Kerri Einarson opened the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Calgary with an 11-3 victory over Jessica Smith of New Zealand. Brad Gushue lost his opener 10-8 in 11 ends to Korey Dropkin of the United States. This new event will decide the countries (but not the actual competing teams) from the Americas, Asia and the Pacific regions that go to the 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship (March 18-26 in Sandviken, Sweden) and 2023 World Men’s Curling Championship (April 1-9 in Ottawa). Five berths are available in both women’s and men’s competitions.
Teams from the Pembina Curling Club won the first two CurlManitoba provincial championships of the 2022-23 season Sunday at the Charleswood Curling Club. The teams skipped by Lisa Birchard and Zach Wasylik will represent Manitoba at the Everest Curling Club Championships which will be played November 20th - 26th at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace. Birchard defeated Fort Rouge’s Team Sarah Roche (skipped by Kristin MacDonell) in the women's final. Wasylik beat Richard Muntain of St. Vital 5-4 in the men's final.
Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges are 2022 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference soccer champions. The number one seed Les Rouges (11-0-1 regular season record; 2-0 in playoffs) accomplished a three-peat as women's champions with a 4-1 victory over number two Providence University College Pilots (8-1-3 regular season record; 1-1 playoffs) Sunday at Sportsplex Field in Brandon. The third seed Université de Saint-Boniface (7-1-4 regular season record; 2-0 post-season) won the men's championship after an upset victory over the top seed Brandon University Bobcats (10-0-2 regular season record; 1-1 post-season) by a 4-3 margin at Sportsplex Field.
Daniel Siso of the Portage Terriers, Riley Zimmerman of the OCN Blizzard and Trey Sauder of the Swan Valley Stampeders are the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Stars of the Week. Siso recorded two goals and four assists in the Terriers pair of wins over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and Niverville Nighthawks. Zimmerman, who leads the MJHL in scoring, had one goal and five helpers in three games. Sauder had two goals and three assists in two games last week.