The top three seeds are still undefeated heading into day three of the 2024 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Access Event Centre in Morden. Number one Kaitlyn Lawes of Fort Rouge, second seed Kate Cameron of the Granite and number three Jolene Campbell of Assiniboine Memorial are 4-0 with one round robin draw left for all 12 teams. The top three teams in each group will keep their round robin records and continue on in the Championship Pool.
Nathan McDougall had a goal and an assist as the Springfield Xtreme downed the Lorette Comets 5-1 in Oakbank. Evan Jasper, Mattix Carpenter, Blake Gordichuk and Kai Orchard also scored for the Xtreme who moved within one point of the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League leading Steinbach Huskies. Both teams have four games left. Cole Gratton had the lone goal for the Comets.
The Iles des Chenes Northstars dropped a 5-3 decision to the Carman Beavers. Noah Keating, Justin Dumontier and Josh Beauchemin did the goal scoring for the Northstars who are in seventh place with a week-and-a-half left in the SEMHL regular season schedule. Ile des Chenes is one point back of the Notre Dame Hawks and Portage Islanders who share sixth place. The Northstars are two points up on the eighth place Winkler Royals. Steve Christie made 28 saves in recording the shutout as the Portage Islanders blanked the Altona Maroons 4-0.
Canadian women's soccer coach Bev Priestman has signed a new contract that runs through the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup. The 37-year-old Priestman has a 28-9-and-10 record as head coach and led Canada to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Priestman's signing comes as Canada begins preparations to defend its title at this summer's Paris Games.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed shortstop Andy Armstrong. The 26-year-old Oregon native hit .261 for Goldeyes in 2023, with 19 doubles and 32 runs batted in. He also set a league single-season record with 23 sacrifice bunts. Armstrong was originally acquired via a trade with the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters on March 6, 2023. Armstrong spent the 2022 campaign with Evansville after making his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League in 2021. He has compiled a .253 batting average with four home runs and 84 RBIs over his first three seasons as a pro. Armstrong played five seasons at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) where he won an NCAA Division I National Championship in 2018.
The Niverville Clippers face the Red River Mudbugs, Lorette Comets and St. Clements Gators this weekend. Clippers coach Dominic Martens will join Clayton Dreger on the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Report which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.