The field is set for Golf Manitoba’s Provincial Match Play Championships June 1st to 4th at the Glendale Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg. Doug Penner of the Steinbach Fly-In golf club, Kate Gregoire and Les Forbes of Quarry Oaks and Dan Lamy of La Broquerie Golf earned qualifying spots this past weekend at Glendale. Penner was two-over par 74 Saturday and finished tied for ninth in the men’s qualifier. 2022 Provincial Men’s and Provincial Junior Men’s champion Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend was four-under par 68 and earned medalist honours. Gregoire was nine-over par 81 and finished in sixth place in the women’s qualifier. 2022 Manitoba Junior champion Addison Kartusch of St. Charles won medalist honours with an even par 72. Forbes was 10-over par 82 and finished in 13th place in the senior men’s division. Lamy was 88 and was tied for 23rd. Jay Doyle of Niakwa earned senior men’s medalist with an even par 72. The top eight in the women’s division and top 32 in the men’s and senior men’s divisions advance to the Match Play championship. The women’s and senior men’s qualifiers were suspended Saturday and completed Sunday morning.
The Carillon Sultans split their doubleheader with the Altona Bisons Sunday at A.D. Penner Park in Steinbach. The Bisons pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of three Sultans errors as they won the opener 9-4. Mason Hartung had three hits and two rbi for Carillon in game one. The Sultans took game two 15-5. That game was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule. The Sultans sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second and pushed across 10 runs. Luc Lagasse and Cody Gunderson scored three runs each and Mason Hartung drove in four for Carillon. The Sultans next game is Wednesday at A.D. Penner Park against the Pembina Valley Orioles.
La Broquerie’s Ecole St. Joachim Braves will face the Morden Thunder today in Ile des Chenes. The winner will earn a wildcard spot in the Provincial High School Baseball Championship that begins Thursday in Glenboro & Baldur.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes wrapped up their nine-game homestand with a 3-2 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Winnipeg third baseman Dayson Croes went three-for-three at the plate and extended his hitting streak to 12 games. The Fish will open a six-game road trip Tuesday when they meet the Chicago Dogs.
Sammy Blais scored twice and Winnipeg’s Peyton Krebs had two assists as Canada defeated Germany 5-2 in the gold medal game at the 2023 World Hockey Championship in Tampere, Finland. Lawson Crouse, Tyler Toffoli and Scott Laughton also scored for Canada. Samuel Montembeault made 26 saves. Adam Fantilli, considered one of the top prospects in the upcoming NHL Draft, joined Jonathan Toews as the only Canadian players to win gold at the World Junior Championship and the World Men’s Championship in the same year. It’s the 22nd time Canada has won gold at the IIHF World Championship.
Sport Heritage manager Rick Brownlee has retired and will join Clayton Dreger and talk about his 33-year career at Sport Manitoba on Sportsbeat which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.