The Manitoba Junior Baseball League All-Stars, who won gold at the 2010 Nationals in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, will be inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame next June. The MJBL roster included former Pembina Valley Orioles players Josh Ginter, Dale Fehr, Mark Hildebrand and Anthony Friesen along with former Altona Bisons pitcher Mac Batchelor. Pembina Valley manager Brent Laverty was an assistant coach on that gold medal winning team. The Class of 2024 includes Ryan Boguski of Brandon, Chris Hofer of Warren, Derrick Mudge & Ollie Schroeder of Winnipeg, Stuart Gilman of Calgary, Derek Shamray of Oak River, Ken Sharpe of Minnedosa and Bryan Swaenepoel of Souris. Eleanor Callow will be inducted posthumously. The Oildome All-Stars, who captured the 1990 Western Canada Bantam Championship in Carman; Team Manitoba. who earned silver at the 1977 Canada Summer Games in St. John's and the Kinosota Cougars teams from 1965-1970 will also be inducted. Ross & Carol Tycoles of Reston along with their sons Aaron & Rory and daughter Amy will be added to the Family Category of the Hall of Fame. Glennis Scott and Joe Wiwchar will be recognized as Honourary Life Members. The 26th Induction Banquet will take place Saturday, June 15th at the Access Events Centre in Morden which is the home of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.
MANITOBA BASEBALL HALL OF FAME - CLASS OF 2024 BIOGRAPHIES
The Carman Cougars picked up their first win of the 2023-24 Zone 4 High School Hockey League season Monday night. Grant Friesen and Ethan Wilde scored two goals each as Carman defeated Mountain 7-4. Dane Bergen, Brayden Poirier and Kolton Worms also scored for the Cougars who started the season 0-4. Gavin Rondeau had a pair of goals for the Mustangs while the rest went to Reid Budd and Alex Jamault.
Three Manitoba Junior Hockey League teams are inside the top 10 of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings for the second week in a row. The Winkler Flyers (12-1-0-1) moved from fifth spot to number three. The Dauphin Kings (12-2) jumped from 10th place to number six while the Steinbach Pistons (13-2-1) remain at number eight. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (14-1-1) are the number one ranked team for the second week in a row.
Team Manitoba dropped a 4-2 decision to British Columbia at the 2023 National U18 Women's Hockey Championship in Dawson Creek. Kelsey Huibers of Brandon and Sara Manness of La Salle did the goal scoring for our province. Manitoba has an 0-2 record and will play its final preliminary round game today (2 p.m.) against Ontario Blue.
CurlManitoba held a berth bonspiel for both the 2024 Scotties and the 2024 Viterra Championship this past weekend at the Gimli Curling Club. Kristy Watling of East St. Paul defeated Rhonda Varnes of Manitou 7-5. Watling, Laura Burtnyk, Emily Deschenes and Sarah Pyke earned a spot at the Provincial Scotties Tourament of Hearts from January 23-28th in Morden. Brett Walter of Assiniboine Memorial downed Devon Wiebe of Fort Rouge 10-7. Walter, JT Ryan, Graham McFarlane and Hugh McFarlane qualified for the Viterra Provincial Men's Championship in Stonewall from February 6th-11th.
Kyle Kurz, Melissa Gordon, Ian McMillan and Beth Peterson have a 2-0 record heading into day three of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swift Current. The Manitoba champions defeated Keith Ryan of Newfoundland & Labrador 11-4 and Peter Van Strien of Nunavut 12-1.