Davis Chorney scored 1:53 into overtime as the Virden Oil Capitals opened the 2022-23 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season with a 4-3 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Luke DeCorby, Nicholas Guberman and Andrew Blocker scored in regulation for the Oil Capitals who received a 20 save performance from Eric Reid. The two teams meet again tonight in Waywayseecappo.

The Westman Wildcats are at the Firestarter Female U18 Hockey Tournament in Calgary. The Wildcats were shutout 3-0 Friday by the host Calgary Fire and finished the round robin with one win and two losses. The defending Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champions will play their final game of the tournament today against the Rocky Mountain Raiders.

The Southwest Cougars pre-season tournament is on this weekend. The host Cougars dropped a 5-4 decision to the Yellowhead Chiefs Friday night. The Cougars will meet the Central Plains Capitals today and the Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday.

The Brandon Wheat Kings lost 4-3 to the Warriors in Moose Jaw. Nate Danielson had a pair of goals for the Wheat Kings who will play their pre-season finale tonight against the Warriors at Westoba Place.

The Winnipeg Jets dropped a 3-2 decision to the Edmonton Oilers in their first of three games at the Young Stars Classic in Penticton. Brad Lambert, who was selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2022 NHL Draft, had a goal and an assist for the Jets. Winnipeg’s next game is Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks.

The 12-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers face the 3-9 Tiger-Cats in Hamilton. The opening kickoff is at 3 p.m. Safety Brandon Alexander will make his first start of the season in the Bombers secondary. Alexander missed the first 13 games of the season rehabbing from off-season knee surgery. The 2021 CFL all-star suffered the injury during last November’s Grey Cup game against the Ti-Cats in Hamilton. Receiver Drew Wolitarsky will not play. He suffered an ankle injury in the Bombers victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Banjo Bowl last Saturday.