Winnipeg Blue Bombers main camp begins today. Players will be on the field for a practice session from 2:30 p.m until 5 p.m. The C-F-L and its players' union reached a tentative seven-year deal on a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, ending the second strike in league history. The deal still has to be ratified by the league’s Board of Governors and CFLPA members. The new CBA comes just days after players with seven of the league's nine teams did not show up Sunday for the start of training camp. The Blue Bombers first pre-season game Monday in Regina against the Saskatchewan Roughriders is expected to be rescheduled.
Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor is a finalist for the Lady Byng Award. The award is given annually to the player chosen best to combine sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The winner will be announced as part of the 2022 NHL Awards during the conference finals or Stanley Cup Final. Connor led the Jets and set career highs in goals (47), assists (46) and points (93) in 79 games this season. He was assessed two minor penalties, the fewest among the NHL's top 100 scorers. The other two finalists are Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin and Minnesota Wild forward Jared Spurgeon. Slavin won the Lady Byng last season and would be the first player to win the award in back-to-back years since Martin St. Louis with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009-10 and 2010-11. The only defenseman to win it in consecutive seasons was Red Kelly of the Detroit Red Wings in 1951-52 and 1952-53.
Team Canada will face Kazakhstan at 12:20 p.m. at the 2022 World Men's Hockey Championship in Helsinki. Canada has a 3-0 preliminary round record. Switzerland leads Group A with a 4-0 record.
The 2022 Centennial Cup National Junior A Hockey Championship begins today in Estevan. The Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion Dauphin Kings will play their round robin opener Friday afternoon against the Central Canada Hockey League champion Ottawa Jr. Senators.
Wawanesa's Connor Cory went all seven innings, allowed two infield hits and struck out 18 Blue Jays as the Altona Bisons won their Manitoba Junior Baseball League home opener 6-2 over Interlake.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes swept a pair of seven-inning games from the Sioux Falls Canaries Wednesday night at Shaw Park. Dion Stafford Jr. scored Reggie Pruitt Jr. with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Goldeyes edged the Canaries 3-2 in the opener. Ian Sagdal homered as the Fish won the second game 4-2.