First place in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League belongs to the Ste. Anne Aces. The defending champion Aces clinched top spot when the Warren Mercs lost their regular season finale 6-4 at home to Red River on Friday night. The third place Wild can still catch the Mercs for second. Red River has to beat the Portage Islanders today in Morris and the Hawks in Notre Dame on Tuesday in order to pass Warren in the standings.
Tyson Froese scored twice and Darian Penner made 35 saves as Miller downed Morden 4-1 at Sunflower Gardens. Ziko Pankratz and Reece Fehr also found the back of the net for the Aces who took over first place in the Zone 4 High School Hockey League standings. Miller has 28 points and is one point ahead of the Mountain Mustangs. Vance Olson had the lone goal for the defending champion Thunder.
Dalton Andrew scored his 25th and 26th goals of the season on the power play and Malachi Klassen made 37 saves as the Winkler Flyers edged the Dauphin Kings 3-2 at the Centennial Arena. Avery Anderson also scored for the Flyers.
Merek Degraeve scored twice in the Pembina Valley Twisters 5-1 victory over the Charleswood Hawks at the Eric Coy Arena. Cody Clark, Riley Goertzen and Slade Sotheran also scored for the Twisters. Pembina Valley netminder Logan Enns made 31 saves.
Brett Hyland scored twice on the power play and Carson Bjarnason made 39 saves as the Brandon Wheat Kings downed the Red Deer Rebels 4-1 at Westoba Place. Roger McQueen with his 20th of the season and Matteo Michels also scored for the Wheat Kings.
The Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Sean Monahan from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round pick in 2027. Monahan, a pending unrestricted free agent, has 13 goals and 35 points in 49 games with the Habs this season.
The Manitoba Moose gave up five unanswered goals and lost 5-2 to the Milwaukee Admirals. Nicholas Jones and Kristian Reichel did the goal scoring for the Moose who led 2-0 midway through the second period.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with defensive tackle Jake Thomas. The New Brunswick native returns to the Bombers for a 12th CFL season – all in Winnipeg. Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 CFL draft, Thomas is the longest serving player on the football club, having suited up for 186 regular season games and the last four Grey Cups. Thomas is a two-time Grey Cup winner as part of the Blue Bombers championship teams in 2019 and 2021.