The Winkler Flyers scored five first period goals en route to an 8-2 victory over the Winnipeg Blues. Trent Penner potted his 18th, 19th and 20th goals of the season for the Flyers. Brody Beauchemin added a pair of goals while the rest went to Carter Dittmer, Dalton Andrew and Zach Nicolas. Winkler's Malachi Klassen made 15 saves.
Caelan Russell had two goals and an assist as the Pembina Valley Twisters beat the Stonewall Jets 6-4. Merek Degraeve, Cohen Thomas, Zander Carels and Joel Vigier also scored for the Twisters. Derek Wiebe chipped in with three helpers.
Kam Thomas and Sebastien Hicks scored two goals each in the Pembina Valley Hawks 6-2 victory over the Norman Northstars in Thompson. Ryder Wolfe and Cedrik Robidoux had the other Pembina Valley goals. The Hawks have won seven of their last eight games and trail the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League leading Winnipeg Bruins by just three points. Pembina Valley is two points back of the second place Brandon Wheat Kings.
Pembina Valley dropped a 3-2 decision to the Eastman Selects in Niverville. Jessica Anderson and Emma Durand did the goal scoring for the Hawks who trailed 1-0 and 3-1 at the period breaks. Pembina Valley netminder Kasia Rakowski made 23 saves.
Tanner Anderson had a hat trick as the Pembina Tigers downed the defending Zone 4 High School Hockey League champion PCI Trojans 4-1. Grady Ross also scored for the Tigers while Alex Van Deynze had the lone goal for Portage Collegiate.
The Warren Mercs and Portage Islanders were winners in the SEMHL Sunday. Jarrett Hogue made 25 saves as Warren shutout Altona 4-0. Chase Faulkner, Carson Ouellette, Scott Corbett and Brenden Luschinski did the goal scoring for the defending champion Mercs. Maroons netminder Cole Kehler faced 72 shots. The first place Islanders defeated the Winkler Royals 8-4 and improved to 13-0.
St. Adolphe's Avery Pickering and her Team Canada teammates are bringing home gold medals from the 2023 World Women's U18 Hockey Championship in Ostersund, Sweden. Caitlin Kraemer scored four times and Hannah Clark made 21 saves as Canada defeated host Sweden 10-0. Canada claimed back-to-back gold medals for the first time since winning three straight in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Pierre-Luc Dubois and Blake Wheeler scored second period goals and Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves as Winnipeg shaded the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 at Canada Life Centre. The Jets (29-14-1) have won eight of their last nine games and begin a five-game road trip Tuesday when they face the Montreal Canadiens.
Satsuki Fujisawa and Brendan Bottcher captured the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open Sunday in Camrose. Fujisawa beat Kerri Einarson 5-3 in the women’s final while Bottcher downed Niklas Edin 5-3 in the men’s final.