Payton Murray made 19 saves in the Westman Wildcats 4-0 victory over the Interlake Lightning in Hartney. Brooklyn Franklin, Hayley Kolosky, Paige Kozak and Callie Rice did the goal scoring for the Wildcats who have an 11-2 record and are in third place in the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League.
Dylan Halliday scored twice and Eric Reid stopped all 31 shots he faced as the Virden Oil Capitals blanked the Selkirk Steelers 4-0 at Tundra Oil & Gas Centre. Colin Cook and Carter Johnson also scored for the Oil Capitals.
The Brandon Wheat Kings wrapped up their six-game homestand with a 2-1 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders. Nolan Ritchie had the lone goal for the Wheat Kings who recorded four wins and two losses during the homestand. Brandon goaltender Ethan Kruger made 33 saves. Connor McClennon and Jakin Smallwood scored two goals each and Benjamin Zloty had three assists in Winnipeg’s 7-2 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers. The Ice have won 21 of 22 games this season.
The Winnipeg Jets five-game losing streak came to an end Saturday night in Calgary. Kyle Connor scored twice and Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves as the Jets defeated the Flames 4-2. Paul Stastny and Andrew Copp also scored for Winnipeg. Captain Blake Wheeler chipped in with two assists.
Two Manitoba teams will meet in the women’s gold medal game at the 2021 Canadian Curling Trials in Saskatoon. Jennifer Jones of the St. Vital Curling Club, who captured Olympic gold in Sochi in 2014, beat Krista McCarville of Thunder Bay 8-3 in the semifinal Saturday night. Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jocelyn Peterman and Dawn McEwen will face Tracy Fleury, Selena Njegovan, Liz Fyfe and Kristin MacCuish. The East St. Paul foursome went 8-0 and earned a bye to the final. Fleury beat Jones 7-6 Friday in the final draw of the round robin. Brad Gushue of St. John’s and Brad Jacobs of Thunder Bay will meet in men’s gold medal game.