The Provincial High School Cross Country championships take place today at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort near Russell. Zone 13 participants include: Steinbach Regional Secondary School – Sophie Fehr, Cassidy Friesen, Olivia Kropp, Skyler Munyololo-Muganza, Olivia Penner, Tyson Kehler, Sawyer Lepp, Austin Perkinson, Shamil Shirinov, Griffin Styvie, William Banman, Tim Leushko, Ryan Penner & Andrew Perkinson; Ecole St. Joachim Braves – Mathys Bazie, Christian Gauthier, Lucas Laramee, Mick Romaniuk, Zachary Romaniuk, Louis Tetrault & Yvan Turenne; Edward Schreyer Barons – Addison Kennedy, Alina Wiens, Ally Kowalchuk & Brodie McDonald; Niverville Panthers – Griffin Poettker & Owen Poettker; Powerview Wild – Kaitlyn Schroeder; Lac du Bonnet Chargers – Bowen Hampson, Jackson Rempel, Daniel Melnick & Hunter Rempel; Ste. Anne Lynx – Adam Kleinsasser; Gabrielle Roy Les Roys – Abigail Natividad, Emily Theroux, Isabelle Labossiere, Katrie Labossiere, Katrine Feguson, Kami Saurette, Angelina Poirier, Zavier Labossiere, Zacharie Normandeau, Logan Barnabe, Noah Cantin, Ambroise Lajoie, Brody Marion, Eric Lafleche, Kaden Gowryluk, Riley Chammartin, Andrew Chammartin, Alexandre de Rocquigny, Zackarie Hildebrand, Benoit Grondin & Brody Michaud.

The Brandon Wheat Kings begin their seven-game road trip tonight as they face the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Brandon will also meet the Tri-City Americans, Spokane Chiefs, Seattle Thunderbirds, Portland Winterhawks, Everett Silvertips and Wenatchee Wild who relocated from Winnipeg this past off-season. The Wheat Kings own a 3-3-1 record seven games into the 2023-24 Western Hockey League season. 

The Winnipeg Jets play their season opener tonight when they take on the Flames in Calgary. Defenceman Ville Heinola, who suffered an ankle injury in the Jets final pre-season game last week against the Ottawa Senators, will begin the season on injured reserve. Declan Chisholm is the lone rookie on Winnipeg’s opening day roster. The Jets home opener is Saturday against the Florida Panthers. 

The Manitoba Moose assigned goaltender Thomas Milic, defenseman Simon Kubicek and forward Mark Liwiski to the ECHL's Norfolk Admirals. The current Manitoba roster stands at 30 players, consisting of two goaltenders, nine defencemen and 19 forwards. The Moose open their 2023-24 American Hockey League schedule Friday at Canada Life Centre against the Calgary Wranglers.

warriors_2023The Warriors won their season opener 5-2 over the Fishermen (photo courtesy John Podworniak/Selkirk Record)

The St. Malo Warriors have opened the 2023-24 Capital Region Junior Hockey League season with wins over the Selkirk Fishermen and Beausejour Comets. Long-time Warriors head coach Ralph Collette will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.