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Unbeaten Westman secures spot in female hockey medal round

Westman’s girls’ hockey team will battle for a medal on Saturday at the Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games, which are being held in Morden, Winkler and the RM of Stanley.

The squad secured a berth in today’s semifinals by winning its first two preliminary round games on Thursday.

Chelsea Dearsley and Ginny Grenier both scored for Westman as it opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over Parkland.

Westman followed that up with a 4-1 victory over Interlake to sit atop its pool at 2-0. Melissa Hunt had a goal and an assist for Westman, with Shaelyn Vallotton, Ashton Bell and Jenna Patterson supplying the other markers.

Westman will close out the round robin today against Winnipeg Gold before playing in the semifinals.

CURLING

Westman’s mixed doubles team is 1-2 after their opening day. Brayden and Kaitlyn Payette fell 12-3 to Winnipeg Gold and 8-5 to Eastman before topping Parkland 8-6.

The round robin wraps up today.

Meanwhile, Westman’s four teams dominated the first round robin in the Special Olympics curling event.

Westman 3 went 3-0-1, followed by Westman 4 at 2-1-1 in the round robin, which determined ability level. Westman 1 went 2-2 and Westman 2 was 1-1-2.

A second round robin will be played today.

FIGURE SKATING

Westman skaters are in good shape to own the medal podium in the Competitive Level 2 Groups 1-3 event, with skaters holding the top four spots after their short programs.

Brandon’s Tori Thiessen leads the way after scoring 34.62 on her skate, followed by Brandonites Kirsten Gutenberg at 25.18 and Courtney Morken at 23.11 as well as Hartney’s Casey Bertholet at 23.09.

Elkhorn’s Hannah Martin is eighth heading into today’s free skate.

In Group 4 and 5, Neepawa’s Amy Todoruk is second after scoring 24.87 on her short program. Brandon’s Taylor McMurdo is fifth at 23.00 and Neepawa’s Zoie Forgue is seventh at 20.00.

Meanwhile, Brandon’s Marijka Popadynetz is in a five-way tie for first place in her group after the Competitive Level 1 jump event. Popadynetz scored 2.0 on her jump.

Carberry’s Annika Duguay scored 1.5 on her jump, while Brandonites Taryn Gwynne and Cassidy Miller both scored 1.0.

BADMINTON

Brandonites Katherine Lee and Olivia Pieroni appear to be Westman’s best medal hopes in badminton after going 4-0 in the opening day of the youth girls’ doubles competition to sit atop the standings.

Meanwhile, Westman’s doubles teams in the junior mixed, junior girls’ and youth boys’ events are 1-3, while the junior girls’ and youth boys’ teams are 0-4.

In singles competition, Brandonite Jaydan Sisson is 1-3 in the youth boys’ event, as is Brandon’s Riley Chen in the junior boys’ competition.

Brandon’s Nicole Russel and Souris’s Sarah Palson are both 0-4 in the junior and youth girls’ events, respectively.

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 7, 2014

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Westman’s girls’ hockey team will battle for a medal on Saturday at the Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games, which are being held in Morden, Winkler and the RM of Stanley.

The squad secured a berth in today’s semifinals by winning its first two preliminary round games on Thursday.

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Westman’s girls’ hockey team will battle for a medal on Saturday at the Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games, which are being held in Morden, Winkler and the RM of Stanley.

The squad secured a berth in today’s semifinals by winning its first two preliminary round games on Thursday.

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