Seven Zone 4 teams will be competing at the Provincial A, AA & AAA High School Varsity Basketball Championships that begin today. The A championships are in Glenboro & Baldur. Elm Creek boys face Glenboro/Baldur at 10:15 a.m. while Dufferin Christian will meet St. Laurent at 7:15 p.m. Elm Creek girls will take on Minegoziibe Anishinabe at 5:15 p.m. The AA girls championship is in Somerset. Rosenort will meet Prairie Mountain/Nellie McClung at 10 a.m. The AAA championships are in Winnipeg. Garden Valley boys will face Nelson McIntyre at 4:45 p.m. GVC girls will take on Churchill at 1:30 p.m. and Sanford girls will meet College Beliveau at 11 a.m. 

The Winkler Flyers gave up three power play goals and lost 4-2 to the Virden Oil Capitals at the Centennial Arena. Brady Craik and Zach Nicolas with his 20th of the season did the goal scoring for the Flyers who have two road games left in the regular season schedule. Winkler will meet the Selkirk Steelers on Friday and the Winnipeg Blues on Sunday. The Flyers will face the Portage Terriers in the opening round of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs.

The Winnipeg Jets dropped a 4-2 decision to the Nashville Predators at Canada Life Centre. Juuse Saros made 28 saves in net for the Predators who are riding a 13-game point streak. Former Steinbach Pistons forward Cole Smith drew an assist on Kiefer Sherwood's ninth of the season at 14:32 of the first period which extended Nashville's lead to 2-0. Alex Iafallo and Mason Appleton scored for the Jets (41-19-5), who have lost three of their last five games. Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves.

Kristian Reichel had two goals and an assist and Thomas Milic stopped all 29 shots he faced as the Manitoba Moose blanked the Milwaukee Admirals 6-0, 

Kendall Coyne Schofield had a goal and an assist as Minnesota defeated Boston 4-0 on Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center. Nicole Hensley stopped all 20 shots in recording her first PWHL shutout. Minnesota moved into a tie for first place with Montreal and Toronto. 

The Provincial Mixed Curling Championship begins tonight at the Neepawa Curling Club. 10 teams are in the field of the triple knock-out event including former champions Corey Chambers, Sean Grassie and Braden Calvert. The winner will be the CurlManitoba representative at the 2024 National Championship to be played November 3rd - 9th in St. Catherines, Ontario. 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced the acquisition and signing of right-handed pitcher Ryder Yakel. Yakel was obtained from the Frontier League’s New York Boulders in exchange for a player to be named later. The 26-year-old appeared in 23 games for the Boulders last season, posting a 1-0 record with a 3.60 earned run average and one save. A native of Garden City, Kansas, Yakel has compiled a 5-1 record with a 4.75 ERA in 63 appearances over three professional campaigns – all in the Frontier League.