Zach Collaros threw touchdown passes to Dalton Schoen and Drew Wolitarsky as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Alouettes 17-3 in the rain in Montreal on Canada Day. Brady Oliveira rushed for 112 of the Bombers 177 yards that were gained on the ground. After giving up 30 points in a week three loss to the BC Lions, Winnipeg’s defense was stellar Saturday forcing four turnovers. Willie Jefferson and Cameron Lawson recorded two sacks each. The start of the game was delayed for almost two hours due to extreme weather in the Montreal area. Winnipeg improved to 3-1 and will face the Calgary Stampeders Friday, July 7th at IG Field.
Tra Holmes doubled, homered and drove in four runs as the Winnipeg Goldeyes downed the Kansas City Monarchs 8-3 at Legends Field. Peterborough, Ontario native Travis Seabrooke earned the win. The left-hander struck out six and allowed just four hits over six innings of work.
The Winnipeg Jets signed goaltenders Laurent Brossoit & Collin Delia and forwards Vladislav Namestnikov & Jeffrey Viel on the first day of NHL free agency. Brossoit inked a one-year contract with an average annual value of $1,750,000. The 30-year-old Port Alberni, BC native, who spent three seasons with the Jets from 2018-2021, played 11 games for the Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights and recorded a 7-0-3 record with a 2.17 goals-against average. Delia was signed to a one-year, one-way contract with an average annual value in the NHL of $775,000. The 29-year-old Rancho Cucamonga, California product played 20 games for the Vancouver Canucks and posted a 10-6-2 record with a 3.28 goals-against average. Namestnikov inked a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2,000,000. The 30-year-old Zhukovsky, Russia native was acquired by the Jets on March 3rd and played 20 games, recording two goals and eight assists. Viel was signed to a one-year, one-way contract with an average annual value in the NHL of $775,000. The 26-year-old Rimouski, Quebec native played four games for the San Jose Sharks and 60 games for the AHL’s San Jose Barracudas.