The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their regular season finale Friday night in Calgary. Backup quarterback Dru Brown threw touchdown passes to Rasheed Bailey and Brendan O’Leary-Orange and Sergio Castillo kicked five field goals as the Blue Bombers downed the Stampeders 36-13. Winnipeg running back Brady Oliveira carried the ball seven times for 32 yards to go over 1,500 yards rushing and 2,000 total yards on the season. The Bombers finished 14-4 and will host the CFL’s West Division final in two weeks. The B.C. Lions are at home to Calgary next Saturday in the division semifinal.
Brock Hutchison scored the go-ahead goal with 6:49 remaining in the third period and Sebastian Stone potted an empty netter with 34 second left as the Southwest Cougars defeated the Yellowhead Chiefs 4-2 in Shoal Lake.
Nolan Chastko had two goals and an assist in the Virden Oil Capitals 5-3 victory over the Swan Valley Stampeders. Bryce Bryant, David Bielik and Brett Sabel also scored for the Caps. Virden netminder Owen LaRocque made 25 saves
There were two games in the Westman High School Hockey League Friday night. Colby Asselstine had three goals and two assists as the Birtle/Shoal Lake/Roblin downed Reston/Elkhorn/Melita/Pierson 10-1. William Miner scored the winning goal in the 12th round of the shoot out to lift the Dauphin Clippers past Hamiota/Rivers/Elton/Strathclair 5-4.
Brad Lambert scored the only goal of the shootout as the Manitoba Moose edged the Texas Stars 3-2. Wyatt Bongiovanni and Kyle Capobianco scored power play goals in regulation for the Moose.
Curling Canada is bringing the Brier back to Kelowna. The B.C. city will host the 2025 national men's curling championship at Prospera Place. Kelowna last hosted the Brier in 1968.
Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge won two gold medals in the pool Friday at the 2023 Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. Nicol finished first in the women’s 4 x 100 metre medley relay and the 100-metre breaststroke. Canadian athletes have won 87 medals including 32 gold, 25 silver and 30 bronze.