The Souris Sabres boys and girls basketball teams play their quarterfinals this morning at the Provincial A/AA Junior Varsity Basketball championships in Winnipeg. Souris boys are seeded number one and will face Prairie Mountain at 8:30 a.m. at Immanuel Christian School. Souris girls are the second seed and will meet Hapnot Collegiate of Flin Flon at 10:45 a.m. at Springs Christian Academy. The Provincial AAA Junior Varsity Basketball Championships, which were postponed for 24 hours due to unsafe travel conditions, will begin today. Neelin girls will take on R.D. Parker of Thompson at 12 p.m. in Neepawa while Neelin boys will face Linden Christian at 10 a.m. in Brandon. 

The Neepawa Tigers will play round robin games against the St. Paul's Crusaders at 9 a.m. and the Vincent Massey Trojans at 1 p.m. at the Provincial AAAA High School Hockey Championship at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg.

The Westman Wildcats defeated the Eastman Selects 2-1 in Hartney Thursday night in game one of their best-of-five Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League semifinal. Marlie Rutherford and Madi Weber did the goal scoring for the Wildcats. Game two goes Saturday afternoon in Niverville. 

The Southwest Cougars and Pembina Valley Hawks are going the distance in their Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League quarterfinal. The Hawks shaded Southwest 4-3 in Morden and evened the best-of-five opening round series at two. Jack Clark had a pair of goals for the Cougars. Nate Robson had the other Southwest goal. The deciding fifth game goes Saturday in Souris. 

The Killarney Shamrocks scored three times in the first period; four in the second and five in the third en route to a 12-0 win over the Gladstone Lakers in game one of the Tiger Hills Hockey League's best-of-five East Division final. Rylan Gudnason had a hat trick for the Shamrocks. Lane Ganske and Brett Opperman added two goals each. The Lakers dressed just eight skaters Thursday night. Game two goes Saturday in Gladstone.

Seven Hockey Manitoba Provincial Championships take place this weekend. The CO-ED U-13 Rural AA championship will be held in Morden; the Rural A championship is in The Pas; Rural B championship in Killarney; the Rural C championship is in Gimli; Carman is hosting the Rural A1 championship and the Rural A2 championship is in Oakbank & Hazelridge. The Provincial CO-ED U-18 Rural A/B championship will take place in Ste. Agathe & Niverville. 

The playoffs begin today at the Brier in Regina. Reid Carruthers will meet defending champion Brad Gushue and Mike McEwen of Saskatchewan will take on Brendan Bottcher of Alberta in the Page 1-2 qualifying games at 1 p.m. Matt Dunstone will play in the Page 3-4 qualifying game at 7 p.m. against the loser of the Carruthers vs Gushue game. The loser of the McEwen vs Bottcher game will face Jamie Koe of Northwest Territories in the other 3-4 qualifier.