Zach Nicolas scored the tying goal 11 minutes into the third period and Tanner George potted the winner with 1:23 remaining as the Winkler Flyers shaded the Selkirk Steelers 2-1 Friday night at the Centennial Arena. Malachi Klassen made 21 saves in net for the Flyers.
Derek Wiebe had two goals and an assist as Pembina Valley beat St. Boniface 5-2. Merek Degraeve, Mike Heppner and Ryan Orchard also scored for the Twisters who extended their winning streak to 11 games. Pembina Valley’s Logan Enns stopped 32 shots.
The Manitoba Moose lost 5-4 in overtime to the Grand Rapids Griffins at Canada Life Centre. Marco Casper scored 48 seconds into OT for the visitors. Thomas Caron, Nikita Chibrikov, C.J. Suess and Jeff Mallot did the goal scoring for the Moose who lead 3-1 and 4-2 at the period breaks.
Matt Dunstone and Kerri Einarson have qualified for the playoffs at the Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open in Red Deer. Dunstone will face Brendan Bottcher and Kerri Einarson will meet Satsuki Fujisawa in the quarterfinals. Jennifer Jones will take on Tabitha Peterson in a tie-breaker.