Brock Couch, Eric Swanson and Carson Ouellette scored during a three-minute span late in the third period as the Warren Mercs defeated the Carman Beavers 11-8. Couch finished the night with a hat trick; Ouellette and Trent Genyk had two goals each while Cole Murdock, Riley Vatour and Chase Faulkner also scored for the defending SEMHL champions. Fraser Mirlees had a hat trick for the Beavers, Tanner Mole scored twice and singles went to AJ Nychuk, Daniel Paseschnikoff and Tyler Livingston. The Mercs lead 5-2 after the first period and 7-5 after 40 minutes.
Xyon Kiemeney scored the lone goal for the Winkler Flyers in their 3-1 loss to the OCN Blizzard. Malachi Klassen made 24 shots in net for the Flyers who play their second of five straight road games tonight against the Swan Valley Stampeders.
The Pembina Valley Twisters gave up four goals in the first period and three in the third and lost 7-2 to the St. James Canucks. Mike Heppner and Max Collet scored for the Twisters. Ethan Robson had three assists for the defending Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League champion Canucks who have reeled off 10 wins in a row to start the season.
Gracie Carels and Zenith Vanstone did the goal scoring for Pembina Valley in the Hawks 3-2 loss to the defending Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League champion Westman Wildcats in Morden. Kaylee Franz, the MFHL’s Goaltender of the Week for week five, made 17 saves in net for Pembina Valley. The Hawks raised $1378 for CancerCare Manitoba.
The Brandon Wheat Kings lost 4-3 to the Tri-City Americans. Lukas Dragicevic potted the winner on the power play 3:11 into overtime for the Americans. Nate Danielson, Calder Anderson and Jake Chiasson did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings who lead 3-1 seven minutes into the third period.
The Manitoba Moose dropped a 4-1 decision to the Texas Stars. Portage la Prairie’s Dean Stewart scored his first goal of the season for the Moose. Stars netminder Anton Khudobin made 36 saves.
Kerri Einarson will meet Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan and Brad Gushue will face Riku Yanagisawa of Japan in the semifinals of the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Calgary. Einarson and Gushue both finished with 7 and 1 round robin records.