Canada has won its 25th medal at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. Speedskater Ivanie Blondin captured silver in the women’s mass start. The Ottawa native finished six-hundredths of a second behind Irene Schouten of Netherlands. Canadian athletes have won four gold, eight silver and 13 bronze medals. Five-time world curling champion Niklas Edin of Sweden beat Bruce Mouat of Great Britain 5-4 in an extra end in the gold medal game. Eve Muirhead of Great Britain will meet Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan in the women’s gold medal match.
The Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League's opening round series between the Niverville Clippers and Red River Mudbugs has been extended. The Clippers game against the Mudbugs scheduled for Friday night was postponed. The deciding fifth game will now be played Tuesday night in St. Jean. The winner will face the Lorette Comets in the semifinals.
The Brandon Wheat Kings and Winnipeg Ice were both winners on Friday. Nate Danielson scored three times and Trae Johnson had the other two goals as Brandon beat the Hurricanes 5-2 in Lethbridge. Brandon captain Ridly Greig chipped in with three assists. Daniel Hauser made 28 saves as Winnipeg defeated the Hitmen 3-1 in Calgary. Zachary Benson scored twice for the Ice. The other went to Conor Geekie. Hitmen goaltender Ethan Buenaventura faced 55 shots.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes signed infielder Ian Sagdal. The Wenatchee, Washington native hit a combined .220 with four home runs and 16 rbi in 40 games last season at two levels on the Washington Nationals’ farm system. Sagal was drafted by the Nationals in the 16th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Washington State University. The Goldeyes now have 14 players signed to contracts for the 2022 American Association season. Ball clubs may carry up to 30 players during spring training which begins May 5th.