The Winnipeg Blue Bombers clinched a playoff spot Saturday afternoon, and the football team did so in dominating fashion. The Blue Bombers scored a touchdown on all six possessions in the first half en route to a 51-6 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Banjo Bowl at IG Field. Zach Collaros threw three touchdown passes to Dalton Schoen and one each to Kenny Lawler and Brady Oliveira. Oliveira carried the ball 18 times for 154 yards and passed the 1,000-yard mark on the season. Winnipeg is 10-3 and leads the CFL’s West Division by four points over the second place B.C. Lions. The Blue Bombers next game is Saturday, September 16th against the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton.
The Winkler Flyers gave up four power play goals and lost 5-2 to the Pistons in Steinbach. Jayce Legaarden and Noah Diemer did the goal scoring for the Flyers. Winkler netminder Liam Ernst stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced. The Flyers will wrap up their pre-season schedule with a home-and-home against the Selkirk Steelers next week.
The Pembina Valley Twisters dropped a 3-1 decision to the Stonewall Jets at the Ed Golding Arena in Winnipeg. Rylan Keck had the lone goal for the Twisters who have a 1-1 pre-season record. Pembina Valley will face the St. Boniface Riels Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg.
Dominik Petr scored 4:56 into overtime to lift the Brandon Wheat Kings past the Regina Pats 2-1 at Westoba Place. Charlie Elik had the Wheat Kings lone goal in regulation. Brandon netminder Ethan Eskit made 29 saves. The Wheat Kings are 2-0 in the pre-season and will play a home-and-home against the Moose Jaw Warriors next weekend.
The Canadian men’s basketball team will face the United States in the bronze medal game at the 2023 FIBA World Cup in Manila. Canada has never won a medal at the World Cup.