It’s day one of the Provincial A, AA & AAA High School Varsity Volleyball Championships. Miller & Sanford girls and Garden Valley & Northlands Parkway boys are at the AAA championships in Dauphin. Rosenort and St. Paul’s girls are at the AA championship in Lac du Bonnet. Rosenort and Morris are at the AA boys in Ile des Chenes. Elm Creek is at the Provincial A boys championship in Fisher River.
Griffin Hildebrand scored the go-ahead goal with 57 seconds left in the third period as the Miller Aces edged the Pembina Tigers 3-2 Wednesday night in Manitou in the lone Zone 4 High School Hockey League game. Marshall Braun and Kenyon Hildebrandt also scored for the Aces. Max Jago and Derek Rasmussen replied for the Tigers.
Malachi Klassen recorded his second shutout of the season Wednesday night in Niverville. Klassen stopped all 15 shots he faced as the Winkler Flyers shutdown the Nighthawks 2-0. Connor Jensen and Mike Svenson did the goal scoring for the Flyers who had seven wins and two losses in the month of November. Morden's Raiden LeGall faced 25 shots in net for Niverville.
The Portage Islanders and Ste. Anne Aces were winners in the SEMHL. Robby Moar scored twice and Linden McCorrister had a goal and two assists as Portage downed Altona 5-2 at Stride Place. Chance Dickenson and Tanner Lesann also scored for the Islanders. Haydon Friesen and Justin Augert replied for the Maroons who led 2-1 after the first period. The game was tied 2-2 after forty minutes. Cody Fowlie had a goal and two assists as Ste. Anne defeated Winkler 6-1. Braden Purtill, Miguel Rondeau, Owen Blocker, Matt Bailey and Tanner Harms also scored for the defending champion Aces who improved to 6-0 on the season. Mark Hildebrand had the lone goal for the hometown Royals.
The B.C. Lions will host the Ottawa Redblacks in a regular season game in Victoria next season. The game, dubbed ``Touchdown Pacific'', will be played Saturday August 31st at Royal Athletic Park. It will be the sixth instalment of the CFL's ``Touchdown Series'' of neutral-site games, but the first in Victoria. The other five were held in the Atlantic provinces.