Lucas Jolicoeur scored both Sabres goals as Steinbach Regional lost its regular season finale 4-2 to the Garden City Fighting Gophers. The Sabres finished in fourth place in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League’s Platinum Promotions Division and will meet the Miles MacDonell Buckeyes in the opening round of the playoffs. Game one is Wednesday at the T.G. Smith Centre.
The Steinbach Pistons dropped a 3-2 decision to the Neepawa Titans at the Yellowhead Centre. Leo Chambers and Ian Amsbaugh did the goal scoring for the Pistons. Desmond Johnson had two goals and an assist in the Niveville Nighthawks 5-2 victory over the Kings in Dauphin.
Second place in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League belongs to the Red River Mudbugs. Will Sawatzky scored the tying goal on the power play with 43 seconds left in the third period and potted the shootout winner as Red River shaded Springfield 6-5. The Mudbugs finished with 34 points, one more than the Xtreme. The first place Steinbach Huskies doubled up on the defending champion Lorette Comets 8-4. The Niverville Clippers were leading Macdonald 4-1 with a minute left in the first period in Sanford when their game was suspended due to a medical emergency.
The St. Malo Warriors and Beausejour Comets were winners in the Capital Region Junior Hockey League. Dayden Collier had a three-point night with two goals and an assist as St. Malo defeated the Arborg Ice Dawgs 6-4. The Warriors have won 14 in a row. Aidan Ticknor scored twice as the Comets defeated the North Winnipeg Satelites 5-1.
Eastman gave up four unanswered second period goals and lost 6-1 to the Pembina Valley Hawks in Morden. Steele Jowett had the lone goal for the Selects.
Ginger Fast, Jenna Sellen and Pandora Turcotte did the goal scoring and Bailey Grunewald made 38 saves as the Eastman Selects beat the Central Plains Capitals 3-2 in Portage.
Connor McClennon scored his second goal of the game two minutes into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Ice past the Brandon Wheat Kings 7-6 at Westoba Place. Evan Friesen notched the tying goal with 2:55 left in regulation for the Ice. Nolan Ritchie had a pair of goals for the Wheat Kings who are 0-7 in overtime games this season.
The Manitoba Moose lost 3-1 to Milwaukee. John Leonard scored twice for the Admirals. Kristian Reichel had the lone goal for the Moose.