The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will meet the Montreal Alouettes in the 110th Grey Cup next Sunday in Hamilton. Brady Oliveira ran for 109 yards and a touchdown, and the Bombers defense sacked B.C. quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. nine times as Winnipeg defeated the Lions 24-13 in the CFL’s West Division final in front of a sold-out crowd of 32,343 at IG Field. The Bombers also picked off Adams three times. Nick Hallett scored Winnipeg’s other major. Hallett blocked Stefan Flintoft’s punt, scooped up the ball and went 15 yards for a touchdown. It’s the first time in franchise history the Bombers will play in their four straight Grey Cup game. Montreal forced eight Toronto turnovers and the beat the Argonauts 38-17 in the East Division final.
The Boissevain Border Kings, Killarney Shamrocks, Carberry Plainsmen and Rivers Jets were winners in the Tiger Hills Hockey League Saturday night. Tyler Dittmer and Skylar Canada scored two goals each as the Border Kings edged the Virden Oil Kings 6-5; Brett Opperman scored the go-ahead goal with 65 seconds left as the Shamrocks shaded the Wawanesa Jets 3-2; Connor Slipp made 25 saves as the Plainsmen blanked the Melita Bisons 4-0 and Jaxon Heeney had two goals and two assists in the Jets 6-2 victory over the Gladstone Lakers. Rivers improved to 4-0 on the season.
In the Westman High School Hockey League - Tyler Huston scored his fourth goal of the game on the power play with 5:04 remaining as the Major Pratt Trojans rallied for a 5-4 victory over Boissevain/Souris/Deloraine/Waskada. Russel Harper, Ty Tosh, Riley Fluker and Gavin Wickham scored for the Broncos.
The Southwest Cougars dropped a 3-1 decision to the Brandon Wheat Kings in Souris. Jackson Hofer had the lone goal for the Cougars.
Josh Lehto and Grady Lane did the goal scoring and Eric Reid made 18 saves in the Virden Oil Capitals 2-1 victory over the Nighthawks in Niverville.
Roger McQueen had two goals and two assists in the Brandon Wheat Kings 7-5 victory over the Regina Pats at Westoba Place. Rylen Roersma and Brett Hyland also had two goals each for the Wheat Kings. Caleb Hadland had the other Brandon goal. Carter Bjarnason made 27 saves.
The Winnipeg Jets three game winning streak came to an end Saturday afternoon at Canada Life Centre. Wyatt Johnston had a goal and an assist as the Dallas Stars beat Winnipeg 3-2. Cole Perfetti and Brenden Dillon did the goal scoring for the Jets.
Canada fell 5-2 to the United States in game two of the Rivalry Series. Gabbie Hughes scored twice and Hilary Knight had a pair of assists for the Americans. Laura Stacey and Jamie Lee Rattray replied for Canada. Brandon’s Kristen Campbell made 19 saves. Game three goes December 14th in Kitchener, Ontario.
Manitoba’s Kyle Kurz, Beth Peterson, Ian McMillan and Melissa Gordon lost 6-4 to Shaun Meachem of Saskatchewan in the gold medal game at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. Team Kurz suffered only two losses in Swift Current and both were to Saskatchewan. Meachem, vice-skip Kelly Schafer, second Chris Haichert and lead Teejay Haichert reeled off 11 straight wins after losing their opener to Paul Flemming of Nova Scotia. Team Meachem will represent Canada at the 2024 World Championship October 12-19 in Aberdeen, Scotland.