Both Manitoba Junior Hockey League semifinals are now best-of-three series. Dalton Andrew scored his second goal of the game 9:48 into the second overtime period to lift the Winkler Flyers past the Virden Oil Capitals 5-4 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Zach Nicholas, James Richards and Jakob Jones also scored for the Flyers who evened the best-of-seven second round series at two games apiece. Evan Groening, David Bielik, Josh Lehto and Roux Bazin replied for the Oil Capitals. Game five goes Saturday at the Centennial Arena with game six back in Virden on Monday. Visiting teams have won the first four games of the series. Leo Chambers scored a pair of third period goals including an empty netter with 31 seconds left as the Steinbach Pistons downed the OCN Blizzard 4-2 at the Roy H. Johnston Arena. That semifinal is tied at two with game five set for Saturday at the HyLife Centre in La Broquerie. 

Reneta Fast scored twice and Ste. Anne's Jocelyne Larocque had a pair of assists as Canada defeated Sweden 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2024 World Women's Hockey Championship in Utica, New York. Laura Stacey, Natalie Spooner and Jaime Bourbonnais also scored the Canadians. Emerance Maschmeyer made 17 saves. Team Canada will face Czechia and the host United States will take on Finland in the semifinals on Saturday. 

Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves in the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 victory over the Central Division leading Dallas Stars. Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers and David Gustafsson scored for the Jets (49-24-6) who have won five in a row. Mason Appleton chipped in with two assists. The Stars need one point in their final two games to clinch first place in the division. Winnipeg captain Adam Lowry played his 700th game. Ehlers scored his 200th goal, becoming the sixth player in franchise history to reach the mark, and the first Denmark-born player in NHL history to do so. The Jets wrap up their four-game road trip Saturday afternoon against the Colorado Avalanche. Winnipeg and Colorado have three games left and are tied for second place in the Central Division. Both teams have 104 points.

The Winnipeg Football Club had an operating profit of $5.7 million in 2023, up from $4.9 million in 2022. The profit comes from record numbers in gate revenue, corporate sponsorship, and merchandise sales. The Blue Bombers have led the CFL in attendance in each of the last two seasons, with last year’s average at 30,449 and featuring five consecutive sellouts to end the campaign and two more crowds above 30,000. Dating back to the fall of 2018 and including playoffs, the Blue Bombers are 37-3 at home.

The round robin ends today at the Players Championship in Toronto which is the last Grand Slam curling event of the season. Reid Carruthers has a 2-2 record; Matt Dunstone & Jennifer Jones are 1-3 while Kerri Einarson & Kaitlyn Lawes are 0-3.