Skylar Ackerman and Team Saskatchewan now have to wait anxiously to find out if they’ll make the playoffs at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary. 

They wrapped up the round robin with a 4-4 record after a 9-6 win over Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday morning and a 13-4 loss to Corryn Brown and Team BC in the evening draw. 

Saskatchewan is off on the final day of pool play today and needs Brown and Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville to lose their games this afternoon against Alberta's Selena Sturmay and Manitoba's Kaitlyn Lawes, respectively, to have any chance of qualifying for playoffs through a new tie-breaking procedure that involves head-to-head matchups and last stone draw distances.

Hurricanes hand Warriors third-straight loss

Tristen Doyle had two goals and an assist to lift the Lethbridge Hurricanes past Moose Jaw 6-3 in WHL action on Wednesday night. The Warriors have now lost three in a row and remain four points ahead of the Swift Current Broncos for third place in the Eastern Conference standings. 

Elsewhere, Gavin Hodnett had a goal and two helpers as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged Calgary 6-5. Tonight's only game has the Prince Albert Raiders hosting the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Broncos return to action on Friday when they host Medicine Hat.

Matthews reaches 50-goal mark in hometown

Auston Matthews scored his 50th and 51st goals in his 54th game of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-3 on Wednesday night in Tempe.

Matthews, who grew up in nearby Scottsdale, Arizona, is now the fastest US-born player to hit the 50-goal mark in a season and the fastest to 50 since Mario Lemieux did it for Pittsburgh in 50 games back in 1995-96. Matthews also has 350 goals in 535 career games.

In other NHL action, Alex Tuch scored the game-winner while shorthanded as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. Tonight's games have the league-leading Vancouver Canucks taking a quick trip to Seattle to face the Kraken, while Ottawa hosts Dallas, the Flames welcome Boston, and the Habs visit the Penguins.

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