Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Brady Olivera is the West Division nominee for the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian awards. Oliveira led the CFL in rushing with 1,534 yards and 13 touchdowns (nine rushing, four receiving), averaging 85.2 yards per game and posting seven 100-yard contests. He added another 482 receiving yards on 38 receptions. His 2,016 yards from scrimmage (rushing and passing) also led the league. Blue Bombers right tackle Jermacus Hardrick is the West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and Winnipeg's Mike O'Shea is in the running for Coach of the Year honours. The awards winners will be announced on November 16th during Grey Cup week in Hamilton.
Tarek Lapointe scored twice and Harley Smith-Bellisle made 36 saves in the Neepawa Tigers 4-2 victory over Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur in the lone Westman High School Hockey League game. Cohen Kulbacki and Ian Foster also scored for the Tigers. Preston Shearer and Dylan Hood replied for the Wildcats.
Two Virden Oil Capitals are Manitoba Junior Hockey League Players of the Month for October. Forward Nolan Chastko is the Player of the Month. The Brandon native had a pair of 3-point games and one 4-point night in October. Chaskto also scored one shorthanded marker, two game winning goals and a shootout winner. Eric Reid is the Goaltender of the Month. The Virden native backstopped the Oil Capitals to seven wins in nine games during the month of October. Reid is currently tied for the league-lead in wins (9) and has played the most minutes of any goaltender (779). He also sits in the top five of goals against average (2.23).
The Brandon Wheat Kings fell 3-2 to Prince George at Westoba Place. Bauer Dumanski potted the winner for the Cougars with 22.6 seconds left in overtime. Jayden Wiens and Nate Danielson scored in regulation for the Wheat Kings. Brandon netminder Carson Bjarnason made 28 saves.
The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game road trip tonight as they face the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights. The Jets, who lost 3-2 in overtime at home to the New York Rangers on Monday, have points in five straight games.
Kerri Einarson finished with a 3-3 record and Brad Gushue is 4-1and has one round robin game left at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Kelowna. Both teams have locked up semifinal playoff spots. Gushue also clinched Canada's spot in the 2024 World Men’s Championship, March 30-April 7 in Shaffhausen, Switzerland.
The Canadian women’s softball team stranded 10 base runners and dropped a 3-2 decision to Puerto Rico at the 2023 Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. Boissevain’s Zoe Hicks drove in both of Team Canada's runs in the bottom of the first inning. Canada finished in second place in Group B with a 2-1 round robin record and will join Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States in the Super Round. Canada will face Mexico today and the United States on Friday. The top two teams after the Super Round will advance to Saturday’s gold medal game, with the next two playing for bronze. Canadian athletes have won 116 medals including 35 gold, 34 silver and 47 bronze.