Miller girls and Garden Valley boys have qualified for the Provincial AAA High School Varsity Volleyball Championships from November 30th – December 2nd in Dauphin. The Aces and Zodiacs captured the Zone 4 championships Monday night. Miller defeated the Sanford Sabres 23-25, 25-16, 21-25, 28-26, 16-14 in Altona. GVC swept the Aces 25-19, 25-23, 25-15 in Winkler.
Ethan Wilde scored his second goal of the game with 2:28 left in the third period as the Carman Cougars shaded the defending Zone 4 High School Hockey League champion Morden Thunder 4-3. Brayden Poirier and Alex Lemky also scored for the Cougars. Nic Wiebe, Corby Stemkowski and Vance Olson replied for the Thunder who saw their five-game season opening winning streak come to an end.
Three Manitoba Junior Hockey League teams are inside the top 10 of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings for the fourth week in a row. The Steinbach Pistons (17-2-1) remain at number four. The Winkler Flyers (15-2-0-1) dropped from number five to seven. The Dauphin Kings (13-4) fell from nine to 10. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (18-1-1) are the number one ranked team in the country for the fourth straight week. The MJHL’s West Division leading Virden Oil Capitals (14-4-1-1) received honourable mention.
The Manitoba Moose have reassigned goaltender Thomas Milic to the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. The 20-year-old New Westminster native has appeared in four games with the Moose and posted a 1-1-0 record along with a 3.74 goal against average and an .877 save percentage. Milic, who was a fifth round selection of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2023 NHL Draft, recorded his first AHL victory last Friday against the Senators in Belleville.
Manitoba champions Kara Balshaw and Derrick Anderson both have 1-1 round robin records at the Canadian Curling Club Championship at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in Winnipeg.