Travis Hensrud scored the go-ahead goal with 1:26 left in the second period and Ian Amsbaugh added an insurance marker at 9:13 of the third period as the Steinbach Pistons defeated the Winkler Flyers 3-1 at the T.G. Smith Centre. Kirk Mullen had a first period power play goal for the Pistons who lead the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's best-of-seven East Division semifinal two games to one. Steinbach's Dominik Wasik made 38 saves in game three. Ile des Chenes' Mike Svenson had the lone goal for the Flyers. Game four goes tonight at the Centennial Arena in Winkler. Brett Tatyrn scored the game winner with 3:18 left in regulation as the Niverville Nighthawks shaded the Portage Terriers 5-4 at Stride Place. Gavin Gunderson had a pair of goals for the Nighthawks who cut the Terriers lead in that series to two games to one. Game four is scheduled for Thursday in Niverville.
The Winnipeg Ice are Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champions. Haley Braun scored at 6:52 of overtime to lift the Ice past the Westman Wildcats 1-0 in Hartney. Jordyn Nepinak-Sargent stopped 32 shots in recording the shutout as the Ice swept the best-of-five final in three straight. The Ice will face either the Saskatoon Stars or Regina Rebels in the Esso Cup West Regional Championship.
The Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their three-game California road trip with a 3-0 loss to San Jose. Sharks netminder James Reimer made 41 saves in recording the shutout. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots for the Jets who lead the Calgary Flames by two points for the second wildcard in the NHL's Western Conference. The Flames shaded the Los Angeles Kings 2-1. Winnipeg and Calgary both have seven games left.
The Manitoba Moose dropped a 6-3 decision to the Laval Rocket at Canada Life Centre. Joel Teasdale and Emil Heineman both scored twice for the visitors. Jansen Harkins, Tyler Boland and Parker Ford replied for the Moose.
Jordon McDonald and Jace Freeman both have 4-0 records and are tied for top spot in Pool A heading into day four of the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. McDonald defeated Chase McMillan of Prince Edward Island 9-2 while Freeman beat Jayden King of Ontario 7-3. Zoey Terrick has a 3-1 record and Grace Beaudry is 1-2. Terrick downed Emily Bowles of B.C. 10-4 and lost 7-3 to Eizabeth Kessel of Saskatchewan. Beaudry fell 10-8 to Sophie Blades of Nova Scotia.
Cyle Larin scored twice early as Canada advanced to the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals with a dominant 4-1 win over Honduras Tuesday in Toronto. Jonathan David and Jonathan Osorio added second-half goals for the 53rd-ranked Canadians. Jorge Benguchi replied for Number-81 Honduras. Canada, winners of Group C, now advances to the tournament final four in Las Vegas in June.
The Eastman Selects are Winnipeg U15 AAA Hockey League Division ll champions. Head coach Dennis Senebald will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.