The Swift Current Broncos head east on the Trans-Canada Highway to take on the Regina Pats tonight at the Brandt Centre.
The Broncos are coming off a 6-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes that snapped a four-game losing streak and moved them into fifth place in the Eastern Conference Standings.
Tonight's game is one of only three road games for the Broncos in the month of February with the other eight at Innovationplex, including a five-game homestand starting Saturday night against the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Tonight's face-off is at 7:00pm and you can catch the game live on Country 94.1 FM with Redhead Equipment Case IH Broncos Hockey starting at 6:45pm.
There are nine other games in the WHL tonight with Moose Jaw welcoming Prince Albert, Saskatoon hosting Medicine Hat, Red Deer visiting Brandon and Edmonton hosting Calgary.
Kyle Elks starting league and provincial playoff runs
Senior hockey provincials are getting underway and the Kyle Elks are the lone team representing the southwest in the brackets.
The Elks will open a best-of-three Senior C provincial series with the Grenfell Spitfires Saturday night on the road. Games two and three, if needed, will be next weekend in Kyle.
Minor hockey provincials will start throughout February.
Meanwhile, the Elks will open a best-of-three second-round Sask Valley Hockey League playoff series in Kyle against the Eston Ramblers tonight at 8:00pm.
Short-handed Laycock team still unbeaten at Tankard
Steve Laycock, with Swift Current’s Chris Haichert, are unbeaten at the SaskTel Tankard in Saskatoon heading into the final day of round-robin.
The three-member team beat Michael Carss 8-5 and Dustin Kalthoff 10-5 in their games on Thursday. Swift Current's Shaun Meachem, who plays third for Laycock, is not at the event as he tends to a personal matter.
Laycock faces Damon Bernath and Mike McEwen in their last two round-robin games today. The Page Playoffs start on Saturday with the winning team representing Saskatchewan at the Montana's Brier in Regina next month.
Jets pick up Monahan in another NHL blockbuster
Two days after the league-leading Vancouver Canucks bolstered their lineup by trading for Elias Lindholm, the Winnipeg Jets pulled off a blockbuster of their own this morning picking up forward Sean Monahan from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a first-round pick and a conditional draft pick.
Monahan has 13 goals and a career-high 49 points with the Habs this season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the NHL's All-Star Weekend continues with the skills competition tonight and the 3-on-3 games on Saturday at Scotiabank Arena. On Thursday, Savannah Harmon scored a hat trick as Team King beat Team Kloss 5-3 in the PWHL 3-on-3 showcase as part of the NHL All-Star festivities.
Rush host Panther City on Saturday
The Saskatchewan Rush welcome Panther City in NLL lacrosse action at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon on Saturday. The Rush are coming off an 11-9 home loss to the Vancouver Warriors on January 20.
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