The Virden Oil Capitals dealt the eighth overall pick of the 2023 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Draft and prospect forward Dawson Andries of Killarney to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for forward Luke Robson. The Carberry native had three goals and two assists this past season with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings. Robson was chosen first overall by the Wolverines in the 2019 MJHL Draft. The Caps selected forward Maxx Hamelin of Winnipeg in round two; forward Bryan Laing of Boissevain in round three; forward Lian Hanzmann of East St. Paul, forward Ryder Wolfe of Carman and forward Lyndon Green-Gould of Wawanesa in round four; forward Tyler Free of Winnipeg in round five and defenseman Beckham Garchinski of Winnipeg in round six. Forward Noah Oughton of St. Laurent was selected first overall by the Winnipeg Freeze. Forward Jack Clark of Wawanesa was selected fourth overall by the Neepawa Titans. Connor Hoemson of Virden went to Neepawa & forward Hayden Turner of Souris was chosen by the Steinbach Pistons in round six and forward Avery Samels of Souris was selected by the Winkler Flyers in round eight.
The defending South West Baseball League champion Boissevain Centennials picked up a pair of road wins Sunday. Jared McCorrister drove in four runs as Boissevain defeated the Red Sox 9-3 in Hamiota. Patrick Vandoorne had two rbi for the Sox. Zane Sawyer had two home runs and eight rbi as the Centennials beat the Dodgers 12-6 in Oak River. Keifer Johnston went four-for-four at the plate, scored a run and drove in a pair in the Virden Oilers 5-3 victory over Hamiota.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes losing streak has reached six games. The Fish gave up five runs in the third and sixth innings and fell 14-5 to the Lake Country DockHounds. Winnipeg third baseman Dayson Croes singled twice and extended his hitting streak to 18 games. Max Murphy homered for the Goldeyes who begin a six-game homestand Tuesday night when they face the Chicago Dogs at Shaw Park.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers open the 2023 CFL season Friday night at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Bombers first practice session of the week is today from 11:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at IG Field.
Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend, Addison Kartusch of St. Charles and Blair Neal of Rossmere captured Golf Manitoba's Provincial Match Play Championships Sunday at the Glendale Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg. Kuntz shaded Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst 1-up in the men's final. Evan Nachtigall of Wheat City lost on the fifth playoff hole to Trstenjak in the semifinals. Kartusch defeated Clara Peake of Binscarth 2 & 1 in the women's final. Neal beat Dwayne Heinrichs of Bel Acres 1-up in the senior men's final.