Jordan Holomay had two goals and an assist and Brayden Froese potted the go-ahead goal with 10:17 left in the third period as the Garden Valley Zodiacs defeated the Pembina Tigers 6-5 at the Winkler Centennial Arena. Julian Bruhn, Philip Franz and Haiden Friesen also scored for the Zodiacs. Justin Hildebrand chipped in with three assists. Max Jago had a pair of goals for the Tigers who suffered their first loss after starting the 2022-23 Zone 4 High School Hockey League season with five straight wins. Tanner Anderson, Cole Patenaude and Grady Ross also scored for Pembina.
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League's East Division co-leaders are in the Canadian Junior Hockey League's Top 20 Rankings. The Portage Terriers (16-4) moved up three spots from six to three. The Steinbach Pistons (16-4) dropped from three to seven. The Winkler Flyers (13-5-3-1) received honorable mention. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Battlefords North Stars (18-0-2-1) are the number one nationally ranked team for the fourth week in a row.
The Brandon Wheat Kings dropped a 4-2 decision to the Broncos in Swift Current. Brett Hyland and Nolan Ritchie scored power play goals for the Wheat Kings who lead 1-0 after the first period but trailed 3-1 after 40 minutes. Broncos netminder Gage Alexander made 37 saves. Brandon is 0-2 on its five-game road trip which continues tonight against the Tigers in Medicine Hat.
Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team dropped the first game of the Rivalry Series on Tuesday night, with a 4-3 shootout loss to the United States in front of a sold-out crowd at Prospera Place in Kelowna. Claire Thompson, Marie-Philip Poulin and Emily Clark scored in regulation for the Canadians. Hilary Knight and Alex Carpenter score in the shootout for the Americans. Game two in the Rivalry Series is Thursday in Kamloops.
Six Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 2022 Canadian Football League All-Stars. They include quarterback Zach Collaros, receiver Dalton Schoen, left tackle Stanley Bryant, guard Pat Neufeld, defensive back Deatrick Nichols and kick returner Janarion Grant. The CFL All-Star Team was selected by 47 members of the Football Reporters of Canada, the league’s head coaches as well as submissions through the All-Star Fan Vote.
Mark Franklin and Murray Warren both have 3-1 records heading into day three of the Canadian Masters Curling Championships at the Pembina Curling Club in Winnipeg. Judy Colwell is 1-2 while Sandra Cowling is 1-3.