The Brandon Wheat Kings pre-season roster includes three goaltenders, 11 defensemen and 16 forwards. Carson Bjarnason, Nicholas Jones and Ethan Eskit are the netminders on the roster. The blueliners include Gradey Hope, Tre Fouquette, Eastyn Mannix, Charlie Elick, Quinn Mantei, Zach Turner, Emerson Clark, Luke Shipley, Giorgos Pantelas, Andrei Maliavin and Kayden Sadhra-Kang. The forwards are Jaxon Jacobson, Caleb Hadland, Rylen Roersma, Roger McQueen, Joby Baumuller, Easton Odut, Carter Klippenstein, Anthony Wilson, Evan Groening, Nolan Flamand, Isaac Davies, Nate Danielson, Hayden Wheddon, Brett Hyland, Dominik Petr and Dawson Pasternak. Bjarnason and Danielson left the hockey team Tuesday and are attending NHL rookie camps with the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings respectively. Jacobson, Pantelas and Davies were selected by Brandon in the 2023 Western Hockey League Prospects Draft. The Wheat Kings start their exhibition schedule Friday night against the Pats in Regina. The two teams will also meet Saturday at Westoba Place.
Todd Fanning, Dan Scanlon, reigning Manitoba champion Jay Doyle and Ken Warwick made the cut at the 61st Canadian Senior Men's Golf Championship at the Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton, British Columbia. Fanning was one-over par 73 Wednesday and is in a tie for 14th place at plus three. Scanlon was 77 and is plus eight; Doyle was 79 and is plus nine while Warwick was 78 and is plus 11. Gord Hudson (plus 13), David White (plus 14), Rob Oliphant (plus 16), David Klowak (plus 23) and David Powell (plus 35) missed the cut which was plus 12.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added four players to the practice roster on Wednesday and they include American defensive back Tyrique McGhee, American wide receiver Ravi Alston, American wide receiver/returner Ronnie Blackmon and American defensive end Nate Givhan. The Bombers (9-3) meet the Saskatchewan Roughriders Saturday afternoon in the Banjo Bowl at IG Field.
The Canadian men's basketball team will play for a medal at the FIBA World Cup. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 31 points and 10 rebounds and RJ Barrett added 24 points as Canada defeated Slovenia 100-89 in Manila. Canada will meet Serbia and the United States will take on Germany in the semifinals on Friday.
Canadian Olympians Sarah Nurse, Blayre Turnbull and Renata Fast all agreed to terms on three-year contracts with the Professional Women's Hockey League's Toronto franchise. The three players were part of Canada's gold-medal run at the 2022 Beijing Olympics and its silver-medal performance at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The league opens its inaugural season in January with teams in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston, New York and Minneapolis-St. Paul.