Canada will face Belgium today in their Group Stage opener at the World Cup in Qatar. It’s Canada’s second ever appearance the World Cup. Canada lost 1-0 to France; 2-0 to Hungary and 2-0 to the Soviet Union in 1986 in Mexico. Belgium finished third at the 2018 World Cup.

Zander Campbell made 33 saves as the Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur Wildcats defeated the Virden Golden Bears 6-0 in the lone Westman High School Hockey League game. Nathan Dyck, Cameron Rohs, Landon Gudnason, Jaxon Vanwynsnerghe, Chase Nash and Griffin Anderson did the goal scoring for the Wildcats. Virden netminder Tanner Rowan faced 37 shots.

The Steinbach Pistons and Portage Terriers are in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 Rankings. The Pistons (18-4) remained at number seven for the second week in a row. The Terriers (16-5) dropped from three to eight. The Winkler Flyers (16-5-3-1) received honorable mention. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Battlefords North Stars (20-0-2-1) are the number one nationally ranked team for the fifth week in a row.

The Winnipeg Ice suffered just their second loss of the season Tuesday night at the Wayne Fleming Arena on the campus of the University of Manitoba. Harrison Meneghin made 36 saves as the Lethbridge Hurricanes edged Winnipeg 2-1. Russell’s Tyson Zimmer scored his fifth of the season with 1:40 left in the first period to extend Lethbridge’s lead to 2-0. Ty Nash had the lone goal for the Ice who were riding a 15-game winning streak.

The Manitoba Moose gave up four third period goals and lost 5-1 to the Milwaukee Admirals. Jeff Malott had the lone goal for the Moose.

Manitoba champions Zachary Wasylik and Lisa Birchard both have 3-0 records at the 2022 Everest Curling Club Championships at the Ice Palace in the West Edmonton Mall.