Bradey Dornez threw touchdown passes to Zane Friesen and Jackson Penner as Steinbach Regional defeated the Vincent Massey Trojans 16-6. Sean Slusher had three tackles, one forced fumble and an interception for the Sabres who finished the regular season schedule in third place in the Winnipeg High School Football League’s 4A Conference’s South East Division with a 5-2 record. The SRSS will find out Sunday who they play in the ANAVETS Bowl quarterfinals.
Grady Hoffman and Hunter Degelman scored shorthanded goals in the Steinbach Pistons 7-1 victory over the Niverville Nighthawks at the HyLife Centre in La Broquerie. Hoffman finished the night with a pair of goals. Also scoring for the reigning Turnbull Cup champions were Connor Paronuzzi, Brett Kaiser, Brandon Funk and Brady Ingebritson. Michael Debrito had the lone goal for the Nighthawks.
The Lorette Comets and Landmark Blues were winners in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Friday night. Matt Ramsay scored twice as the Comets downed the Red River Mudbugs 4-1 and Luke Giesbrecht made 47 saves in the Blues 4-3 victory over the Macdonald Swarm.
Jarvis Ewasko, Aidan Avontay and Nikolas Bear scored two goals each as the Beausejour Comets defeated the North Winnipeg Satelites 6-1.
Eastman Selects dropped a 3-2 decision to the Interlake Lightning in Teulon. Luc De Gagne had both goals for the Selects who have lost three in a row after opening the 2023-24 Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League season with four straight wins.
Team Manitoba defeated Saskatchewan 4-3 and finished the round robin with a 1-2 record at the 2023 WHL Cup in Red Deer. Carter Haney, Brek Liske and Luca Pura of Winnipeg and Carson Carels of Cypress River did the goal scoring for Team Manitoba who will face British Columbia in the semifinals.
The South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League’s 72nd season begins tonight as the Warren Mercs host the Morden Bombers. All 10 teams from last season, the Mercs, Bombers, Altona Maroons, Winkler Royals, Carman Beavers, Notre Dame Hawks, Portage Islanders, Ile des Chenes Northstars, Red River Wild and defending champion Ste. Anne Aces are back this season.
The Brandon Wheat Kings lost 2-1 in overtime to the Everett Silvertips. Roger McQueen had the lone goal in regulation for the Wheat Kings who wrap up their seven-game road trip tonight against the Wenatchee Wild.
The Manitoba Moose fell 4-2 to the Iowa Wild at Canada Life Centre. Kyle Capobianco and Brad Lambert scored for the Moose.
Five Manitoba curling teams have qualified for the quarterfinals at the Hearing Life Tour Challenge in Niagara Falls which is the first Grand Slam event of the season. Matt Dunstone will meet Ross Whyte and Reid Carruthers will take on Brad Gushue in the men’s quarterfinals. Kerri Einarson will take on Stefania Constantini, Jennifer Jones will face Silvana Tirinzoni and Kaitlyn Lawes will meet Eun ji Gim in the women’s quarterfinals.
Team Canada will meet Johan Nygren of Sweden in the semifinals at the 2023 World Mixed Curling Championship at Aberdeen, Scotland. Skip Felix Asselin, vice-skip Laurie St-Georges, second Émile Asselin and lead Emily Riley of the Glenmore Curling Club in Montreal defeated Matt Panoussi of Australia 7-3 in the quarterfinals.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have clinched first place in the CFL's West Division. The Bombers, who play their final home game of the regular season schedule tonight against the Edmonton Elks, secured top spot when the B.C. Lions lost their regular season finale 41-16 to the Calgary Stampeders. The Blue Bombers are 12-4. The Lions finished 12-6. The Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders are 6-11 and tied for third place in the West. The Roughriders host East leading Toronto this afternoon and need a win over the Argos to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Blue Bombers won their season series with the Lions and the Stamps took their season series from the Riders.