. End Game - The successfully rebounded from day 1 lost and clinched the finals and won against Jr. Bison White. The never won back to back this year but its worth like same Championship feeling.

Game Score Summary

Game 1:
Blizzards 52 - Hotshots 56

Game 2:
Blizzards Blue 72 - Blizzards Yellow 32
Player of the Game - Kirby Panganiban

Game 3:
Blizzards 71 - Mayhem 41 
Player of the Game - Lane Welch

Game 4: 
Blizzards 50 - Eastman Wolverines 32
Player of the Game - Jiro Umali

Game 5: 
Blizzards 46 - Hot Shots 43 (Semi Finals)
Player of Game - Kevin Banuik

Game 6: 
Blizzards 64 - Jr. Bison White 54 (Championship Finals)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Champions - 16U boys PegCity League

In the end, we bagged the championship title.

Back in September, our team started with a team building exercise with a goal to win a championship one day.  However, there were challenges along the way.  The old and new players were still uncomfortable with one another.  It reflected on the court as well.

During PegCity League, I have one purpose in mind during the 1st showcase, which was the Magic tournament, that was to give each of the new player the exposure to this level of competition.  We were losing games and coaches and players from other clubs were asking me why I'm doing a 5-in and 5-out with 2- or 3-minute duration per wave.  I have one response to them --- everyone goes to playoffs.

It was not an easy ride for us.  There were players who decided to leave due to playing time, personal reasons and school work. The team is thankful for those who stayed committed and patience and believing in the team.

Fast forward to last showcase... we did upset after upset because we were a low seeded team.  We started cold on all our playoff and finals games.  But the boys became players. They played harder and more intensity as the games gone longer.

With the sound of the buzzer, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!  Great Christmas gift to all the players and the rest of the Blizzards family.


0 - Daniel Monye
2 - Desmond Green
3 - Chale Pinpin 
4 - Ashton Banfiled
7 - Simran Chakal
8 - Marc Roxas
9 - Jireh Castronuevo
10 - Gabriel Dava
11 - Cris Abueg
13 - Liam Tran
14 - McCauley Armishaw
15 - Angelo Samonte
18 - Demetri Danilis
21 - Miguel Leitao
24 - Lani Aremu 
Assistant Coach - Vi Tran
Head Coach - Vince Pinpin
Team Manager - Julie Banfield
Social Manager - Vio Tran
Blizzards Overall Head - Ruel Maranan

Special thanks for the participation of:
Ariel Kasztan
Christian Tamargo
Jordan Fehr