All four Steinbach Regional volleyball teams won their South Central Athletic Conference regular season finales Wednesday night. The SRSS varsity boys swept Northlands Parkway 25-14, 25-22, 29-27; the varsity girls beat Westgate 25-18, 14-25, 25-16, 25-16; the SRSS junior varsity boys defeated College Jeanne-Sauve 25-21, 24-26, 25-16, 18-25, 15-9 and the JV girls swept the Olympiens 25-7, 25-14, 25-14. Steinbach Regional varsity boys finished with and 8-4 record; the varsity girls were 11-1, the JV boys and girls were both 7-0. SCAC playoffs begin next week.
Steinbach Regional scored three goals in each period en route to a 9-1 victory over the Dakota Lancers. Colton Wiebe and Jude Plett had two goals each for the SRSS while the rest went to Carson Funk, Rhys Guenther, Preston Perreault, Peyton Froese and Drew Heide. The Sabres won their second game in a row after starting the 2023-24 Winnipeg High School Hockey League season with three losses.
The Niverville Nighthawks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Portage Terriers at Stride Place. Brendan Bottem had the lone goal for the Nighthawks. St. Pierre’s Jayden Catellier stopped 33 shots in net for the Terriers.
Canada’s National Women’s Hockey team lost 3-1 to the United States in game one of the Rivalry Series in Tempe, Arizona. Hilary Knight, Taylor Heise and Alex Carpenter did the goal scoring for the Americans. Brianne Jenner had the lone goal for Canada. Game two goes Saturday in Los Angeles.
Six Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 2023 CFL All-Stars and they are running back Brady Oliveira, receiver Dalton Schoen, guard Pat Neufeld, tackle Jermarcus Hardrick, defensive end Willie Jefferson and cornerback Demerio Houston. Oliveira, who is the West Division finalist for Most Outstanding Player and Top Canadian awards, lead the league in rushing with 1,534 yards and 13 touchdowns. Schoen finished with 71 receptions for 1,222 yards and 10 touchdowns. Hardrick, who is the West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, and Neufeld anchored the right side of the Bombers offensive line. Jefferson posted a team-leading 11 quarterback sacks and Houston lead the league seven interceptions. The Blue Bombers meet the B.C. Lions Saturday at IG Field in the West Division final.
Kyle Kurz, Beth Peterson, Ian McMillan and Melissa Gordon finished first in Pool B at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swift Current. The Manitoba champions defeated Evan Van Amsterdam of Alberta 5-2 and Cameron de Jong of British Columbia 7-3. Team Kurz finished with a 6-0 record will begin play in the Championship Pool today against Tyler Smith of Prince Edward Island and Paul Flemming of Nova Scotia.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club and Manitoba Blue Cross announced the team’s downtown ballpark will now be known as Blue Cross Park. The new name is part of a ten-year agreement between the two local organizations.
The Steinbach Pistons take on the Selkirk Steelers and Portage Terriers this weekend. Head coach Paul Dyck will join Clayton Dreger on the Pistons Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.