Defenseman Reece Gault and forward Owen Martin of Oakbank have been named to Team Manitoba’s male U-16 hockey roster for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Fredericton, Prince Edward Island from February 18th-26th. Defenseman Avery Pickering of St. Adolphe and forward Anya Misner of Cooks Creek have been named to Team Manitoba’s female U-18 hockey roster. The female hockey competition will be held from February 26th-March 5th in PEI.
Maisie Breckon scored twice and Ginger Fast had two assists as the Eastman Selects defeated the Interlake Lightning 5-1. Ava Boily, Danyel Heppner and Mackenzie Waddell also scored for the Selects who received a 32-save performance from Orieanna Kennedy.
The Niverville Clippers downed the defending Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League champion Lorette Comets 8-3 Friday night at the Landmark Arena. The Clippers snapped a three-game losing skid.
The Steinbach Pistons have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. Austin Peters scored the go-ahead goal with 11 seconds left in the second period as the Portage Terriers edged Steinbach 2-1 at the T.G. Smith Centre. St. Pierre’s Jayden Catellier made 38 saves in net for the Terriers. Ian Amsbaugh had the lone goal for the Pistons. Ty Kennett had two goals and an assist as Niverville downed the Winnipeg Blues 7-5. The Nighthawks have won two in a row since ending their three-game losing skid.
Justin Tremblay had a goal and an assist and Mason Swerdyliak made 39 saves as the Ile des Chenes Northstars blanked the Winkler Royals 4-0. Matthew Osadick, Riley Beauchemin and Tyler Swerdyliak also scored for the Northstars.
Brett Hyland, Nolan Ritchie and Jake Chiasson all scored in the shootout as the Brandon Wheat Kings wrapped up their four-game homestand with a 3-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels. Nate Danielson and Andrei Malyavin scored in regulation for the Wheat Kings who begin a five-game road trip Saturday when they meet the Western Hockey League’s East Division leading Ice in Winnipeg.
CurlManitoba’s Senior Men’s Berth Bonspiel is on this weekend at the Morden Curling Club.
Corey Chambers, third Lisa McLeod, second Nigel Milnes and lead Jolene Callum of the Miami Curling Club finished with a 4-5 record at the 2022 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Prince Albert.