First place in the South Central Athletic Conference belongs to the Steinbach Regional Secondary School varsity boys and varsity girls volleyball teams. The SRSS varsity boys swept Northlands Parkway 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 Wednesday night and went undefeated at 8-0. The SRSS varsity girls went 11-1 after defeating NPC 25-14, 26-24, 25-16. The SRSS junior varsity boys and junior varsity girls finished in second place in the SCAC. Steinbach Regional junior varsity boys beat Leo Remillard 25-27, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 and own an 8-2 record. The SRSS junior varsity girls swept the Renards 25-19, 25-17, 25-17 and were 7-3.
Steinbach Regional lost 4-3 to Vincent Massey at the T.G. Smith Centre. Matt Peltz won it for the Trojans as he scored his second goal of the game 3:58 into overtime. Cody Neufeld, Drew Heide and Lewis Hartung replied for the Sabres. SRSS netminder William MacDonald made 37 saves. The Sabres, who face the Dakota Lancers this afternoon at the Dakota Community Centre, have a 3-2-1-1 record in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League's Platinum Promotions Division.
The Eastman Selects dropped a 4-3 decision to the Winnipeg Thrashers at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour. Dawson Dear scored his second goal of the game with just 41 seconds left in the third period to give the Thrashers the lead. Mason Hooper, Kailen Penner and Kasen Mateychuk did the goal scoring for the Selects who have lost five straight.
Bryce Warkentine, Josh Paulhus and Braden Panzer scored second period goals and the Niverville Nighthawks held on for a 5-4 victory over the Steinbach Pistons. Ty Kennett and Carson Reid also scored for the hometown Nighthawks who snapped their three-game losing skid. Kirk Mullen, Davin Griffin, Nate Goodbrandson and Langley Kruggel replied for the Pistons. Goodbandson's goal 1:32 into the second period gave Steinbach a 3-2 lead.
Skyler Bruce, Connor McClennan and Owen Pederson potted two goals each as the Winnipeg Ice defeated the Red Deer Rebels 7-4. Conor Geekie also scored for the Ice who have won 17 of 18 games this season.
Dennis Williams has been named Team Canada's head coach for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. Williams was an assistant on Dave Cameron's staff that helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2022 tournament this past summer in Edmonton. The 2023 championship starts Boxing Day in Halifax and Moncton.
Corey Chambers along with third Lisa McLeod, second Nigel Milnes and lead Jolene Callum of the Miami Curling Club have a 2 and 4 round robin record heading into day five of the 2022 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Prince Albert.
Steinbach dropped a 5-4 decision to the Nighthawks Wednesday night in Niverville. Head coach Paul Dyck will join Clayton Dreger on the Pistons Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.