The Macdonald Swarm and Springfield Xtreme were winners in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Sunday night. Talon Weselak scored 52 seconds into overtime to lift Macdonald past Steinbach 6-5. Justin Zurbyck, Darius White, Kayden Robertson, Baylen Dilk and Logan Erb also scored for the Swarm. Brandon Thiessen had a pair of goals for the defending champion Huskies while the rest went to Rylen Koop, Eric Mateychuk and Rylan Penner. Braeden Rebeck scored twice as Springfield downed Niverville 4-1. Brady Chambers and Chase Janas also scored for the Xtreme. Teo Lambert had the lone goal for the Clippers. bear
The Niverille Nighthawks fell 3-1 to the Flyers in Winker. Michael Debrito scored the lone goal for the Nighthawks. Niverville netminder Raiden LeGall made 34 saves.
The Eastman Selects gave up three goals in a three-and-a-half-minute span early in the second period and lost 6-2 to the Winnipeg Thrashers at the Gateway Arena. Luc De Gagne and Calem Normandeau did the goal scoring for the Selects.
Ginger Fast had two goals and an assist and Addison Tomes made 30 saves in the Eastman Selects 5-3 victory over the Yellowhead Chiefs in Shoal Lake. Isabella Carriere, Danyel Heppner and Kali Remillard also scored for the Selects.
Canada's medal tally at the Pan Am Games is nearing the 100 mark. The Canadian eventing team won gold in Santiago, Chile. The result ensures Canada will send a full team to compete in what's known as the triathlon of equestrian at the Paris Olympics next year. Canadian athletes have won 98 medals including 33 gold, 30 silver and 35 bronze.
Kara Balshaw of the Thistle Curling Club and Derrick Anderson of Gimli won the Manitoba Curling Club Championships Sunday at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg. Balshaw along with Heather Carson, Sandra Carson, Cathy Gingera, and alternate Kim Merasty defeated Jennifer Clark-Rouire of Fort Garry 7-5 in an extra end in the women's final. Anderson downed David Bohn of Assiniboine Memorial 10-6 in the men's final. Team Balshaw and Team Anderson will represent Manitoba at the National Club Championships in late November at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in Winnipeg.
Kerri Einarson has a 1-1 record and Brad Gushue is 0-1 after day one of the 2023 Pan Continental Curling Championships in Kelowna. Einarson defeated Cynthia Lu of Chinese Taipei 9-2 and then lost 10-7 to Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa. Gushue dropped an 8-5 decision to South Korea’s JongDuk Park in the opening men’s draw. The top five teams in the men’s and women’s competitions will earn berths into their respective world championships.
The Eastman Selects met the Pembina Valley Hawks and Winnipeg Thrashers 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.