Wenatchee Wild forward Conor Geekie of Strathclair, Moose Jaw Warriors defenseman Denton Mateychuk of Dominion City and Brandon Wheat Kings foward Nate Danielson are among 30 players invited to Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Selection Camp which begins December 10th in Oakville, Ontario. The 2024 World Juniors will take place December 26th - January 5th in Gothenburgh, Sweden.
Carson Bjarnason stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels at Westoba Place. Nate Danielson scored twice and Roger McQueen had two assists for the Wheat Kings who are 2-0 on their eight-game homestand. Nolan Flamand, Brett Hyland, and Luke Shipley also scored for Brandon. The game was tied 2-2 after the first period. The Wheat Kings led 5-2 after 40 minutes.
Connor Martin had a goal and three assists as Killarney/Wawanesa doubled up on Hamiota/Rivers/Elton/Strathclair 6-3 in the lone Westman High School Hockey League game. Carter Bartley, Landon Lockhart, Nikolaus Kummer, Spencer Cullen and Eric McDonald also scored for the Raiders. Brett Melnyk, Harlen Bridges and Ethan King replied for the Huskies.
Brett Sabel scored the go-ahead goal 2:46 into the third period as Virden edged the Dauphin Kings 2-1 at Credit Union Place. Josh Lehto with his 16th of the season on the power play at 16:39 of the second period, also scored for the Oil Capitals.
Captain Christine Sinclair helped Canada's national women's soccer team to a 1-0 exhibition win over Australia in her international swansong Tuesday night in front of more than 48-thousand fans in Vancouver. The 40-year-old from Burnaby, who set up the winning goal, gave way to 35-year-old Sophie Schmidt of Abbotsford in the 58th minute, marking the end of an international career that produced a record 190 goals.