Neelin boys and girls captured the Provincial AAA High School Varsity Volleyball Championships Saturday in Dauphin. The Spartans defeated Linden Christian 25-19, 25-15 in the girls final while Neelin swept Steinbach Christian 25-18, 25-22 in the boys final. Tyra Lasiuk & Nathaniel Berube were named MVP’s. Gabrielle Roy won both the AA boys & girls finals. Alonsa/McCreary boys and Gilbert Plains girls took the A championship banners. Wawanesa boys defeated Elm Creek in the third place game. Deloraine girls lost to Reston in their third place game.
Mark Scheifele, Morgan Barron and Cole Perfetti did the goal scoring and Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves as the Winnipeg Jets snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Canada Life Centre. Connor Bedard had the lone goal for the Blackhawks and extended his road point streak to eight games, setting a franchise for the longest by a rookie.
Owen Parcell will face Tanner Horgan and Ryan Wiebe will face Braden Calvert in the men’s A event qualifiers Sunday morning at the 2023 DEKALB SuperSpiel at the Morris Curling Club. Serena Gray-Withers and Selena Sturmay qualified for the playoff round after winning their respective A event qualifiers Saturday night.