Gabrielle Roy boys & girls are Provincial AA High School Varsity Volleyball champions. Les Roy defeated Warren 25-20, 25-18 in the girls final in Lac du Bonnet. Bethany Carter was named the MVP. Raihanna Laarisa & Katrine Ferguson were chosen All-Stars. The host Les Roys swept Major Pratt/St. Lazare 25-20, 25-18 in the boys final. Maxime Vermette was named the MVP. Joshua Bartlett & Zacharie Giroux were selected All-Stars. Steinbach Christian lost to Neelin in the AAA boys final. The Spartans beat the Flames 25-18, 25-22. Corey Brandt & Lukas Klassen were named All-Stars. Neelin won the AAA girls title while Alonsa/McCreary boys & Gilbert Plains girls captured the A championships.
The Steinbach Pistons winning streak has reached 11 games. Leo Chambers scored the go-ahead goal on the power play 7:45 into the third period and sealed the deal with an empty netter with 18 seconds remaining as the defending Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions defeated the Dauphin Kings 4-1 at the Wayne Fleming Arena at the University of Manitoba in south Winnipeg. Brandon Funk and Connor Paronuzzi also scored for the Pistons. Cole Plowman made 31 saves in net for Steinbach.
All 10 teams hit the ice Saturday night in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League. The Ste. Anne Aces rallied from a 4-1 deficit and beat the Warren Mercs 5-4 in a battle of undefeated teams. Darby Gula scored the go-ahead goal 7:31 into the third period for the Aces who improved to 7-0. The Mercs saw their record fall to 6-1. Josh Beauchemin potted the shootout winner as the Ile des Chenes Northstars edged the Winkler Royals 6-5. Jonah Wasylak scored twice as the Red River Wild shaded the Carman Beavers 4-3. Braden Hildebrand had four goals and an assist as Altona defeated the Notre Dame Hawks 9-3 in Holland. Cole Kehler stopped 32 shots in net for the Maroons who picked up their first win after starting the season with seven losses. Andrew Clark had a goal and three assists as the Morden Bombers beat the Portage Islanders 8-1.
Mark Scheifele, Morgan Barron and Cole Perfetti did the goal scoring and Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves as the Winnipeg Jets snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Canada Life Centre. Connor Bedard had the lone goal for the Blackhawks and extended his road point streak to eight games, setting a franchise for the longest by a rookie.
Owen Parcell will face Tanner Horgan and Ryan Wiebe will face Braden Calvert in the men’s A event qualifiers Sunday morning at the 2023 DEKALB SuperSpiel at the Morris Curling Club. Serena Gray-Withers and Selena Sturmay qualified for the playoff round after winning their respective A event qualifiers Saturday night.