The Steinbach Pistons picked up their first win of the Centennial Cup Sunday night at Stride Place in Portage. Ian Amsbaugh had a goal and two assists as the Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions downed the Kam River Fighting Walleye 5-2. Landon Roberts and Ty Paisley had power play goals for the Pistons who have a 1-1-1 record. Steinbach netminder Dominik Wasik made 26 saves. The Pistons play their final preliminary round game Tuesday against the Battlefords North Stars. The host Portage Terriers are 2-0 and will meet the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League champions tonight.
Canada has a 2-0 preliminary round record after downing Slovenia 5-2 Sunday at the World Hockey Championship in Latvia. MacKenzie Weegar had a goal and two assists for the Canadians who face Slovakia today. Michael Carcone, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Milan Lucic and Jack McBain also scored for Canada. Devon Levi made 22 saves.
The Carillon Sultans played their Manitoba Junior Baseball League season opener Sunday against the St. James A's at A.D. Penner Park. The Sultans gave up four runs in the top of the second inning and five in the sixth and lost the opener 9-2. Joe Plett had two hits for Carillon. Easton Grieve drove in four as St. James took the second game 12-2. Joe Plett continued his impressive day at the plate as the Sultans shortstop went three-for-three and scored a run. Carillon's next game is Victoria Day Monday against the Interlake Blue Jays at Quarry Park.
The Eastman Wildcats are still perfect in the Manitoba Premier Softball League's U13 Division. The Wildcats defeated Smitty's Terminators 15-4 & 8-2 on Saturday and then beat the Winnipeg Lightning 12-2 & 15-2 on Sunday. Eastman has an 8-0 record heading into week three. The Wildcats opened their season with a doubleheader against the Westman Magic on Saturday in the U17 Division. Magic won the opener 21-14 while Eastman took the second game 22-9. The Eastman Phillies lost 8-1 & 14-12 to the Westman Magic and are 0-4 in the U19 Division
The Winnipeg Goldeyes committed four errors and dropped an 8-2 decision to the Gary SouthShore RailCats at U.S. Steel Yard Sunday afternoon. Both Goldeyes runs came in the top of the sixth inning. Keith Torres drove in Brynn Martinez with a double to left field. It was Torres’ first professional hit and run batted in. He then scored on Max Murphy’s groundout to shortstop. The Fish will begin a three-game series against the defending American Association champion Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks tonight at Newman Outdoor Field.
It's day two of Winnipeg Blue Bombers main camp. Today's practice session is from 10:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. The Bombers added wide receiver Braxton Westfield, defensive tackle Julius Turner, offensive lineman Jakub Szott and punter Jamieson Sheahan to the roster. Running back TaZhawn Henry, quarterback Cooper Callis, offensive lineman Tyler Grisolia, punter Chris MacLean, kicker Marc Orozco, defensive backs Cedrick Lavigne, Jordan Brown, Tyrique McGhee, Karon Delince & Noah Hallett and receivers Michael O’Shea and Jaivon Heiligh were released. Defensive back Will Allen Jr. and defensive tackle O’Bryan Goodson were transferred to the suspended list while defensive end Thiadric Hansen and linebacker Kyrie Wilson were placed on the six-game injured list.
The Provincial High School Badminton championships were held in Winnipeg earlier this month. Sarah Dupuis of Gabrielle Roy won the Junior Varsity girls singles final and will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.