Skylar Ackerman and Team Saskatchewan fell to 3-2 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after two losses on Monday in Calgary.

Ackerman dropped a 7-3 decision to Laurie St-Georges and Team Quebec in the morning draw before falling 8-4 to Selena Sturmay and unbeaten Team Alberta in the nightcap.

Saskatchewan sits in a tie for fourth in the Pool A standings with the top three teams advancing to the playoffs on Friday, and they'll face four-time defending champion Kerri Einarson and Team Canada in their only game of the day this afternoon.

U18 AA Wildcats wrap up regular season with loss

The Full Line Ag U18 AA Wildcats were blanked 4-0 by the Regina Rebels in their final game of the regular season on Saturday at Innovationplex. The Wildcats (20-2-1-1) finished on top of the South Division standings and will have a bye to round two of the league playoffs starting in March.

Meanwhile, the Graphic Edge U15 AA Wildcats fell 5-3 to the Lumsden Bethune Lynx on Friday and 4-0 to the Parkland Fire on Sunday in their last two regular season games. The Wildcats (7-14-3-3) will face Regina Rebels Black the first round of playoffs with game one of the best-of-three series on Sunday in Swift Current.

Also, the WW Smith U13 Wildcats (6-12-8-0-0) skated to a 2-2 tie with the Western Prairie Fire in Rosetown on Friday in their regular season finale and will face the Southeast Gold Wings in the first round of playoffs. Other AA hockey action on the long weekend had the Southwest Sports Excellence U18 AA Broncos falling 4-1 to the Prairie Storm on Friday.

In junior female hockey, the Southwest CMX Impact dropped a pair of home games to the Regina Rebels, falling 3-0 on Saturday and 14-1 on Sunday in Gull Lake.

Wild take wild game over Canucks in St. Paul

The Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks combined for 17 goals in a 10-7 win for the Wild. JT Miller had three goals for the Canucks while Joel Eriksson Ek and Kirill Kaprisov also scored three each for the Wild in the first NHL game since 1992 to have three players score hat tricks.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs won their fourth in a row with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues, Matthew Joseph scored twice as the Ottawa Senators doubled up Tampa Bay 4-2, Nazem Kadri had two goals and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-3, and Evander Kane scored twice as Edmonton beat Arizona 6-3.

Eight games are on the NHL schedule tonight with Ottawa visiting Florida, Winnipeg hosting Minnesota and Vancouver travelling to Colorado.

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