Remi Laurencelle scored both Winkler goals and Jayme Janzen stopped 36 shots as the Royals shaded Red River 2-1 in St. Jean Sunday in game one of their best-of-five SEMHL quarterfinal. TJ Matuszewski had the lone goal for the Wild. Game two goes Tuesday in Winkler.
Kam Thomas scored twice as Pembina Valley doubled up on the Eastman Selects 4-2 in Morden. Sam Delaquis and Liam Goertzen also scored for the Hawks who have four games left and are three points back of the Interlake Lightning who hold down sixth place in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League.
Jessica Anderson scored the lone goal for the Pembina Valley Hawks who lost their regular season finale 3-1 to the Interlake Lightning in Arborg. The Hawks finished the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League's regular season schedule in seventh place with a 6-18-4 record and will face the Westman Wildcats in the opening round of the playoffs.
Natalie Spooner and Emma Maltais each scored twice, Ann-Renee Desbiens made 24 saves and Canada downed the United States 6-1 in the decisive seventh game of the Rivalry Series in St. Paul. Marie-Philip Poulin and Deloraine's Ashton Bell also scored for Canada while Sarah Nurse added three assists. It's the second straight Rivalry Series in which the Americans won the first three games, only to see Canada storm back with four straight wins.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed American defensive end John Waggoner. The 24-year-old Des Moines, native played four seasons at Iowa (2019-22), recording 65 tackles (31 solo, 34 assists), 11.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and three pass breakups in 41 games. In his senior season, Waggoner made 34 tackles (16 solo, 18 assists), 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in 13 games. He was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten.