The Southwest Cougars play their home opener against the Winnipeg Bruins tonight in Souris. The Cougars opened the 2022-23 Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League season with a pair of wins over the Thistles in Kenora last weekend.

The defending Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champion Westman Wildcats will meet the Yellowhead Chiefs in Shoal Lake. The Wildcats recorded road wins over the Eastman Selects and Winnipeg Avros to open the season last weekend.

The NHL’s 2022-23 season begins today in Prague as the San Jose Sharks take on the Nashville Predators in the first game of their Global Series. The Winnipeg Jets wrap up their pre-season schedule tonight when they meet the Flames in Calgary.

The Toronto Blue Jays host the Seattle Mariners today in game one of their best-of-three American League Wild Card Series. Alek Manoah will get the start for the Jays who will play a post-season game in front of their fans for the first time since 2016.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American defensive back Desmond Lawrence to the practice roster. The Charlotte native joins the Bombers are spending the last year-and-a-half with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Lawrence has appeared in 15 CFL games registering 26 tackles, two interceptions and one sack. In 2021 Lawrence was named the Tiger-Cats nominee for the CFL’s Mist Outstanding Rookie Award. The West Division Blue Bombers face the Edmonton Elks Saturday at IG Field. Winnipeg (13-2) will clinch first place and a host the division final with a win over the Elks and a B.C. Lions loss to the Toronto Argonauts.