Ontario's Rachel Homan has won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for the fourth time. Homan, vice skip Tracy Fleury, second Emma Miskew and lead Sarah Wilkes defeated Manitoba's Jennifer Jones 5-4 in the gold medal game Sunday night in Calgary. Jones, Karlee Burgess, Emily Zacharias and Lauren Lenentine beat Kate Cameron 12-7 Sunday afternoon in the semifinal. Jones had announced earlier that this would be her final Scotties after a brilliant career that included six Canadian championships, two world titles and an Olympic gold medal. Team Homan, who went 11-0 at the Scotties, will now represent Canada at the 2024 World Women’s Curling Championship in Sydney, Nova Scotia from March 16th-24th.  

Shaela Hayward of Carman and Jordon McDonald of Assiniboine Memorial won the Provincial Junior Curling Championships Sunday at the Carman Golf & Curling Club, Hayward, Keira Krahn, India Young and Rylie Cox downed Zoey Terrick of the Heather 9-6 in the junior women's final. McDonald, Dallas Burgess, Elias Huminicki and Cameron Olafson beat Jace Freeman of Virden 7-5 in the junior men's final. Team Hayward and Team McDonald will represent Manitoba at the 2024 Canadian Junior Curling Championships from March 24th- 31st in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Alberta. Team Terrick and Team Freeman also qualified for the Nationals. 

The Lorette Comets edged the Grand Plains Ice Dogs 3-2 in the gold medal game at Hockey Manitoba's Provincial Female U15 A championship in Morden. The Eastman Canucks downed the host Hamiota Huskies 7-3 in the gold medal game at the Provincial Female U11 C championship. The Morden Hawks outscored Niverville/Ste. Agathe 5-4 in the final of the Female U11 B Provincial championship in Portage. 

The Eastman Selects are playoff bound. Daniel Banman made 32 saves as the Selects won their regular season finale 5-2 over the Parkland Rangers at the SunGro Centre in Beausejour. Calyb Moore, Jeremiah Warkentine, Hayden Kochen, Cameron Sylvester and Eric Cote did the goal scoring for Eastman. The eighth place Selects finished one point ahead of the Norman Northstars who lost 5-2 to the Southwest Cougars. Eastman will face the first place Brandon Wheat Kings in the opening round of the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League playoffs. 

The Eastman Selects lost 4-3 in double overtime Sunday night in Niverville. Ava Boily, Ginger Fast and Kali Remillard scored for the Selects who lead the best-of-five Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League quarterfinal two games to one. Game four goes Thursday in Stonewall.

The Niverville Nighthawks six-game losing skid is over. Brendan Bottem scored twice as Niverville downed the Winnipeg Freeze 7-3. Colin Whaley, Alex Walicki, Nathan Brown, Josh Mettimano and Caleb Lapitre also scored for the Nighthawks who lead the Selkirk by four points in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's East Division. The Steelers lost 5-3 to the Flyers in Winkler.

Kyle Connor scored his second goal of the game 33 seconds into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets past the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 at Canada Life Centre. Mark Scheifele had a four-point night with a goal and three helpers. Gabriel Vilardi also scored for Winnipeg while Josh Morrissey chipped in with three assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves in net for the Jets who have won six of their last seven games. 

Aerin Frankel made 41 saves to secure her first shutout of the season as Minnesota blanked Boston 2-0 in front of 10,186 fans at Xcel Energy Center in the lone Professional Women's Hockey League game. 

hockey_2023The Selects clinched a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season schedule

The Eastman Selects finished in eighth place and will face the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League quarterfinals. Eastman head coach Bruce Sirrell will join Clayton Dreger on the Selects Report which airs Mondays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.