Six provincial high school varsity volleyball champions will be crowned today. At the AAA boys championship in Steinbach...the host Flames will meet Northlands Parkway in the quarterfinals. Edward Schreyer of Beausejour lost to Neelin and Lorette fell to Westwood in play-in games. Lorette lost to Stonewall in the quarterfinals at the AAA girls championship in Neepawa. At the AA championships in The Pas...Gabrielle Roy girls will meet Souris and Green Valley will take on Major Pratt in the quarterfinals. Gabrielle Roy boys will face William Morton of Gladstone and Landmark will meet Immanuel Christian in the quarterfinals.
Ty Paisely had a goal and three assists as the Steinbach Pistons downed Virden 7-2 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Landon Roberts, Nicholas Mikan, Davis Fry, Neo Kiememey, Hunter Degelman and Travis Hensrud with his 18th of the season also scored for the Pistons who won for the 21st time this season.
Braden Panzer buried the go-ahead goal on the power play 11:14 into the third period as the Niverville Nighthawks shaded Waywayseecappo 3-2. Brendan Bottem and Josh Paulhus also scored for the Nighthawks.
Braden Hildebrand and Andrew Dyck scored three goals each as the Red River Mudbugs defeated Landmark 6-1 in St. Jean. Caleb Hamstra had the lone goal for the Blues.
Damon Johnson had three goals and an assist as St. Malo bounced Arborg 8-1. Brady Gregoire added a pair of goals for the hometown Warriors and the rest went to Mikka Lambert, Cole Holdnick and Samuel Frechette. Teagan Fillion chipped in with three helpers.
St. Adolphe’s Josh Pickering scored his fourth goal of the season in the Swift Current Broncos 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Ice. Broncos forward and Steinbach native Luke Mistelbacher drew an assist on Clarke Caswell’s second period goal. Brandon beat the Prince Albert Raiders 5-4 at Westoba Place in general manager Marty Murray’s debut behind the Wheat Kings bench. Murray took over the head coaching duties on Monday after Don MacGillivray was let go.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored the lone Jets goal in Winnipeg’s 4-1 loss to Columbus at Canada Life Centre. Former Jet Patrik Laine, who returned to the Blue Jackets lineup after missing seven games with an ankle injury scored twice for the Blue Jackets. Johnny Gaudreau had three assists.
Jennifer Jones will meet Clancy Grandy of Vancouver and Nancy Martin of Saskatoon will face Penny Barker of Moose Jaw in the women’s A event qualifiers at the DEKALB Superspiel in Morris. Matt Dunstone will take on Ryan Wiebe in one of the two men’s A event qualifiers.