Gabrielle Roy will face Green Valley in the final of the Provincial AA High School Varsity Boys Basketball Championship in Russell. Les Roy defeated Springs Christian 99-76 and the Pirates shaded Lac du Bonnet 83-81 in the semifinals. Ross L. Gray of Sprague will meet Elm Creek in the consolation final at the A girls championship in Glenboro.

The Steinbach Huskies are Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League champions for the second year in a row. Ian Friesen had a hat trick as Steinbach rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Springfield Xtreme in Oakbank. Ethan Plett, Rylen Penner and Brandon Thiessen also scored for the Huskies who swept the best-of-seven final in four straight. Kai Tymchak, Sam Sass and Chase Janas replied for the Xtreme who led 3-0 with eight minutes left in the second period. Steinbach netminder Brandon Palmer was named the Playoff MVP.

The St. Malo Warriors have advanced to the Capital Region Junior Hockey League final. Teagan Fillion and Jeremie Collette scored two goals and each as St. Malo blanked the Lundar Falcons 6-nothing. The Warriors swept the best of seven semifinal in four straight.

The Steinbach Pistons and Niverville Nighthawks were both winners Friday night. Cole Plowman made 24 saves in the defending Manitoba Junior Hockey League champion Pistons 4-0 victory over the Neepawa Titans at the HyLife Centre in La Broquerie. Raiden LeGall stopped 46 shots as Niverville blanked Virden 2-0 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Selkirk defeated the Winkler Flyers 5-3. The Nighthawks lead the Steelers by two points in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East. Tonight Niverville hosts Swan Valley and Selkirk is at home to Dauphin. That’s the regular season finale for both the Nighthawks and Steelers.

The Brandon Wheat Kings have advanced to the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League final. Brady Turko had a goal and three assists as Brandon beat the Pembina Valley Hawks 4-2. The Wheat Kings swept the best-of-five semifinal in three straight.

Tyler Toffoli scored twice, Josh Morrissey had three assists and Laurent Brossoit made 21 saves in the Winnipeg Jets 6-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at Canada Life Centre. Dylan DeMelo, Kyle Connor, Nate Schmidt and Mason Appleton also scored for the Jets.

Jeff Malott scored the only goal of the shootout as the Manitoba Moose shaded the Chicago Wolves 3-2. Thomas Milic stopped 21 shots and all five Wolves shootout attempts.

The World Women’s Curling Championship begins today in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Rachel Homan will play her round robin opener this afternoon against Anna Hasselborg of Sweden.

Ryan Wiebe will meet Braden Calvert in the A event qualifier at the Provincial Mixed Curling Championship in Neepawa. Calvert defeated Sean Grassie 9-1 and Wiebe beat Cory Chambers 8-4.