Cody Neufeld had a goal and an assist as the Steinbach Huskies defeated the Niverville Clippers 6-1 Thursday night. Rylen Koop, Cole Topham, Seth Bergman, Rylan Penner and Theo Koop also scored for the defending Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League champions. Derek Plett had the lone goal for the hometown Clippers. Steinbach's Mason Hartung made 20 saves while Memphis Litman faced 41 shots in net for Niverville. The first place Huskies improved to 14-2-2 and lead the second place Springfield Xtreme by three points. 

The Winnipeg Jets points streak has reached a franchise-record 10 games. Gabriel Vilardi scored the go-ahead goal on the power play 3:14 into the third period as Winnipeg opened its three-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Morgan Barron also scored for the Jets (24-9-4) who have won four in a row and will meet the Ducks tonight in Anaheim.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been selected to participate in the 2024 NHL All-Star Game. The All-Star Weekend is being hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena from February 2nd-4th. Hellebuyck, 30, is in his ninth full season in the NHL, all with the Jets franchise. The Commerce, Michigan native was recently named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month for December after posting a 7-0-2 record with a 1.88 GAA and a .934 SV%. This will be Hellebuyck’s fourth All-Star appearance as he participated in the 2018, 2020, and 2022 editions in Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Sunrise respectively. He won the 2020 Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender and is a three-time finalist for the award.

The United Sates and Sweden meet today (12:30 p.m.) in the gold medal game at the 2024 World Junior Hockey Championship in Gothenburg. The host Swede's downed Czechia 5-2 and the Americans edged Finland 3-2 in the semifinals. 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes announced the signing right-handed starting pitcher Colton Eastman. A native of Fresno, California, Eastman has played at the Class-AAA level for much of the past three seasons, spending the majority of the 2023 campaign with the Las Vegas Aviators, the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Eastman split the 2021 and 2022 seasons between the Class-AAA International League’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and the Class-AA Eastern League’s Reading Fightin Phils – both in the Philadelphia Phillies’ system. The 27-year-old was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft from California State University, Fullerton. He opted to play college baseball after having been drafted out of Central High School (Fresno, California) by the Minnesota Twins in 2015. The Goldeyes begin the 2024 American Association season on the road versus the Cleburne Railroaders on Thursday, May 9th. 

It's day two of CurlManitoba's Provincial U18 Championships at the Selkirk Curling Club. Skip Sebastien Sarrasin, third Jake Dodge, second Nathan Chartier and lead Tyler Pacaud of the Lorette Curling Club won their opener 7-6 over Kieran Callewaert of Assiniboine Memorial and then lost 9-6 to Rylan Campbell of Altona. 

2024 Provincial U18 Men's Curling Championship draw & results

2024 Provincial U18 Women's Curling Championship draw & results

hockey_2023The Huskies defeated the Clippers 6-1 Thursday night in Niverville

The defending champions are in a battle for top spot with the Springfield Xtreme and Red River Mudbugs. Steinbach Huskies coach Ben Plett will join Clayton Dreger on the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League Report which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.