The Steinbach Pistons lost on home ice for just the third time this season. Virden captain Brody Wilson scored a pair of second period power play goals as the Oil Capitals edged Steinbach 3-2 at the T.G. Smith Centre. Nicholas Mikan and Ian Amsbaugh did the goal scoring for the Pistons. Josh Paulhus scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Brendan Bottem added an empty netter as the Niverville Nighthawks downed the Flyers 4-2 in Winkler.
Oliver Lotscher scored his second goal of the game on the power play 1:25 into overtime to lift the Macdonald Swarm past the Niverville Clippers 3-2 in the lone Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League game. Talon Weselak had the other goal for the Swarm. Micah Funk and Logan Unger replied for the Clippers. Unger’s goal with five seconds left in regulation sent the game into OT.
Jeremie Collette had two goals and an assist and Jozse Gauthier-Urmos made 27 saves in the St. Malo Warriors 4-0 victory over the Lundar Falcons. Jaiden Reeb and Aidan Ticknor scored two goals each as the Beausejour Comets downed the defending Capital Region Junior Hockey League champion Selkirk Fishermen 6-2.
The Brandon Wheat Kings gave up a pair of late third period goals and lost 4-3 to the Medicine Hat Tigers at Westoba Place. Nolan Ritchie, Nate Danielson and Evan Groening did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings.
Canada will face Finland at 1 p.m. in the semifinals of the 2023 World Women’s U18 Hockey Championship in Ostersund, Sweden. Canada finished the preliminary round with a 3-0 record. St. Adolphe's Avery Pickering is on the Team Canada roster.
Mark Scheifele scored his 25th and 26th goals of the season and David Rittich made 22 saves as Winnipeg downed the Penguins 4-1 in Pittsburgh. Blake Wheeler and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for the Jets who host the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.
Friday's game between the Manitoba Moose and Toronto Marlies was suspended due to a spectator medical emergency inside Coca-Cola Coliseum. The game was tied 1-1 after the first period and will be completed at a later date. The Moose will meet the Senators in Belleville tonight.
Abby Ackland and Matt Dunstone have qualified for the playoffs at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open in Camrose after winning B Event qualifiers Friday. Kerri Einarson, Kaitlyn Lawes and Jennifer Jones will play C Event qualifiers this morning.