Zoe Hicks has been named to Team Canada's roster and will play in the five-game, Canada/USA Friendship Series in Thunder Bay from July 28th-August 1st. The 24-year-old Boissevain native had five singles and three doubles in 14 plate appearances and drove in a team high six runs for Team Manitoba at Baseball Canada's Women's Invitational Championship which wrapped up Sunday in Stonewall. The Friendships Series will mark the first time that both nations have played in international competition since the COPABE Women's Pan-American Championships in 2019.
The defending champion Elmwood Giants will meet the St. James in the Manitoba Junior Baseball League's best-of-five final which begins Wednesday at Koskie Field in Winnipeg. The Giants defeated the Carillon Sultans 8-3 and the A's shutout the Altona Bisons 10-0. Those were the deciding third games in both semifinals.
The 67th Canadian Junior Girls Championship begins today at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa. Five Manitobans are in the field of 137 players including Cala Korman of Killarney, Jeri Lafleche of Winnipeg, Clara Peake of Binscarth, Crystal Zamzow of Swan River and Manitoba champion Addison Kartusch of Winnipeg.
Carson Bjarnason will play for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, July 31st-August 6th at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. The 17-year-old Carberry native had a 4.00 goals-against-average and an .882 save percentage in 23 games in his rookie season as a back-up goaltender for the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings last year. Team Canada will play its preliminary round opener on Sunday against Switzerland.
Team Manitoba will officially announce its roster, introduce our province's opening ceremony flag bearer, and unveil its team uniform at a media conference today at the Sport Manitoba building in downtown Winnipeg. 370 athletes, along with 59 coaches, 20 managers, 11 technical support staff, and 25 mission staff will participate in all 18 sports at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games that will be held from August 6th-21st in Ontario.