The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their regular season finale Friday night in Calgary. Backup quarterback Dru Brown threw touchdown passes to Rasheed Bailey and Brendan O’Leary-Orange and Sergio Castillo kicked five field goals as the Blue Bombers downed the Stampeders 36-13. Winnipeg running back Brady Oliveira carried the ball seven times for 32 yards to go over 1,500 yards rushing and 2,000 total yards on the season. The Bombers finished 14-4 and will host the CFL’s West Division final in two weeks. The B.C. Lions are at home to Calgary next Saturday in the division semifinal.
Steinbach Regional’s 2023 football season is over. The SRSS lost 69-0 to the Dakota Lancers in the Winnipeg High School Football League’s ANAVET Bowl quarterfinal. The Sabres will lose 13 players to graduation and they are Isaac Blackburn, Skylar Cudney, Ryan Deschaur, Bradey Dornez, Zane Friesen, Mason Funk, Jackson Gamaldo, Kai Lavoie, Gavin Neufeld, Sean Slusher, Dylan Suttorp, Kean Thorvoldson and Mack Wiebe.
The Eastman Selects dropped a 4-1 decision to the Pembina Valley Hawks at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour. Eric Cote scored the lone goal for the Selects who were outshot 50-41 by the Hawks.
The Niverville Nighthawks scored six times in the second period en route to an 11-3 victory over the Winnipeg Freeze. Kyle Bochek had a hat trick and Merik Bowles scored twice for the Nighthawks.
The St. Malo Warriors lost 4-1 to the defending Capital Region Junior Hockey League champion Selkirk Fishermen. Brady Gregoire had the lone goal for the Warriors.
The Notre Dame Hawks scored three times in the second period and added three more in the third en route to a 7-1 victory over the Portage Islanders in the SEMHL season opener for both teams. Karl Conrad, Tyler Van Deynze, Eli Carels, Christian Prejet, Vincent Grift, Richard Lesage and Nico Vigier did the goal scoring for the Hawks. Darren Gisti had the lone goal for the Islanders.
Brad Lambert scored the only goal of the shootout as the Manitoba Moose edged the Texas Stars 3-2. Wyatt Bongiovanni and Kyle Capobianco scored power play goals in regulation for the Moose.
Curling Canada is bringing the Brier back to Kelowna. The B.C. city will host the 2025 national men's curling championship at Prospera Place. Kelowna last hosted the Brier in 1968.
Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge won two gold medals in the pool Friday at the 2023 Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. Nicol finished first in the women’s 4 x 100 metre medley relay and the 100-metre breaststroke. Canadian athletes have won 87 medals including 32 gold, 25 silver and 30 bronze.