Shaela Hayward, Keira Krahn, India Young and Rylie Cox of the Carman Curling Club suffered their first loss at the 2024 Canadian U18 Curling Championships in Ottawa. Team Hayward dropped an 8-5 decision to Rebecca Regan of Nova Scotia and have a 3-1 round robin record. Nash Sugden, Tyler Fehr, Tanner Treichel and Ryan Thiessen of the Morden Curling Club have a 1-3 record and Rylan Campbell, Logan Zacharias, Nick Senff and Rylan Graham of the Altona Curling Club are 2-2. Team Sugden defeated Shawn Dragon of Northwest Territories 10-4 and lost 8-2 to Rogan Snow of Saskatchewan. Team Campbell downed Zachery French of Newfoundland & Labrador 8-6 and fell 7-4 to Sahil Dalrymple of New Brunswick.
All 32 teams have practice sessions this afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex in Stonewall. The 2024 Viterra Provincial Men's Curling Championship begins Wednesday. The opening draw is at 8:30am.
The Pembina Tigers and Mountain Mustangs were winners in the Zone 4 High School Hockey League Monday night. Cole Patenaude scored twice as Pembina downed Garden Valley 7-4. Gavin Johnston, Ben Kubinec, Easton Lounsbury, Anthony McKay and Russell Wall also scored for the Tigers. Caleb Friesen, Carter Plett, Jordan Holomay and Preston Wall replied for the Zodiacs. Miguel Bazin made 38 saves as Mountain edged Morden 2-1. Layne Bourdeaud'hui and Owen Foster did the goal scoring for the Mustangs. Connor Olson had the lone goal for the Thunder.
The Steinbach Pistons, Winkler Flyers and Virden Oil Capitals remain in the top 10 of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s weekly Top 20 rankings. The MJHL's East Division leading Pistons (34-6-3) moved from number four to number three. The Flyers (32-6-2-2) went from number six to number five. The West Division leading Oil Capitals (29-7-2-3) moved from nine to number six. The Portage Terriers received honourable mention. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (35-2-2) are the number one ranked team in the country for the 14th week in a row.
The 2023-24 South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League's regular season schedule comes to an end tonight as the Notre Dame Hawks host the Red River Wild. The Hawks are two points back of the fifth place Morden Bombers and one point behind the sixth place Winkler Royals. Win or lose, the Wild will finish in third place.
Lirim Hajrullahu is back for a second stint with the Toronto Argonauts. The CFL club announced that the Canadian kicker is returning north of the border after spending three seasons in the NFL from 2020 to 2022. Hajrullahu previously played two seasons in Toronto and kicked the game-winning field goal in the final minute as the Argos beat the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in the 2017 Grey Cup. Hajrullahu started his CFL career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2015.