The Westman Wildcats are at the Firestarter Hockey Tournament in Calgary. The Wildcats played a pair of games Thursday. The defending Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champions defeated Northern Capitals 4-0 and lost 4-2 to the Regina Rebels. Westman will meet the host Calgary Fire this afternoon at 2 p.m.
The Southwest Cougars pre-season tournament is on this weekend. The host Cougars face the Yellowhead Chiefs tonight, the Central Plains Capitals on Saturday and the Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday.
The Virden Oil Capitals open the 2022-23 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season tonight (7:30 p.m.) against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
The Winnipeg Ice lost 3-2 to the Regina Pats at the Brandt Centre. Parker Berge potted the winner 1:47 into overtime for the Pats. Zach Benson had both goals for the Ice. The Brandon Wheat Kings wrap up their pre-season schedule with a pair of games this weekend against the Moose Jaw Warriors. The two teams meet tonight in Saskatchewan and Saturday at Westoba Place.
The Winnipeg Jets take on the Calgary Flames in their first of three games at the Young Stars Classic in Penticton. The Jets will also face the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday and the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.