The Winkler Flyers have auto protected forward Kam Thomas ahead of the 2022 Manitoba Junior Hockey League draft. The Winkler native had three goals and five assists with the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League's Pembina Valley Hawks this past season. The MJHL draft takes place Sunday.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers play their final pre-season game tonight in Regina against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. A number of veterans are not dressing tonight and they include quarterback Zach Collaros; running backs Brady Oliveira and Johnny Augustine; receivers Nic Demski, Drew Wolitarsky and Greg Ellingson; offensive linemen Stanley Bryant, Geoff Gray, Michael Couture, Pat Neufeld and Jermarcus Hardrick; fullback Mike Miller; defensive linemen Willie Jefferson, Jake Thomas and Jackson Jeffcoat; linebackers Adam Bighill, Shayne Gauthier and Kyrie Wilson and defensive backs Winston Rose, Nick Taylor and Deatrick Nichols. The Bombers lost their pre-season opener 30-20 to Edmonton last Friday at IG Field.
Curling Canada has announced a new event, the U-25 NextGen Classic, which is to be held at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, from August 31 to September 3. A U-25 Mixed Doubles event will follow, from September 3 to 5. The Edmonton event will feature ten men’s and ten women’s teams, each with a combined age of less than 100 years. They’ll be vying for a top prize of $6,000 and an automatic entry into Curling Canada’s NextGen Future program. There will also be a 20 team Mixed Doubles event where teams have a combined age of less than 50 years. The top prize will be $3,000 and an automatic entry into Curling Canada's NextGen Future program. Both reigning U-21 Canadian Junior champs are guaranteed to be in the field, along with others selected by Canadian Team Ranking System points. Teams who may not have a lot of CTRS points can also apply, and be reviewed by a Curling Canada selection panel.