Patrick Perrin of Elmhurst won the Provincial Men's Mid-Amateur championship and Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake captured the Provincial Women's Amateur championship for the second year in a row Wednesday at the Pine Ridge Golf Club. Perrin fired a final round four-over par 76 and finished with a 54-hole total of plus five. That was one shot better than Drew Jones of Shilo who made double bogey six on the final hole. Troy Kehler of Elmhurst was even par 72 and finished in a tie for 12th place at plus 15. Adam Guenther of Elmhurst was 77 and plus 17; Cole Peters of Niakwa was 76 and plus 18; Jon Schroeder of Quarry Oaks was 79 and plus 21; Tyson Ehnes of Lorette was 81 and plus 30; Chris Warrack of Quarry Oaks was 84 and plus 33 and Troy Blad of Quarry Oaks was 85 and plus 41. Lafleche, who drained a 30-foot birdie putt on the par five 15th hole and then eagled the par four 17th when her eight-iron from 152 yards landed short of the green, rolled on and found the bottom of the hole, was three-over par 75 Wednesday and finished with a 54-hole total of plus 15. Cala Korman of Killarney was four shots back. Kate Gregoire of Quarry Oaks was 87 and finished in eighth place at plus 33.
The Carillon Sultans are one win away from advancing to round two of the Manitoba Junior Baseball League playoffs. Carillon scored five runs in the first inning and tacked on five more in the third en route to a 12-0 victory over the Winnipeg South Wolves Wednesday night in Ile des Chenes in game one of their best-of-three quarterfinal. Michel Nadeau had three rbi and Joe Plett and Brady Papineau scored two runs each for the Sultans. Carillon starter Austin Friesen allowed just two hits and struck out seven in the series opener which was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Game two goes tonight at Charleswood Park.
The Cleburne Railroaders erased a 6-1 fourth inning deficit and came back to defeat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 8-6 on Wednesday at Shaw Park. Dayson Croes had a two-run single in the Goldeyes four-run second inning. Designated hitter Jacob Bockelie extended his hitting streak to eight games with a first inning double.
Hockey Canada has unveiled the coaching staffs for Canada’s National Women’s Team, Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for the 2023-24 season, with seven alumnae among those behind the bench. Troy Ryan (Spryfield, NS) returns for his fourth year behind the bench as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team, joined by assistant coaches Kori Cheverie (New Glasgow, NS), Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, QC/Concordia University, RSEQ) and Courtney Birchard-Kessel (Mississauga, ON/Boston University, HE), as well as goaltending consultant Brad Kirkwood (Calgary, AB) and video coach Andrew Boucher (Timmins, ON).
The La Broquerie As are the host team for this weekend's Provincial 15U AA championship. A's coach Marc Gagnon will join Clayton Dreger on the Carillon Minor Ball Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.