Billie Baranyk scored twice and Grace Glover made 31 saves as the defending Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champion Westman Wildcats edged the Yellowhead Chiefs 3-2 in Shoal Lake. Reese Schutte also scored for the Wildcats who are riding a seven-game winning streak.
Kyle Connor scored the go-ahead goal at 7:19 of the third period and Karson Kuhlman sealed the deal with an empty netter with 43 seconds remaining as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Buffalo Sabres 4-2. Dylan Samberg and Josh Morrissey also scored for the Jets who received a 39-save performance from Connor Hellebuyck. Winnipeg will wrap up its three-game road trip tonight when they meet the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Kerri Einarson dropped a 5-4 decision to Satsuki Fujisawa in an "A" Event qualifier Thursday night at the Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open in Camrose, Alberta. The three-time defending Scotties Tournament of Hearts champions will meet Rachel Homan in a "B" Event qualifier this afternoon. Kaitlyn Lawes will face Eun Ji Gim and Abby Ackland will take on Anna Hasselborg in other "B" qualifiers. Jennifer Jones will meet Michele Jaeggi and Beth Peterson will face Stefania Constantini. The winners will advance to "C" qualifiers on Saturday morning. Matt Dunstone will take on Ross Whyte in the men's "B" Event qualifier. Reid Carruthers will face John Epping. That winner will advance to a "C" qualifier.
Midfielder Jessie Fleming and coach Bev Priestman have been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Football Awards. Fleming is one of 14 nominees for top women's player. She was named the Canada Soccer Player of the Year for the second year in a row in December. Priestman is one of six candidates for best women's coach.