Zach Collaros claimed his second consecutive Most Outstanding Player Award to lead the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' haul of four trophies at the CFL Awards Thursday night in Regina. Mike O'Shea earned Coach of the Year honours for the second straight year, Stanley Bryant was named the Top Offensive Lineman for a record fourth time and receiver Dalton Schoen took Rookie of the Year honours. BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke won the Most Outstanding Canadian Award, Lorenzo Mauldin IV of the Ottawa Redblacks was selected the Defensive Player of the Year and Saskatchewan's Mario Alford was the Special Teams Player of the Year. The Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts meet in the 109th Grey Cup Sunday at Mosaic Stadium.
Ben Dalke had a five-point night as the Carman Beavers defeated the Altona Maroons 7-5 in the lone South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League game. Dalke had a hat trick and two assists and Fraser Mirlees added two goals and two helpers. Colby Hildebrandt and AJ Nychuk also scored for the hometown Beavers. Justin Augert had a pair of goals for the Maroons while singles went to Tristen Dueck, Robert Guimond and Skylar Klassen.
Alex Van Deynze had a goal and two assists as Portage Collegiate shaded the Morden Thunder 3-2. JJ Oake and Brandon Patterson also scored for the defending Zone 4 High School League champion Trojans. Owen Vanrobaeys both goals for the visiting Thunder.
The Pembina Valley Twisters lost 6-5 to St. Vital. Ryland Nechwediuk won it for the Victorias as he scored his second goal of the game and 10th of the season 3:12 into overtime. Brett Bergman, Derek Wiebe, Cody Clark, Riley Goertzen and Nico Vigier did the goal scoring for the Twisters.
The Winnipeg Ice scored five third period goals en route to a 9-5 victory over the Regina Pats. Matthew Savoie had a hat trick and three assists and Owen Pederson added two goals and two helpers. Zach Benson, Connor Dale, Ty Nash and Connor McClennon also scored for the Ice who have won 19 of 20 games this season.
Kyle Connor scored all three Winnipeg goals as the Jets shaded the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 at Canada Life Centre. Connor completed his hat trick with 54 seconds remaining in the third period. Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves. The Jets (10-4-1), who host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Teemu Selanne and Teppo Numminen were inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame prior to last night's game against the Ducks.
Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team dropped game two of the Rivalry Series Thursday night in Kamloops, falling 2-1 to the United States. Marie-Philip Poulin scored Canada's lone goal on a penalty shot with 1:45 left in the second period. Kendall Coyne Schofield and Alex Carpenter did the goal scoring for the Americans. Brandon's Kristen Campbell made her first international start against the United States and finished with 32 saves. Game three in the Rivalry Series goes Sunday in Seattle.
Murray Warren has a 6-2 record, Mark Franklin is 5-3, Judy Colwell is 5-2 and Sandra Cowling is 2-5 in championship pool play at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships at the Pembina Curling Club in Winnipeg.