Eastman U15 AAA Selects teammates, forward Asher Gingras of Steinbach and forward William Picklyk of Mitchell, were chosen in the 2024 Western Hockey League Prospects Draft. Gingras, who had 30 goals and 23 assists in 21 games, went to the Kamloops Blazers with the 22nd pick in round one. Picklyk had 36 goals and 46 assists in 32 games and was chosen by the Everett Silvertips in round five. Defenseman Graeme Pickering of St. Adolphe was selected 15th overall in round one by the Red Deer Rebels. Defenseman Madden Tymchak of Oakbank went to Kamloops in round three. The first Manitoban selected was forward Tyden Lafournaise of Winnipeg who was taken 13th overall by Lethbridge in round one.

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion Winkler Flyers won their Centennial Cup round robin opener Thursday in Oakville, Ontario. Dalton Andrew scored all four goals and Malachi Klassen made 17 saves as Winkler downed the Superior International Junior Hockey League champion Sioux Lookout Bombers 4-2. The Flyers next game is Saturday at 11 a.m. against the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League champion Melfort Mustangs.

The Moose Jaw Warriors meet the Winterhawks in Portland tonight in game one of the Western Hockey League's best-of-seven championship series. The Warriors defeated the Blades 3-2 in Saskatoon Tuesday night in the deciding seventh game of their Eastern Conference final. Lynden Lakovic scored the overtime winner for Moose Jaw. The Winterhawks eliminated the Prince George Cougars in six games in the Western Conference final. 

Aerin Frankel made 53 saves and Susanna Tapani scored 14:25 into overtime as Boston defeated Montreal 2-1 in game one of their best-of-five PWHL semifinal. Game two goes Saturday in Montreal.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers rookie camp ends today. The final practice session is from 10:15 a.m-12:20 p.m. at the field beside Winnipeg Soccer Federation South. Main camp starts Sunday. The Bombers first pre-season game is Monday, May 20th in Regina against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes lost their 2024 American Association season opener 5-3 to the Cleburne Railroaders in Texas. Dayson Croes had two hits and drove in two runs for the Goldeyes. Winnipeg starter Colton Eastman took the loss. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings of work. Tasker Strobel and Grant Townsend combined to pitch the final three innings for the Fish.

golf_2023Adam & Gavin Speirs were inducted into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame Thursday night (photo courtesy Sandra Shibata/Golf Manitoba)

The 20th Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held Thursday at Breezy Bend. Adam Speirs will join Clayton Dreger and reflect on his induction into the Hall on Sportsbeat which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.