Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Brady Olivera is the West Division nominee for the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian awards. Oliveira led the CFL in rushing with 1,534 yards and 13 touchdowns (nine rushing, four receiving), averaging 85.2 yards per game and posting seven 100-yard contests. He added another 482 receiving yards on 38 receptions. His 2,016 yards from scrimmage (rushing and passing) also led the league. Blue Bombers right tackle Jermacus Hardrick is the West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and Winnipeg's Mike O'Shea is in the running for Coach of the Year honours. The awards winners will be announced on November 16th during Grey Cup week in Hamilton.
Philip Franz and Ketema Wall scored two goals each in the Garden Valley Zodiacs 6-4 victory over the Carman Cougars in the lone Zone 4 High School Hockey League game. Caleb Friesen and Bryson Penner also scored for GVC. Jackson Best had a pair of goals for the Cougars while the rest went to Ethan Wilde and Brayden Poirier.
Ryler Gates made 27 saves as the Pembina Valley Hawks held on for a 4-3 victory over the defending Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League champion Winnipeg Wild at Hockey for all Centre. Jayden Penner, Eli Dias, Acoyen Fehr and Liam Goertzen did the goal scoring for the Hawks who lead 4-0 after the first period and 4-2 after forty minutes.
The Brandon Wheat Kings fell 3-2 to Prince George at Westoba Place. Bauer Dumanski potted the winner for the Cougars with 22.6 seconds left in overtime. Jayden Wiens and Nate Danielson scored in regulation for the Wheat Kings. Brandon netminder Carson Bjarnason made 28 saves.
The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game road trip tonight as they face the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights. The Jets, who lost 3-2 in overtime at home to the New York Rangers on Monday, have points in five straight games.
Kerri Einarson finished with a 3-3 record and Brad Gushue is 4-1and has one round robin game left at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Kelowna. Both teams have locked up semifinal playoff spots. Gushue also clinched Canada's spot in the 2024 World Men’s Championship, March 30-April 7 in Shaffhausen, Switzerland.
The Canadian women’s softball team stranded 10 base runners and dropped a 3-2 decision to Puerto Rico at the 2023 Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. Boissevain’s Zoe Hicks drove in both of Team Canada's runs in the bottom of the first inning. Canada finished in second place in Group B with a 2-1 round robin record and will join Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States in the Super Round. Canada will face Mexico today and the United States on Friday. The top two teams after the Super Round will advance to Saturday’s gold medal game, with the next two playing for bronze. Canadian athletes have won 116 medals including 35 gold, 34 silver and 47 bronze.