The 2022 Southwest Baseball League season begins tonight as the Virden Oilers host the Reston Rockets. The SWBL will operate with eight teams this season and they include the Oilers, Rockets, Boissevain Centennials, Rivers Comets, Wawanesa Brewers, Oak River Dodgers, Hamiota Red Sox and Deloraine Royals. The Hartney Hoppers and Souris Cardinals have taken a leave of absence.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes gave up six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and lost 12-10 to the Sioux Falls Canaries. Hidekel Gonzalez had a pair of three run homers for the Fish. Reggie Pruitt Jr. also went deep for Winnipeg.
CFL players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league. According to a source, players voted against ratifying the tentative seven-deal reached last Wednesday between the league and the Players' Association despite being approved by the bargaining committee and recommended by team player reps. In a memo to its membership late Monday night, the union wrote there wasn't enough support from players on the contract. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a practice session scheduled for today at 9:30 a.m. at IG Field.
Justin Sourdiff scored at 8:03 of overtime to lift the Edmonton Oil Kings past the Winnipeg Ice4-3. The Oil Kings lead the Western Hockey League's best-of-seven Eastern Conference final two games to one. Jack Finley, Connor McClennon and Zach Benson did the goal scoring for the Ice who received a 51-save performance from Gage Alexander. Game four goes Wednesday at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
The Dauphin Kings face the Flin Flon Bombers today (5 p.m.) at the Centennial Cup in Estevan. The Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions have a 2-0 round robin record while the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League finalists have a win, an overtime win and a regulation loss.
Canada dropped a 3-2 decision to Denmark at the 2022 World Men's Hockey Championship in Helsinki. Ryan Graves and Max Comtois did the goal scoring for the Canadians who have a 4-2 record and will play their final preliminary round game today (12:20 p.m.) against France.