Steinbach Christian boys and Niverville girls have qualified for the Provincial AAA High School Varsity Volleyball Championships from November 30th – December 2nd in Dauphin. The Flames and Panthers captured the Zone 13 championships Monday night in Beausejour. Steinbach Christian defeated the Edward Schreyer Barons 25-8, 25-15, 25-8. Niverville downed the Barons 21-25, 25-23, 25-13, 21-25, 15-8.
Steinbach Regional’s three-game winning streak came to an end at the Keith Bodley Arena. Carter Joudrey scored the go-ahead goal with 1:15 left in the third period as the Sturgeon Heights Huskies shaded the SRSS 2-1. Lucas Jolicoeur had the lone goal for the Sabres who saw their record fall to 3-4 in the Winnipeg High School Hockey League’s Platinum Promotion Division.
Three Manitoba Junior Hockey League teams are inside the top 10 of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings for the fourth week in a row. The Steinbach Pistons (17-2-1) remain at number four. The Winkler Flyers (15-2-0-1) dropped from number five to seven. The Dauphin Kings (13-4) fell from nine to 10. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (18-1-1) are the number one ranked team in the country for the fourth straight week. The MJHL’s West Division leading Virden Oil Capitals (14-4-1-1) received honourable mention.
Logan Mazinke made 35 saves in the St. Malo Warriors 5-3 victory over the North Winnipeg Satelites in Warren. Thomas Maynard, Reece Unrau, Mason French, Brady Gregoire and Rylan Keck did the goal scoring for the Warriors.
The Manitoba Moose have reassigned goaltender Thomas Milic to the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. The 20-year-old New Westminster native has appeared in four games with the Moose and posted a 1-1-0 record along with a 3.74 goal against average and an .877 save percentage. Milic, who was a fifth round selection of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2023 NHL Draft, recorded his first AHL victory last Friday against the Senators in Belleville.
Manitoba champions Kara Balshaw and Derrick Anderson both have 1-1 round robin records at the Canadian Curling Club Championship at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in Winnipeg.