The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 2-0 to start the 2022 CFL season. Zach Collaros threw touchdown passes to Greg Ellingson and Dalton Schoen as the defending Grey Cup champions beat the Redblacks 19-12 in Ottawa. The Bombers defense sacked Redblacks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli three times and Jackson Jeffcoat forced a fumble on a key third down deep in Winnipeg territory late in the fourth quarter. The Blue Bombers next game is Friday, June 24th against the Hamilton Tiger Cats at IG Field.
The Carillon Sultans gave up three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and fell 9-7 to the Pembina Valley Orioles at Buhler Field in Morden. The Sultans, who are 3-2-1 on the season and split their four-game series with the Orioles, play a doubleheader against the St. Boniface Legionaires Sunday at A.D. Penner Park in Steinbach.
Raul Navarro snapped a 5-5 tie with an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the seventh inning and Kevin Lachance added a solo homer in the eighth as the Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs 7-5 at Shaw Park.
The Manitoba Marathon will be held Sunday in Winnipeg. Due to COVID-19 the much anticipated Father’s Day race was held virtually in the fall of 2020 and a scaled-back hybrid event was held in the September of 2021. The Marathon begins at 7 a.m. Sunday outside IG Field on the campus of the University of Winnipeg. The temperature is expected to be in the 20 degrees celsius range when the race starts.