Addison Kartusch of St. Charles, Charmaine Mackid of Breezy Bend, Rhonda Orr of Southwood and Veronica van der Meer of Winnipeg were seven-over par 79 Wednesday at Granite Hills near Lac du Bonnet and share the lead after round one of the Provincial Women's Amateur Golf Championship. Allan McDonald of Breezy Bend was even par 72 and has a two stroke lead over Ben Bandura of Elmhurst heading into round two of the Provincial Men's Mid-Amateur Championship which is also at Granite Hills. Tyson Ehnes of the Lorette golf club opened with a 79.
The Winnipeg Jets will play their 2022-23 season opener on home ice at Canada Life Centre on Friday, October 14th against the New York Rangers before heading out on a three-game road trip against Western Conference rivals the Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, and Vegas Golden Knights from October 17th-20th.
The first round of the 2022 NHL Draft will take place tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Moose Jaw Warriors defenseman Denton Mateychuk of Dominion City, Winnipeg Ice forward Conor Geekie of Strathclair and Swift Current Broncos defenseman Owen Pickering of St. Adolphe are projected first round picks. The Montreal Canadiens have the first overall selection. The Winnipeg Jets will pick 14th and 30th in round one.
The Pembina Valley Orioles seven-game losing skid came to an end Wednesday night at Access Field. Owen Goertzen and Brendan Friesen had three-run homers and TJ Matuszewski added a two-run blast as Pembina Valley outscored the Altona Bisons 11-8. The Orioles improved to 8-12 while the Bisons saw their record fall to 12-8.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 5-3 at Newman Outdoor Field. Max Murphy rifled a two-out double into the right field corner that scored Justin Thompson with the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning.
Week six of the Prairie Putter Men's Golf League wrapped up Wednesday in Starbuck as Minnewasta defeated Bridges 10-2. Winkler beat Carman 10-2 and Portage downed Scotswood Links 8-4 on Monday.
Tom Prazak scored for the Winkler Storm in their 5-1 loss to Luso Canadian CCS at Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex in Winnipeg. The Storm have one win, four losses and one tie in the Manitoba Major Soccer League's Premier Division.
Running back Fred Reid, defensive end Gavin Walls and former president Lynn Bishop will be inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club’s Hall of Fame. The 2022 class will be honoured at the Blue Bombers Legacy Gala Dinner on Tuesday, October 11th and at the annual Hall of Fame Game on October 8th when the Blue Bombers host the Edmonton Elks at Investors Group Field. Reid, who appeared in 83 games with the Bombers from 2007-2011, ran for 4,505 career yards, scored 23 touchdowns, had 99 receptions for 810 yards and 1,167 yards in kickoff returns. Walls played in Winnipeg from 2005-2009. He had 47 sacks in 82 regular-season games. That total puts him in a tie for fourth all-time in Blue Bombers history with Elfrid Payton and behind only Tyrone Jones (98), Tony Norman (59) and Doug Brown (52). Bishop joined the Winnipeg Football Club Board of Directors in 1992 and became part of the Executive Committee a year later. He became the WFC President in 1996.