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Niverville's Justin Giesbrecht has signed with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Winkler Flyers. Giesbrecht had seven goals and 22 assists in 40 games this past season with the Manitoba "AAA" Midget Hockey League's Eastman Selects. He added a pair of assists in three play-off games.

The Hershey Bears are one win away from capturing the Calder Cup. Winkler's Eric Fehr scored twice as Hershey beat Milwaukee 6-4. The Bears lead the American Hockey League's best of 7 final three games to two. Kris Beech also scored a pair of goals for Hershey while Mike Green and Brooks Laich added singles. Colin Forbes had three assists. Foxwarren's Mark Wotton had a helper. Jordin Tootoo, Shea Weber, Brandon Segal and Libor Pivko replied for the Admirals who will host game six on Thursday.

The defending champion Grunthal Generals and the Ravens were winners Tuesday night in the Southeastern Fastball League. Bob Smith drilled a three-run homer as the Generals downed the Mitchell Mavericks 11-2. Farrell Reimer was the winning pitcher as the Ravens beat the Eagles 6-4.

The Carillon Sultans will meet Interlake Wednesday in Stonewall. The Sultans are 8 and 4 while the Knights are 7 and 6. The defending Manitoba Junior Baseball League champion Elmwood Giants will host Pembina Valley. The Giants lead the league with a record of 10 and 3 while the Orioles are 5 and 7. The 8 and 5 Altona Bisons will host St.James. The A's have one win in 15 games this season.

Corey Stang and Aaron Mendoza each drove in a pair of runs as Winnipeg downed Fargo-Moorhead 7-4 Tuesday night at Can West Global Park. The Goldeyes improved to 13 and 11 and trail the Northern Baseball League West Division leading RedHawks by 31/2 games.

Canada’s National Women’s Volleyball Team, which includes Tammy Mahon of Holland, Stephanie Penner of Dauphin and Ashley Voth of Winnipeg, swept the Japanese Professional Team 'Takefuji Bamboo' in three straight sets Tuesday night at Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler.

The Canadian Curling Association has awared the 2007 Canadian Senior Men's and Senior Women's Championships to Trois-Rivières, Quebec.