The Winnipeg Football Club announced a $100,000 donation of equipment to youth football including 220 new helmets for high school and women’s football programs. The Club is committed to growing youth football in the community by ensuring kids have access to safe equipment so they can focus on developing their skills and knowledge of the game. Football is one of the few sports where all the equipment is provided for the season. "As we emerge from the pandemic, we encourage everyone, especially youth to get involved in football which is truly the most inclusive sport - there is a position on the football field for everyone," said Wade Miller, President and CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. "Whether it’s a tackle or flag league, check with your community club for information on how join." The Club is also proud to support the Manitoba Fearless Women’s Tackle Football Program. The program supports a team of women ages 16 to 50-plus to develop their football skills. The Fearless play all their home games at IG Field.
The Winnipeg Jets face the New York Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Jets (35-30-11) have six games left and are 10 points back of the Dallas Stars who hold down the second wild card spot in the NHL’s Western Conference.
Four Manitobans were named to Team Canada’s 25-player roster for the 2022 World U18 Hockey Championship which begins April 23rd in Germany. They are Swift Current forward Josh Filmon of Winnipeg and his Broncos teammates defenseman Owen Pickering of St. Adolphe and goaltender Reid Dyck of Winkler along with goaltender Ethan Buenaventura of Winnipeg who plays for the Calgary Hitmen. Team Canada will play it’s preliminary round opener against the United States on April 23rd.
Brenden Bottcher unveiled his new curling team Monday. The 2021 Brier champion will curl with third Marc Kennedy, second Brett Gallant and lead Ben Hebert. Kennedy and Hebert won Olympic gold with Kevin Martin in 2010 while Gallant captured four Canadian titles and a world championship with Brad Gushue. Bottcher, Patrick Janssen, Brad Thiessen and Karrick Martin announced last month that they would be going their separate ways at the end of this curling season.