Winnipeg Blue Bombers players met with the media Tuesday morning at IG Field for the final time this season. Running back Brady Oliveira, who is a pending free agent, said there’s a possibility he will try out with some NFL teams. The 26-year-old Winnipeg native had 2,014 all-purpose yards and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian. Oliveira joined Jon Cornish as the only Canadian born players to rush for more than 1,500 yards in a season. The Blue Bombers lost 28-24 to the Montreal Alouettes in the 110th Grey Cup this past Sunday in Hamilton.
The Winnipeg Jets (10-5-2) begin a three-game road trip tonight when they meet the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Jets, who will also face the Florida Panthers on Friday and the Nashville Predators on Sunday, have 22 points and are tied with the Colorado Avalanche for second place in the NHL’s Central Division. The Jets and Avalanche are three points back of the first place Dallas Stars.
Derrick Anderson has a 2-1 round robin record and Kara Balshaw is 1-2 at the Canadian Curling Club Championships at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in Winnipeg.
Canada fell 3-2 to Jamaica Tuesday night in the CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal at BMO Field in Toronto. The aggregate score was 4-4 with Jamaica winning the series on the away goals rule. Canada would have earned a berth in the Nations League final four and a spot in next year’s Copa America. Now the Canadians are out of the CONCACAF tournament and will have to win a play-in match in Frisco, Texas on March 23rd to make the South American championship.