The Winkler Royals and Notre Dame Hawks were winners in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League Wednesday night. Remi Laurencelle had a hat trick and Aaron Lewadniuk chipped in with three helpers as Winkler defeated the Portage Islanders 6-4 at Stride Place. Keith Grondin added a pair of goals for the Royals while captain Marlin Froese had the other. Joey Sutherland, Tanner Lesann, Johl Swedlo and Chance Dickenson did the goal scoring for the Islanders. Chris Lesage stopped all 36 shots he faced as Notre Dame blanked the Carman Beavers 7-0. Eli Carels had a pair of goals for the Hawks while singles went to Sean Christensen, Karl Conrad, Richard Lesage, Vincent Grift and Christian Prejet.
The Morden Thunder and Morris Mavericks are still tied for top spot in the Zone 4 High School Hockey League as both teams improved to 5-0 with wins last night. Finlay Dobbelaere scored the go-ahead goal with 9:16 left in the third period as Morden edged Garden Valley 3-2. Parker Henderson and Rhett Mestdagh also scored for the Thunder. Alfredo Enns and Carter Plett replied for the Zodiacs. Scott Saurette and Tyson Preteau had two goals each as Morris beat Pembina 7-3. Logan Dearborn, Justin Lavack and Tyson Wiebe also scored for the Mavericks. Max Jago had a pair of goals for the Tigers. Ben Kubinec had the other Pembina goal. Ethan Wilde had goal and two assists as Carman defeated Portage Collegiate 5-1. Brayden Cox, Grant Friesen, Josh Hiebert and Kolton Worms were the other Cougars goal scorers. Kevin Vince had the lone goal for the Trojans.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice from 10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. today at Tim Hortons Field. The Bombers face the Montreal Alouettes Sunday in the 110th Grey Cup in Hamilton. The CFL awards will be handed out tonight in Niagara Falls. Winnipeg running back Brady Oliveira is the West Division finalist for the Most Outstanding Player award and Most Outstanding Canadian. Jermarcus Hardrick of the Blue Bombers is in the running for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Winnipeg's Mike O'Shea and Ryan Dinwiddie of the Toronto Argonauts are up for Coach of the Year honours.
Curling Canada announced that the 2024 Canadian Curling Club Championships will be held at the Barrie Curling Club. Canada’s most talented club-level curlers will compete from November 17th--23rd, 2024. The event features women’s and men’s teams from each of Curling Canada’s Member Associations - 10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario - for a competitive week of grassroots curling highlighting the best skills and qualities that makeup Canada’s curling landscape. The Canadian Curling Club Championships are for recreational, club-level curlers without the time or resources to compete at the high-performance level; the event gives those curlers the exciting opportunity to represent their home province or territory and compete for a Canadian championship. Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club will host the 2023 Canadian Curling Club Championships. The event runs from November 19th-25th.