Kaitlyn Lawes, Selena Njegovan, Jocelyn Peterman and Kristin MacCuish are 2024 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts champions. The Fort Rouge foursome outscored Beth Peterson, Kelsey Rocque, Katherine Doerksen and Melissa Kurz of the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club 9-8 in the final at the Access Event Centre Sunday afternoon in Morden. Team Lawes will join four-time defending Canadian champion Kerri Einarson of Gimli and 2023 Manitoba champion and Scotties finalist Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg in Calgary next month. There will be four Manitoba teams at the Scotties. Kate Cameron of the Granite, who lost to Beth Peterson in the semifinals Sunday morning in Morden, earned a Scotties wildcard berth when Selena Sturmay won the Alberta provincial championship and Danielle Inglis captured the Ontario provincials. Team Cameron was seventh in the Canadian Team Ranking System standings. Corryn Brown of B.C. got the other wildcard spot.
Morgan Rempel, Erik Anderson and Rylan Kurbatoff scored in the third period as the Niverville Clippers defeated the St. Clements Gators 4-2 at the East Selkirk Arena. Craig Lacasse also scored for the Clippers who moved into a tie for sixth place in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League with the Landmark Blues. Both teams have 20 points and are four back of the fifth place Lorette Comets. Gavin Winram and Luke Tyslau did the goal scoring for the Gators.
The St. Malo Warriors score five second period goals en route to a 10-0 victory over the Arborg Ice Dawgs. Jeremie Collette and Brady Gregoire each had a hat trick for the hometown Warriors, Keston Worley added a pair of goals while the rest went to Rylan Keck and Damon Johnson. Logan Mazinke made 20 saves in recording the shutout. St. Malo is four points back of the Capital Region Junior Hockey League leading Selkirk Fishermen.
The Brandon Wheat Kings wrapped up their three-game Alberta road trip with a 5-4 overtime loss to Edmonton. Roan Woodward potted the winner 2:17 into OT for the Oil Kings. Jayden Wiens had a pair of power play goals for the Wheat Kings who enjoyed a 4-1 lead 12 minutes into the second period. Roger McQueen and Matteo Michels also scored for Brandon.
The Manitoba Moose have won back-to-back games for the first time since early December. Thomas Milic made 18 saves as Manitoba edged the Chicago Wolves 2-1. Kyle Capobianco and Portage la Prairie's Dean Stewart with this first of the season did the goal scoring for the Moose.
Abby Boreen scored 2:56 into overtime to lift Minnesota past New York 2-1 in the lone Professional Women's Hockey League game. Nicole Hensley made 33 saves in net for Minnesota.
The Eastman Selects faced the Winnipeg Thrashers and Southwest Cougars 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.