The Virden Oil Kings, MacGregor Wild and Rivers Jets were winners in the Tiger Hills Hockey League Saturday night. Tanner Hepp had a hat trick and Ty Lewis had two goals and three assists as the Oik Kings downed the Gladstone Lakers 11-1. Robert Smith had a goal and two helpers as the Wild beat the Pilot Mound Pilots 7-5. The Jets defeated the Royals 6-4 in Deloraine.
Dylan Brown and Logan Brennand did the goal scoring and Carson Krieser made 36 saves as the Reston/Elkhorn/Melita/Pierson Renegades shaded Boissevain/Souris 2-1. Kolten Barwick had the lone goal for the Broncos. Also in the Westman High School Hockey League – Holden Hayward scored twice as the Virden Golden Bears downed the Sandy Bay Badgers 4-2.
The Virden Oil Capitals gave up three third period goals and lost 6-2 to the Neepawa Titans at the Yellowhead Centre. Nolan Chastko and Naton Miller scored for the Oil Capitals. Mason Lobreau made 41 saves for the Titans who lead 2-0 and 3-1 at the period breaks.
The Brandon Wheat Kings fell 4-1 to the Saskatoon Blades. Andrei Malyavin had the lone goal for the Wheat Kings who have lost six in a row. Connor Dale scored twice as the Winnipeg Ice held on for a 5-4 victory over the Tri-City Americans.
Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his 30th career shutout as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 at Canada Life Centre. Josh Morrissey, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Nate Schmidt scored power play goals for Winnipeg while Adam Lowry scored this third of the season shorthanded. The Jets (7-3-1) wrap up their three-game homestand Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.
Brad Gushue will play for gold and Kerri Einarson will play for bronze at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Calgary. Gushue defeated Riku Yanagisawa of Japan 8-2 and will meet Byeongjin Jeong of South Korea in the men’s final. Einarson gave up three in the ninth and a steal of one in the tenth end and lost 6-5 to Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan in the women’s semifinal. Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris will face Tabitha Peterson of the United States in the bronze medal game.