The Winnipeg Football Club will host the 112th edition of the Grey Cup in November of 2025. It marks the fifth time the Canadian Football League championship game will be played in our province. Winnipeg hosted the Grey Cup in 1991, 1998, 2006 and most recently in 2015. The 2023 & 2024 Grey Cup games will be held in Hamilton and Vancouver respectively.
Game two of the Zone 4 High School Hockey League final between the Thunder and Portage Collegiate scheduled for Tuesday night in Morden was postponed and rescheduled to Thursday. The Thunder lead the best-of-three series 1-0.
Morden Thunder forward Josh Rykman-Guilford is the MHSAA’s Athlete of the Week. The grade 12 student/athlete had six goals and 12 points as the Thunder swept the Carman Cougars and Morris Mavericks in the first two rounds of the Zone 4 High School Hockey League playoffs. Ryckman-Guilford also participates in badminton, golf, and baseball while maintaining a 75% academic average.
The last two playoff spots in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League belong to the Dauphin Kings and OCN Blizzard. The Kings and Blizzard got in when Waywayseecappo fell 2-1 to the Virden Oil Capitals. That loss eliminated the Wolverines from playoff contention.
Matthew Savoie scored his 36th and 37th goals of the season and Conor Geekie had three assists as the Winnipeg Ice beat the Raiders 4-3 in Prince Albert.
The Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their three-game road trip with a 5-3 loss to Carolina. Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a three-point night with two goals and a helper for the Hurricanes. Dylan DeMelo, Nikolaj Ehlers and Nino Niederreiter did the goal scoring for the Jets who host the Boston Bruins on Thursday.
The governing body of soccer increased the size of the 2026 World Cup by approving a bigger group stage for the inaugural 48-team event. The new format will have 12 groups of four teams instead of 16 groups of three. It guarantees every World Cup team will play a minimum of three times, adding up to a stacked group stage totaling 72 games before arriving at the knockout rounds. The four semifinalists will play eight matches, one more than last year in Qatar. The 2026 World Cup hosted by Canada, the United States and Mexico, was already set to earn up to $3 billion in ticket and hospitality sales for FIFA.