Three Manitoba Junior Hockey League teams are inside the top 10 of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings for the fourth week in a row. The Steinbach Pistons (17-2-1) remain at number four. The Winkler Flyers (15-2-0-1) dropped from number five to seven. The Dauphin Kings (13-4) fell from nine to 10. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (18-1-1) are the number one ranked team in the country for the fourth straight week. The MJHL’s West Division leading Virden Oil Capitals (14-4-1-1) received honourable mention.
Brandon Wheat Kings forward Jaxon Jacobson is the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League’s Player of the Week. The 14-year-old Brandon native recorded five goals and six assists in three games last week. Jacobson was selected fifth overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft.
The Manitoba Moose have reassigned goaltender Thomas Milic to the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. The 20-year-old New Westminster native has appeared in four games with the Moose and posted a 1-1-0 record along with a 3.74 goal against average and an .877 save percentage. Milic, who was a fifth round selection of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2023 NHL Draft, recorded his first AHL victory last Friday against the Senators in Belleville.
Manitoba champions Kara Balshaw and Derrick Anderson both have 1-1 round robin records at the Canadian Curling Club Championship at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in Winnipeg.