Paul Maurice is the new head coach of the Florida Panthers. Maurice was 315-223-62 in 600 games behind the Winnipeg Jets bench, including 13-10-5 record this season before resigning on December 17th after nine seasons with the hockey club. Maurice replaces Andrew Brunette, who went 51-18-6 and guided the Panthers to the Presidents' Trophy. Brunette was runner-up for the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year.

Jaxsen Wiebe scored his third goal of the game in overtime to lift the Western Hockey League champion Edmonton Oil Kings past the host Saint John Sea Dogs 4-3 at the Memorial Cup in New Brunswick. 

The Niverville Nighthawks have acquired forward Logan Danis from the Yarmouth Mariners of the Maritime Junior Hockey League. The 20-year-old Winnipeg native had eight goals and 10 assists in 26 regular season games with the Mariners this past season. Danis also played in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Steinbach Pistons, Winnipeg Blues and Winkler Flyers. 

The Carillon Sultans five game losing skid is over. The Sultans outscored the Altona Bisons 7-6 Wednesday night at Access Field. Carillon will face the St. Boniface Legionaires Friday at Whittier Park and play a doubleheader against the Interlake Blue Jays Sunday afternoon at Quarry Park.

Max Murphy had three hits and Ian Sagdal had four rbi as the Winnpeg Goldeyes downed Cleburne14-7. The Fish and Railroaders wrap up their three game series tonight Texas.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers released American offensive lineman Cam Durley from the practice roster. The Bombers will put their 2-0 record on the line Friday night when they face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at IG Field.

Katelyn Dorsch of Warren Collegiate, Andrew Penner of Morris School, Ayva Khan of Vincent Massey Collegiate and Russell Outhwaite of Killarney School were the recipients of the Manitoba’s Credit Unions High School Scholar Athlete Awards. These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to four graduating high school student athletes who maintained a minimum 85% average and competed in at least two interscholastic sports. Other criteria included school, community, volunteer, and citizenship activities.