In Kenora Slo Pitch Action, the Devil’s Gap Chiefs took it 21 to 20 in a tight game over Northern Harbour, with a home run from Meagan Derouard.

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are gearing up for their first game of the regular season against the Kam River Fighting Walleye on September 23, after the Superior International Junior Hockey League announced its schedule.

Elsewhere on opening night, the reigning Bill Salonen Cup champion Red Lake Miners visit the Wisconsin Lumberjacks. The expansion Sioux Lookout Bombers will play their first game on October 1 in Sioux Lookout against the Lumberjacks.

The Blue Jays and Orioles battle today in Game 2 of their three-game series in Baltimore. The Orioles won the opener 7-4 last night to pull within three games of Toronto for the first AL wild-card spot.

The Blue Jays will hand the ball to ace right-hander Alek Manoah tonight, while the Orioles counter with Kyle Bradish.

The rebooted 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship gets underway today at Rogers Place in Edmonton with three games on the schedule.

Slovakia plays Czechia in the opener at 1 p.m., followed by the Finland-Latvia game at 5 p.m., and the United States-Germany contest at 9 p.m. Canada's first game in the tournament is tomorrow night against Latvia at 5 p.m.

And the Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon is reported to be seeking a contract that would make him the NHL's highest-paid player, which would kick in two years from now.

The 26-year-old Stanley Cup Champion has one year left on a $6.3 million contract and is coming off an 88-point season. He had previously said he would take any discount necessary to win, but that was before Colorado’s Cup Winning run.

Edmonton’s Connor McDavid is currently the league’s highest-paid player at $12.5 million.