The Virden Oil Capitals pre-season schedule came to an end Monday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Eric Reid made 26 saves as Virden defeated the Portage Terriers 4-1. Brett Sabel, Nicholas Guberman, Luke Mackenzie and Andrew Blocker did the goal scoring for the Oil Capitals who open the 2022-23 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season on Friday at home against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Three Brandon Wheat Kings players are off to National Hockey League Rookie Camps. Rylen Roersma will be taking part in the Colorado Avalanche rookie camp; Jake Chiasson will be at Edmonton Oilers camp and Riley Ginnell will take in the Florida Panthers camp. Seven Winnipeg Ice players will also be attending NHL camps. Conor Geekie and Ben Zloty will be with the Arizona Coyotes; Carson Lambos and Mikey Milne will be at the Minnesota Wild camp; Connor McClennon will be at Colorado Avalanche rookie camp; Owen Pederson is with the Nashville Predators and Matthew Savoie is attending Buffalo Sabres rookie camp.

Hockey Canada has announced that the Rivalry Series between Canada’s National Women’s Team and the U.S. Women’s National Team will return north of the border in November 2022. Canada’s first two games on home ice since winning gold at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship will take place in Kelowna and Kamloops. Prospera Place in Kelowna will host the first rematch of the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship gold medal game on November 15th, before the two teams meet at Sandman Centre in Kamloops on November 17th. The 2022-23 Rivalry Series will feature seven games between November and February, including two additional matchups being hosted in Canada in early 2023. 

Kristian Hammerback of Winnipeg is competing in the Canadian All Abilities Championship today and Wednesday at the Essex Golf and Country Club in Windsor, Ontario. With international competitors permitted to take part this year following restrictions in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the field will expand to feature 39 golfers from Canada and the United States. The national golf championship will be contested as a 36-hole competition and will feature players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments. First held in 2021 at Humber Valley Golf Course, the competition supports Golf Canada’s commitment to create a more inclusive and respectful sport environment across the Canadian golf community.