Michael Butler scored twice and Jordan Barnes had three assists as the Hartney Blues downed the Bisons 4-2 in Melita. Aiden Jasper and Del Cowan also scored for the Blues who moved into a tie for third place with the Rivers Jets in the Tiger Hills Hockey League's West Division. Hartney finished the regular season schedule with a 12-6 record. The Jets are 12-5 and play their regular season finale Saturday in Wawanesa. Kyle Campion and Will Brown replied for the Bisons.
Rylan Bray scored twice in regulation and potted the shootout winner as the Westman High School Hockey League leading Neepawa Tigers shaded the Major Pratt Trojans 6-5. Cohen Kulbacki also had a pair of goals for the Tigers. Tyler Huston had three goals and two assists for the Trojans.
Dominik Petr and Nolan Flamand had two goals each as the Brandon Wheat Kings downed the Edmonton Oil Kings 7-2 at Westoba Place. Matteo Michels, Joby Baumuller and Jayden Wiens also scored for the Wheat Kings. Brandon netminder Carson Bjarnason made 32 saves.
Canada's National Women's hockey team scored three times in the third period in a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the United States in front of 7,576 fans at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon Wednesday night. Renata Fast scored the game winner at 14:07 of the third period. Brianne Jenner, Laura Stacey and Deloraine's Ashton Bell also scored for Team Canada who outshot the Americans 28-16. Ann-Renée Desbiens made 14 saves. The Rivalry Series continues Friday in Regina.
The round robin ends today at the 2024 Canadian U18 Curling Championships in Ottawa. Shaela Hayward of Carman has a 4-1 record; Rylan Campbell of Altona is 3-2 and Nash Sugden of Morden is 2-3. Hayward, Keira Krahn, India Young & Rylie Cox will meet Cailey Locke of Newfoundland & Labrador at 11:30 a.m. Campbell, Logan Zacharias, Nick Senff and Rylan Graham will face Mark Strang of Nova Scotia and Sugden, Tyler Fehr, Tanner Treichel and Ryan Thiessen will take on Tyler MacTavish of Ontario at 7:30 a.m.
It's day one of the Provincial High School Curling Championships at the Heather Curling Club in Winnipeg. Virden's Joelle Barkley, Maddie Warkentin, Harley Hagan & Abby Pearn and Joshua Baker, Riley Jorgensen, Nathan Rowan and Kyle Reilly are representing Zone 9. The Provincial Mixed Doubles championship begins Friday at the Pembina Curling Club. Dawson Strange & Emerson Urquhart of Killarney are representing Zone 9.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a one-year extension with veteran safety Brandon Alexander. The 30-year-old Orlando native returns in 2024 for his 7th Canadian Football League season – all with the Blue Bombers. Alexander played 17 games last season and finished with 41 defensive tackles and two interceptions. He was named a West Division all-star for the second time in his career in 2023, and has totaled 211 defensive tackles, 20 special teams tackles, eight interceptions and six forced fumbles in 77 career games.