Steinbach Regional dropped a 6-5 decision to the Westwood Warriors Monday at the T.G. Smith Centre. Cole Warsaba won it for the Warriors in overtime. Theoren Koop had a hat trick for the SRSS while Dominic Rooney chipped in with three assists. Jude Plett and Lucas Jolicoeur also scored for the Sabres who have 13 wins, five regulation losses, three overtime losses and a shootout loss in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League’s Platinum Promotions Division.
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League/Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Showcase begins today at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. MJHL 20U Red will face SJHL 20U Gold (12 p.m.), MJHL 20U Black will meet SJHL 20U White (3 p.m.) and MJHL 18U White will take on SJHL 20U Blue (6 p.m.). The Steinbach Pistons selected to play in the Showcase include Ty Paisley, Warren Clark, Nicholas Mikan and Noah Szabo who are on the Team 18U White roster; Davis Fry and Dawson Milliken will play for Team 20U Black and Dominik Wasik, Ian Amsbaugh, Travis Hensrud and Landon Roberts are with Team 20U Red. Five Niverville Nighthawks were also selected. Evan Bortis and Brett Tataryn will play for Team 20U Red; Desmond Johnson and Josh Paulhus are on Team 20U Black and Carson Reed will play for Team 18U White.
The top three teams in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's East Division are in the Canadian Junior Hockey League's Top 20 Rankings. The Portage Terriers moved from number 10 to nine. The Steinbach Pistons fell from number 12 to number 13. The Winkler Flyers returned to the rankings and are number 19. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Battlefords North Stars are back in the top spot. The North Stars are 37-3-2-1 while pacing the 12-team loop in goals-scored and having allowed the fewest against, by game percentage.
The Winnipeg Jets are heading into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note. Josh Morrissey and Mark Scheifele each scored twice in the third period as Winnipeg rallied from a 2-0 deficit and defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 at Canada Life Centre. Connor Hellebuyck made 24 saves for the Jets (32-19-1) who had lost three in a row. Winnipeg's next game is at home on February 11th against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Hockey Canada, the International Ice Hockey Federation and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association have released the schedule for the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship, which is set to take place April 5th-16th at CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. In the preliminary-round, Group A will feature Canada, Czechia, Japan, Switzerland and the United States, while Finland, France, Germany, Hungary and Sweden will form Group B. The 31-game schedule will begin on April 5th with France facing Finland, the United States will meet Japan and Canada begins defence of its gold medal against Switzerland. Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Sweden will begin tournament play on April 6th. Canada is hosting the World Women's Championship for the ninth time and has won gold in six of eight tournaments played on home ice.
The Ottawa Redblacks signed offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais to a two-year contract. The native of Belle River, Ontario, spent the 2022 season in the NFL with the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints. He was drafted fourth overall by Winnipeg in the 2019 CFL draft and helped the Blue Bombers win two Grey Cup titles.
Team Jones captured the 2023 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sunday at the East St. Paul Arena. Mackenzie Zacharias, who plays second for Team Jones, will join Clayton Dreger on This Week in Curling which airs Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.