The Virden Oil Capitals play their pre-season finale tonight against the Portage Terriers at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. The Caps will open the 2023-24 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season this Friday at home against the reigning Turnbull Cup champion Steinbach Pistons.
Danny Zhilkin scored the shootout winner as the Winnipeg Jets prospects defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 at the 2023 Young Stars Classic in Penticton. Jacob Julien and Colby Barlow scored in regulation for the Jets. Thomas Milic stopped 39 of 41 shots in regulation and overtime, plus two of the three shots he faced in the shootout. The Jets wrap up the three-game, four-day tournament when they face the Calgary Flames today at noon.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have begun their bye week. The Bombers, who lost 29-23 to the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton Saturday afternoon, face the East Division leading Toronto Argonauts Friday, September 29th at IG Field. Winnipeg has clinched a playoff spot and leads the CFL West Division standings with a 10-4 record. The B.C. Lions are in second place at 9-4.
The Boissevain Broncos lost to the Neelin Spartans in the quarterfinals of the Carberry Cougars varsity boys high school volleyball tournament. The Spartans swept the Broncos 25-21, 25-20. The Morris Mavericks defeated Boissevain 25-21, 25-20 in the consolation semifinals. The Dauphin Clippers swept the Gilbert Plains Trojans 25-22, 25-18 in the final of the Elton Sabres junior varsity girls volleyball tournament.