The top three seeds are still undefeated heading into day three of the 2024 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Access Event Centre in Morden. Number one Kaitlyn Lawes of Fort Rouge, second seed Kate Cameron of the Granite and number three Jolene Campbell of Assiniboine Memorial are 4-0 with one round robin draw left for all 12 teams. Shaela Hayward, Keira Krahn, India Young and Rylie Cox have a 2-2 record. Team Hayward lost 9-5 to Kristy Watling of East St. Paul on Thursday morning and then outscored Emma Jensen of the Heather 10-8. The top three teams in each group will keep their round robin records and continue on in the Championship Pool.
The Portage Islanders and Carman Beavers were winners in the SEMHL Thursday night. Steve Christie made 28 saves in recording the shutout as Portage blanked the Altona Maroons 4-0 at Sunflower Gardens. Jamie Mousseau, Johl Swedlo, Linden McCorrister and Jaxon Blight did the goal scoring for the Islanders. Cole Kehler faced 59 shots in net for the Maroons who were eliminated from playoff contention. Tyler Park and Tyler Livingston each had a goal and an assist as Carman downed Ile des Chenes 5-3. Fraser Mirrlees, Noah Skorpad and Eric Klassen also scored for the Beavers. Noah Keating, Justin Dumontier and Josh Beauchemin replied for the Northstars.
Grant Friesen and Josh Hiebert scored two goals each as Carman defeated Portage Collegiate 5-2 in the lone Zone 4 High School Hockey League game. Wade Green also scored for the Cougars. JJ Oke and Ben Matthews-McCulley did the goal scoring for the Trojans.
Canadian women's soccer coach Bev Priestman has signed a new contract that runs through the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup. The 37-year-old Priestman has a 28-9-and-10 record as head coach and led Canada to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Priestman's signing comes as Canada begins preparations to defend its title at this summer's Paris Games.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed shortstop Andy Armstrong. The 26-year-old Oregon native hit .261 for Goldeyes in 2023, with 19 doubles and 32 runs batted in. He also set a league single-season record with 23 sacrifice bunts. Armstrong was originally acquired via a trade with the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters on March 6, 2023. Armstrong spent the 2022 campaign with Evansville after making his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League in 2021. He has compiled a .253 batting average with four home runs and 84 RBIs over his first three seasons as a pro. Armstrong played five seasons at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) where he won an NCAA Division I National Championship in 2018.