Sports Update – Tuesday, April 19 –

Winnipeg Football Club announced a $100,000 donation of youth soccer equipment including 220 new helmets for high school and women’s soccer programs. The club is committed to growing youth football in the community by ensuring children have access to safe equipment so they can focus on developing their skills and knowledge of the game. Football is one of the few sports where all the equipment is provided for the season. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we encourage everyone, especially young people to get involved in football which is truly the most inclusive sport – there is a position on the football pitch for everyone,” said Wade Miller, President and CEO of Winnipeg Blue. bomber. “Whether it’s a tackle or flag league, check with your community club for information on how to join.” The club is also proud to support the Manitoba Fearless Women’s Tackle Football Program. This program supports women’s teams aged 16 to 50 and over to develop their soccer skills. The Fearless play all of their home games at IG Field.

The Winnipeg Jets take on the New York Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Jets (35-30-11) have six games remaining and are 10 points behind the Dallas Stars who retain their second wild card spot in the NHL Western Conference.

Four Manitobans were added to the Team Canada 25-man roster for the 2022 U18 World Hockey Championships starting on April 23 in Germany. They are Swift Current striker Josh Filmon of Winnipeg and his Broncos team-mate, defender Owen Pickering of St. Adolphe and goalkeeper Reid Dyck from Winkler along with goalkeeper Ethan Buenaventura from Winnipeg playing for the Calgary Hitmen. Team Canada will play their opening match of the preliminaries against the United States on April 23.

Brenden Bottcher unveiled his new curling team Monday. The 2021 Brier champions will huddle with Marc Kennedy third, Brett Gallant second and lead Ben Hebert. Kennedy and Hebert won Olympic gold with Kevin Martin in 2010 while Gallant won four Canadian titles and one world championship with Brad Gushue. Bottcher, Patrick Janssen, Brad Thiessen and Karrick Martin announced last month that they would part ways at the end of the curling season.

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