Bryce Warkentine and Mighton Johnson scored two goals each as the Niverville Nighthawks defeated the Steelers 4-2 in Selkirk. Niverville goaltender Raiden LeGall stopped 21 of the 23 shots he faced. The Nighthawks will wrap up their pre-season schedule with a home-and-home against the Steinbach Pistons this week. The two teams meet Wednesday in Niverville and Saturday at the T.G. Smith Arena.
Defenseman Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne is attending Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Team September Camp which begins today in Thorold, Ontario. Forty-six players will be split into two teams - Red & White - for practices, fitness testing, off-ice sessions and a pair of intrasquad games on Thursday and Saturday. The camp will serve as a critical step towards preparation for international competition throughout the 2023-24 season including the 2024 World Women’s Championship next spring in Utica, New York.
Andrew Ladd has announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the National Hockey League. The 37-year-old Maple Ridge, B.C. native was the first captain of the Jets when the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg in 2011. Ladd recorded 256 goals and 550 points in 1,001 career games with the Jets, Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders and Arizona Coyotes. He won the Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2006 and the Blackhawks in 2010.
The Canadian men’s basketball team captured bronze Sunday at the 2023 FIBA World Cup in Manila. Dillon Brooks poured in 39 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 31 points and 12 assists as Canada defeated the United States 127-118 in overtime in the third place game. Germany downed Serbia 83-77 in the gold medal game. Tournament MVP Dennis Schroder of the Toronto Raptors had 28 points for Germany.
Canada earned silver at the NORCECA Senior Men's Volleyball Continental Championship in Charleston, West Virginia. The United States swept Canada 25-20, 25-14, 25-22 in the gold medal game at the Charleson Coliseum and Convention Center.
The first Provincial High School Championship of 2023-24 takes place September 29th at the Pleasant Valley golf course in Belmont. MHSAA executive director Chad Falk will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.