Brenden Walker had three goals and three assists as the Ste. Anne Aces downed the Morden Bombers 12-5. Keith Grondin, Owen Blocker and Ken Selby added two goals each for the Aces (9-1-0-2) who moved two points ahead of the Portage Islanders in the race for first place in the SEMHL. The Islanders do have three games in hand on Ste. Anne. Cole Penner had a pair of goals for the Bombers (6-4-0-1) who are one point back of the third place Ile des Chenes Northstars.

The Zone 4 High School Hockey League season resumed on Friday night. Tyson Meleck made 17 saves as the Morden Thunder blanked Garden Valley 4-0; Tanner Anderson had a hat trick as the Pembina Tigers downed Northlands Parkway 10-1; Miguel Bazin stopped 29 shots as the Mountain Mustangs shutout Carman 5-0 and Logan Dearborn scored in overtime to lift the Morris Mavericks past Portage Collegiate 3-2.

Sebastien Hicks scored a pair of first period goals and Raiden LeGall stopped all 44 shots he faced as Pembina Valley blanked the Winnipeg Thrashers 4-0 at the Gateway Arena. Hicks scored 91 seconds into the game and 33 seconds before the end of the period. Ty Love and Cam Thomas also found the back of the net for the Hawks who will face the Thrashers in Morden tonight and in Morris on Sunday afternoon.

Pembina Valley dropped a 5-1 decision to the Westman Wildcats in Hartney. Marissa Fehr had the lone goal for the Hawks. Pembina Valley netminder Kaylee Franz faced 29 shots.

Nate Danielson scored his 19th goal of the season and assisted on markers by Brett Hyland and Quinn Mantei as the Brandon Wheat Kings held on for a 3-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks at Westoba Place. Carson Bjarnason stopped 34 shots.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 at Canada Life Centre. Morgan Barron sealed the deal with a shorthanded empty net goal with 1:24 left in regulation. Josh Morrissey chipped in with three assists for the Jets who have won four in a row and will host the Vancouver Canucks Sunday afternoon.

Jansen Harkins potted the winner 2:46 into overtime as the Manitoba Moose edged Laval 5-4. The Rocket scored three times in the final 5:32 of regulation to tie the game at 4-4.