Theoren Koop had a hat trick as Steinbach Regional defeated the Sturgeon Heights Huskies 6-1 at the T.G. Smith Centre. Mark Plett, Drew Heide and Lewis Hartung also scored for the Sabres. SRSS netminder Hunter Fehr made 21 saves. The Sabres have won five in a row and have eight wins, two regulations losses, two overtime losses and a shootout loss in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League's Platinum Promotions Division.
Rylen Koop and Marcus Adrian scored two goals each and Mason Martens had a goal and three assists as the Steinbach Huskies downed the Niverville Clippers 8-2. Ethan Unger, Owen Wiebe and Ian Friesen also scored for the first place Huskies who reached the midway point the 2022-23 HTJHL season with an 11-1 record. Micah Funk and Teo Lambert replied for the Clippers.
Eli Carels scored the tying goal on the power play with 1:39 left in regulation and Connor Hamonic potted the winner shorthanded just 20 seconds into overtime as the Notre Dame Hawks defeated the Altona Maroons 7-6 Wednesday night in the lone SEMHL game. Jeff Michiels added a pair of goals for the hometown Hawks while the rest went to Marc Vigier, Geoff Maloney and Sean Christensen. Adam Henry had two goals and three assists for the Maroons. Tristen Dueck, Tyler Penner, Coltyn Bates and Justin Augert also scored for Altona.
Jake Chiasson scored the go-ahead goal with 2:09 left as the Brandon Wheat Kings edged the Raiders 4-3 in Prince Albert. Brett Hyland, Calder Anderson and Nolan Ritchie also scored for the Wheat Kings.
Marie-Philip Poulin is the first female hockey player to win the Northern Star Award as Canada's athlete of the year. She captained the Canadian women's team to Olympic and world championship gold this year.
Manitoba champions Randy Neufeld, Dean Moxham, Peter Nicholls and Dale Michie finished with a 6-0 record in Pool B and will begin play in the championship pool today at the 2022 Canadian Senior Curling Championships in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Terry Ursel, Wanda Rainka, Brenda Walker and Tracy Igonia were 1-5 and will compete in the seeding pool.
Steinbach is riding an eight-game winning streak. Head coach Paul Dyck will join Clayton Dreger on the Pistons Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.