Six Provincial junior varsity volleyball champions were crowned Saturday. Gilbert Plains defeated Rosenort 25-19, 25-13 in the A/AA girls final in Russell. Jayda Eidse and Ryleigh Schellenberg of the Redhawks were named to the All-Star team. Gabrielle Roy swept Rosenort 25-20, 25-18 in the A/AA boys final in Hamiota. AJ Peters and Austin Ginter of the Redhawks were named tournament All-Stars. The Neelin Spartans defeated Leo Remillard 17-25, 25-12, 15-6 in the AAA girls final in Altona. The host Miller Aces lost to Leo Remillard in the quarterfinals. The Renards beat the Aces 29-27, 25-22. Neelin swept College Beliveau 28-26, 25-20 in the AAA boys final in Winkler. Garden Valley lost to Louis Riel in the third place game. Jackson Friesen of the Zodiacs was named to the All-Star team. The Voyageurs beat the Zodiacs 20-25, 29-27, 15-5. College Jeanne-Sauve and Glenlawn captured the AAAA championships in Brandon. The Olympiens swept Lord Selkirk 25-18, 25-20, 25-20 in the girls final. The Lions defeated River East 25-20, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18 in the boys final.
The Morris Mavericks scored five unanswered second period goals en route to an 8-2 victory over the Pembina Tigers in Pilot Mound. Hayden Peters scored twice for the Mavs while singles went to Caleb Boulanger. Parker Hamilton, Noah Maynard, Tyson Preteau, Scott Saurette and Awstin Suwala. Tanner Anderson and Brad Sloane replied for the Tigers. The Mavericks meet the Zone 4 High School Hockey League leading Miller Aces Sunday afternoon in Altona.
Erica Fijala and Marissa Fehr scored third period goals and Kaylee Franz stopped all 23 shots she faced as the Pembina Valley Hawks shutout the Central Plains Capitals 2-0.
The Pembina Valley Hawks dropped a 3-2 decision to Brandon. Jaxson Jacobson scored the winner in the seventh round of the shootout for the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League leading Wheat Kings. Beau Bannerman and Cedrik Robidoux scored second period goals for the Hawks who trailed 2-0 after the opening 20 minutes.
The Winkler Flyers lost 2-1 to Selkirk. Lucas Brennan won it for the Steelers when he scored his 20th of the season on the power play with 28 seconds left in overtime. Trent Penner’s power play goal with 28 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 1-1.
The Morden Bombers and Portage Islanders were winners in the SEMHL Saturday night. Jory Mullin and Adam Hughesman had two goals each as the Bombers beat the Carman Beavers 7-5. Jens Meilleur had a goal and three assists as the Islanders downed the Warren Mercs 6-3.
The Brandon Wheat Kings and Winnipeg Ice both lost Saturday night. Brandon dropped a 6-4 decision to the Lethbridge Hurricanes at Westoba Place. Nate Danielson, Calder Anderson, Roger McQueen and Andrei Malyavin scored for the Wheat Kings who trailed 3-0 early in the second period. Winnipeg fell 5-2 to the Blades in Saskatoon. Ty Nash and Aiden Oiring scored for the Ice.
Alex Limoges and Declan Chisholm scored third period power play goals as Manitoba downed the Grand Rapids Griffins 4-1. Oskari Salminen made 24 saves in net for the Moose.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed defensive end Willie Jefferson to a one-year contract extension. The Beaumont, Texas native returns in 2023 for what will be his fourth season with the Blue Bombers and ninth in the CFL. Jefferson, who was named a West Division All-Star, lead the football club in quarterback sacks with seven, adding 33 tackles, one interception for a touchdown, two forced fumbles and 10 pass knockdowns.