Former Manitoba Bison DJ Lalama calls it ‘childhood dream come true’ after signing with Blue Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed former Manitoba Bisons linebacker DJ Lalama. Lalama agreed to a one-year contract with his hometown team. Lalama, 25, was a member of the Montreal Alouettes, but missed all of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery. “I have a lot to prove,” Lalama said when reached through text message. “Just feel fortunate for the opportunity. […]

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Manitoba’s top seeds safely through opening day of 2019 Viterra Championship

There were no major upsets to start off the provincial men’s curling championship. The top five seeds all won their opening games on day one of the Viterra Championship in Virden, Manitoba. Team Reid Carruthers made quick work of the Granite Curling Club’s Robert Daudet. Carruthers scored a pair of five-enders, and stole three points in the fourth end on […]

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign pair of former NFL’ers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed a pair of players with NFL experience on Friday. The Bombers announced they’ve signed running back Jalen Simmons and defensive back Mykkele Thompson. RELATED: Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign Winnipegger, add quarterback and receiver Simmons, 26, signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He spent time with four different NFL teams including […]

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Winnipeg Jets battle back again to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3

The Winnipeg Jets did it again. The Jets erased another third period deficit to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Thursday at Bell MTS Place. Trailing by a single goal to start the final frame, Jack Roslovic and Kyle Connor scored third period goals to hand the Jackets a fourth consecutive loss. Connor scored the game winner with just […]

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Reid Carruthers chosen as top seed for Viterra Championship

There were no real surprises as the seeds were revealed for the upcoming Viterra Championship. The new Reid Carruthers and Mike McEwen team was an easy choice for the top seed considering they’ve combined to win the last four provincial men’s curling titles. Jason Gunnlaugson’s Morris based foursome is seeded second, with the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club’s Braden Calvert ranked […]

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Manitoba Scotties: Darcy Robertson clinches playoff spot & Kerri Einarson suffers first loss

Darcy Robertson’s team won a battle of the unbeaten on Friday afternoon to become the first team to clinch a playoff spot at the Manitoba Scotties Tournament Of Hearts in Gimli. Robertson handed the second-seeded Tracy Fleury foursome their first loss to secure a spot in the playoff round. Fleury had a three-point lead after six ends of play, but […]

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Manitoba figure skater turned speed skater blazing a trail to world stage

It’s a dark, chilly night at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and 17-year-old Alexa Scott is braving the cold, training for a busy February. After winning four gold medals at the Canadian Junior Long Track Championships, the Clandeboye resident will soon be off to Europe for both a World Cup event and the World Junior Championships in Italy. “I’m so […]

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Manitoba Moose newcomer takes long road to American Hockey League

You don’t see many 26-year-old rookies in the American Hockey League. “I got a few grey hairs coming in,” said new Moose forward Chris Collins. The newest member of the Manitoba team took an unorthodox route to the pro game. After parts of five WHL seasons with the Saskatoon Blades and the Chilliwack Bruins, Collins couldn’t find a team as […]

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‘Just a fresh mindset’: Playoffs back in sight for suddenly surging Manitoba Moose

What a difference a few short weeks can make. The Manitoba Moose were nearly unbeatable on their just completed six-game homestand. The suddenly surging Moose took 11 of a possible 12 points on home ice, and they’re now unbeaten in regulation time in their last seven straight games. Entering the Christmas break, the Moose looked dead and buried, as five […]

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