Team Manitoba captured gold at the 2023 WHL Cup Sunday in Red Deer. Brek Liske of Beausejour scored twice in the shootout to lift Manitoba past Alberta 6-5 in the championship game. Carson Carels of Cypress River scored a pair of goals in regulation for Team Manitoba while singles went to Koy Funk of Portage la Prairie and Aiden Jacobson and Carter Haney of Winnipeg. Peyton Shore of Winnipeg made 53 saves in the victory. It's Manitoba's first gold medal winning performance in the history of the WHL Cup. Jaxon Jacobson of Brandon had three goals and three assists in four games.
Sebastian Stone had two goals and an assist in the Southwest Cougars 6-4 victory over the Interlake Lighting in Souris. Kelby Diehl, Ryder Heaphy, Jack Clark and Bryan Laing also scored for the Cougars who improved to 8-1 on the season.
Danica Averill stopped all 21 shots she faced as the Westman Wildcats blanked the Interlake Lightning 5-0 in Stonewall. Reese Schutte and Paige Crossley had two goals each for the Wildcats. Ivy Perkin had the other Westman goal.
The Boissevain Broncos, Crocus Plains Plainsmen, Hamiota/Rivers/Elton/Strathclair Huskies and Vincent Massey Vikings were winners in the Westman High School Hockey League Sunday. Nolan Janz scored in overtime to lift the Broncos past the Dauphin Clippers 3-2; Gilbert Teneycke had a goal and three assists as the Plainsmen shaded Major Pratt 6-5: Ethan King and Chael Rozdena scored two goals each as the Huskies downed Roblin/Grandview/Gilbert Plains 10-1 and Carter Dittmer had four goals and two assists in the Vikings 7-3 victory over the Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur Wildcats.
Taylor Sanheim, Shawn Bowles and Zeanen Ziemer scored two goals each as the defending Tiger Hills Hockey League champion Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks won their season opener 10-1 over the Virden Oil Kings in Elkhorn. Jason Bowles, Drayton Shiner, Brad Bowles and Parker Johnson also scored for the C-Hawks. Tanner Hepp had the lone goal for the Oil Kings.
Jennifer Jones and Joel Retornaz won the first Grand Slam curling event of the season. Jones, Karlee Burgess, Emily Zacharias and Lauren Lenentine defeated Kaitlyn Lawes 7-4 in the women's final of the Hearing Life Tour Challenge in Niagara Falls. Retornaz beat Brendan Bottcher 4-3 in an extra end in the men's final.