The Ste. Anne Aces are South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League champions. Playoff MVP Brenden Walker scored three times as Ste. Anne defeated the Morden Bombers 5-3 in the deciding seventh game of the final. Keith Grondin and Miguel Rondeau also scored for the visiting Aces who rallied from a 0-3 series deficit. Jory Mullin, Jaden Townsend and Adam Hughesman replied for the Bombers.
The Winkler Flyers dropped a 3-2 decision to the Steinbach Pistons at the Centennial Arena. Dawson Milliken had a goal and an assist for the Pistons who evened the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s best-of-seven East Division semifinal at a game apiece. Nicholas McKee and Dalton Andrew did the goal scoring for the Flyers.
Derek Wiebe had the lone Pembina Valley goal as the Twisters lost 3-1 to Charleswood at the Eric Coy Arena. The Hawks lead the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League’s best-of-seven quarterfinal two games to one.
The Brandon Wheat Kings season came to an end Saturday night. Conor Geekie had three goals and two assists as the Winnipeg Ice defeated Brandon 5-3. Rylen Roersma, Roger McQueen and Calder Anderson scored for the Wheat Kings. The Ice will meet the Medicine Hat Tigers in the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.
The Winnipeg Jets fell 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings. Pierre-Luc Dubois had the lone goal for the Jets who wrap up their three-game California road trip Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks.
Canada’s Kerri Einarson will meet Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg in the bronze medal game (3 a.m.) at the 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship in Sandviken, Sweden. Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris beat Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan 6-4 in a qualification game and then lost 8-5 to Marianne Roervik of Norway in the semifinals. Roervik will face Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland in the gold medal game.
Kadriana Lott & Colton Lott lost 8-6 to Lisa Weagle & John Epping in the opening round of the playoffs at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sudbury, Ontario. Jennifer Jones & Brent Laing will meet Rachel Homan & Tyler Tardi and Jocelyn Peterman & Brett Gallant will take on Brittany Tran & Aaron Sluchinski in the semifinals.
The Canadian Junior Curling Championships begin today in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Four Manitoba teams are competing, and they include provincial champions Jordon McDonald & Zoey Terrick and provincial finalists Jace Freeman and Grace Beaudry.
Allan Gitzel of Altona has a 5-1 record and Dean North of Carman is 2-4 heading into the final day of round robin play at the Provincial Senior Men's Curling Championship in Dauphin.