The top three seeds are still undefeated heading into day three of the 2024 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Access Event Centre in Morden. Number one Kaitlyn Lawes of Fort Rouge, second seed Kate Cameron of the Granite and number three Jolene Campbell of Assiniboine Memorial are 4-0 with one round robin draw left for all 12 teams. The top three teams in each group will keep their round robin records and continue on in the Championship Pool.
There was one game in the Tiger Hills Hockey League Thursday night. That was at Tundra Oil & Gas Place where the Virden Oil Kings downed the Killarney Shamrocks 9-6. The Oil Kings improved to 11-4-0-1 and moved within three points of the West Division leading Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks. The East leading Shamrocks are 14-2 and are three points ahead of the second place Minnedosa Bombers.
The Brandon Wheat Kings begin their three-game Alberta road trip tonight against the Calgary Hitmen. Brandon will also face the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday and the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday. The Wheat Kings (22-16-4-1) are in fifth place in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference standings. Brandon is six points back of fourth place Red Deer and one point ahead of the sixth place Swift Current Broncos.
Canadian women's soccer coach Bev Priestman has signed a new contract that runs through the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup. The 37-year-old Priestman has a 28-9-and-10 record as head coach and led Canada to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Priestman's signing comes as Canada begins preparations to defend its title at this summer's Paris Games.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed shortstop Andy Armstrong. The 26-year-old Oregon native hit .261 for Goldeyes in 2023, with 19 doubles and 32 runs batted in. He also set a league single-season record with 23 sacrifice bunts. Armstrong was originally acquired via a trade with the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters on March 6, 2023. Armstrong spent the 2022 campaign with Evansville after making his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League in 2021. He has compiled a .253 batting average with four home runs and 84 RBIs over his first three seasons as a pro. Armstrong played five seasons at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) where he won an NCAA Division I National Championship in 2018.