Liam Doyle had a goal and an assist and Cole Plowman made 36 saves as the Steinbach Pistons downed the OCN Blizzard 5-2 at the Hylife Centre in La Broquerie. Shane Burns, Leo Chambers, James Fuchs and Jackson Kostiuk also scored for the defending Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions who snapped their two-game losing skid.
The defending Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League champion Steinbach Huskies clinched first place Friday night. Ian Friesen had a hat trick as the Huskies downed the Macdonald Swarm 7-1 in Sanford. Sam Sass had a goal and four assists as Springfield beat St. Clements 9-4 at the East Selkirk Arena. Andrew Dyck scored his third goal of the game in overtime to lift Red River past Lorette 7-6. The Xtreme finished in second place and the Mudbugs took third.
Dylan Liske made 24 saves in recording the shutout as the Beausejour Comets blanked the Arborg Ice Dawgs 4-0. Nikolas Bear scored twice for the visitors while the rest went to Clint Thomas and Evan Leeson.
Cameron Sylvester had a hat trick as the Eastman Selects shaded the Winnipeg Thrashers 4-3 at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour. Jeremiah Warkentine had the other Selects goal.
First place in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League belongs to the Ste. Anne Aces. The defending champion Aces clinched top spot when the Warren Mercs lost their regular season finale 6-4 at home to Red River on Friday night. The third place Wild can still catch the Mercs for second. Red River has to beat the Portage Islanders today in Morris and the Hawks in Notre Dame on Tuesday in order to pass Warren in the standings.
Brett Hyland scored twice on the power play and Carson Bjarnason made 39 saves as the Brandon Wheat Kings downed the Red Deer Rebels 4-1 at Westoba Place. Roger McQueen with his 20th of the season and Matteo Michels also scored for the Wheat Kings.
The Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Sean Monahan from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round pick in 2027. Monahan, a pending unrestricted free agent, has 13 goals and 35 points in 49 games with the Habs this season.
The Manitoba Moose gave up five unanswered goals and lost 5-2 to the Milwaukee Admirals. Nicholas Jones and Kristian Reichel did the goal scoring for the Moose who led 2-0 midway through the second period.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with defensive tackle Jake Thomas. The New Brunswick native returns to the Bombers for a 12th CFL season – all in Winnipeg. Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 CFL draft, Thomas is the longest serving player on the football club, having suited up for 186 regular season games and the last four Grey Cups. Thomas is a two-time Grey Cup winner as part of the Blue Bombers championship teams in 2019 and 2021.