The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has announced its Players of the Month for December. Logan Calder of the Portage Terriers (7GP - 8G- 4A - 12 PTS) is the Player of the Month; Trent Sambrook of the Winkler Flyers (6GP - 1G- 6A - 7 PTS) is the Defenseman of the Month; Will Hambley of the Steinbach Pistons (5GP - 5W - 1.40 GAA - .958 SV% - 2SO) is the Goaltender of the Month; Jayden Jubenvill of the Dauphin Kings (6GP - 2G- 3A - 5 PTS) is the Rookie of the Month and Nathan Driver of the Winnipeg Freeze (7GP - 4G- 4A - 8 PTS) is the Peak Performer of the Month.
The Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with defensive back Nick Hallett. Hallett was scheduled to be a free agent next month. Hallett returns to the Bombers for a third season after initially being selected by the club in the seventh round, 61st overall, of the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft. Hallett has become one of the CFL’s best special-teams players over his two seasons in Winnipeg, registering 29 tackles on the kick-cover units – including 16 in 2021, which tied for the fourth-highest total in the league. Over his two years with the Bombers, only all-time special-teams tackle leader Mike Miller – with 50 -- has registered more special-teams tackles than Hallett.
The 2022 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which was to be held from January 5th-9th in Thornhill, has been cancelled. The Ontario Curling Association made the decision Monday after Premier Doug Ford announced further restrictions in the province to combat the current surge of positive cases due to the Omicron variant. The Association will pick a representative for the National Scotties Tournament of Hearts later this month in Thunder Bay by Friday. Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec and Northern Ontario have also cancelled their Provincial Scotties Championships due to COVID-19. Mackenzie Zacharias of Manitoba, Christina Black of Nova Scotia, Brigette MacPhail of Nunavut and reigning Canadian champion Kerri Einarson have already qualified for the 2022 Scotties.