Jennifer Jones and Reid Carruthers won the inaugural PointsBet Invitational in Fredericton. Jones, Karlee Burgess, Mackenzie Zacharias, Lauren Lenentine and alternate Emily Zacharias defeated Team Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge skipped by Kristie Moore 7-4 in the women's final. Carruthers along with third Jason Gunnlaugson, second Derek Samagalski and lead Connor Njegovan downed Matt Dunstone 8-4 in the men's final. Team Jones and Team Carruthers each pocketed $26,000 for the win and $50,000 total in the single knockout event.
The Steinbach Pistons are 5-0 to start the 2022-23 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season. Travis Hensrud scored a power play goal 11:07 into the first period; potted the tying goal shorthanded with 3:36 remaining in regulation and then got the shootout winner as Steinbach defeated the Selkirk Steelers 5-4 at the T.G. Smith Centre. Ty Paisley and Spencer Penner also scored for the Pistons.
The Niverville Nighthawks dropped a 3-2 decision to the Winnipeg Freeze at Bell MTS Iceplex. Josh Paulhus scored a pair of third period power play goals for the visitors who trailed 3-0 after 40 minutes. The Nighthawks are 1-4 on the season and face the Steelers in Selkirk on Thursday.
The Winnipeg Jets lost their pre-season opener. Stuart Skinner and Calvin Pickard combined to make 29 saves as the Edmonton Oilers shutout Winnipeg 4-0 at Rogers Place. Markus Niemelainen. James Hamblin, Ryan McLeod and Dylan Holloway did the goal scoring for the Oilers. Jets goaltender David Rittich made 22 saves. Winnipeg will play it's second of six exhibition games Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators at Canada Life Centre.
Gabrielle Roy captured the Steinbach Christian varsity girls volleyball tournament. Les Roys defeated the Transcona Titans 25-21, 25-20 in the championship game. Gabrielle Roy lost to Oak Park in the final of the Seven Oaks varsity boys volleyball tournament. The Raiders beat Les Roy 25-23, 19-25, 15-11 in the final.
Lord Selkirk girls and Vincent Massey boys won the Niverville Panthers junior varsity volleyball tournaments. The Royals swept the St. Maurice Patriots 25-13, 25-8 in the girls final while the Trojans defeated the Calvin Christian Eagles 20-25, 25-17, 15-13 in the boys final.
The St. Joachim Braves lost to the host team at the Rosenort Redhawks Varsity Boys Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Redhawks defeated the Braves 25-18, 25-15 in the final.
Gabrielle Roy girls and boys lost their respective finals to the Rosenort Redhawks at the Morris Mavericks junior varsity volleyball tournaments. Rosenort swept Gabrielle Roy 25-16, 25-20 in the girls final. The Redhawks beat Les Roy 12-25, 25-18, 16-14 in the boys final.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed American defensive end Bronson Massie to the practice roster.The Lufkin, Texas native joins the Blue Bombers following a five-year college career with the Kansas State Wildcats. The standout defensive end played in 53 games and capped off his college career with three sacks in the Texas Bowl against LSU. As a member of the Wildcats, Massie totaled 53 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 3 passes defended.