Defender Ashton Bell of Deloraine and goaltender Kristen Campbell of Brandon are among the 268 eligible players who have declared for the inaugural Professional Women's Hockey League Draft. The six PWHL teams will select 90 players in the 15-round draft. The group consists of 146 forwards, 78 defenders and 44 goaltenders. Minnesota has the first overall pick followed by Toronto, Boston, New York, Ottawa and Montreal. The draft will place on Monday.
The Brandon Wheat Kings have signed a ten-year lease with the Keystone Centre. New, more modern seats will be installed in the arena ahead of the 2024-25 season replacing the current seats, which were formerly part of the Winnipeg Arena before being moved to Brandon in advance of the 2010 Memorial Cup. The new seats will have arm rests, cup holders, more legroom and space on the sides. A dehumidifier and air conditioning will also be part of the plan moving forward. The new agreement will also see the Keystone Centre improve its accessibility for disabled fans.
The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with defenceman Declan Chisholm on a one-year, two-way contract with a value of $775,000. The 23-year-old Bowmanville, Ontario native played 59 games for the Manitoba Moose in 2022-23, recording 43 points (5G, 38A) and 21 penalty minutes. The Jets selected Chisholm in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.
The 2023 Canadian All Abilities Championship begins today in Kamloops, British Columbia. The third playing of the national championship will be contested as a 36-hole competition and will feature players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments. There are four different divisions in the Canadian All Abilities Championship that players will compete in, regardless of disability classification: Women’s Gross Stroke Play; Women’s Net Stableford; Men’s Gross Stroke Play; and Men’s Net Stableford. Kristian Hammerback of Winnipeg is the lone Manitoban competing in the championship.