The Winkler Flyers are one win away from joining the Steinbach Pistons in round two of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs. Jakob Jones, Avery Anderson and Mike Svenson did the goal scoring and Malachi Klassen made 21 saves as Winkler downed the Portage Terriers 3-1 at Stride Place. The Flyers lead the best-of-seven East Division semifinal three games to one. Game five goes tonight in Winkler.

The Brandon Wheat Kings gave up three goals in the first seven minutes and lost 7-4 to the Moose Jaw Warriors in game one of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Jayden Wiens scored twice for the visiting Wheat Kings while singles went to Roger McQueen and Caleb Hadland. Brett Hyland assisted on all four Brandon goals. Game two goes tonight in Moose Jaw.

Carson Golder scored the go-ahead goal 2:46 into the third period as the Manitoba Moose edged the Toronto Marlies 4-3 at Canada Life Centre. Parker Ford, Henri Nikkanen and Kyle Copobianco also scored for the Moose.

The 2024 World Women’s Hockey Championship begins next Thursday in Utica, New York. Canada will meet Finland in an exhibition tuneup today in Kingston, Ontario.

The two teams who met in the final of the Manitoba Junior Men’s Curling Championship will meet in the opening round of the playoffs at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Alberta. Provincial champion Jordan McDonald will face provincial finalist Jace Freeman. The winner advances to the semifinals. McDonald finished the round robin with a 7-1 record while Freeman was 6-2. Shaela Hayward has a 5-2 record heading into her final round robin game against Allyson MacNutt of Nova Scotia.

Brad Gushue will face Lukas Klima of Czechia and Marc Muskatewitz of Germany on day one of the World Men’s Curling Championship in Switzerland.