Leigha Kristof & Caroline McConnell of Reston are Provincial Junior Varsity girls doubles badminton champions. Kristof & McConnell defeated Payton Dudar & Brittney Stratuliak of Ethelbert 21-13, 19-21, 21-16 in the final Friday afternoon at Sport Manitoba in downtown Winnipeg. Brock Hutchison & Matthew Kirkup of Virden won the consolation final in boys doubles beating Jamie Parsons & Matthew Riehl of Swan Valley 22-20, 14-21, 21-15. As for the Provincial varsity championships – advancing to the round of 16 are Connor Graham & Griffin Albrecht of Boissevain in boys doubles.
The Manitoba Moose and Milwaukee Admirals are going the distance. Keifer Sherwood had a goal and an assist as the Admirals downed Manitoba 5-3 and evened the American Hockey League’s best-of-five Central Division semifinal at two games apiece. Jansen Harkins had a goal and two assists for the Moose. The deciding fifth game goes tonight in Milwaukee.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes lost their pre-season opener 10-9 to the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. The Fish and Redhawks meet again this afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field. Winnipeg will wrap up its exhibition schedule with three games against the Milkmen in Milwaukee on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. The Goldeyes will open the 2023 American Association season against the SouthShore RailCats in Gary on May 11th.
Matt Dunstone has earned a spot in the semifinals at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Champions Cup in Regina. Dunstone finished the round robin with a 5-0 record. Kerri Einarson and Jennifer Jones were 3-2; Kaitlyn Lawes and Reid Carruthers were 2-3.