Canada has won gold for the 12th time at the World Women’s Hockey Championship. Brianne Jenner scored twice 84 seconds apart midway through the second period and Ann-Renee Desbiens made 20 saves as Team Canada edged the United States 2-1. Three Manitobans - Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne, Ashton Bell of Deloraine and Kristen Campbell of Brandon - are on Canada’s roster and will be bringing home gold medals from Denmark.
Winkler Flyers main camp ends today with the teams annual Orange vs Black game. The Flyers' first of four preseason games is Wednesday against the Pistons in Steinbach.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have clinched a playoff spot and still have six games left in the regular season schedule. Marc Liegghio kicked a 55-yard field goal with 2:49 left and the Bombers held on for a 20-18 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina. Liegghio’s longest field goal of his career gave Winnipeg it’s only lead of the game. Zach Collaros threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Bombers who trailed 14-0 early in the second quarter. The Blue Bombers are 11-1 and an impressive 7-0 on the road this season. Winnipeg and Saskatchewan will meet again Saturday in the Banjo Bowl at IG Field.
Reggie Pruitt junior drilled a two-run homer in the Winnipeg Goldeyes 8-3 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Goldeyes, who have qualified for the playoffs, will play their regular season finale today against the Canaries at Shaw Park.
Kaitlyn Lawes, who is skipping for the first time since juniors after a long, successful Hall of Fame run with Jennifer Jones, lost 5-3 to Anna Hasselborg in the final of the Oslo Cup. Lawes, third Selena Njegovan, second Jocelyn Peterman and lead Kristin MacCuish went 5-0 in the round robin and defeated Marianne Rorvik in the semifinals. Six-time world curling champion Niklas Edin downed Steffen Walstad 5-2 in the men’s final.