Cole Plowman stopped all 29 shots he faced as the Steinbach Pistons blanked the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's West Division leading Virden Oil Capitals 2-0 Sunday afternoon at the HyLife Centre in La Broquerie. Kirk Mullen scored his 20th of the season for the Pistons at 14:50 of the third period and Liam Doyle added an empty netter with 77 seconds left in regulation.

The Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League's regular season schedule is over. Tyler Van de Velde had a hat trick and Liam Foster and Trey Dixon added two goals each as the Lorette Comets defeated the Landmark Blues 9-4 in Rosenort. Tristin Thomas and Deegan McGarry also scored for the Comets. Felix Asselin, Payton Plett, Brandon Leblanc and Joel Tetrault replied for the Blues. The best-of-five quarterfinals begin this week. The Steinbach Huskies face the St. Clements Gators; the Springfield Xtreme take on Landmark, the Red River Mudbugs meet the Niverville Clippers and Lorette will face the Macdonald Swarm.

The Beausejour Comets dropped a 2-1 decision to the defending Capital Region Junior Hockey League champion Selkirk Fishermen. Clint Thomas had the lone goal for the Comets. 

Keith Grondin scored his second goal of the game at 4:59 of overtime to lift the Winkler Royals past the Portage Islanders 4-3 at the Centennial Arena. Aaron Lewadniuk and Mark Hildebrand had the other Winkler goals. Tanner Lesann had a pair of goals for Portage. Riley Hay also scored for the Islanders (9-7-2) who finished in fourth place. The SEMHL's regular season schedule ends Tuesday night when the Notre Dame Hawks host the Red River Wild. The Hawks (7-7-2-1) are one point back of the fifth place Royals (8-8-1-1) who won five of their last six games. The Wild (12-3-0-2) will finish in third spot.

The Brandon Wheat Kings dropped a 3-1 decision to the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference leading Blades in Saskatoon. Luke Shipley had the lone goal for the Wheat Kings. Brandon netminder Carson Bjarnason made 32 saves. 

Montreal and New York were winners in the Professional Women's Hockey League Sunday. Laura Stacey potted the winner 2:36 into overtime as Montreal shaded Boston 2-1. Alex Carpenter scored her second goal of the game 2:12 into overtime to lift New York past Ottawa 4-3. Elm Creek's Corinne Schroeder made 39 saves in net for New York.

Stony Mountain's Aaron Cockerill fired a final round five-under par 67 and finished in a tie for 6th place at the DP World Tour's Bahrain Championship. Cockerill was five shots back of Dylan Frittelli. 

It's day two of the 2024 Canadian U18 Curling Championships in Ottawa. Shaela Hayward of Carman along with lead Rylie Cox, second India Young and third Keira Krahn have a 3-0 round robin record. Hayward defeated Megan Rempel of B.C. 9-1 and Hannah Connolly of Newfoundland & Labrador 9-4. Nash Sugden of Morden with third Tyler Fehr, second Tanner Treichel and lead Ryan Thiessen lost 5-3 to Simon Perry of Newfoundland & Labrador and are 0-2. Rylan Campbell of the Altona Curling Club along with third Logan Zacharias, second Nick Senff and lead Rylan Graham are 1-1 and have the day off. 

hockey_2023The Selects are four points behind the eighth place Pembina Valley Hawks

The Eastman Selects played home games against the Winnipeg Thrashers and Norman Northstars this past weekend. Eastman head coach Bruce Sirrell will join Clayton Dreger on the Selects Report which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.