Kirk Mullen scored three third period goals in the Steinbach Pistons 6-1 victory over the Winnipeg Blues at Hockey for All Centre. James Fuchs, Leo Chambers and Spencer Penner with his first of the season also scored for the defending Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions. Beck Liden made 17 saves in net for the Pistons. The Niverville Nighthawks gave up three unanswered third period goals and lost 5-4 to the Winkler Flyers. Jayce Leegarden scored the tying goal with 1:20 left in third period and then potted the winner on the power play 3:33 into overtime for the Flyers. Ty Kennett scored twice for the hometown Nighthawks who led 2-1 and 4-1 at the period breaks.

The Steinbach Huskies, Springfield Xtreme and Macdonald Swarm were winners in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Saturday night. Cole Topham had a hat trick and Brandon Palmer made 25 saves as the defending champion Huskies shutdown the Lorette Comets 10-0. Michael Jette had a goal and an assist as the Xtreme shaded the Landmark Blues 3-2. Carson Park scored twice as the Swarm defeated the Niverville Clippers 6-4.

Clint Thomas had two goals and an assist in the Beausejour Comets 4-3 victory over the Lundar Falcons. Jarvis Ewasko and Tanner Amos also scored for the Comets who received a 41-save performance from Dylan Liske.

The Eastman Selects defeated the defending Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League champion Winnipeg Wild 3-1 Saturday night at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour. Calem Normandeau scored twice and drew an assist on Jeremiah Warkentine’s goal with 27 seconds left in the second period. Samuel Fontaine made 18 saves in net for the Selects.

The Eastman Selects dropped a 3-1 decision to the Westman Wildcats in Hartney. Abby Dixon had the lone goal for the Selects who face the Pembina Valley Hawks Sunday in Morden.

Canada won its preliminary round opener 11-0 over Germany at the 2024 World U18 Women’s Hockey Championship in Zug, Switzerland. Sienna D’Alessandro had a hat trick and Chloe Primerano had two goals and three assists for Team Canada. St. Adolphe’s Avery Pickering and Sara Manness of La Salle both picked up assists. Canada’s next game is Sunday against Czechia.

It was a busy Saturday in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League game. Brenden Walker scored three of Ste. Anne’s five first period goals as the defending champion Aces defeated Carman 7-1. Matt Miles had the lone goal for the Beavers. Jaden Townsend potted the tying goal with 27 seconds left in regulation and Andrew Clark scored his third goal of the night 52 seconds into overtime as the Morden Bombers defeated Notre Dame 6-5. Anthony Florentino had a pair of goals for the Hawks. Robert Guimond scored the shootout winner as the Altona Maroons edged the Red River Wild 5-4. Patrick D’Amico scored in overtime to lift the Warren Mercs past the Portage Islanders 4-3.

The Brandon Wheat Kings opened their six-game homestand with a 4-0 loss to Vancouver. Giants goaltender Brett Mirwald made 48 saves in recording the shutout. Ethan Eskit stopped 16 shots.

The Manitoba Moose lost 3-1 to Belleville at Canada Life Centre. Josh Currie and Graham McPhee each had a goal and an assist for the Senators. Jeffrey Viel had the lone goal for the Moose.

Grace Zumwinkle scored the first-ever PWHL hat trick and Maddie Rooney made 24 saves as Minnesota blanked Montreal 3-0 in front of 13,316 fans at Xcel Energy Centre in St. Paul. That’s the largest crowd to attend a professional women’s hockey game.

Shaela Hayward of Carman and Nash Sugden of Morden have qualified for the finals at CurlManitoba’s Provincial U18 Championships at the Selkirk Curling Club after winning their respective 1-1 page playoff games Saturday night. Hayward got two in the eighth end and defeated Cassidy Dundas of the Heather 5-4 while Sugden scored three in the extra end and beat Rylan Campbell of Altona 8-5. Dundas will meet clubmate Bethany Allen and Campbell will take on Kieran Callewaert of Assiniboine Memorial in the semifinals Sunday at 9 a.m. Sebastien Sarrasin, Jake Dodge, Nathan Chartier and Tyler Pacaud of the Lorette Curling Club finished with a 1-3 round robin record and failed to make the playoffs.