The Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks have advanced to the Tiger Hills Hockey League final. Brad Cole scored twice as Miniota/Elkhorn defeated Killarney 5-2 and swept the best-of-five West Division final in three straight. Colin Paull, Taylor Sanheim and Dillin Stonehouse also scored for the C-Hawks who are 8-0 in the playoffs. Jesse Bernard had both goals for the Shamrocks. Jory Geddes, Jacy Kennedy and Jesse Toth scored two goals each as the Gladstone Lakers downed the Minnedosa Bombers 7-4. Sean Kubas also scored for the Lakers who cut the Minnedosa's lead in the East Division final to two games to one. Ricky Kowalick had a pair of goals for the Bombers while the rest went to Bryson Werbicki-Mallett and Matt Saler. Game four goes Saturday in Minnedosa.
Paige Kozak, Marlie Rutherford and Kelsey Huibers did the goal scoring and Grace Glover made 22 saves as the Westman Wildcats shaded the Yellowhead Chiefs 3-2 in Hartney and now lead the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League's best-of-five semifinal two games to one. Trynity Turner and Grace Kirk replied for the Chiefs. Game four is set for Friday in Shoal Lake.
The Brandon Wheat Kings lost 6-3 to Regina. Connor Bedard and Tanner Howe had two goals each for the hometown Pats. Zakhar Polshakov, Nolan Ritchie and Joby Baumuller did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings who have four games left and trail the Calgary Hitmen by two points in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference.
The Manitoba Moose lost 4-3 to Rockford. Rocco Grimaldi potted the winner 2:09 into overtime for the IceHogs. Henri Nikkanen, Dominic Toninato and Jansen Harkins scored for the Moose.
It's day one of the Provincial High School Varsity Basketball championships. Glenboro/Baldur and Rivers are at the A girls championship in Gilbert Plains. Glenboro/Baldur is at the A boys championship in Grandview. Virden is at the AA girls championship hosted by the Souris Sabres. Virden is hosting the AA boys championship. Neelin boys and girls are at the AAA championships in Thompson.