The Garden Valley Zodiacs, Pembina Tigers and Morden Thunder were winners in the Zone 4 High School Hockey League Wednesday night. Haiden Friesen scored the go-ahead goal with 1:31 remaining and then added an empty netter with 22 seconds left as Garden Valley downed Morris 5-3. Kaiden Buhler, Carter Plett and Julian Bruhn also scored for the Zodiacs. Awstin Suwala had a pair of goals for the Mavericks while the other went to Rylan Keck. Easton Lounsbury scored in regulation and potted the shootout winner as Pembina shaded Carman 5-4. Max Jago, Cole Patenaude and Anthony McKay had the other Tigers goals. Colton Reimer, Ryan Orchard, Kolton Worms and Josh Hiebert replied for the Cougars. Owen Vanrobaeys, Acoyen Fehr and Josh Ryckman Fehr did the goal scoring as Morden defeated Mountain 3-1. Gavin Rondeau had the lone goal for the Mustangs. The first place Thunder have won eight in a row and meet the defending PCI Trojans tonight in Portage. The second place Trojans are four points back of Morden and do have two games in hand on the Thunder. 

Team White scored three third period goals and beat Team Red 4-2 at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Langley, BC.  Brandon Wheat Kings forward Nate Danielson drew an assist on Ottawa 67's forward Luc Pinelli's go-ahead goal. Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason got the start in net for Team Red and along with Charlie Robertson of the North Bay Battalion combined to make 28 saves. Winnipeg Ice forward Zach Benson also played in the Top Prospects game. 

The Winnipeg Jets begin a five-game homestand tonight when they meet the Buffalo Sabres at Canada Life Centre. Ridly Greig made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. The former Brandon Wheat Kings captain assisted on Claude Giroux's second period power play goal as the Sens edged the N.Y. Islanders 2-1.

Ian White has signed on with an affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. The Norfolk Admirals, an ECHL affiliate of the Hurricanes, announced on Monday that the 38-year-old Steinbach native has signed a standard player contract. White will join the Admirals after playing with the Federal Prospects Hockey League’s Motor City Rockets where he posted 19 points in 25 games. White began his professional career in 2004 when he played in eight games with the AHL’s St. John’s Maple Leafs. He would go on the play 78 games the next season with St. John’s posting 26 points which was second best amongst defensemen. The next season, he made his way to the National Hockey League where he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs. White would spend the next eight seasons in the NHL with the Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings.