The Provincial High School Badminton Championships begin today at Sport Manitoba in downtown Winnipeg. Round robin play in junior varsity boys singles, boys doubles and girls doubles starts this morning while girls singles and mixed doubles begins this afternoon. It's also day one of the provincial varsity championships. The round robin in boys singles and boys doubles starts at 5 p.m. Varsity girls singles, girls doubles and mixed doubles begins Friday afternoon. 

Noah Szabo of the Steinbach Pistons has been named a finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Defenceman of the Year award. The 20-year-old St. Thomas, Ontario native had 14 goals and 30 assists in 47 games this season and was named the MJHL’s Top Defenceman as well as a First Team All-Star.

Canada will face Latvia today (11:45 a.m.) in the quarterfinals at the World U18 Hockey Championship in Finland. Canada finished the preliminary round in first place in Group B with a perfect 4-0-0-0 record.

Toronto defeated Minnesota 4-1 Wednesday securing first place in the PWHL standings heading into the playoffs. With the victory, Toronto will be able to choose to play either the third or fourth place team in the first round of the playoffs. Minnesota, Ottawa, and Boston are all still battling for the final two playoff spots. Each team has one game remaining in the regular season schedule. Natalie Spooner scored twice, and Emma Maltais had a goal and two assists to lead Toronto’s offence. Brandon's Kristen Campbell made 25 saves to record her league-leading 15th win of the season.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added four players to their training camp roster. The football club signed three Americans – defensive backs Isaiah Norman, Patrick Rogers and Demetries Ford along with Canadian kicker Dante Mastrogiuseppe.

hockey_2023The Pistons lost out to the Winkler Flyers in the MJHL final

The Steinbach Pistons season is over. Head coach Paul Dyck will join Clayton Dreger on the Pistons Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.