Rachel Homan of Ontario has earned a berth in the final of the 2024 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary. The three-time Canadian champion stole two points in the extra end and defeated Jennifer Jones 6-4 in the 1 vs 2 page playoff game Saturday night. Jones will meet Kate Cameron in the semifinal Sunday morning. Cameron downed Selena Sturmay of Alberta 6-4 in the 3 vs 4 page playoff game.

The playoffs are set at the Provincial Junior Curling Championships in Carman. Shaela Hayward of Carman will face Zoey Terrick of the Heather and Jordon McDonald of Assiniboine Memorial will meet Jace Freeman of Virden in the 1 vs 2 page playoff games. Emily Cherwinski of Assiniboine Memorial will take on Rylie Buchalter of the Heather and Zach Norris of Morris will face Rylan Campbell of West St. Paul in the 3 vs 4 page playoff games.

The Springfield Xtreme are one win away from advancing to the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League final. Sam Sass had a goal and five assists as the Xtreme downed the Lorette Comets 8-1 and now lead the best-of-seven semifinal three games to none. The Steinbach Huskies bounced the Niverville Clippers 12-1. Rylan Penner had three goals and two assists for the defending champions who have a 2-0 lead in that series.

Aidan Avanthay and Nikolas Bear scored two goals each in the Beausejour Comets 9-1 win over the Ice Dawgs in Arborg. Dylan Liske made 28 saves in net for the Comets who lead that best-of-five Capital Region Junior Hockey League opening round series two games to none.

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League division leaders met Saturday night at the HyLife Centre in La Broquerie. Grady Hoffman scored the go-ahead goal on the power play with 4:30 remaining as the Steinbach Pistons shaded the Virden Oil Capitals 3-2. James Fuchs and Leo Chambers also scored for the defending MJHL champions. The Niverville Nighthawks dropped a 4-1 decision to the Dauphin Kings at Credit Union Place. Ty Kennett had the lone goal for the Nighthawks who have lost five in a row since parting ways with head coach and general manager Kelvin Cech.

The Eastman Selects playoff hopes are coming down to the final day of the regular season schedule. Nathan Forster had two goals and an assist as Eastman downed the Parkland Rangers 9-5 at the SunGro Centre. The Selects, who host the Rangers Sunday afternoon, are one point back of the Norman Northstars who hold down the eighth and final playoff spot in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League. Daylin Monais potted the shootout winner as Norman shaded the Southwest Cougars 4-3 in Thompson. The Northstars and Cougars meet again Sunday afternoon at the C.A. Nesbitt Arena.

The Ste. Anne Aces will take on the Winkler Royals and the Morden Bombers will meet the Warren Mercs in the SEMHL semifinals. Cody Fowlie had three goals and two assists and league MVP Brenden Walker had a goal and four helpers as the defending champion Aces downed the Ile des Chenes Northstars 9-3. Ste. Anne took the best-of-five quarterfinal three games to one.

The Brandon Wheat Kings gave up three third period goals and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Raiders in Prince Albert. Dominik Petr had both goals for the Wheat Kings.

The Manitoba Moose scored four unanswered third period goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Wranglers at Canada Life Centre. Axel Jonsson-Fjallby had a pair of goals for the Moose while singles went to Dawson Barteaux and Jeffrey Viel.

Claire Dalton had a hat trick and Winnipeg’s Kati Tabin picked up an assist as Montreal downed Ottawa 6-2 in the lone Professional Women’s Hockey League game on Saturday.