The Landmark Blues and Lorette Comets were winners in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Saturday night. Noah Keating, Jackson Reimer and Jacob Penner scored third period goals as Landmark defeated Macdonald 5-1. Kieren Reimer and Owen Wiebe also scored for the Blues. Kadyn Robertson had the lone goal for the Swarm. Calum Tremblay potted the go-ahead goal at 8:04 of the third period as the Lorette edged Springfield 2-1. Jack Payment also scored for the defending champion Comets. Chase Janas had the lone goal for the Xtreme.
The Beausejour Comets dropped a 5-4 decision to Lundar. Ryan Benson scored the winner for the hometown Falcons 36 seconds into overtime. Merrick Hurcul had a pair of goals in regulation for the Comets while the rest went to Aidan Ticknor and Erik Gillies.
The Niverville Nighthawks lost 4-1 to Swan Valley. Stampeders netminder Kobe Grant made 35 saves. Ethan Whillans had the lone goal for the Nighthawks.
The Eastman Selects suffered their first loss of 2023 Saturday at the Southdale Arena. The Winnipeg Bruins scored three times in the first period and added three more in the second and shutdown Eastman 7-0. Justin Perreault made 25 saves in recording the shutout. Selects goaltender Francois Gagnon faced 40 shots.
The Red River Wild and Warren Mercs were winners in the SEMHL Saturday night. Brendan Keck had a goal and two assists as Red River beat Ste. Anne 6-1. Justin Baudry, Jamie van der Linde, Brayden Klippenstein, Paul Remillard and Jared Magne also scored for the Wild. Brett Meilleur had the lone goal for the Aces. Drake Lindsay scored a goal in each period including an empty netter with 39 seconds left as the defending champion Mercs downed Ile des Chenes 4-2. Carson Ouellette also scored for Warren. Thomas Freeman and Tyler Swerdyliak replied for the Northstars.
The Brandon Wheat Kings gave up four unanswered second period goals and fell 4-3 to the Moose Jaw Warriors at Westoba Place. Dawson Pasternak, Nolan Flamand and Zakhar Polshakov scored for the Wheat Kings. Connor McClennon had a hat trick and Zack Ostapchuk added a pair of goals as the Winnipeg Ice bounced the Medicine Hat Tigers 8-3.
Canada will face host Sweden in the gold medal game at the 2023 World Women’s U18 Hockey Championship in Ostersund. Alex Law scored twice including the winner 5:32 into overtime to lift Canada past Finland 3-2. Abby Stonehouse also scored for the Canadians while Hannah Clark made 24 saves. Sweden shaded the United States 2-1 in the other semifinal.
Tyler Boland had a goal and an assist as the Manitoba Moose wrapped up their six-game road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Belleville Senators. Ville Heinola, Jeff Malott and Dominic Toninato also scored for the Moose.
Kerri Einarson will meet Satsuki Fujisawa in the women’s final at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open in Camrose. Einarson stole four in the seventh end and defeated Isabella Wrana 8-2 in the semifinals. Brendan Bottcher will face Niklas Edin in the men’s final. Abby Ackland, Jennifer Jones and Matt Dunstone all lost in the quarterfinals.