The Steinbach Regional Secondary School varsity boys and varsity girls volleyball teams are number one in the MHSAA initial AAAA weekly rankings. The SRSS girls captured the Lord Selkirk Royal Rumble tournament last weekend while the SRSS boys won the Daniel McIntyre Maroons tournament. The Niverville Panthers are ranked number one in the AAA girls division.
Both Steinbach Regional teams are still looking for their first wins of the 2022 Winnipeg High School Football League season. The Sabres trailed 26-0 at halftime after giving up 10 late second quarter points and fell 43-0 to the St. Paul’s Crusaders. Brayden Dyck had an interception for the SRSS and Myles Peters had a blocked punt which was recovered by Noah Godlewski. Steinbach Regional is 0-5 in the Potter Division and will face the Oak Park Raiders in Winnipeg next Wednesday. The SRSS junior varsity team trailed 36-3 at halftime and lost 49-9 to St. Paul’s to fall to 0-4 on the season. The play of the game for the Sabres was made by Nigel Reader as he stripped the Crusaders quarterback on the goal line forcing a fumble. Jack Leppelmann recovered the ball in the end zone for a Sabres touchdown. The SRSS jv team’s next game is Wednesday at A.D. Penner Park against the Vincent Massey Trojans.
The 7-0 Steinbach Pistons face the Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion Dauphin Kings tonight at Credit Union Place. It’s the first meeting between the two teams since the Kings won the Turnbull Trophy beating the Pistons 2-1 in the seventh and deciding game of MJHL final back on May 11th at the T.G. Smith Centre.
The NHL’s 2022-23 season begins today in Prague as the San Jose Sharks take on the Nashville Predators in the first game of their Global Series. The Winnipeg Jets wrap up their pre-season schedule tonight when they meet the Flames in Calgary.
The Toronto Blue Jays host the Seattle Mariners today in game one of their best-of-three American League Wild Card Series. Alek Manoah will get the start for the Jays who will play a post-season game in front of their fans for the first time since 2016.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American defensive back Desmond Lawrence to the practice roster. The Charlotte native joins the Bombers are spending the last year-and-a-half with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Lawrence has appeared in 15 CFL games registering 26 tackles, two interceptions and one sack. In 2021 Lawrence was named the Tiger-Cats nominee for the CFL’s Mist Outstanding Rookie Award. The West Division Blue Bombers face the Edmonton Elks Saturday at IG Field. Winnipeg (13-2) will clinch first place and a host the division final with a win over the Elks and a B.C. Lions loss to the Toronto Argonauts.