Shane Jury potted the winner in overtime as the Minnedosa Bombers defeated the Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks 4-3 Saturday night. Bryson Werbicki-Mallett added a pair of goals for the Bombers who evened the Tiger Hills Hockey League’s best-of-five final at a game apiece.
The Virden Oil Capitals fell 3-1 to the OCN Blizzard. Roux Bazin had the lone goal for the Caps. The best-of-seven Manitoba Junior Hockey League West Division semifinal is tied at one.
The Brandon Wheat Kings season came to an end Saturday night. Conor Geekie had three goals and two assists as the Winnipeg Ice defeated Brandon 5-3. Rylen Roersma, Roger McQueen and Calder Anderson scored for the Wheat Kings. The Ice will meet the Medicine Hat Tigers in the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.
The Winnipeg Jets fell 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings. Pierre-Luc Dubois had the lone goal for the Jets who wrap up their three-game California road trip Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks.
Canada’s Kerri Einarson will meet Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg in the bronze medal game (3 a.m.) at the 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship in Sandviken, Sweden. Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris beat Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan 6-4 in a qualification game and then lost 8-5 to Marianne Roervik of Norway in the semifinals. Roervik will face Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland in the gold medal game.
Kadriana Lott & Colton Lott lost 8-6 to Lisa Weagle & John Epping in the opening round of the playoffs at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sudbury, Ontario. Jennifer Jones & Brent Laing will meet Rachel Homan & Tyler Tardi and Jocelyn Peterman & Brett Gallant will take on Brittany Tran & Aaron Sluchinski in the semifinals.
The Canadian Junior Curling Championships begin today in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Four Manitoba teams are competing, and they include provincial champions Jordon McDonald & Zoey Terrick and provincial finalists Jace Freeman and Grace Beaudry.
Defending champion Randy Neufeld of La Salle is 6-0 and in first place in the Asham Group while Dave Boehmer of Petersfield is 6-0 and leads the Asham Express Group heading into the final day of round robin play at the Provincial Senior Men's Curling Championship in Dauphin. Defending champion Terry Ursel of Neepawa is 6-0 and Joelle Brown of Charleswood is 5-1 at the Provincial Senior Women's Championship which is also in Dauphin.