Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Brady Oliveira is the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian award winner. The Winnipeg native ran for a league high 1,534 yards and joined former Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish as the only Canadian born players to reach the 1,500 milestone and 2,000 yards from scrimmage. He also led the league with seven 100-plus rushing yard games and set career-highs in receptions (38) and receiving yards (482). Oliveira was also in the running for Most Outstanding Player. That award went to Toronto Argonauts quarterback Chad Kelly. Toronto's Dejon Allen was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Winnipeg's Jermarcus Hardrick was the West Division nominee. Ryan Dinwiddie of the Argos was named the Coach of the Year. Mike O'Shea of the Blue Bombers was the West finalist. The CFL awards were handed out last night in Niagara Falls. Winnipeg and Montreal meet Sunday in the 110th Grey Cup at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.
Josh Lehto scored his Manitoba Junior Hockey League leading 13th goal of the season in the first period and also potted the shootout winner as the Virden Oil Capitals shaded the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4-3 Thursday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Trevor Hunt and Rioux Bazin also scored for the Oil Capitals who lead 3-1 after forty minutes. Jack Clarke scored twice in the third period for the Wolverines including the tying goal on the power play with 3:32 left in regulation.
The Southwest Cougars play a home-and-home with the Pembina Valley Hawks this weekend. The two teams meet tonight in Souris and Saturday in Morden. The Cougars (11-4) are in second place in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League standings. Southwest is five points back of the first place Brandon Wheat Kings and four points ahead of the Winnipeg Thrashers, Winnipeg Wild and Winnipeg Bruins who are tied for third place with 18 points each.
The 2023 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships begin Sunday at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in Winnipeg. Fourteen men's teams and 14 women's teams are slated to compete. The fields divided into two pools of seven teams and the women's will have one pool of seven and one pool of six. After the round robin, the top three teams in each pool will make a modified double-knockout playoffs, which begin Thursday, Nov. 23, and conclude with the gold- and bronze-medal games on Saturday, Nov. 25. Derrick Anderson of Gimli and Kara Balshaw of Winnipeg are representing Manitoba. The annual For the Love of Curling fundraising challenge to benefit youth curling across Canada will once again be a part of the 2023 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships. Teams will be involved in fundraising, and the teams that raise the most money for junior curling will earn up to a $2,100 grant for their home clubs. The Canadian Curling Club Championships began in 2009 in Toronto. Since then, Ontario teams have won the men's title four times, while Alberta has three, B.C. and Saskatchewan have each claimed two titles and Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia each have one. On the women's side, Manitoba leads the way with four championships, followed by Ontario and Alberta with three apiece, and Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Northern Ontario with single championships.