Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst, Addison Kartusch of St. Charles and Rob Oliphant of Rossmere were the medalists in the men's, women's and senior men's divisions at the Manitoba Match Play qualifier Sunday at the Winkler Centennial golf course. Trstenjak was eight-under par 63; Kartusch was one-under par 70 and Oliphant was one-over par 72. Trstenjak’s round featured a streak of six straight birdies on holes 10 through 15. Doug Penner of the Steinbach Fly-In golf club and Steinbach's Cole Peters who plays out of Niakwa both qualified in the men's division as the top 32 advanced. Penner was two over par 73 and tied for ninth. Peters was 78 and finished tied for 28th. Daniel Lamy of La Broquerie Golf was 86 and finished in a tie for 18th. He did not qualify in the senior men's division. Six days of Match Play competition gets underway today at Breezy Bend with the round of 16 in the Senior Men’s division. Competition in the Men’s bracket opens Tuesday followed by the Women on Friday.

The Carillon Sultans season opening winning streak has reached six games. The Manitoba Junior Baseball League leading Sultans swept a doubleheader from the Altona Bisons Sunday at A.D. Penner Park in Steinbach. Ryan Powers had walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning as Carillon took the opener 5-4. Brady Papineau had four hits in game two to lead the Sultans past the Bisons 6-2. Carillon's next game is Wednesday against the St. James A's at Optimist Park. 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes gave up three runs in the top of the fifth innings and lost 8-4 to the Lake Country DockHounds. Ryan Holgate had two hits and scored two runs for the Goldeyes who have Monday off. The Fish will open a three-game series against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks Tuesday at Newman Outdoor Field. 

Host Czechia won gold at the 2024 World Men's Hockey Championship Sunday in Prague. David Pastrnak scored at 9:13 of the third period and David Kampf added an empty-netter with 19 seconds remaining as Czechia blanked Switzerland 2-0. Lukas Dostal made 31 saves in recording the shutout. Sweden scored three unanswered third period goals and downed Canada 4-2 in the bronze medal game. Carl Gundstrom had a pair of goals for the Swede's. Dylan Cozens and Pierre-Luc Dubois replied for Canada. 

Hunter Haight scored his second goal of the game on the power play at 12:16 of the third period to lift the host Saginaw Spirit past the Drummondville Voltigeurs 4-3 at the 2024 Memorial Cup in Michigan. The Spirit improved 2-0 and clinched a berth in the semifinals in the four-team, round-robin tournament. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champions are 0-2. The Moose Jaw Warriors (0-1) face the London Knights (1-0) tonight. The Warriors lost 5-4 to Saginaw in the tournament opener on Friday. The Knights shutout Drummondville 4-0 on Saturday.

The inaugural Professional Women's Hockey League season will end on Wednesday. Alina Müller scored the game-winning-goal at 18:36 of the second overtime to lift Boston to a 1-0 victory over Minnesota at Xcel Energy Arena on Sunday.  With the victory, Boston evens the best-of-five final at 2-2. The decisive fifth game for the Walter Cup will take place on Wednesday at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

hockey_2023Commissioner Kevin Saurette presented the Turnbull Cup to Winkler captain Trent Penner after the Flyers swept the Pistons in the MJHL final

The 2023-24 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season is in the books. Commissioner Kevin Saurette will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.