Kerri Einarson’s four-year reign as Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion came to an end Friday night in Calgary. Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Krysten Karwacki lost 9-4 to Kate Cameron. Kaitlyn Lawes fell 8-5 to Selena Sturmay of Alberta in the other 3 vs 4 qualifier. Cameron will take on Sturmay in the 3 vs 4 page playoff game today at 1 p.m. Jennifer Jones will meet Rachel Homan of Ontario in the 1 vs 2 page playoff game. The winner advances to Sundays final. The loser will meet either Cameron or Sturmay in the semifinals. Jones defeated Sturmay 8-4 and Homan downed Einarson 8-4 in the 1 vs 2 qualifiers Friday afternoon.

Jordon McDonald of Assiniboine Memorial and Shaela Hayward of Carman won A event qualifying games Friday at the Provincial Junior Curling Championships in Carman. McDonald downed Jace Freeman of Virden 11-4 while Hayward beat Bethany Allan of the Heather 8-3. Zach Norris of Morris will meet Rylan Campbell of West St. Paul at 9 a.m. That winner will face Jace Freeman in the B event qualifier. Nash Sugden of Morden and Dayna Wall of Altona play C event games this afternoon.

The Carman Cougars will meet the Major Pratt Trojans in the bronze medal game at the Provincial AA High School Hockey Championship in Boissevain. The Cougars lost 2-1 in overtime to Killarney/Wawnesa in the semifinals. The Raiders will face Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur in the gold medal game.

Isaiah Peters scored 2:47 into overtime to lift the Winkler Flyers past the Winnipeg Freeze 2-1 at the Centennial Arena. Jakob Jones had the Flyers lone goal in regulation.

Lucas Jolicouer had a pair of goals in the Pembina Valley Twisters 4-2 victory over the Jets in Sonewall. Derek Wiebe scored the go-ahead goal 5:34 into the third period and Merek Degraeve added an empty netter with one second left.

The Pembina Valley Hawks lost 4-3 in double overtime to the Westman Wildcats. Shayla Scinocca scored the winner for the Wildcats who now lead that best-of-five Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League quarterfinal two games to none. Abby Brigg had a pair of goals for the Hawks.

Carson Bjarnason made 35 saves as the Brandon Wheat Kings beat the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference leading Blades 4-1 in Saskatoon. Luke Shipley, Matteo Michels, Dominik Petr and Carter Klippenstein did the goal scoring for the visitors.

Kyle Connor scored 25 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. Nikolaj Ehlers had both Winnipeg goals in regulation. Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves in net for the Jets who have won five of their last six games.

The Manitoba Moose lost 5-2 to the Calgary Wranglers at Canada Life Centre. Jeff Mallot had both goals for the Moose who trailed 1-0 and 4-0 at the period breaks.

Natalie Spooner scored the shootout winner as Toronto slipped past New York 2-1 in the lone PWHL game. Ste. Anne’s Jocelyne Larocque drew an assist on Emma Maltais’ third period goal which gave Toronto a 1-0 lead. Brandon’s Kristen Campbell stopped 27 of 28 shots she faced in regulation and overtime as well as all four New York shootout attempts. Elm Creek’s Corinne Schroeder made 28 saves in net for New York.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed kicker Sergio Castillo to a one-year contract. Castillo’s 2023 season was record-breaking, as he connected on 46 of 51 field goal attempts, with his 90.2 percentage establishing a new Blue Bombers standard. Castillo was a perfect 31 of 31 inside the 40-yard line; 15 of 20 in 40-plus attempts and 4 of 6 from 50 yards-plus, including a season-long of 53 yards.