Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman and captain Keith Aulie is out indefinitely after breaking his right hand.
The member of Canada's gold medal-winning junior team suffered the injury Wednesday night in Prince Albert. He officially got the bad news yesterday afternoon after meeting with doctors in Winnipeg.
Aulie has six goals and 33 points in 58 games.
The WHL playoffs start March 20.
Receiver at CFL camp
Receiver Simon Blaszczak is the lone member of the University of Manitoba Bisons taking part in the CFL's annual evaluation camp, which starts today in Toronto.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will have to find a diamond in the rough this weekend, because as of now their first pick in May's draft isn't until the third round, 19th overall.
In other news yesterday, the Bombers officially announced the re-signing of free agent linebacker Ike Charlton.
Dakota's Kate Cameron and Carberry's Joey Witherspoon won their respective A-side finals yesterday at the Manitoba high school curling championships in Carberry and MacGregor.
Cameron downed Virden's Janelle Vachon 5-4 in the girls' A-side final, while Witherspoon scored a 5-3 triumph over Dauphin's Brett Brezden in the boys' match.
B-side action continues today, and the A-B finals, if necessary, will be played at 6 o'clock tonight in Carberry.
Winnipeg's Amanda Wilks has been recognized for her stellar play with the Norwich University Cadets women's hockey team in Vermont.
The defenceman was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference's first all-star and all-rookie teams earlier this week.
Wilks, who played for the AA midget River East Lightning AA midget and Miles Macdonell Buckeyes, has 14 goals and 15 assists for the Cadets, who compete in NCAA Div. III.