The 2022 Beijing Winter Games is over. Canada won its 26th and final medal Sunday as pilot Justin Kripps of Summerland, and brakemen Cam Stones of Whitby, Ryan Sommer of White Rock and Ben Coakwell of Sasktoon earned bronze in four-man bobsled. Canada captured four gold, eight silver 14 bronze medals. Canadian athletes placed fourth eight times and fifth nine times. The 26 medals won in Beijing matched Canada’s total in 2010 in Vancouver. Ottawa speedskater Isabelle Weidemann, who won gold, silver and bronze medals, was Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremonies. Eve Muirhead of Great Britain defeated Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan 10-3 in the women’s gold medal match in curling. Finland edged ROC 2-1 in the men’s hockey gold medal game.


The Minnedosa Bombers are into round two of the Tiger Hills Hockey League playoffs while the Wawanesa Jets and Neepawa Farmers are going the distance in their opening round series. Bryson Werbicki-Mallett and Ryan Heino scored two goals each and Clay Bergeson chipped in with three helpers as the Bombers downed the MacGregor Wild 5-1 in the third and deciding game of their East Division quarterfinal. Brian Harris scored twice as Wawanesa beat Neepawa 7-5. That series is tied at one and the deciding third game goes today (4:30 p.m.) at the Yellowhead Centre.


In the Westman High School Hockey League - Zach Edmunds and Kolten Barwick each had a goal and an assist as the Boissevain/Souris Broncos doubled up on Minnedosa/Erickson 4-2; Logan Gudnason had a hat trick as Killarney/Wawanesa defeated Swan Valley 8-1; John Lelond scored twice as Hamiota/Rivers/Elton/Strathclair beat Grand Plains 5-3; Cole Delamare had a goal and three assists in Dauphin’s 8-1 victory over Virden; Everette Beaulieu had a hat trick and Bobby Orr-Roulette had five assists as Sandy Bay downed Deloraine/Hartney 12-2 and Deegan Campbell scored the only goal of the shootout to lift Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur past Vincent Massey 4-3.


Jayce Thompson and Darren Hunt did the goal scoring for the Southwest Cougars in their 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Bruins at the Southdale Arena. The game was tied 2-2 after the first period and the Bruins lead 4-2 after 40 minutes. Cougars netminder Owen LaRocque made 31 saves. LaRocque was named to the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League’s First All-Star Team. Southwest defenseman Josh Fluker was named to the Second Team.


Braden Fischer scored his 29th goal of the season in the Virden Oil Capitals 5-1 loss to the Swan Valley Stampeders at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Stamps goaltender Kobe Grant made 38 saves while Virden’s Bailey Monteith faced 41 shots.


Ethan Kruger made 22 saves as Brandon edged the Broncos 2-1 in Swift Current. Ridly Greig and Zakhar Polshakov scored power play goals for the Wheat Kings who have won five-of-seven games this month. The Winnipeg Ice gave up three unanswered third period goals and lost 3-2 to the Rebels in Red Deer. Zach Benson and Jack Finley did the goal scoring for the Ice.


The Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their four-game homestand with a 4-2 loss to Edmonton. Oilers captain Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists. Adam Lowry potted a shorthanded goal midway through the third period and then Kyle Connor scored his team leading 29th goal of the season on the power play at 14:38 of the final frame to cut Edmonton’s lead to 3-2. Darnell Nurse sealed the deal for the Oilers with a shorthanded empty net goal with three seconds left in regulation.