The Swift Current Broncos will wrap up their season series with the Saskatoon Blades tonight at InnovationPlex as they get into the second-last week of the WHL's regular season.
The Broncos have six games left in the regular season and are in a three-way tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the Calgary Hitmen and Brandon Wheat Kings. The Hitmen host the Lethbrigde Hurricanes, and the Wheat Kings visit the Regina Pats in other games tonight.
This will be the fourth and final meeting between the two teams this season with the Broncos winning one out of the three previous games 5-4 in the shootout in January.
Face-off is at 7:00pm and you can hear the game live on the Eagle 94-1 with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting at 6:30.
Matthew Savoie scored twice and Connor Geekie added three assists as the Winnipeg ICE beat Prince Albert 4-3 on Tuesday night, and Luca Cagnoni had two goals and a helper as Portland beat Spokane 6-2.
Win or go home for U18 Broncos and U13 Wildcats tonight
The Source for Sports U18 AA Broncos visit Estevan in a do-or-die playoff matchup against the Bruins tonight. Their best-of-five south semi-final series is tied at two games apiece after Estevan beat the Broncos 4-3 in overtime on Monday. The winner will face the Regina Vics in the south final.
Meanwhile, the WW Smith U13 Wildcats will host Weyburn for the third and deciding game of their south semi-final series. Swift Current won the opening game 5-4 last Sunday before Gold Wings edged the Wildcats 3-2 this past Sunday. Tonight's game start at 7:00pm from S3 Arenas.
Draisaitl hits century mark as Oilers double up Sens
Leon Draisitl scored twice to move to 100 points on the season as the Edmonton Oilers doubled up Ottawa 6-3 on Tuesday night at Rogers Place. NHL leading scorer Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who moved a point ahead of Seattle for third in the Pacific Division with the win.
Meanwhile, Calgary dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Arizona Coyotes, while the Winnipeg Jets fell 5-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Flames are five points back of the Jets for the last Wild Card spot. Elsewhere, Montreal beat Pittsburgh 6-4 and Vancouver got past Dallas 5-2.
The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Colorado Avalanche as part of tonight's four-game schedule.
Tangen returning to 57's
Swift Current 57’s pitcher Patrick Tangen will be returning to the southwest for a second season. The right-hander from Mayville State had 37 strikeouts in 16 games last summer. Opening day for the 57’s is on May 26 against the Regina Red Sox at Mitchell Field.
At the World Baseball Classic, Otto Lopez hit a three-run homer as Team Canada beat Colombia 5-0 on Tuesday to pick up their second win and set up a big matchup with Mexico this afternoon where the winner will advance to the quarter-finals.
In Spring training, the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 10-3 to snap Toronto’s six game winning streak. The Jays face the Pirates today with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. expected to return to the lineup after missing a few games with right knee discomfort. The injury forced him to sit out of the World Baseball Classic, where he was to play for the Dominican Republic.
Raptors score team-record 49 points in first quarter in win over Nuggets
The Toronto Raptors scored a franchise record 49 points in the first quarter en route to a 125-110 win over the Denver Nuggets at Scotiabank Arena. Fred VanVleet scored 36 points as the Raptors won their fifth straight home game.
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