The Minnedosa Bombers shutdown the Plainsmen 5-0 in Carberry Wednesday night in game one of their best-of-three East Division quarterfinal. Game two goes Friday in Minnedosa. The defending Tiger Hills Hockey League champion Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks face the Souris Elks tonight in Elkhorn in game one of their West Division opening round series.

The Killarney/Wawanesa Raiders rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Neepawa Tigers at the Yellowhead Centre in the lone Westman High School Hockey League game. Landon Lockhart scored the tying goal shorthanded 8:44 into the third period and Spencer Cullen potted his 26th of the season on the power play with 4:46 remaining for the visiting Raiders. Neilan Slater and Josh Archambault also scored for Killarney/Wawanesa. Zach Plett, Cohen Kulbacki and Hayden Delaloye replied for the Tigers. 

Connor Hellebuyck made 17 saves in recording his third shutout of the season as the Winnipeg Jets blanked the San Jose Sharks 1-0 at Canada Life Centre. Morgan Barron had the lone goal for the Jets who have won back-to-back games after losing their previous five. 

Brad Lambert and Nikita Chibrikov scored in the shootout as the Manitoba Moose edged the Wranglers 2-1 in Calgary. Dominic Toninato scored in regulation for the Moose. Manitoba netminder Collin Delia made 28 stops in the victory, and two in the shootout.

Natalie Spooner had a hat trick as Toronto beat Boston 5-3. Brandon's Kristen Campbell made 32 saves and drew an assist on Spooner's first goal of the night. Also, in the Professional Women's Hockey League on Wednesday Maggie Flaherty scored the go-ahead goal 3:35 into the third period as Minnesota shaded Ottawa 2-1.

The Winnipeg Football Club is mourning the loss of another Blue Bombers icon. Gerry James passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. News of death came just hours after the club learned Ken Ploen had also died at the age of 88. Born in Regina, James was the son of another Winnipeg Football Club legend in Eddie ‘Dynamite’ James and earned the nickname ‘Kid Dynamite’ for his prowess on the football field. He was also an exceptional hockey player and made his National Hockey League debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1955. He played in 149 NHL games and is the only player to suit up for both the Grey Cup and the Stanley Cup in the same season. A product of Kelvin High School, James joined the Blue Bombers in 1952 at just 17 years of age and played through the 1963 season. A running back and kicker, he played in six Grey Cup games beginning in 1953 and was part of the four championship teams in 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1962. James was the first winner of the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Player award in 1954 and was again honoured in 1957. He scored 19 touchdowns in 1957, a club record that stood until 2002 when Milt Stegall established a Canadian Football League record with 23 scores. His 18 rushing touchdowns in ’57 stood as a league record until Mike Pringle scored 19 times along the ground in 2000. His 63 career touchdowns ranks fourth in Blue Bombers history behind Stegall (147), Charles Roberts (79) and Leo Lewis (75). James was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1981, the Blue Bomber Hall of Fame in 1984 and the club’s Ring of Honour in 2016.