The Steinbach Regional varsity girls volleyball team holds down top spot in the South Central Athletic Conference. The SRSS swept the Leo Remillard Renards 25-16, 25-9, 25-7 Monday night in Winnipeg. The Sabres have a 9-1 record and three games left in the regular season schedule. The Westgate Wings, who handed the SRSS their only loss, are next at 7-2.
The St. Clements Gators play their home opener tonight against the Lorette Comets at the East Selkirk Arena. The Gators lost four straight road games to start their inaugural season in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League.
Three Manitoba Junior Hockey League teams are inside the top 10 of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings. The Winkler Flyers (10-1-0-1), who dropped back-to-back games after starting the season with nine straight wins, fell from number one in the country to number five. The Steinbach Pistons (11-2-1) moved from 10 to eight while the Dauphin Kings (10-2) jumped from 12th place to number 10. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers are the new number one team.
The Winnipeg Jets lost 3-2 to the New York Rangers Monday night at Canada Life Centre. Mika Zibanejad potted the winner with 26 seconds remaining in overtime for New York. Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider also scored for the Rangers. Nikolaj Ehlers and David Gustafsson replied for the Jets who have points in five straight games.
Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue both have 2-1 records at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Kelowna. Einarson defeated Jennifer Westhagen of Australia 9-5. Gushue recorded a pair of wins Monday. The reigning Brier champion downed Anton Hood of New Zealand 8-2 and then beat Andrew Stopera of the United States 7-5 in an extra end. The top five teams in the men’s and women’s competitions will earn berths into their respective world championships.
The Canadian women’s softball team faces Peru today at the 2023 Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile. Boissevain’s Zoe Hicks drove in three runs as Canada won its opener 4-0 over Cuba on Sunday. Canadian athletes have won 105 medals including 35 gold, 32 silver and 38 bronze.
Golf Manitoba held its Annual General Meeting last week at the Glendale Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg. Association president Sue Wright-Cassan will join Clayton Dreger on Off the Tee which airs Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.