The Steinbach Regional varsity boys basketball team scored 35 second half points en route to a 62-54 victory over Leo Remillard. Ben Gigolyk was nine-for-16 from three-point range and finished the night with 33 points. Rovic Duaqui added 12 points while Ali Ballares had five steals and six rebounds. The Sabres have a 2-2 record in the South Central Athletic Conference. Lilly Anderson poured in 23 points and Shravya Purti added 10 as the SRSS varsity girls downed the Renards 81-42 and improved to 3-2 on the season. Coach Ray Alegra noted that point guards Zsarina Balmores and Peyton Kehler did a strong job initiating fast breaks and distributing the ball.
Hunter Fehr made 14 saves and Theoren Koop had a goal and two assists as Steinbach Regional defeated the River East Kodiaks 4-1 at the T.G. Smith Centre. Colton Wiebe, Griffin Plett and Cody Neufeld also scored for the Sabres who have 12 wins, five regulation losses, two overtime losses and a shootout loss in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League’s Platinum Promotions Division. The two teams meet again today, this time at the Gateway Arena in Winnipeg.
The Steinbach Pistons three-game losing skid came to an end Wednesday night at Stride Place. Leo Chambers scored a pair of second period goals as Steinbach beat the Portage Terriers 5-3. Travis Hensrud, Noah Szabo and Ian Amsbaugh also scored for the Pistons who received a 33-save performance from Cole Plowman. Amsbaugh's 14th of the season with 15 seconds left in the second period extended Steinbach's lead to 5-2.
Ian Friesen scored twice and Brandon Palmer stopped 21 shots as the Steinbach Huskies shutout the Niverville Clippers 5-0. Mason Martens, Darius Morrow and Cole Topham also scored for the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League leading Huskies who improved to 20-1 on the season. The Clippers are tied for fourth place with the defending champion Lorette Comets. Both teams have 16 points and are three ahead of the sixth place Landmark Blues.
The Eastman Selects gave up six second period goals and lost 10-1 to the Winnipeg Avros in Niverville. Ginger Fast had the lone goal for the Selects who will play in the Female World Sport School Challenge at the Hockey for All Centre in Winnipeg. The tournament is hosted by the St. Mary's Academy Flames. Other Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League teams competing are the Winnipeg Avros, Winnipeg Ice, Westman Wildcats, Yellowhead Chiefs and Interlake Lightning.
Team White scored three third period goals and beat Team Red 4-2 at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Langley, BC. Brandon Wheat Kings forward Nate Danielson drew an assist on Ottawa 67's forward Luc Pinelli's go-ahead goal. Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason got the start in net for Team Red and along with Charlie Robertson of the North Bay Battalion combined to make 28 saves. Winnipeg Ice forward Zach Benson also played in the Top Prospects game.
The Winnipeg Jets begin a five-game homestand tonight when they meet the Buffalo Sabres at Canada Life Centre. Ridly Greig made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. The former Brandon Wheat Kings captain assisted on Claude Giroux's second period power play goal as the Sens edged the N.Y. Islanders 2-1.
Steinbach's three-game losing skid came to an end Wednesday night at Stride Place. Head coach Paul Dyck will join Clayton Dreger on the Pistons Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.