Neelin girls are Provincial High School Varsity Basketball champions. The Spartans edged the Beliveau Barracuda’s 66-64 in the AAA final in Thompson. Danica Black and Madison Kwiatkowski were named All-Stars. Neelin boys beat Elmwood 80-75 in the third place game. Glenboro/Baldur defeated Ste. Rose 66-32 in the A girls final in Gilbert Plains. Lexi Shearer of the Panthers was chosen the tournament MVP. Trudie Smart and Kylie Fair were named All-Stars. Rivers lost 48-36 to Hamiota in the third place game. Glenboro/Baldur fell 78-55 to Frontier Mosakahiken in the A boys final in Grandview. The host Virden Bears dropped a 97-68 decision to Gabrielle Roy of Ile des Chenes in the AA boys final. Virden lost 77-75 to Warren in the consolation final at the AA girls championship in Souris.

Nate Immerkar made 29 saves and Tucker Thompson had a goal and three helpers as the Swan Valley Tigers blanked the Neepawa Tigers 9-0 in game one of the Westman High School Hockey League’s best-of-three final.

The Minnedosa Bombers will meet the Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks in the Tiger Hills Hockey League final. The Bombers defeated the Gladstone Lakers 3-1 in Minnedosa and took the best-of-five East Division final three games to one.

The Brandon Wheat Kings lost 3-2 to the Blades in Saskatoon. Nolan Flamand and Caleb Hadland did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings who have two games left and trail Calgary by four points in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference. The Hitmen have four games left. Daniel Hauser made 19 saves and Matthew Savoie had three assists as the Winnipeg Ice downed the Prince Albert Raiders 4-1.

Brandon’s Assiniboine Community College will meet Northeastern University in the semifinals Sunday at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II Championship in Boston. Steinbach’s Geneva Penner stopped all 13 shots she faced and Aidan Roberts of Winnipeg and Simone Turner of Carman scored three goals each as the defending champion Cougars shutout Adrian College 7-0 and finished the round robin with a 3-0 record.

Neal Pionk scored 55 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets past the Predators 3-2 in Nashville. Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves.

The Manitoba Moose scored four unanswered first period goals and beat the Chicago Wolves 6-1. Jansen Harkins and Jeff Mallot each had a goal and an assist for the Moose. Manitoba goaltender Arvid Holm stopped 33 shots.

Canada’s Kerri Einarson won her opener at the 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship in Sandviken, Sweden. Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris stole points in the 9th and 10th ends and defeated Anna Hasselborg of Sweden 9-4. The Gimli Curling Club foursome will face Tabitha Peterson of the United States and Marianne Roervik of Norway on Sunday.