Crocus Plains and Swan Valley were winners in the Westman High School Hockey League Tuesday night. Will Galatiuk had a goal and two assists as the Plainsmen edged Virden 5-4. Hunter Andries scored twice for the Golden Bears. Noah Weir had a hat trick and Cole Fletcher chipped in with four assists as the defending champion Tigers downed Roblin/Grandview/Gilbert Plains 13-1.
Team Manitoba finished the preliminary round with an 0-3 record after dropping a 4-3 decision to Ontario Blue at the 2023 National U18 Women's Hockey Championship in Dawson Creek. Stephanie Jacob of East St. Paul, Sara Manness of La Salle and Mia Faseruk of West St. Paul scored for our province. Team Manitoba will meet Quebec in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
The line of Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Alex Iafallo combined for 10 points as the Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their three-game road trip with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Connor had two goals and an assist, Scheifele had a goal and two assists while Iafallo chipped in with four helpers. Neal Pionk and Cole Perfetti also scored for the Jets. Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves. The Jets, who are 5-1-2 in their past eight games, begin a five-game homestand Thursday night when they entertain the Nashville Predators.
Kyle Kurz, Melissa Gordon, Ian McMillan and Beth Peterson are perfect heading into day four of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swift Current. The Manitoba champions defeated Jamie Koe of Northwest Territories 9-4 in a battle of undefeated teams. Team Kurz is 4-0 and will play their final two round robin games in Pool B today against Evan Van Amsterdam of Alberta and Cameron de Jong of British Columbia.