The Winkler Royals, Portage Islanders and Ile des Chenes Northstars were winners in the SEMHL Saturday night. Remi Laurencelle scored twice and Phil Letkeman had three assists as the Royals defeated the Notre Dame Hawks 5-4. Tanner Lesann scored the shootout winner as the Islanders shaded the Red River Wild 1-0 and clinched fourth place. Brad Goethals scored twice and Mason Swerdyliak made 28 saves as the Northstars downed the Carman Beavers 3-1.
Griffin Hildebrand had a hat trick as the Zone 4 High School Hockey League leading Miller Aces edged the Morris Mavericks 5-4. Ty Vigar scored the go-ahead goal with 1:43 left in the third period as the Pembina Tigers slipped past the defending champion Morden Thunder 3-2. Caleb Friesen and Carter Plett each had a goal and four assists in the Garden Valley Zodiacs 9-3 victory over Portage Collegiate.
Bryson Yaschyshyn made 28 saves as Pembina Valley shutdown the Kenora Thistles 4-0. Sam Delaquis, Lane Apperley, Cohen Pilkington and Haiden Friesen did the goal scoring for the Hawks.
The Pembina Valley Twisters lost 3-2 to Fort Garry/Fort Rouge. Sam Mitani scored the lone goal of the shootout for the Twins. Caelen Russell and Riley Goertzen scored in regulation for the Twisters.
Nolan Flamand scored his second goal of the game two minutes into overtime to lift the Brandon Wheat Kings past the Swift Current Broncos 5-4. Nicholas Johnson, Jayden Wiens and Brett Hyland with his 28th of the season also scored for the Wheat Kings.
Jeff Mallot scored 1:21 into overtime as the Manitoba Moose defeated the Rockford IceHogs 3-2. Nicholas Jones and Kristian Reichel scored in regulation for the Moose.
Natalie Spooner scored twice and Brandon’s Kristen Campbell made 24 saves as Toronto downed Minnesota 4-1 in the lone Professional Women’s Hockey League game. Ste. Anne’s Jocelyne Larocque drew an assist on Spooner’s second of the afternoon 11:40 into the third period.
The 2024 Canadian U18 Curling Championships begin today in Ottawa. Shaela Hayward of Carman will meet Jolianne Fortin of Quebec at 1 p.m., Rylan Campbell of Altona will face Charles Snider of Yukon at 8:30 a.m. and Nash Sugden of Morden will take on Peter Hlushka of Alberta at 6:30 p.m.