Noah Ouimet of Gabrielle Roy, Luke Lodewyks and Fiona Brown of Oak Park and Ella Werebiski of Vincent Massey High School in Brandon were recipients of the Dr. Dale Iwanoczko Memorial Volleyball Scholarships. To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarships, a student must be proceeding to a post-secondary institution and have a minimum 75% academic average. The individual must have proficiency in volleyball, while academic standing, and involvement in their school and community are also considered.
The Niverville Nighthawks gave up two power play goals and a shorthanded marker in the first period and lost 6-4 to the Neepawa Titans. Braden Panzer had a pair of goals for the Nighthawks who are four points ahead of the Selkirk Steelers in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's East Division. The Steelers lost 2-1 in overtime to the Flyers in Winkler. Niverville and Selkirk both have seven games left.
The Morden Bombers are one win away from meeting the Ste. Anne Aces in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League final. Jaden Townsend scored the go-ahead goal with 5:19 left in the third period as Morden shaded the defending champion Mercs 4-3 in Warren. Adam Hughesman had a pair of first period power play goals for the Bombers who lead the best-of-five semifinal two games to one. Mike Rey also scored for the visitors. Eric Swanson, Travis Bobbee and Drake Lindsay replied for the Mercs. Game four goes Friday in Morden.
The Brandon Wheat Kings scored three times in the first period and added three more in the second en route to a 7-3 victory over the Warriors in Moose Jaw. Rylen Roersma had a hat trick for the Wheat Kings. Nolan Flamand, Nate Danielson, Ben Thornton and Anthony Wilson also scored for Brandon. Nicholas Jones made 25 saves in net for the Wheat Kings. The Winnipeg Ice gave up two goals in each period and lost 6-4 to the Tigers in Medicine Hat. Easton Armstrong, Zack Ostapchuk, Matthew Savoie and Connor McClennon with his 40th of the season did the goal scoring for the Ice.
Avery Pampolina of Winnipeg captured bronze in Judo Wednesday at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. Manitoba's medal count is nine with three gold, four silver and two bronze.
Steinbach has eight games left in the regular season schedule. Head coach Paul Dyck will join Clayton Dreger on the Pistons Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.