The Turnbull Cup champion Steinbach Pistons passed on their two Auto-Protect selections and deferred those picks to the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2023 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Draft that takes place Sunday. The Niverville Nighthawks selected one player and that was forward Cassius Walker. The 16-year-old Niverville native had nine goals and 12 assists with the Eastman Selects U17 AAA team. The Nighthawks have the fifth overall pick in round one of the draft while the Pistons have the 12th pick. The Winnipeg Freeze have the first selection. 

The Carillon Sultans wrap up the first third of their 24-game schedule when they face the Pembina Valley Orioles tonight (7 p.m.) at A. D. Penner Park in Steinbach. The Sultans and Orioles both own 3-4 records. The St. James A's hold down top spot in the Manitoba Junior Baseball League with a 5-2 record.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes gave up four runs in the second inning and six more in the eighth and lost 14-8 to the Chicago Dogs. Max Murphy had a pair of home runs for the Fish. Winnipeg third baseman Dayson Croes doubled in the top of the sixth inning and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. 

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added defensive end Celestin Haba, receiver Tavaris Harrison and defensive back Karon Delince the roster. Receiver Tre Turner was released. Offensive lineman Tui Eli was transferred to the one-game injured list and fullback Konner Burtenshaw was placed on the six-game injured list. The Blue Bombers practice session today is from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Winnipeg will play it's final pre-season game Friday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at IG Field. 


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The Carillon Sultans face the Pembina Valley Orioles tonight at A.D. Penner Park. Carillon coach Rick Penner will join Clayton Dreger on the Sultans Report which airs Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.