Dayna Wahl of Altona has a 2-0 record and Shaela Hayward of Carman is 1-1 heading into day two of the women's draw at the 2023 Provincial U18 Curling Championships at the Altona Curling Club. Wahl defeated Meghan Lagadi of Pembina 8-5 and Shayna Benson of Dauphin 11-8. Hayward lost 8-7 in an extra end to Shayna Benson and beat Rylie Buchalter of the Heather 10-2. Wahl will meet Rylie Buchalter on the 12:30 p.m. draw. Hayward will face Meghan Lagadi at 7:30 p.m. Zach Norris of Morris has a 2-1 record and Nash Sugden of Morden is 1-1 heading into day three of the men's draw. Norris downed Luke Robins of West St. Paul 8-3 and lost 9-5 to Ronan Peterson of the Heather. Sugden lost his lone game of the day 9-6 to Colton Olafson of Portage. Norris will meet Sugden on the 9 a.m. draw.
Connor Bedard had a seven-point night with three goals and four assists as Canada routed Germany 11-2 at the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championship in Halifax. Dylan Guenther also had a hat trick for the Canadians who scored five power-play goals in the second period. Canada has a 1-1 record and will play its next preliminary round game tonight (5:30 p.m.) against Austria.
Carson Bjarnason stopped all 19 shots he faced as the Brandon Wheat Kings shutout the Regina Pats 4-0. Brett Hyland, Anthony Wilson, Nate Danielson and Mason Ward scored for the Wheat Kings. Hyland potted his 17th of the season and extended his goal scoring streak to eight games. Matthew Savoie had the lone goal for the Winnipeg Ice in their 3-1 loss in Moose Jaw. Ryder Korczak had all three goals for the Warriors. Dominion City's Denton Mateychuk drew an assist on Korczak's second of the night 49 seconds into the second period.
Canada will meet Orebro H-K of Sweden in the quarterfinals at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. Canada lost 3-2 to H-C Sparta Prague and 2-1 to host H-C Davos in the preliminary round.
Felix Auger-Aliassime has won the Lionel Conacher Award as The Canadian Press Male Athlete of the Year. The 22-year-old from Montreal won four ATP Tour events and led Canada to its first-ever Davis Cup title. Auger-Aliassime started the year at No. 11 in the world rankings and closed the season at a career-high No. 6.