Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur are Canadian women's curling champions for the third straight year. The Gimli Curling Club foursome defeated Krista McCarville of Northern Ontario 9-6 in the final of the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay. Einarson joins Jennifer Jones of Manitoba (2008, 2009, 2010) and Saskatchewan’s Vera Pezer (1971, 1972, 1973) as other skips with at least three consecutive championships. Colleen Jones of Nova Scotia (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) won four in a row. Einarson, Sweeting, Birchard and Meilleur will represent Canada at the 2022 World Women's Curling Championship in Prince George, B.C. from March 19th-27th.
Bromont, Quebec's Max Parrot captured Canada's first gold medal at the Winter Games in Beijing. Parrot finished first in men's snowboard slopestyle. Regina's Mark McMorris won bronze. Speedskater Kim Boutin of Sherbrooke captured bronze in the 500 meter short track event and Canada won bronze in mixed team ski jumping. Canada' s medal count is six with one gold, one silver and four bronze. John Morris & Rachel Homan failed to qualify for the playoffs in Mixed Doubles Curling. Morris & Homan lost 8-7 in a extra end to Italy's Stefania Constantini & Amos Mosaner and finished the round robin with a 5-4 record. Sarah Nurse and Sarah Fillier scored 20 seconds apart early in the first period as Canada's women's hockey team defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 6-1 and improved to 3-0. Marie-Philip Poulin, Rebecca Johnston and Jamie Lee Rattray scored power play goals for the Canadians who will play their preliminary round finale tonight against the United States.
In the Westman High School Hockey League - Owen Bily had a hat trick as the Major Pratt Trojans beat Boissevain/Souris 6-4. Hunter Arde had a pair of goals for the Broncos; Ozy Atkinson scored twice as Minnedosa/Erickson downed Hamiota/Rivers/Elton/Strathclair 5-3; Deegan Campbell had three goals and an assist as Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur beat Deloraine/Hartney 7-2; the Dauphin Clippers outshot Crocus Plains 44-14 and beat the Plainsmen 3-1 and Reed Houle had a hat trick in the Sandy Bay Badgers 8-4 victory over Reston/Elkhorn/Melita/Pierson.
The Westman Wildcats gave up four third period goals and lost 6-3 to the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League leading Winnipeg Avros at the Seven Oaks Arena. Kelsey Huibers had a pair of goals for the Wildcats. The other went to Callie Rice. Westman netminder Payton Murray made 37 saves.
Leon Gawanke scored in the 12th round of the shootout to lift the Manitoba Moose past the Texas Stars 2-1 at Canada Life Centre. Mikey Eyssimont scored in regulation for the Moose. Manitoba goaltender Mikhail Berdin made 31 saves.