The Northlands Parkway varsity boys and varsity girls volleyball teams will play in the South Central Athletic Conference AAA finals next Monday. NPC boys will meet the Leo Remillard Renards and the girls will face the Westgate Wings. The Nighthawks swept the St. Norbert Celtics 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 in the boys semifinal. Northlands Parkway rallied from two sets down to beat the College Beliveau Barracudas 10-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-12 in the girls semifinal.
Darian Penner made 31 saves as the Miller Aces defeated the Carman Cougars 4-1. Reece Fehr, Ziko Pankratz, Oakley Peters and Tyson Tarnick did the goal scoring for the Aces who have 10 points and moved into a tie for first place in the Zone 4 High School Hockey League with the Pembina Tigers. Ryan Orchard had the lone goal for the hometown Cougars.
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Top Prospects Showcase wrapped up Wednesday at Stride Place in Portage. The Winkler Flyers will play a home and home with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines this weekend. The two teams meet Friday in Winkler and Saturday at Waywayseecappo.
The Brandon Wheat Kings dropped a 6-1 decision to Medicine Hat. The Tigers were leading 3-1 after 40 minutes and then took control of the game early in the third period as Tomas Mrsic, Owen MacNeil and Dru Krebs scored before the four-minute mark of the final frame. Jake Chiasson had the lone goal for the Wheat Kings who are 0-3 on their five-game road trip which continues Friday against the Oil Kings in Edmonton.
The Winnipeg Jets begin a three-game homestand tonight when they face the Anaheim Ducks. Jets forward Mason Appleton suffered a wrist injury in Sunday's victory over the Seattle Kraken and will be out of the lineup for 8-12 weeks.
The CFL Player Awards will be handed out tonight in Regina and three Winnipeg Blue Bombers are West Division finalists. Quarterback Zach Collaros is in the running for Most Outstanding Player, receiver Dalton Shoen is up for the Top Rookie award and Stanley Bryant is a finalist for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Winnipeg's Mike O'Shea is in the running for Coach of the Year honours.
All four Manitoba teams have qualified for the championship pool at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships at the Pembina Curling Club in Winnipeg. Murray Warren has a 5 and 1 record, Mark Franklin is 3-3, Judy Colwell is 3-2 and Sandra Cowling is 2-3.