The Winkler Royals, Warren Mercs and Ile des Chenes Northstars were winners in the South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League Saturday night. Phil Letkeman had a hat trick and Remi Laurencelle had a goal and three assists as the Royals defeated Carman 5-3. Tyler Park had all three goals for the Beavers. Braydon MacDonald had three goals and three assists as the Mercs shaded Notre Dame 6-5. Eli Carels had a hat trick for the Hawks. Bradley Goethals had a goal and three assists as the Northstars downed Altona 8-2. Geordie Keane and Justin Augert did the goal scoring for the Maroons.
Max Jago scored twice as the Pembina Tigers shaded the Morden Thunder 4-3 in Holland. Anthony McKay and Cole Patenaude also scored for the Tigers. Corby Stemkowski, Nic Wiebe and Alex Wieler replied for the defending Zone 4 High School Hockey League champion Thunder.
Pembina Valley dropped a 4-1 decision to the Yellowhead Chiefs in Shoal Lake. Sophie Armit had the lone goal for the Hawks.
Ethan Eskit made 38 saves and Brett Hyland had two goals and an assist as the Brandon Wheat Kings shutdown the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-0 at Westoba Place. Carter Klippenstein, Charlie Elik, Dominik Petr and Nolan Flamand also scored for the Wheat Kings.
The Winnipeg Jets recorded win number 30 Saturday afternoon in our nation's capital. Nikolaj Ehlers scored 4:14 into overtime to lift Winnipeg past Ottawa 2-1. Mason Appleton scored in regulation and Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves. The Jets (30-10-4) face the Boston Bruins on Monday and then wrap up their three-game road trip Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Manitoba Moose gave up four unanswered third period goals and lost 5-4 to Grand Rapids at Canada Life Centre. Austin Czarnik scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation and Zach Aston-Reece potted the go-ahead goal 30 seconds later. Nikita Chibrikov had a pair of goals for the Moose who have lost nine in a row.
Toronto and New York were winners in the Professional Women’s Hockey League. Elm Creek’s Corinne Schroeder made 32 saves and Jade Downie-Landry had a hat trick as New York beat Boston 4-1. Ste. Anne’s Jocelyne Larocque scored her first goal of the season and Lauriane Rougeau potted the shootout winner as Toronto edged Montreal 4-3. Brandon's Kristen Campbell stopped 21 of the 24 shots she faced in regulation and overtime as well as five of the six shots she saw in the shootout.
Kerri Einarson and Jennifer Jones lost out in the semifinals of the Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open in Red Deer. Einarson gave up two in the eighth end and fell 6-5 to Silvana Tirinzoni. Jones dropped an 8-3 decision to Rachel Homan. Matt Dunstone lost 7-3 to Brendan Bottcher in the quarterfinals.