Raiden LeGall made 24 saves and Marek Miller had a goal and an assist as Pembina Valley defeated the Norman Northstars 5-1 Saturday night in Thompson. Sam Delaquis, Carter Campbell, Cedrik Robidoux and Cohen Pilkington also scored for the Hawks who have won 22 of 32 games this season.
The Pembina Valley Hawks gave up three second period goals and dropped a 7-2 decision to the Winnipeg Avros. Kaitlin Anderson and Gracie Carels did the goal scoring for the Hawks.
The Warren Mercs and Red River Wild were winners in the SEMHL Saturday night. Drake Lindsay scored a goal in each period including an empty netter with 39 seconds left as the defending champion Mercs downed Ile des Chenes 4-2. Carson Ouellette also scored for Warren. Thomas Freeman and Tyler Swerdyliak replied for the Northstars. Brendan Keck had a goal and two assists as Red River beat Ste. Anne 6-1. Justin Baudry, Jamie van der Linde, Brayden Klippenstein, Paul Remillard and Jared Magne also scored for the Wild. Brett Meilleur had the lone goal for the Aces.
The Brandon Wheat Kings gave up four unanswered second period goals and fell 4-3 to the Moose Jaw Warriors at Westoba Place. Dawson Pasternak, Nolan Flamand and Zakhar Polshakov scored for the Wheat Kings. Connor McClennon had a hat trick and Zack Ostapchuk added a pair of goals as the Winnipeg Ice bounced the Medicine Hat Tigers 8-3.
Canada will face host Sweden in the gold medal game at the 2023 World Women’s U18 Hockey Championship in Ostersund. Alex Law scored twice including the winner 5:32 into overtime to lift Canada past Finland 3-2. Abby Stonehouse also scored for the Canadians while Hannah Clark made 24 saves. Sweden shaded the United States 2-1 in the other semifinal.
Tyler Boland had a goal and an assist as the Manitoba Moose wrapped up their six-game road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Belleville Senators. Ville Heinola, Jeff Malott and Dominic Toninato also scored for the Moose.
Kerri Einarson will meet Satsuki Fujisawa in the women’s final at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open in Camrose. Einarson stole four in the seventh end and defeated Isabella Wrana 8-2 in the semifinals. Brendan Bottcher will face Niklas Edin in the men’s final. Abby Ackland, Jennifer Jones and Matt Dunstone all lost in the quarterfinals.