Garden Valley boys and Rosenort girls are Provincial High School Varsity Basketball champions. The Zodiacs defeated Nelson McIntyre 61-51 in the AAA final in Thompson. Sam Bergen was named the tournament MVP and Dante Dyck was selected an All-Star. The Redhawks beat the Hapnot Kopper Queens of Flin Flon 67-60 in the AA final in Souris. Kara Bartel was chosen the MVP and Cassidy Friesen was named an All-Star. Sanford lost to John Taylor 49-44 in the AAA girls third place game in Thompson. Carman fell 55-54 to Prairie Mountain in the AA girls third place game. Elm Creek dropped an 81-56 decision to Pinawa in the A boys consolation final in Grandview.

The Pembina Valley Hawks season is over. Hayden Moore had three goals and three assists as the Winnipeg Bruins downed Pembina Valley 7-2 at the Southdale Arena. The Bruins swept the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League’s best-of-five semifinal in three straight. Carter Campbell and Kam Thomas did the goal scoring for the Hawks.

The Brandon Wheat Kings are Manitoba Female U15 AAA Hockey League champions. Danica Averill made 59 saves as the Wheat Kings edged the Pembina Valley Hawks 4-3 in Carman and swept the best-of-three final in two straight. Halle Penner, Oksana Vasko and Sophia Cox scored for the Hawks.

Trent Sambrook scored 2:55 into overtime to lift the Winkler Flyers past the Dauphin Kings 3-2 at the Centennial Arena. Dalton Andrew and Carter Dittmer also scored for the Flyers who will play their regular season finale Sunday against the Nighthawks in Niverville.

The Pembina Valley Twisters won their regular season finale. Caelan Russell had two goals and an assist as Pembina Valley downed Raiders 6-4 in Morris. Jonathan Dyck, Slade Sotheran, Kyle Van Denyze and Merek Degraeve also scored for the Twisters who found the back of the net four times on the power play. Pembina Valley finished in sixth place in the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League with a 22-17-3-3 record. The Twisters will meet either the Charleswood Hawks or River East Royal Knights in the opening round of the playoffs.

The Brandon Wheat Kings lost 3-2 to the Blades in Saskatoon. Nolan Flamand and Caleb Hadland did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings who have two games left and trail Calgary by four points in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference. The Hitmen have four games left. Daniel Hauser made 19 saves and Matthew Savoie had three assists as the Winnipeg Ice downed the Prince Albert Raiders 4-1.

Brandon’s Assiniboine Community College will meet Northeastern University in the semifinals Sunday at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II Championship in Boston. Steinbach’s Geneva Penner stopped all 13 shots she faced and Aidan Roberts of Winnipeg and Simone Turner of Carman scored three goals each as the defending champion Cougars shutout Adrian College 7-0 and finished the round robin with a 3-0 record.

Neal Pionk scored 55 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets past the Predators 3-2 in Nashville. Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves.

The Manitoba Moose scored four unanswered first period goals and beat the Chicago Wolves 6-1. Jansen Harkins and Jeff Mallot each had a goal and an assist for the Moose. Manitoba goaltender Arvid Holm stopped 33 shots.

Canada’s Kerri Einarson won her opener at the 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship in Sandviken, Sweden. Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris stole points in the 9th and 10th ends and defeated Anna Hasselborg of Sweden 9-4. The Gimli Curling Club foursome will face Tabitha Peterson of the United States and Marianne Roervik of Norway on Sunday.