The defending South West Baseball League champion Boissevain Centennials won their season opener Thursday night in Wawanesa. The Centennials defeated the Brewers 6-4. Boissevain and Wawanesa met in the 2023 SWBL final. The Centennials took that series three games to two. 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes fell 4-3 to the Chicago Dogs in the finale of their three-game series at Blue Cross Park. The Goldeyes held a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning when catcher Nick Dalesandro hit a three-run home run down the right field line to give Chicago a two-run advantage. Shortstop Andy Armstrong pulled Winnipeg within one in the bottom of the ninth with a two-out double to right-centre field that brought catcher Rob Emery in to score. However, Dogs closer Joey Marciano got second baseman Adam Hall to pop out to right field to end the ballgame.

Nick Paul had two goals and an assist as Canada defeated Slovakia 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the 2024 World Men's Hockey Championship in Prague. Dylan Guenther, Jared McCann, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Brandon Tanev also scored for the defending champion Canadians who will face Switzerland in the semifinals on Saturday. Jordan Binnington made 18 saves in net for Canada.

The 2024 Memorial Cup round robin begins tonight in Saginaw, Michigan as the host Sting face the Western Hockey League champion Moose Jaw Warriors. The Ontario Hockey League champion London Knights meet the Quebec Maritime Junior Hockey League champion Drummondville Voltigeurs on Saturday.