The Steinbach Regional varsity boys basketball team played their South Central Athletic Conference season opener Monday night in Winnipeg. The Sabres trailed early and lost 81-50 to the Louis Riel Voyageurs. Khean Koeuth lead the SRSS with 15 points, Rovic Duaqui added 13 points and six rebounds while Fara Fola-Bolumole was just shy of the double-double with nine points and 11 boards to go along with three blocked shots. The Sabres next game is Monday, January 31st against the Olympiens at College Jeanne-Sauve.
Steinbach Regional gave up six third period goals and fell 7-1 to Lord Selkirk. Andrew Denoon had a hat trick for the Royals. Ian Friesen had the lone goal for the Sabres who have lost eight in row and are in ninth place in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League's Platinum Promotions Division with a 5-13-1-1 record.
Curling Canada has announced that the 2023 Tim Hortons Brier will be played March 3th-12th in London, Ontario. London last hosted the Canadian Men's Curling Championship in 2011 when Manitoba’s Jeff Stoughton and his team from Winnipeg hoisted the Brier Tankard after defeating Glenn Howard of Ontario in the gold-medal game. Stoughton, Jon Mead, Reid Carruthers and Steve Gould won the World Championship one month later in Regina.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes re-signed Canadian left-handed pitcher Travis Seabrooke on Monday. Seabrooke was 6-0 with a 4.14 ERA for the Goldeyes last season, and tied for the American Association lead with 44 appearances. The Peterborough, Ontario native tied for fifth among American Association relievers with 54 strikeouts in 45.2 innings pitched. The 26-year-old also posted a 2.70 ERA across 11 relief appearances in which he threw multiple innings. In late-May, Seabrooke was selected to the Canadian National Team, and made two appearances at the Americas Olympic Qualifier in Florida. Seabrooke enters his eighth season of professional baseball, and is 17-26 lifetime with six saves and a 4.84 ERA in 144 games, 99 of them in relief. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound left-hander was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth round in 2013 out of Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough. Seabrooke pitched six seasons in the Orioles’ farm system, and was ranked Baltimore’s 16th best prospect by Baseball America in 2014. Seabrooke previously pitched for the Canadian Junior National Team, competing at the U18 World Cup in both 2012 (South Korea) and 2013 (Taiwan). The Goldeyes now have seven players signed to contracts for the 2022 season. American Association clubs may carry up to 30 players during spring training, which begins May 5th.