The Winkler Flyers are into round two of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs. Flyers captain Trent Penner had two goals and an assist as Winkler defeated the Portage Terriers 6-3 Saturday night at the Centennial Arena. Brady Craik, Jakob Jones, Jayce Legaarden and Blake (Daniel) Matheson also scored for the Flyers who took the best-of-seven East Division semifinal four games to one. Winkler led 3-0 after the first period and 4-2 after forty minutes. Adler Johnston’s second goal of the game for the Terriers with 2:49 left in regulation cut Winkler’s lead to 4-3. Legaarden and Matheson sealed the deal scoring empty netters at 18:30 and 19:08 of the third period.

The Pembina Valley Twisters are one win away from advancing to the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League final. Logan Enns made 27 saves as Pembina Valley shaded the St. Boniface Riels 3-2 in Morris. Merek Degraeve, Alex VanDeynze and Brett Bergman did the goal scoring for the Twisters who lead the best-of-seven semifinal three games to none. Game four goes Monday at the Southdale Arena in Winnipeg.

The South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League champion Ste. Anne Aces will face the Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks in Hockey Manitoba’s Provincial Senior “A” Championship. The C-Hawks slipped past the Killarney Shamrocks 3-2 in Virden and took the Tiger Hills Hockey League’s best-of-five final three games to one. Miniota/Elkhorn defeated the Aces two games to one in last year's Manitoba Cup final.

Lynden Lakovic scored 2:15 into overtime to lift the Moose Jaw Warriors past the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-4. Atley Calvert had a goal and an assist for the hometown Warriors who lead the best-of-seven WHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal two games to none. Roger McQueen had a pair of goals for Brandon while singles went to Rylen Roersma and Dominik Petr. The game was tied 2-2 after the first period and 4-4 after forty minutes. The series now shifts to Westoba Place for game three on Wednesday and game four on Thursday.

The Winnipeg Jets losing streak has reached a season-high six games. Brady Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal on the power play with 1:45 remaining in the third period as the Ottawa Senators beat Winnipeg 3-2 at Canada Life Centre. Boris Katchouk and former Brandon Wheat Kings captain Ridly Greig also scored for the Senators who have won five in a row. Nikolaj Ehlers and Mark Scheifele replied for the Jets.

Canada’s national women’s hockey team scored five third period goals en route to an 8-2 victory over Finland in an exhibition tune-up in Kingston, Ontario. Blayre Turnbull had two goals and an assist for Canada. Deloraine’s Ashton Bell drew an assist on Julia Gosling’s third period goal. The 2024 World Women’s Hockey Championship begins next Thursday in Utica, New York. Canada will play its preliminary round opener against Finland.

Manitoba finalists Jace Freeman, Ryan Ostrowsky, Nick Senff and Luke Robins will play for bronze at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Alberta. Team Freeman defeated Manitoba champion Jordon McDonald 6-5 and then lost 7-5 to Kenan Wipf of Alberta in the semifinals. Freeman will meet Dylan Derksen of Saskatchewan in the bronze medal game. Manitoba champions Shaela Hayward. Keira Krahn, India Young and Rylie Cox fell 9-3 to Claire Booth of Alberta in the 2 vs 3 playoff game.

Brad Gushue is perfect heading into day two of the World Men’s Curling Championship in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Gushue, vice-skip Mark Nichols, second E.J. Harnden and lead Geoff Walker defeated Lukas Klima of Czechia 9-8 in an extra end and Marc Muskatewitz of Germany 8-5. Gushue will face defending champion Bruce Mouat of Scotland at 7 a.m. Sunday.