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Winnipeg Wins Game Loses Bighill, Demski & Harris

WINNIPEG - It wasn’t technically a must-win for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night, but it was a must-win for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday night. On a four-game losing streak, the Bombers were coming off a bye week and about to face the last-place Montreal Alouettes. A win, and they would…

Winnipeg Blue Bombers will Honour Melvin ‘Fritz’ Hanson

WINNIPEG – The 11th inductee to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber's Ring of Honour at Investors Group Field will be the late Melvin ‘Fritz’ Hanson. The Bomber's said the ceremony will take place at halftime during this Friday’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. Hanson was the first superstar in the history of the Winnipeg Football Club,…

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Winnipeg Wins Game Loses Bighill, Demski & Harris

WINNIPEG - It wasn’t technically a must-win for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night, but it was a must-win for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday night. On a four-game losing streak, the Bombers were coming off a bye week and about to face the last-place Montreal Alouettes. A win, and they would…

Winnipeg Blue Bombers will Honour Melvin ‘Fritz’ Hanson

WINNIPEG – The 11th inductee to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber's Ring of Honour at Investors Group Field will be the late Melvin ‘Fritz’ Hanson. The Bomber's said the ceremony will take place at halftime during this Friday’s game against the Montreal Alouettes. Hanson was the first superstar in the history of the Winnipeg Football Club,…

Ottawa Trades Captain Erik Karlsson

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators promised they were going into rebuild mode earlier this week. They weren’t kidding. Ending months of speculation and creating yet another juicy headline, the Senators traded their franchise player — captain Erik Karlsson —to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. In the end, the defenceman and the Senators did not…

Hockey Night in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — The Humboldt Broncos lost, but the score didn’t matter. The Broncos fell 2−1 to the Nipawin Hawks on Wednesday — their first regular−season game since a team bus crash claimed 16 lives on April 6th — but the game prompted an outpouring of support from the hockey community as the team returned…

Escape Clause, Gourneau, Badrie, Whitehall Big Winners at the Downs

Let it be recorded that on Sunday afternoon, the final race of the 2018 live thoroughbred meet was won by Ebadan, a horse owned by the successful Assiniboia Racing Club (with 54 share-owning members). Let it also be remembered that the final stakes races of the meet were won by Escape Clause (the Manitoba Matron…

Eight Recruits for Manitoba Bison Women’s Volleyball

WINNIPEG — The Bison women’s volleyball team introduces eight new recruits for the 2019 - 2020 season, seven of them from Manitoba. The team will officially introduce the class, along with 2018-19 first-year Jordan Hamm, at a press conference this Thursday, September 13. “This class brings a combination of physicality, skill, athletic ability, unprecedented success,…

Debenham & Edmondson Appointed to Sport Manitoba Board

One new member and one returning member have been appointed to the board of Sport Manitoba. “Manitoba has an energetic and passionate sports community, and we are pleased to announce the latest appointments,” said Minister Cathy Cox in a news release. “As terms expire, we want to keep the board of directors as fresh and…

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Lose Fourth Straight

WINNIPEG - Coming into the 15th edition of Banjo Bowl weekend, Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans, players, coaches, and Matt Nichols himself knew his leash was getting shorter after three consecutive poor performances, and that leash had to be used after a disastrous first half by the Bomber starting pivot, who threw three interceptions – two…

VIDEO - Manitoba Bison Fall Short in Loss to Saskatchewan

In a short season, close losses hurt that much more. For Manitoba, it’s been two in two weeks, as a high-scoring game Friday night against rival, #10-ranked Saskatchewan ended in a 48-46 loss. This, after a loss to #6-ranked UBC that came down to the last five minutes, as a Thunderbirds score gave a close…

It’s All About the Fans

It’s all about the fans this weekend at Assiniboia Downs. It’s also the final weekend of live racing in 2018 and features four stakes races. It all starts Friday with the first post parade at 7:15 p.m. and the opening of Fan Appreciation Weekend. There will be discounts on programs, food and merchandise and double…

Media Melee Wins the Gold Cup

Under the strong confident hands of jockey Kayla Pizarro, Media Melee returned to the top of the heap on Monday afternoon. Owned by John Ganas and trained by Steven Gaskin, Media Melee won four stakes races last summer and appeared to be one of the top young geldings in the country, but after five tough,…

Athletes of the Week are Dylan Schrot & Veronica Vetesnik

WINNIPEG - Sisler High School grade, Dylan Schrot, and Veronica Vetesnik were named the Boston Pizza Manitoba Bison Sports Athletes of the Week. A Bison loss to UBC wasn't the start the team wanted, but fifth-year receiver Dylan Schrot still made headlines with his Week one performance. Schrot hauled in a game-high 142 yards and…

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Lose 3rd straight

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Jekyll and Hyde season veered it’s ugly head once again on Sunday afternoon, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders took advantage as they picked up their third win in a row with a 31-23 win in the annual Labour Day Classic in Regina. It was an impressive and dominant first half for the…

Bison Women’s Hockey Announce New Recruits

The Bison Women's Hockey program is gearing up for another exciting season and have announced seven new recruits added to their roster: Kate Gregoire, Halle Edwards, Camille Enns, Polina Goncharova, Samantha Sichkaruk, Molly Kunnas, and Jamie Ricklefs. Interim head coach, Sean Fisher said, “I’m incredibly excited to welcome the 2019 recruiting class to the Bison…

Escape Clause, Sky Promise Win Big at Northlands

While the sold out buffet at the Terrace Dining Room continued to draw a packed house at Assiniboia Downs, the big races just happened to be on TV in the clubhouse this weekend. Chef Gerry Tummillo’s popular race-night dinners are now sold out for the rest of the season, but there is still nothing better…

Manitoba Bison Football Ranked 4th in Canada West

EDMONTON – The University of Manitoba Bison Football team is ranked 4th for the upcoming 2018 Season. The UBC Thunderbirds were picked to take home the Hardy Cup, as the Canada West football pre-season coaches poll was released Monday. UBC, who has played in the last three Hardy Cups, received first-place votes from the conference's…

Humboldt Broncos Back on The Ice

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — As head coach Nathan Oystrick skated around the ice barking orders at his new players on Friday night, the Humboldt Broncos looked like any other junior hockey team in training camp. About 50 people sat in the stands watching the team for the first time since the April 6 bus crash that…

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Fall Apart in Calgary

CALGARY - Bo-Levi Mitchell loves playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Calgary Stampeder pivot threw for a career-high 452 yards as the Stampeders rolled over the Bombers 39-26 in Calgary on Saturday afternoon. Mitchell went 25-of-42 along with three touchdowns and improved to 8-1 in his career against Winnipeg. Receiver Kamar Jorden set a…

Kansas City Wallops Winnipeg Goldeyes 18 - 6

WINNIPEG – The Goldeyes lost 18-6 in Kansas City Saturday in the series finale of the three-game match up at T-Bones Ballpark. Click here for the Box Score. Scoring opened in the first, on a two-out RBI single from Tucker Nathans to drive in Grant Heyman. The T-Bones answered back with three runs. In a…

Stanley Cup Taken to Humboldt Broncos Crash Site

HUMBOLDT, Sask. — A small Saskatchewan city devastated by a fatal bus crash involving its junior hockey team welcomed a trophy Friday that fans no doubt hoped would one day be hoisted by one of their boys. Chandler Stephenson, a forward with the NHL champion Washington Capitals, brought the Stanley Cup to Humboldt to recognize…

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