Winnipeg Blue Bombers rookie camp ends today with a practice session from 10:15 a.m.- 12:25 p.m. at the Winnipeg Soccer Federation South Complex. Main camp is scheduled to begin on Sunday. The CFL and CFL Players' Association met Wednesday and Thursday in an attempt to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. The union is directing its membership to report to training camp so it could stage a legal strike if required. The current collective bargaining agreement expires on Saturday at 11:01 p.m.
Canada will play its preliminary round opener against Germany today (12:20 p.m.) at the 2022 World Men's Hockey Championship in Helsinki. Canada's roster includes Winnipeg Jets forwards Adam Lowry and Pierre-Luc Dubois; defensemen Zach Whitecloud of Brandon, who plays for the Vegas Golden Knights and Travis Sanheim of Elkhorn who plays for the Philadelphia Flyers along with Seattle Kraken teammates forward Morgan Geekie of Strathclair and goaltender Chris Driedger of Winnipeg. Since 1931, Canada has won the world championship 27 times including the 2021 championship in Minsk, Belarus and Riga, Latvia.
Manitoba Moose captain Jimmy Oligny is the hockey teams winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Person of the Year award. This is the second time in the past three seasons that Oligny, 29, was named the Moose winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Person of the Year Award and third time nominated in his eight-season career. Oligny was involved in the Moose Community Practice Series where four minor hockey teams won an outdoor practice at Camp Manitou led by instructors from Jets Hockey Development. Oligny is heavily involved with the True North Youth Foundation’s Project 11. The veteran defender helps record video messages in both English and French for the initiative, answering children’s questions on methods Oligny uses to improve his own mental health. Additionally, Oligny is featured in a Tai Chi video series, which is part of the early years Project 11 curriculum for students aged K-3 across the province of Manitoba. While the team was limited in terms of in-person community appearances this season due to COVID-19 protocols, Oligny and his teammates were able to visit virtually with schools across Manitoba to promote literacy as part of the Stick to Reading initiative. Oligny, along with teammate Thomas Caron, read and conversed in both French and English with a French immersion elementary school class.