The Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur Wildcats, Neepawa Tigers, Hamiota/Rivers/Elton/Strathclair Huskies and Swan Valley Tigers were winners in the Westman High School Hockey League on Tuesday. Carter Elliott scored his second goal of the game on the power play with 2:52 left as the Wildcats shaded Virden 4-3. Brody Pollock had a hat trick and Tarek Lapointe picked up four assists as Neepawa doubled up on Vincent Massey 6-3. Ethan King scored three times as the Huskies downed Roblin/Grandview/Gilbert Plains 9-3. Eli Betcher scored twice as Swan Valley edged the Dauphin Clippers 4-3.
The Winnipeg Jets fell 3-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first game back from the NHL All-Star break. Tristan Jarry made 23 saves in recording his league leading sixth shutout of the season. The Jets, who have lost a season-high four straight games, face the Flyers in Philadelphia on Thursday.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed running back Brady Oliveira to a two-year contract and receiver Dalton Schoen to a one-year deal. Both players were scheduled to become free agents on February 13th. Oliveira rushed for over 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns and was named the CFL's Outstanding Canadian in 2023. The 26-year-old Winnipeg native recorded 2,014 all-purpose yards. Schoen is coming off his second consecutive 1,000-yard season. The 27-year-old Overland Park, Kansas native had 71 receptions and 10 touchdowns in 2023. He was the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2022.
The 2024 Viterra Provincial Men's Curling Championship begins today at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex in Stonewall. The top five seeds are Reid Carruthers of the Granite, Ryan Wiebe & Braden Calvert of Fort Rouge and Jordon McDonald & Brett Walter of Assiniboine Memorial. Sunday's winner will represent our province at the Brier in Regina in early March, joining the reigning Manitoba champion Matt Dunstone team (CTRS #4) who have already pre-qualified.
Shaela Hayward of Carman has a 4-1 round robin record; Rylan Campbell of Altona is 3-2 and Nash Sugden of Morden is 2-3 at the Canadian U18 Curling Championships in Ottawa. Team Hayward defeated Cassidy Blades of Nova Scotia 6-3.Team Campbell downed Riley Winters of Northern Ontario 10-2 in six ends and Team Sugden beat Kaiden Beck of British Columbia 7-4.