The Winnipeg Blue Bombers leave for Hamilton today. The CFL’s West Division champions will meet the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday at Tim Hortons Field in the 110th Grey Cup. The Bombers, who will play in their fourth consecutive Grey Cup game, defeated the B.C. Lions 24-13 in the West final this past Saturday at IG Field. The Alouettes bounced the Toronto Argonauts 38-17 in the East final.
The Winkler Flyers wrapped up their three-game weekend road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s West Division leading Dauphin Kings at Credit Union Place. Lucas Enns, Dalton Andrew and Ty Pratte did the goal scoring for the Flyers. Malachi Klassen made 24 saves in net for Winkler.
The Pembina Valley Twisters gave up four goals in the first period and lost 7-1 to the Stonewall Jets at Veterans Memorial Arena. Riley Goertzen had the lone goal for the Twisters.
The Pembina Valley Hawks completed a weekend sweep of the Parkland Rangers. Kam Thomas, Charlie Hill and Jayden Penner scored before the nine-minute mark of the first period as Pembina Valley defeated Parkland 4-1 in Morden. Gavin Funk also scored for the Hawks who beat the Rangers 4-1 on Saturday. Pembina Valley’s Bryson Yaschyshyn stopped 23 shots Sunday afternoon.
The Miller Aces dropped a 2-1 decision to the Stonewall Rams at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in the final of the Buckeye Bowl hosted by the Winnipeg High School Hockey League’s Miles Macdonell Buckeyes. Ziko Pankratz had the lone goal for the Aces. Miller defeated the Pembina Tigers 4-2 in the semifinals. Defenseman Jaxson Heide and goaltender Darian Penner of the Aces were named Tournament All-Stars.
The Winkler Royals, Red River Wild and Warren Mercs were winners in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League. Keith Grondin had two goals and an assist as the Royals defeated Notre Dame 9-4. Eli Carels had a pair of goals for the Hawks. TJ Matuszewski had two goals and three assists in the Wild’s 11-5 victory over Altona. Justin Augert had a goal and two helpers for the Maroons who lead 1-0 after the first period but trailed 5-2 after forty minutes. Dexter Kuczek had five goals and two assists as the Mercs won their fourth straight game to start the season 11-5 over Ile des Chenes 11-5. Justin Dumontier had two goals and an assist for the Northstars.
The Brandon Wheat Kings dropped a 4-2 decision to the Regina Pats at the Brandt Centre. Rylen Roersma and Roger McQueen with his 13th of the season did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings. Tanner Howe had a pair of power play goals for the Pats including the go-ahead goal with eight minutes left in the third period.
The Manitoba Moose lost 6-2 to the Laval Rocket at Canada Life Centre. Jeff Malott had both goals for the Moose who gave up two power play goals and a shorthanded marker to Laval.
Joel Retornaz of Italy and Eun-Ji Gim of South Korea won the Grand Slam of Curling’s National in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Retornaz defeated Niklas Edin of Sweden 6-5 in the men’s final. Gim beat Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 7-6 in the women’s final. Kerri Einarson and Jennifer Jones both lost in the quarterfinals. Einarson fell 7-4 to Homan and Jones dropped an 11-4 decision to Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland.