The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will face the Toronto Argonauts in the 109th Grey Cup Sunday in Regina. Brady Oliveira ran for 130 yards and the Winnipeg defense forced four turnovers as the two-time defending Grey Cup champions defeated the BC Lions 28-20 in the CFL's West Division final. Winnipeg quarterback Zach Collaros, who left the game late in the fourth quarter with a foot injury and did not return, completed 14-of-20 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown to Dalton Schoen on the Bombers first possession. Janarion Grant added a 92-yard punt return touchdown and quarterback Dakota Prukop had a one-yard touchdown plunge. McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw two touchdown passes as the Argonauts beat the Montreal Alouettes 34-27 in the East Division final. The Blue Bomber and Argos will meet in the Grey Cup for the first time since the 1950 "Mud Bowl".
The Winkler Flyers lost 3-2 to the Dauphin Kings Sunday at Credit Union Place. Owen Wareham potted the winner with just nine seconds left in overtime for the defending Turnbull Trophy champions. Trent Sambrook and Owen Mackenzie replied for the Flyers.
The Pembina Valley Twisters dropped a 4-3 decision to the St. Vital Victorias. Riley Goertzen scored twice for the Twisters and drew an assist on Nico Vigier's third period goal which cut the Vics lead to 4-3 with nine minutes left.
Sebastien Hicks scored twice and Kam Thomas chipped in with three assists as the Pembina Valley Hawks defeated the Southwest Cougars 6-4 in Morden. Carter Campbell, Marek Miller, Ty Love and Liam Goertzen also scored for the Hawks who lead 4-0 and 4-3 at the period breaks.
The Pembina Valley Hawks fell 4-3 to the defending Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champion Westman Wildcats in Hartney. Kaitlin Anderson, Emma Durand and Erica Fijala did the goal scoring for the Hawks. Pembina Valley netminder Kasia Rakowski faced 35 shots.
Blake Wheeler scored the tying goal with six seconds left in regulation and Mark Scheifele potted his second goal of the game 54 seconds into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets shaded the Seattle Kraken 3-2. It was Wheeler's 300th career NHL goal. Jets netminder David Rittich made 19 saves in his first start since October 28th.
Leon Gawanke scored 33 seconds into overtime to lift the Manitoba Moose past the Calgary Wranglers 4-3 at Canada Life Centre. Cole Maier, Henri Nikkanen and Chaz Lucius scored in regulation for the Moose who trailed 2-0 after the first period. The game was tied 3-3 after 40 minutes.
Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David are two of the headliners on the Canadian roster for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. The 26-man roster was unveiled Sunday, 10 days before Canada plays second-ranked Belgium in its Group F opener. Canada will play Croatia on November 27th and Morocco on December 1st.