The Virden Oil Capitals meet the Winnipeg Blues tonight (7 p.m.) in their opening game of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Showcase at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. The Oil Capitals, who are riding a five-game win streak, will also face the Portage Terriers on Wednesday. Virden forwards Roux Bazin and Naton Miller are MJHL Stars of the Week. Bazin had four goals and two assists and Naton Miller had three goals and two helpers as the Caps beat the Swan Valley Stampeders 10-1 last Friday and the Winnipeg Freeze 10-2 on Saturday.
The Winkler Flyers are the number one team in the Canadian Junior Hockey League's Top 20 Rankings for the second week in a row. The Flyers (9-0) are the only undefeated team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The reigning Turnbull Cup champion Steinbach Pistons (9-2-1) are back in the Top 20 rankings at number 10. The MJHL's West Division leading Dauphin Kings (7-2) jumped two spots from 14 to number 12.
Hockey Canada has announced the 44 players who will compete with Team Canada Red and Team Canada White at the 2023 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, November 2nd-11th in Charlottetown & Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Peyton Kettles of Winnipeg, who plays for the Swift Current Broncos, is on the Team Canada Red roster while Cole Temple of Brandon, who plays for the Regina Pats, is on the Team Canada White roster.
The Winnipeg Jets face the St. Louis Blues tonight (7:45 p.m.) at Canada Life Centre. The Jets announced Monday that Scott Arniel has taken over the head coaching duties on an interim basis. Rick Bowness took a leave of absence to be with his wife Judy who suffered a seizure on Sunday evening. She was taken to hospital where she remains while undergoing further testing.
Craig Dickenson won't be back as head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The CFL team says it won't be renewing his contract. The Riders lost their last seven games of the regular season. They were eliminated from post-season contention on Saturday when they blew a late lead and lost at home 29-26 to the Toronto Argonauts.