Cory Gardham made 25 saves as the defending Tiger Hills Hockey League champion Miniota/Elkorn C-Hawks blanked the Killarney Shamrocks 4-0 in game one of the best-of-five final. Brad Bowles, Tanner Kyle, Taylor Sanheim and Shawn Bowles did the goal scoring for the visiting C-Hawks. Game two goes Sunday in Hamiota.

Stephanie Jacobs scored the go-ahead goal with 3:19 left in the third period and Cali Lavallee added an insurance marker with 1:27 remaining as the Winnipeg Ice defeated the Westman Wildcats 5-3 in Hartney. Chloe Nicolas had a pair of goals for the Ice who lead the Manitoba Female U18 AAA Hockey League’s best-of-five final two games to none. Callie Hilhorst, Shayla Scinocca and Paige Crossley replied for the Wildcats. Game three goes Sunday night at Hockey for All Centre.

The Winnipeg Jets gave up three goals in the first period and three more in the second and lost 6-3 to the N.Y. Islanders. Vladislav Namestnikov, Mason Appleton and Cole Perfetti scored for the Jets (44-21-5) who wrap up their five-game road trip against the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon.

Jeffrey Viel had a goal and an assist as the Manitoba Moose edged the Abbotsford Canucks 3-2 at Canada Life Centre. Kristian Reichel and Kyle Capobianco also scored for the Moose. Manitoba netminder Thomas Milic faced just 12 shots.

Daryl Watts recorded her first PWHL hat trick and Brianne Jenner had a goal and two assists as Ottawa downed Toronto 5-3.

Canada’s Rachel Homan will face defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland in the gold medal game at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Homan, vice-skip Tracy Fleury, second Emma Miskew and lead Sarah Wilkes defeated Eunji Gim of South Korea 9-7. Tirinzoni beat Stefania Constantini of Italy 6-3 in the other semifinal.

The Canadian U-21 Curling Championships begin today in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Alberta. Four Manitoba teams are competing, and they include Manitoba champions Shaela Hayward and Jordon McDonald and provincial finalists Jace Freeman and Zoey Terrick.

Kathy Isaac will meet Marlene Lang and that winner will face Kim Link in the final of the Provincial Senior Women’s Championship at the Heather Curling Club in Winnipeg.