The Dauphin Clippers and Neepawa Tigers were winners in the Westman High School Hockey League Wednesday night. Cody Zurba and Josh Yakielashek scored two goals each and Boston Karlson chipped in with three assists as Dauphin downed Roblin/Grandview/Gilbert Plains 7-3. Tarek Lapointe had three goals and three assists as Neepawa defeated Swan Valley 8-2. Rylan Bray and Riley Davie added two goals each for the Tigers who face the Major Pratt Trojans today (2:30 p.m.) at the Yellowhead Centre.
The MJHL/SJHL Showcase is over. After winning all three games on Tuesday, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League took two out of three at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg on Wednesday. Sean Williams of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines scored twice as MJHL 20U Black downed SJHL 20U Gold 4-2. Nolan Chastko of the Virden Oil Capitals also scored for 20U Black. Oil Capitals goaltender Eric Reid stopped 27 shots. SJHL 20U White defeated MJHL 20U Red 7-5. Killarney's Cody Gudnason of the Neepawa Titans had a pair of goals for 20U Red. SJHL 18U Blue beat MJHL 18U White 5-2.
The NHL all-star weekend kicks off today at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena. The all-star player draft, in addition to the Professional Women's Hockey League 3-on-3 showcase will be starting things off. Ste. Anne's Jocelyne Larocque, who plays for Toronto, is on the Team King roster for the showcase. Three Winnipeg Jets are in Toronto and they are goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, forward Kyle Connor and head coach Rick Bowness.
The Manitoba Moose have recalled forward Mark Liwiski from the ECHL's Norfolk Admirals. Liwiski, 22, has tallied 16 points (7G, 9A) along with 193 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Admirals this season. The Dauphin product has 33 career points (17G, 16A) in 103 ECHL contests split between Wichita and Norfolk. Prior to making his professional debut, the forward suited up in the WHL for the Everett Silvertips and Kelowna Rockets. He recorded 96 points (52G, 44A) over the span of 204 contests.
Three Canadian champion junior teams, a pair of dedicated long-term volunteers, and a curler with six Manitoba, Canadian and World championships on his resume will be honoured with induction into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame May 5th in Winnipeg. The 2024 Builder inductees include former CurlManitoba President and Curling Canada Governor Sam Antila who has also been a long-time volunteer at Thompson’s Burntwood Curling Club and Bill Biehl, a pioneer in the implementation of organized coaching instruction and coaching programs in Manitoba and three-times past-President of Winnipeg’s Heather Curling Club. The 2024 Curler inductee is Ken Tresoor who won a pair of Manitoba Mixed titles along with a pair of Manitoba Men’s championships, one Canadian, and one World title in an over 25-year competitive career. The three junior champion Team inductees are the 1989 Canadian champion and world bronze medal team of Cathy Overton, Tracy Baldwin, Carol Harvey and Tracy Bush; the 1994 Canadian champion team of Jennifer Jones, Trisha Baldwin, Jill Officer and Dana Malanchuk, and the 1995 Canadian champion and world bronze medal team of Chris Galbraith, Scott Cripps, Brent Barrett and Bryan Galbraith.