The Winnipeg Blue Bombers face the Montreal Alouettes in the 110th Grey Cup today at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. Receiver Dalton Schoen and linebacker Adam Bighill are game time decisions. Neither has practiced this week. Schoen missed Winnipeg’s last three games with an ankle injury. Bighill suffered a calf injury in the West Division final against the B.C. Lions. The Blue Bomber are the first CFL team to advance to consecutive Grey Cups since the Edmonton Eskimos played in five in a row from 1978-82.
The MHSAA hosted 16 varsity volleyball qualifiers Saturday. The Elm Creek Cobras earned a berth at the Provincial A boys championship in Fisher River. The St. Paul’s Barons and Rosenort Redhawks advance to the Provincial AA girls championship in Lac du Bonnet. Rosenort and the Morris Mavericks have a spot at the Provincial AA boys championship in Ile des Chenes.
Eli Carels had a three-point night with two goals and an assist and Chris Lesage made 37 saves as the Notre Dame Hawks held on for a 5-4 victory over the Ile des Chenes Northstars in the lone South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League game. Sean Christensen, Nico Vigier and Geoff Maloney also scored for the Hawks who lead 4-1 after 40 minutes. Justin Metcalf had a pair of goals for the Northstars while the rest went to Josh Beauchemin and Tyler Pilon.
The Pembina Valley Hawks fell 4-3 in overtime to the Southwest Cougars in Morden. Sam Delaquis scored twice for the Hawks. Lane Apperley had the other Pembina Valley goal. Southwest forward Jack Clark scored a power play goal with 13 seconds left in regulation and Bryan Laing potted the winner 68 seconds into OT for the Cougars.
Pembina Valley dropped a 4-3 decision to the defending Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champion Winnipeg Ice. Jessica Anderson had a pair of goals for the Hawks. Emma Durand also scored for Pembina Valley. The Hawks trailed 1-0 after the first period and lead 3-2 after 40 minutes.
The Brandon Wheat Kings lost 3-2 to the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference leading Medicine Hat Tigers at Westoba Place. Nate Danielson and Jayden Wiens did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings who begin a four-game road trip next Wednesday against the Oil Kings in Edmonton.
The Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their five-game homestand with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Mark Scheifele had a goal and two assists for the Jets who have won six of their last seven games. Josh Morrissey, Vladislav Namestnikov, Mason Appleton and Kyle Connor with his 14th of the season also scored for Winnipeg. Jets netminder Laurent Brossoit made 16 saves.
The Manitoba Moose lost 7-2 to the Toronto Marlies. Parker Ford and Nikita Chibrikov scored for the Moose. The Marlies lead 3-2 and 5-2 at the period breaks.