Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

Gonor's Sam Sampano controls the ring at the 2017 Ringette Manitoba Provincial Championship Feb. 26. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Magic on ice

Gonor's Sam Sampano will be competing at the upcoming Western Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg March 22 to 25.

Ice Dawgs spin Satelites

The Arborg Ice Dawgs dismantled the North Winnipeg Satelites in three of their best-of-five KJHL play-off games to end February on a high note. The result means the team marches on to the second round of playoffs. Game 1: Ice Dawgs 4 Satelites 0 Arborg was completely dominant in its first encounter with North Winnipeg Feb. 23 at the Arborg and Dist

Hockey Canada head Tom Renney has several plans in place -- with or without NHL players -- for Canada's coaches and roster at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea next February. (David Bloom/Postmedia Network)

Uneasy wait for Olympics decision

Tom Renney has Plan A and Plan B and maybe even a Plan C in his Hockey Canada office and admits he has no clue whether NHL players will be participating in the Olympic Games next year in Korea.

The Lord Selkirk Royals compete against the St. Mary's Flames. (Submitted Photo by Scott Gurney)

Royals defeat Flames

The Lord Selkirk Royals defeated the St. Mary's Flames 2-1 Jan. 15 at the MTS Iceplex. Cienna Palmer scored the game winner.

Pictured: The Lord Selkirk Royals take on the Fort Richmond Centurions in the championship final Jan. 21. The Royals claimed the championship with a 51-49 victory. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Fast break

The Selkirk Comp hosted their annual varsity girls basketball tournament Jan. 20 and 21. The Royals came out on top after defeating the Fort Richmond Centurions in the championship final 51-49.

The Warren Wildcats battle the MacGregor Mustangs at their home basketball tournament Jan. 20. (Brook Jones/Interlake Publishing/Postmedia Network)

Shooting hoops in Warren

The Warren Wildcats varsity boys' basketball team battled on their home court during their annual tourney Jan. 20 and 21.