The Pembina Valley Hawks gave up three goals in the second period and three more in the third and lost their pre-season opener 7-4 to the Thistles in Kenora. Liam Goertzen had a hat trick and drew an assist on Sebastien Hicks’ third period goal. The Hawks next exhibition game is Wednesday in Morden against the Central Plains Capitals. Pembina Valley will open the 2022-23 Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League season against the defending champion Winnipeg Wild on Friday, September 30th at Bell MTS Iceplex.

The Winnipeg Jets dropped a 4-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks at the Young Stars Classic in Penticton. Tyler Boland had the lone goal for the Jets and are 0-2 and play their tournament finale today against the Calgary Flames.

The Garden Valley Invitational Boys & Girls Soccer Tournaments were held this past weekend. GVC edged Miller 2-1 in the girls final while Morden blanked Steinbach Regional 1-0 in the boys final.

Westgate defeated Rosenort 25-19, 25-20 in the final of the Nighthawk Invitational varsity girls volleyball tournament at Northlands Parkway Collegiate.