Canada will play its preliminary round opener against Finland today (12 p.m.) at the 2022 World Women's Hockey Championship in Herning, Denmark. The Canadians won the 2021 world title last August in Calgary as well as gold at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Defensemen Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne and Ashton Bell of Deloraine along with goaltender Kristen Campbell of Brandon are on Canada's roster.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-1) meet the Calgary Stampeders (6-3) tonight at IG Field. The opening kick off is at 7:30 p.m. The Bombers, who are coming off their first bye week of the season, won nine straight games before losing 20-17 in overtime to the Montreal Alouettes in week 10. Receivers Greg Ellingson and Janarian Grant will not play against the Stampeders. Ellingson was placed on the six-game injured list with a foot problem while Grant is dealing with a groin injury. Calgary head coach Dave Dickenson confirmed that quarterback Jake Maier will get the start against Winnipeg replacing Bo Levi Mitchell who struggled in the Stampeders victory over the Argonauts in Toronto last weekend. Mitchell was 9-of-16 for 149 yards and two interceptions in the first half against the Argos.
Three Manitobans made the cut at the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Golf Championship in Thornhill, Ontario. Curtis Markusson was four-under par 66 Wednesday and is in a tie for second place at minus one. Defending champion Charles Fitzsimmons of London has the lead at minus five. Adam Guenther and Allan McDonald got in on the cut line at plus 10 and will play the final 36 holes. Guenther was 78 yesterday and McDonald was 74. Jordy Lutz (74-77) was plus 11; Lyle Mackenzie (79-73) was plus 12; Drew Jones (74-79) was plus 13; Tyson Ehnes (77-78) was plus 15; Brad Pardy (81-81) was plus 22 and Tyson Lodge (81-86) was plus 27. Ben Bandura, who fired an opening round 82, withdrew from the tournament.
It's day one of the CP Women's Open golf tournament in Ottawa. There are 18 Canadians in the field. It will be the 30th and final time for Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Lorie Kane competing at the event. Smiths Falls, Ontario native Brooke Henderson won the tournament in 2018 and 12-year-old Lucy Lin of Vancouver is the youngest player to ever compete in the Canadian Women's Open.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes gave up five runs in the fourth inning and three more in the sixth and lost 10-7 to the Kansas City Monarchs. Ian Sagdal and Hidekel Gonzalez homered for the Fish.