Noah Giesbrecht of Steinbach Regional and Lauren Evason of Gabrielle Roy lost out in the quarterfinals of the Provincial High School Curling Championships at the Heather Curling Club in Winnipeg. Giesbrecht, Brennan Doig, Parker Fast & Otto Goertzen fell 11-2 to Colton Olafson of Portage Collegiate. Evason, Mia Stewart, Brie Lambert & Amelie Beaudry dropped a 10-5 decision to Meghan Lagadi of St. Mary’s. Tia Plaetinck & Thomas Woloskoski of Whitemouth have a 2-2 round robin record and Kelia Haskins & Jeremy vanDriel of Edward Schreyer School in Beausejour are 1-3 at the Provincial Mixed Doubles championship at the Pembina Curling Club.
Reid Carruthers of the Granite will take on Riley Smith of Charleswood and Ryan Wiebe of Fort Rouge will meet clubmate Braden Calvert in the Playoff Round “A” side qualifying games on the 9 a.m. draw at the 2024 Viterra Provincial Men’s Curling Championship in Stonewall. The winners will play in the 1-1 page playoff game tonight at 6 p.m. CurlManitoba announced on Friday that Portage la Prairie will host the 2025 Viterra Championship.
Shaela Hayward, Keira Krahn, India Young and Rylie Cox of the Carman Curling Club will play for gold at the 2024 Canadian U18 Curling Championship in Ottawa. Team Hayward defeated Rebecca Regan of Nova Scotia 4-2 Friday night and will face Jolianne Fortin of Quebec at 3:30 p.m. in the gold medal game. Rylan Campbell, Logan Zacharias, Nick Senff and Rylan Graham of the Altona Curling Club defeated Riley Winters of Northern Ontario 8-5 and will face Owen Nicholls of Ontario in the Consolation B final.
The Steinbach Pistons scored two goals in each period and beat the Winnipeg Blues 6-2. Grady Hoffman scored his 24th and 25th goals of the season for the Pistons while singles went to Jackson Kostiuk, James Fuchs, Brandon Funk and Shane Burns. The Niverville Nighthawks gave up five power play goals and lost 7-1 to the Oil Capitals in Virden. Colin Whaley had the lone goal for the Nighthawks. Niverville native Evan Groening had a pair of goals for the Oil Capitals.
The Steinbach Huskies, Niverville Clippers and Lorette Comets were winners on the opening night of the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League playoffs. Ethan Unger had a hat trick and Brandon Thiessen had a goal and three helpers as the Huskies downed the St. Clements Gators 8-1. Erik Anderson and Rylan Kurbatoff scored two goals each as the Clippers shaded the Red River Mudbugs 5-4. Liam Foster scored the go-ahead goal at 12:39 of the third period as the Comets edged the Macdonald Swarm. Those were the first games in their best-of-five quarterfinals.
Ashton Dubois scored three times in the St. Malo Warriors 8-4 victory over the Beausejour Comets. Rylan Keck added a pair of goals for the Warriors. Riley Tirschman had a goal and an assist for the Comets.
Rylen Roersma scored twice in the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes at Westoba Place. Jayden Wiens and Roger McQueen also found the back of the net for the Wheat Kings.
The Manitoba Moose lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Kristian Reichel, Nikita Chibrikov and Dawson Barteaux scored for the Moose who trailed 3-0 early in the third period.
Emerance Maschmeyer made 27 saves as Canada’s National women’s hockey team blanked the United States 3-0 in Regina. Natalie Spooner, Emily Clark and Sarah Nurse did the goal scoring for Team Canada who evened the Rivalry Series at 3-3. The deciding seventh game goes Sunday in St. Paul, Minnesota.