Canada has been eliminated at the 2024 World Junior Hockey Championship. Jakub Stancl scored his second goal of the game with 11 seconds left in the third period to lift Czechia past Canada 3-2 in the quarterfinals in Gothenburg, Sweden. Matthew Wood and Jake Furlong scored for the Canadians who trailed 2-0 after the first period. The game was tied 2-2 after forty minutes. Dominion City's Denton Mateychuk was named Team Canada's Player of the Game. 

Corinne Schroeder recorded the Professional Women's Hockey League's first-ever shutout on New Year's Day in Toronto. The 24-year-old Elm Creek native stopped all 29 shots she faced as New York defeated Toronto 4-0 in the PWHL's inaugural game in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,537 at Mattamy Athletic Centre. Ingersoll, Ontario's Ella Shelton scored the league's first goal. The New York defender beat Toronto netminder Kristen Campbell of Brandon 10:43 into the first period. Alex Carpenter, Jill Saulnier and Kayla Vespa also scored the visitors. Campbell finished the game with 24 saves. Defender Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne is on Toronto's roster. Montreal visits Ottawa tonight. Defender Ashton Bell of Deloraine is on Ottawa's roster and defender Kati Tabin of Winnipeg is with Montreal.

The Brandon Wheat Kings dropped a 4-0 decision to the Saskatoon Blades on New Year's Day at SaskTel Centre. Brandon Lisowsky, Trevor Wong and Rhett Melnyk scored power play goals for the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference leading Blades. Tyler Parr added a shorthanded goal. Austin Elliott made 28 saves in recording the shutout. Brandon's Carson Bjarnason faced 39 shots. The Wheat Kings begin a six-game homestand Saturday night when they meet the Vancouver Giants.  

The Winnipeg Jets face the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight (7 p.m.) at Canada Life Centre. The Jets, who won 10 of 13 games in December, are riding an eight-game points streak. Winnipeg (22-9-4) is tied with the Dallas Stars for second place in the NHL's Central Division standings. The Jets and Stars are one point back of the first place Colorado Avalanche. 

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with American linebacker Brian Cole. He was scheduled to become a free agent in February. The 26-year-old Saginaw, Michigan native returns to Winnipeg in 2024 for his third season. Over 26 regular season games, Cole has recorded 20 special teams tackles, three defensive tackles, and three forced fumbles. Cole originally joined the organization when he was added to the practice roster in July of 2022.

curling_2023Jackie McCannell is the host committee chair for the 2025 Provincial Scotties which will be held at the Pilot Mound Millennium Recreation Complex 

The 2025 Provincial Women's Curling Championship will take place in Pilot Mound. Host committee chair Jackie McCannell will join Clayton Dreger on This Week in Curling which airs Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.