The St. Malo Warriors are one win away from capturing the Capital Region Junior Hockey League championship. Logan Mazinke made 27 saves as St. Malo downed the Beausejour Comets 3-1. Reece Unrau, Teagan Fillion and Keston Worley into an empty net with 23 seconds left in regulation did the goal scoring for the hometown Warriors who lead the best-of-seven final three games to two. Merrick Hurcul had the lone goal for the Comets. Beausejour netminder Dylan Liske stopped 34 shots. Game six goes Friday night at the SunGro Centre. 

The Virden Oil Capitals have joined the Steinbach Pistons and Winkler Flyers in round two of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs. Grady Lane scored twice as Virden defeated the Neepawa Titans 4-3 at the Yellowhead Centre. Roux Bazin and Evan Groening also scored for the Oil Capitals who took the best-of-seven West Division semifinal four games to two. Ewan Poirier, Hayden Stocks and Logan Paquette replied for the Titans. 

The Manitoba Moose dropped a 4-3 decision to the Abbotsford Canucks. Winnipeg native Jett Woo had a goal and an assist for the Canucks. Ville Heinola, Jeff Malott and Dominic Toninato scored for the Moose. 

Brad Gushue has a 6-1 round robin record at the World Men's Curling Championship in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Gushue, vice-skip Mark Nichols, second E.J. Harnden and lead Geoff Walker defeated Wouter Goesgens of the Netherlands 7-4 this morning. Team Gushue will play their next game at 12 p.m. against Jongduk Park of Korea.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed three Americans -- offensive lineman Khalil Keith, linebacker Juan Lua and defensive back Montrae Braswell. Keith joins the Blue Bombers after playing two games in 2023 with the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL and following a mini-camp look by the New York Giants last year. Keith played in 47 games during his college days at Baylor (2017-22) with 20 of them starts, seeing action at both left guard and right tackle. Lua played safety with the UMass Minutemen last year, registering 23 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups in 12 games. He began his collegiate career at College of the Desert in 2019 and then transferred to Saddleback College in 2021 and then to UMass in 2022. Braswell was a standout cornerback and kick returner for Missouri State. In 29 career games he recorded six interceptions, 25 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 125 tackles, while as a returner he averaged 30.0 yards per return in three seasons, including touchdowns of 100, 96 and 98 yards. He signed with Kansas City following the 2023 NFL Draft, and later spent brief time with the Seahawks during training camp last season.

baseball_2023MHSAA executive director Chad Falk

There are three months left in the high school sports calendar year. Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association executive director Chad Falk will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.