Winkler Flyers head coach and general manager Justin Falk has been named the head coach for Team Canada West which will compete at the 2022 World Junior A Hockey Challenge from December 11th - 18th in Cornwall, Ontario. Three Manitobans have been invited to Team West's selection camp and they are forward Ty Paisley of Steinbach who plays for the Steinbach Pistons; goaltender Andrew Ness of Winnipeg who plays for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and defenseman Sam Court of Winnipeg who plays for the Brooks Bandits. Morden's Trent Crane, who plays for the Summerside Western Capitals, has been named to Team East's selection camp roster. Both selection camps will take place from December 5th - 7th in Cornwall. 

The Warren Mercs and Ile des Chenes Northstars were winners in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League Thursday night. The Mercs scored four unanswered goals in the first period en route to a 7-3 victory over Altona. Drake Lindsay had a pair of goals for the defending SEMHL champions while the rest went to Eric Swanson, Kyle Luschinski, Chase Faulkner, Kyle Lundale and Brenden Luschinski. Braydon MacDonald chipped in with three assists. Adam Henry, Tristen Dueck and Justin Voth replied for the Maroons. Tyler Swerdyliak scored a power play goal 4:17 into overtime to lift Ile des Chenes past Notre Dame 4-3. Jordan Weir, Riley Beauchemin and Braeden Binda also scored for the Northstars. Eli Carels, Bobby McNair and Kyle Rous replied for the Hawks. Rous' goal 78 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 3-3.

Deloraine's Ashton Bell, Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne and Kristen Campbell of Brandon are on Canada's roster to the play the second leg of the Rivalry Series, December 15th - 19th in Henderson, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. Bell, who is into her final season with the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, did not play the first three games of the series which were won by the Americans in Kamloops, Kelowna and Seattle. Larocque and Campbell were on Team Canada's roster for the opening three games. The cross-border rivals will play two additional matchups in Canada in early 2023. Host locations will be announced in the coming months.

It's day two of the  Provincial A, AA and AAA High School Varsity Volleyball Championships. The A girls championship is in Gretna. The host MCI Blues lost to Baldur/Cartwright and Glenboro. The Blues will play their final two round robin games against Hamiota and Ste. Rose. The Elm Creek Cobras are the host team for the A boys championship. The Cobras lost to Treherne and beat Ste. Rose. Elm Creek will face Frontier Mosakahiken and Wawanesa today. The AA championships are in The Pas. Rosenort girls beat Green Valley and Virden. The Redhawks will meet the Hapnot Kopper Queens of Flin Flon and Gabrielle Roy today. Rosenort boys beat the host Margaret Barbour Spartans and Hapnot.The Redhawks final two round robin games are against Landmark and Gladstone. Northlands Parkway and Sanford are at the AAA girls championship in Neepawa. The Nighthawks beat Stonewall and lost to Linden Christian and College Beliveau. The Sabres beat Lorette and Neelin. Sanford will play its final round robin game today against Westgate. Garden Valley and Northlands Parkway are at the AAA boys championship in Steinbach. The Zodiacs lost to Transcona and will face the Nighthawks and Linden Christian today. NPC lost to Linden Christian and will meet the Zodiacs and Transcona today. 

The St. Paul's Crusaders will face Steinbach Regional Monday night in Winnipeg in the final of the Provincial AAAA High School varsity boys volleyball championship. The Sabres swept Vincent Massey 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 at the University of Manitoba's Investors Group Athletic Centre. The Crusaders beat Lord Selkirk 25-22, 26-24, 18-25. 25-21 in the other semifinal.

Canada fell 2-1 to Morocco in its final Group Stage match at the 2022 World Cup. Canada lost all three games in Qatar. Canada will co-host the 2022 World Cup with the United States and Mexico.