Trey Sauder scored twice and Beck Liden made 24 saves as the Steinbach Pistons defeated the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4-1. Leo Chambers and Kirk Mullen also scored for the defending Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions who host the West Division leading Virden Oil Capitals Saturday night in La Broquerie.

Matteo Michels scored twice as the Brandon Wheat Kings edged the Raiders 3-2 in Prince Albert. Jayden Wiens also scored for Brandon while Carson Bjarnason made 31 saves. The Wheat Kings face the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference Blades tonight in Saskatoon. 

All four Manitoba teams have qualified for the playoffs at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary. Jennifer Jones will meet Selena Sturmay of Alberta and four-time defending champion Kerri Einarson will take on Rachel Homan of Ontario in the 1 vs 2 Qualifiers at 1 p.m. The winners will go directly to the Page Playoff 1-2 game Saturday night while the losers meet the third-place pool finishers Kate Cameron and Kaitlyn Lawes tonight at 7 p.m. in the 3 vs 4 qualifiers.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed three American players – offensive tackle Kendall Randolph, defensive tackle Kenny Randall and linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel. Randolph joins the Blue Bombers after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks last May and suiting up for three preseason games before his release. Randall returns to the Blue Bombers after attending training camp with the club in 2022 and spending last year with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL where he played in 10 games and registered 2.5 quarterback sacks and 16 tackles. Gemmel comes to Winnipeg after playing in seven games last season with the Orlando Guardians of the XFL.

hockey_2023The Clippers face the Huskies in round two

The Niverville Clippers eliminated the third place Red River Mudbugs in round one. Clippers coach Dominic Martens will join Clayton Dreger on the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Report which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.