The Killarney Shamrocks and Neepawa Tigers were winners in the Tiger Hills Hockey League Friday night. Reid Opperman had a goal and two assists as Killarney downed Souris 7-1. Kelby Minshull, Aubrey Chapman, Wade Thompson, Morgan Magwood, Brett Opperman and Kyle Peters also scored for the Shamrocks who are six points ahead of the Virden Oil Kings in the race for second place in the West Division. Both teams have five games left in the regular season schedule. Joel Shultz had the lone goal for the Elks. Garrett Rempel had two goals and three assists and Daylon Creasy chipped in with four helpers as Neepawa defeated the Plainsmen 7-2 in Carberry. Brad Marshall, David Wallmann, Ben Mowbray, Braden Gillies and Kyle McDonald also scored for the Farmers, who moved into first place in the East Division, one point ahead of the Gladstone Lakers. Brady Laycock and Zaine McConnell replied for the Plainsmen.
In the Westman High School Hockey League - Kaden Ferland scored twice as the Swan Valley Tigers beat Grand Plains 5-2. Riley Robak had both goals for the Raiders.
Virden gave up four first period goals and lost 7-3 to the Winnipeg Blues. Evan Groening, Nathan Driver and Colten Miller did the goal scoring for the Oil Capitals. Bailey Monteith, who was acquired from the Trail Smoke Eaters at the Canadian Junior Hockey League trade deadline on Monday, stopped 20 of the 27 shots he faced.
The Southwest Cougars have the weekend off. The Cougars two games against the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League leading Brandon Wheat Kings have been postponed. Friday’s game in Souris was called off as was the scheduled game today in Brandon.
Rylen Roersma scored twice, Ridly Greig had a goal and three assists and Nate Danielson had four helpers as the Brandon Wheat Kings defeated the Rebels 4-1 in Red Deer. The Wheat Kings, who lost 4-3 in overtime to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Wednesday, continue their four-game Alberta road trip this afternoon when they meet the Oil Kings in Edmonton.
The Manitoba Moose lost 3-2 to Grand Rapids. Griffins forward Jonatan Berggren scored the winner 4:13 into overtime. Evan Polei and Todd Burgess did the goal scoring in regulation for the Moose.