The Morden Bombers, Portage Islanders and Ile des Chenes Northstars were winners in the SEMHL Saturday night. Andrew Clark had a goal and an assist and Reed Peters made 48 saves as the Bombers won their season opener 3-2 over the Notre Dame Hawks. Jens Meilleur had two goals and two assists and Steve Christie stopped all 21 shots he faced as the Islanders blanked the Altona Maroons 6-0. Matthew Osadick scored twice as the Northstars downed the Red River Wild 6-3.
The Winkler Flyers losing streak has reached three games. Tyler Park potted the winner just eight seconds into overtime as the Swan Valley Stampeders edged Winkler 3-2. Dalton Andrew and Jayce Legaarden did the goal scoring for the Flyers. Winkler’s Aidan Comeau made 27 saves. The Flyers are 0-2 on their five-game road trip which continues Tuesday against the Oil Capitals in Virden.
The Pembina Valley Hawks dropped a 4-3 decision to the Parkland Rangers in Dauphin. Luke Myhre had a shorthanded goal and Madded Murray scored on the power play for the Rangers. Kam Thomas, Marek Miller and Cedrik Robidoux replied for the Hawks who lead 2-0 four minutes into the first period but surrendered four unanswered goals.
Mya Pearce, Kaitlin Anderson, Erica Fijala and Gracie Carels did the goal scoring for Pembina Valley in the Hawks 4-2 victory over the Eastman Selects in Niverville. Kasia Rakowski made 22 saves in net for Pembina Valley.
The Brandon Wheat Kings fell 4-1 to the Saskatoon Blades. Andrei Malyavin had the lone goal for the Wheat Kings who have lost six in a row. Connor Dale scored twice as the Winnipeg Ice held on for a 5-4 victory over the Tri-City Americans.
Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his 30th career shutout as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 at Canada Life Centre. Josh Morrissey, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Nate Schmidt scored power play goals for Winnipeg while Adam Lowry scored this third of the season shorthanded. The Jets (7-3-1) wrap up their three-game homestand Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.
Brad Gushue will play for gold and Kerri Einarson will play for bronze at the Pan Continental Curling Championships in Calgary. Gushue defeated Riku Yanagisawa of Japan 8-2 and will meet Byeongjin Jeong of South Korea in the men’s final. Einarson gave up three in the ninth and a steal of one in the tenth end and lost 6-5 to Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan in the women’s semifinal. Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris will face Tabitha Peterson of the United States in the bronze medal game.