-- Canada's national women's under-22 and under-18 hockey teams each completed their three-game series against the United States on Saturday, with the under-22 team wrapping up a three-game sweep with a 7-2 victory in Toronto. Manitobans Brigette Lacquette of Waterhen and Chelsea Karpenko of Winnipeg each had an assist in the game.
The under-18 team fell 4-3 to the U.S., and came up short in each of their three games played in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The under-22 side also topped the United States 4-1 on Wednesday and 6-5 in a shootout Thursday. The under-18s dropped a 4-1 decision to the U.S. on Wednesday and lost 3-2 in overtime Thursday.
Meaghan Dufault of Winnipeg was the lone Manitoba to hit the scoreboard in all three under-18 games. She had both goals in Thursday's 3-2 loss.
-- Tyler Nickle completed seven of 12 passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns, but the Winnipeg Rifles still took it on the chin Sunday in Saskatoon, as the Hilltops hammered them 51-14 in their season opener in the Prairie Football Conference.
Derek Dean was on the other end of a 15 yard pass from Nickle for one touchdown, while Alex Vitt caught the other for a 23-yard major.
In other games, the Regina Thunder defeated Edmonton Wildcats 32-14 and Calgary Colts got the best of the Edmonton Huskies 33-7.
The Rifles next face the Huskies Sunday at Canad Inns Stadium, beginning at noon.
-- Garth Collings of Matlock, who plays out of Breezy Bend, was the top Manitoban at the Canadian mid-amateur golf championship at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club.
Collings shot a, eight-over-par 292 to finish tied for 13th overall.
Dave Bunker of Woodbridge, Ont., won the tournament for the third time, finishing with a three-over par 74, for a four-round total of five-under 279.
Mike Tibbs finished tied for 36th at plus-14, Rob Oliphant was 77nd at plus-28 and Gerald Couture finished 78th at 31-over.
Bunker's score was also good enough to win the mid masters title, and Collings moved up to take fourth place in that division as well. Oliphant finished 45th, and Couture was 46th.
-- Football Manitoba held its inaugural Hall of Fame inductions Wednesday, inducting four players, six coaches, five teams, five builders and six officials.
Players to make it were: Bud Harden (posthumously), Jason Rauhaus, Hugh Turnbull and Bill Cooper.
In the coaching category, Andrew Currie, John Potter, Bob Rye, Dennis Hrycaiko, Peter Watt and Jim Ladd were inducted.
The 1960 and 1962 St. Vital Bulldogs entered under the team category along with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Winnipeg Rowing Club and Winnipeg Light Infantry.
Builders are Dave Rothstein, Bob Urbonas, Sydney Howard, Bill Stephen and John Debroni, while the officials list comprises Neil Payne, Allan Dryburgh, Bud Ulrich, Bob Turnbull, Ray Ariano and Gord Johnson.
-- The University of Winnipeg Wesmen men's basketball team will play the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in a pair of exhibition games on Monday and Thursday at the Duckworth Centre. Both games start at 8:30 p.m.
-- Brandon University Bobcats women's basketball coach Jaime Taggart has added four more players to her 2010-11 roster. The new recruits are: Caitlin Brock from Winston Knoll Collegiate in Regina, Jaynell Gillett from the University of Calgary, Christen McLeod from King's College in Edmonton and Katie Van De Sype from UBC-Okanagan.
-- Travis Fredborg of Selkirk had a two-round, three-over-par 141 to win the Golf Manitoba junior championship over the par-69, 5,644-yard Tuxedo Golf Course on Saturday. Tyrell Verboom of Minnedosa was second at plus-9 and Nigel Hoydalo of Selkirk third at plus-10.
The 12-under title was won by Stefan Lavallee of Quarry Oaks, and Verboom won the 13-14 age group.
The junior girls winner was Stafanie Lasuik of the Public Player Club, who shot a plus-48 188 over Tuxedo's par-70, 5,243-yard women's course. Camryn Roadley of Glendale and Tian Bao of Breezy Bend tied for second a shot back.Roadley also won the 12-under title, while Bao took the 13-14 championship.
-- The Southwood Golf Club team of Bryce Barr, Bret Thompson, Charlie Boyechko and Kevin Hicks had a three-round score of plus-9 over the par 71, 6,775-yard South Interlake Golf and Country Club Saturday to win the Golf Manitoba men's junior interclub championship for the city title. Elmhurst finished second at 19-over and Breezy Bend was third at plus-20.
The rural championship went to Teulon Golf and Country Club, as Aaron Cockerill, Kyle Kelpin, Darren Kelpin and Jay Stafford, combined for a plus-17. Selkirk finished second at plus-28, and Steinbach Fly In was third.