Will Mateychuk of Steinbach is Baseball Manitoba’s 13U Player of the Year. Mateychuk hit .563, with seven home runs, 57 rbi and 20 stolen bases in 40 games with the 13U AAA Carillon Sultans, Steinbach AA, Pembina Hills (as a pick-up) and Team Manitoba. On the mound he recorded nine wins, pitched 52 innings, with 92 strikeouts and a 2.35 ERA. Mateychuk tossed a complete game no-hitter to help Steinbach capture the AA Provincial Championship. Curt Brandt of Blumenort was inducted into the Honour Society. Over a 25-year span Brandt had a huge impact on High Performance Baseball in the Carillon Region. He operated a widely popular Fall Ball Program which is credited as the main reason for Carillon’s success over the past 10 years. Oildome was named Baseball Manitoba’s 2023 Region of the Year at the Association’s Annual Awards Banquet Saturday night in Winnipeg.

The Steinbach Pistons scored four first period goals en route to a 7-1 victory over the Winnipeg Blues at the HyLife Centre in La Broquerie. Grady Hoffman had a pair of goals for the reigning Turnbull Cup champions while singles went to Noah Szabo, Kirk Mullen, Maxime Charbonneau, Leo Chambers and Jack Cook. Steinbach netminder Beck Liden made 17 saves. Michael Tanchak and Kyle Bochek scored in the shootout to lift the Niverville Nighthawks past the Portage Terriers 3-2.

The Steinbach Huskies, Lorette Comets and Landmark Blues were winners in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Saturday night. Brandon Thiessen had a goal and two assists as the defending champion Huskies downed the Niverville Clippers 5-1. Tyler Van de Velde scored four times and Matt Ramsay had four helpers as the Comets beat the Macdonald Swarm 7-2. The Blues defeated the St. Clements Gators 7-2.

Adam Little and Jeremie Collette did the goal scoring the St. Malo Warriors 2-1 victory over the Falcons in Ludar, Jozse Gauthier-Urmos made 35 saves in net for the Warriors.

Team Manitoba will face Alberta in the gold medal game at the 2023 WHL Cup in Red Deer. Zach Lansard of Ste. Anne, Jaxon Jacobson of Brandon and Brayden Thompson of Winnipeg did the goal scoring as Manitoba edged British Columbia 3-2 in the semifinals. Winnipeg’s Peyton Shore stopped 30 of 32 shots he faced.

Chase Faulkner scored twice as the Warren Mercs defeated the Morden Bombers 4-2 on the opening night of the 2023-24 South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League season. Dexter Kuczek and Braydon MacDonald also scored for the hometown Mercs. Jaden Townsend and Sven Scheffer replied for the Bombers.

The Brandon Wheat Kings wrapped up their seven-game road trip Saturday night in Wenatchee. Kenta Isogai scored the only goal of the shootout as the Wild shaded Brandon 4-3. Brett Hyland had a pair of goals in regulation for the Wheat Kings who had two wins, three losses, an overtime loss and a shootout loss on the trip. Andrei Maiavin had the other Brandon goal.

Mark Scheifele scored his fourth goal of the season 3:53 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets past the Oilers 3-2 in Edmonton. Josh Morrissey and Vladislav Namestnikov scored in regulation for the Jets who trailed 2-0 after the first period. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves.

Kyle Capobianco had two goals and two assists Wyatt Bongiovanni chipped in with three helpers as the Manitoba Moose bounced the Iowa Wild 8-2 at Canada Life Centre. The Moose lead 2-1 after the first period and took control of the game thanks to a four-goal second period.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their final regular season home game Saturday night at IG Field. Zach Collaros threw for 125 yards and a touchdown, Dru Brown tossed a pair of td passes and Brady Oliveira rand for 72 yards and two touchdowns as Winnipeg defeated the Edmonton Elks 45-25. Oliveira and receiver Nic Demski made history as the Bombers became the first team to have a Canadian back rush for 1,000 yards and a Canadian receiver catch for 1,000 yards on the same team. Winnipeg will play its regular season finale Friday against the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. The Blue Bombers, who finished first in the CFL West for the third year in a row, will host either the Stamps or the B.C. Lions in the Division final on Saturday, November 11th.

Kaitlyn Lawes will meet Jennifer Jones in the women’s final and Brendan Bottcher will face Joel Retornaz in the men’s final at the Hearing Life Tour Challenge in Niagara Falls which is the first Grand Slam curling event of the season. Matt Dunstone lost 8-3 to Ross Whyte and Reid Carruthers fell 7-2 to Brad Gushue in the men’s quarterfinals. Kerri Einarson dropped a 6-4 decision to Kaitlyn Lawes in the women’s semifinals.

Team Canada won bronze at the 2023 World Mixed Curling Championship at Aberdeen, Scotland. Skip Felix Asselin, vice-skip Laurie St-Georges, second Émile Asselin and lead Emily Riley of the Glenmore Curling Club in Montreal defeated Maia Ramsfjell of Norway 4-3 in the bronze medal game. Canada lost 7-4 to Johan Nygren of Sweden earlier in the semifinals.