The Carman Beavers, Portage Islanders and defending champion Warren Mercs were winners in the SEMHL Saturday night. Tanner Mole had a hat trick and AJ Nychuk scored his second goal of the game 61 seconds into overtime to lift the Beavers past Red River 6-5 in St. Jean. Gavin Froese and Blake Forsyth each had a goal and an assist for the Wild. Channing Brescciani had a five-point night with two goals and three helpers as the Islander defeated Ile des Chenes 8-0 in the Northstars home-opener. Steve Christie stopped 37 shots in recording the shutout. Braydon MacDonald scored three times as the Mercs edged the Hawks 5-4 in Notre Dame. Vincent Grift had a pair of goals for the Hawks in a battle of last year's finalists.
Jayce Legaarden and Trent Penner scored first period goals and Aidan Comeau made 33 saves as the Winkler Flyers shaded the Virden Oil Capitals 2-1 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Penner’s eighth of the season with 16 seconds left in the opening frame extended Winkler’s lead to 2-0.
Pembina Valley lost 2-1 to the Winnipeg Avros. Mya Peace scored for the Hawks who lead 1-0 after the first period. The game was tied 1-1 after 40 minutes. Pembina Valley netminder Kaylee Franz stopped 20 shots.
Zach Benson scored the tying goal at 14:19 of the third period and Owen Pederson potted the go-ahead marker on the power play 76 seconds later as Winnipeg defeated Brandon 4-3. Conor Geekie and Ty Nash also scored for the Ice who played their home-opener Saturday night at the newly renovated Wayne Fleming Arena at the Max Bell Centre. Winnipeg played its first 13 games on the road this season. The Ice won 12 of those 13 games. Nate Danielson, Charlie Elick and Zakhar Polshakov did the goal scoring for the Wheat Kings.
The Manitoba Moose dropped a 5-2 decision to the Iowa Wild at Canada Life Centre. Sammy Walker had a pair of power play goals for Iowa. Kevin Stenlund and Jansen Harkins scored for the Moose who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end. Harkins extended his goal-scoring streak to five games.
The 2022 CFL regular season schedule is over. The B.C. Lions (12-6) will host the Calgary Stampeders (12-6) next Sunday. The winner will face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (15-3) at IG Field in the West Division final in two weeks. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-10) will take on the Montreal Alouettes (9-9) at Percival Memorial Stadium and that winner will meet the Toronto Argonauts (11-7) at BMO Field in the East Division final. The Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-12), Edmonton Elks (4-14) and Ottawa Redblacks (4-14) failed to qualify for the playoffs.