Brandon Funk had two goals and an assist in the Steinbach Pistons 6-5 victory over the Nighthawks in Niverville. Tyler Jordan, Leo Chambers, Grady Hoffman and Hunter Dengelman also scored for the Pistons who lead 2-1 and 6-2 at the period breaks. Brett Tataryn scored twice for the Nighthawks while the rest went to Bryce Warkentine, Nathan Brown and Carter Spirig. Steinbach netminder Cole Plowman made 23 saves. Niverville's Raiden LeGall stopped 39 shots. The Pistons and Nighthawks meet again Saturday night at the T.G. Smith Arena in the final pre-season game for both teams.
Defender Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne is among the 268 eligible players who have declared for the inaugural Professional Women's Hockey League Draft. The six PWHL teams will select 90 players in the 15-round draft. The group consists of 146 forwards, 78 defenders and 44 goaltenders. Minnesota has the first overall pick followed by Toronto, Boston, New York, Ottawa and Montreal. The draft will place on Monday.
The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with defenceman Declan Chisholm on a one-year, two-way contract with a value of $775,000. The 23-year-old Bowmanville, Ontario native played 59 games for the Manitoba Moose in 2022-23, recording 43 points (5G, 38A) and 21 penalty minutes. The Jets selected Chisholm in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.
Steinbach Regional will be looking for its first win of the 2023 Winnipeg High School Football League season this afternoon. The SRSS will face Murdoch MacKay. The opening kickoff at A.D. Penner Park is at 5 p.m. The Sabres lost their season opener 54-6 to the Dakota Lancers last Friday.
The 2023 Canadian All Abilities Championship begins today in Kamloops, British Columbia. The third playing of the national championship will be contested as a 36-hole competition and will feature players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments. There are four different divisions in the Canadian All Abilities Championship that players will compete in, regardless of disability classification: Women’s Gross Stroke Play; Women’s Net Stableford; Men’s Gross Stroke Play; and Men’s Net Stableford. Kristian Hammerback of Winnipeg is the lone Manitoban competing in the championship.
The Steinbach Pistons are 3-0 in the pre-season. Head coach Paul Dyck will join Clayton Dreger on the Pistons Report which airs Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.