The Opening Ceremonies for the 2017 Canada Summer Games will take place today at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

Rower Emma Gray of Winnipeg is our province's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremonies which begin at 7 p.m.

Jacob Loewen, who grew up in Blumenort and now lives and trains in Winnipeg is also on Team Manitoba's rowing team and will be attending the Opening Ceremonies tonight.

"It's pretty cool," said Loewen. "It's pretty close to sold out. It'll be a good experience."

Loewen will be competing in two events on the water at the Kenora Rowing Club next week - quadruple sculls and fours.

"We had off-water times trials on ergometer machines to make the cut to do on-water trials and then after the team was selected it was pretty well four to five hours a day of training with Sundays off for about the last month-and-a-half," said Loewen. "I'd say we've been training for the Canada Games for about a year now."

Loewen, Yanko Kalem, Andrej Kao and Tyrone Nakagawa make up the quad sculls team while Loewen, Kalem, Kao and Riley Sierhuis will compete in the fours.

"Obviously B.C. and Ontario are good," said Loewen. "They have lots of numbers. They do a lot of water sports compared to the prairie provinces. I think Team Manitoba has a decent chance. We look a lot better than we have in the past few Games. It will be a good experience. I'm going to meet lots of new people and look at it as a stepping stone towards other events."

Loewen has been on the water for just over a year.

He left the University of Winnipeg's volleyball team and gave rowing 100% of his attention back in the summer of 2016.

"Part of it was it worked for my body," said Loewen who was a left-side hitter for the Wesmen. "My knees were hurting a lot playing volleyball and rowing is a lower impact sport so it's better on my body. I do enjoy sports where I'm outside and not locked in a gym everyday."

 

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Wednesday, January 23rd

WHSHL
SRSS 4 Sturgeon Heights 3 (OT)

WWHSHL
Murdoch MacKay 3 SRSS 0

MJHL
Virden 3 Steinbach 0
Portage 4 Selkirk 1
Waywayseecappo 3 Neepawa 2
Dauphin 3 OCN 0

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Southwest 3 Brandon 1
Central Plains vs Pembina Valley
@ Morden (ppd)

CSHL
Grunthal 11 La Broquerie 2
Ste. Anne 7 Red River 4

AHL
Grand Rapids 2 Manitoba 1 (OT)

NHL
Toronto 6 Washington 3
Montreal 2 Arizona 1
Minnesota at Colorado, 8:30 p.m.
Nashville at Vegas, 9 p.m.
St. Louis at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Carolina at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Indiana 110 Toronto 106
Brooklyn 114 Orlando 110
Houston 114 New York 110
L.A. Clippers 111 Miami 99
Boston 125 Cleveland 103
Atlanta 121 Chicago 101
Detroit 98 New Orleans 94
Charlotte 118 Memphis 107
Philadelphia 122 San Antonio 120
Denver at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 24th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Basketball
Junior Varsity Boys
SRSS vs J.H. Bruns
@ Wpg, 6:30 p.m.
Junior Varsity Girls
SRSS vs Windsor Park
@ Wpg, 6:30 p.m.

WHSHL
SRSS vs Westwood
@ Wpg, 4 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Arborg, 7:30 p.m.

NBA
Golden State at Washington, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Portland at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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