Westman Wildcats captain Sophia Anderson is the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League Player of the Week. The 17-year-old Glenboro native scored all three Westman goals in the Wildcats 3-2 victory over the Pembina Valley Hawks. Anderson also scored an empty netter as Westman beat the Winnipeg Ice 5-3 in a battle of the MFHL's top two teams.
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Top Prospects Showcase takes place today and Wednesday at Stride Place in Portage. The event will feature six teams selected from MJHL rosters (two 18U and four 20U) who are considered top prospects for advancement. Each team will partake in a practice and play two full games during this high-performance event in front of the many scouts from NHL, NCAA, WHL and U Sports confirmed to be in attendance. Eight Virden Oil Capitals have been selected to play in the Showcase. Defenseman David Bielik and forward Josh Lehto are on Team 20U Black; forward Davis Chorney is on Team 20U Red; forwards Joey Bielik and Colton Miller are on Team 20U White; goaltender Owen LaRocque is on Team 18U Black and defenseman Ethan Guthrie and forward Nolan Chastko are on Team 18U White.
Mark Franklin has a 2-0 record and Murray Warren, Judy Colwell and Sandra Cowling are 1-1 heading into day two of the Canadian Masters Curling Championships at the Pembina Curling Club in Winnipeg.
Dean North of the Carman Curling Club has qualified for the 2023 Strathcona Trust Provincial Senior Men's Curling Championship. North, Brad Wainikka, Rob Van Deynze and Mike Orchard defeated Neil Okumura of Pembina 7-6 in the final of the Morden berth bonspiel. The Provincials will be held March 22nd-27th in Dauphin.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have made a bold move as the team begins preparations to host next year's Grey Cup. Hamilton acquired the rights to veteran quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell from the Calgary Stampeders. That will give Hamilton a window to negotiate with the two-time C-F-L outstanding player before he becomes a free agent. The Stamps get Hamilton's third-round pick in the 2023 CFL draft, fifth-round pick in 2024 and future considerations.