The Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s West Division semifinal between the Virden Oil Capitals and Neepawa Titans is now a best-of-three series. John Baird, Dawson Andries and Hayden Stocks scored third period goals as Neepawa defeated Virden 4-1 at the Yellowhead Centre and evened their opening round series at two games apiece. Connor Thompson also scored for the Titans. Bryce Bryant had the lone goal for the Oil Capitals. Game five goes Sunday at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

The Winnipeg Jets losing streak has reached five games. Ivan Barbashev scored the go-ahead goal with 5:29 left in the third period as the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights downed Winnipeg 4-1 at Canada Life Centre. Barbashev and Jack Eichel added empty net goals. Sean Monahan had the lone goal for the Jets who went 0-for-5 on the power play.

The Canadian women's hockey team is getting ready for next week's World Championship in Utica, New York. The players are in a pre-tournament camp in Kingston, Ontario, where they'll take on Finland in an exhibition tuneup on Saturday. Canada fell 6-3 to the United States in last year's gold-medal game in Brampton, Ontario. Defenders Ashton Bell of Deloraine and Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne along with goaltender Kristen Campbell of Brandon are on Team Canada's roster.

Jordon McDonald and Jace Freeman have clinched playoff spots at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Alberta. McDonald has a 7-0 record and Freeman is 6-1 heading into the final day of round robin play. McDonald defeated Parker Tipple of Newfoundland & Labrador 6-4 while Freeman beat Jack MacFadyen of Prince Edward Island 9-6. Shaela Hayward has a 5-2 record. Hayward downed Emily Bowles of British Columbia 9-4 and then beat Manitoba finalist Zoey Terrick 10-3. Earlier Terrick (1-5) defeated Claire Dubinsky of Northern Ontario 11-7.