The top three seeds are undefeated heading into day two of the 2024 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Access Event Centre in Morden. Number one Kaitlyn Lawes of Fort Rouge, second seed Kate Cameron of the Granite and number three Jolene Campbell of Assiniboine Memorial are 2-0 after the first four draws. Shaela Hayward, Keira Krahn, India Young and Rylie Cox have a 1-1 record. Team Hayward lost on the opening draw 12-2 to Kaitlyn Lawes and then bounced Beth Peterson of Assiniboine Memorial 13-1 in five ends on the 4 p.m. draw.
The Winkler Flyers eight-game win streak came to an end Wednesday night at Stride Place. Gabrielle Laflamme scored the go-ahead goal at 15:36 of the third period as the Portage Terriers shaded Winkler 2-1. The Flyers took a 1-0 lead early as Trent Penner scored his 20th goal of the season on the power play 4:35 into the first period. Winkler netminder Malachi Klassen made 21 saves while Jaden Catellier stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced in net for the Terriers.
The Pembina Tigers and Mountain Mustangs were winners in the Zone 4 High School Hockey League. Cole Patenaude scored twice as Pembina defeated Garden Valley 3-1. Carter Leslie also scored for the Tigers. Alfredo Enns replied for the Zodiacs. Reid Budd had a hat trick and Layne Bourdeaud'hui chipped in with five assists as Mountain downed Portage Collegiate 7-1. Owen Foster added a pair of goals for the Mustangs while the rest went to Matthew Voth and Chaz Ricard. Carson Inman scored for the Trojans.
The Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their three-game road trip Wednesday night in Toronto. Auston Matthews with 47 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Maple Leafs past Winnipeg 1-0. Ilya Samsonov made 32 saves in recording the shutout. Jets netminder Laurent Brossoit stopped 29 shots. Winnipeg defenseman Josh Morrissey left the game late in the first period with a lower-body injury after blocking a shot from Matthew Knies and did not return.
The Manitoba Moose fell 2-1 to the Chicago Wolves at Canada Life Centre. Kristian Reichel scored the lone goal for the Moose who have lost 10 in a row.
Montreal and Boston were winners in the Professional Women's Hockey League. Elaine Chuli made 45 saves as Montreal shaded Minnesota 2-1 in St. Paul. Theresa Schafzahl scored the go-ahead goal with 52 seconds left to lift Boston past Ottawa 3-2.
The Ottawa Redblacks signed quarterback Dru Brown to a two-year contract. The CFL club acquired Brown's rights last week from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a 2024 fifth-round draft pick. Brown spent three seasons with the Blue Bombers and won both of his starts last season after starter Zach Collaros was injured.