The Swift Current Broncos host the Edmonton Oil Kings tonight with a chance to clinch a spot in the WHL playoffs for the first time since the 2017-18 season. 

The Broncos can punch their ticket if they win and if Calgary loses to Brandon in any fashion tonight at the Saddledome. If Swift Current loses to Edmonton in overtime or a shootout, the Broncos can still qualify if the Hitmen lose to the Wheat Kings in regulation.

The Oil Kings beat the Broncos 4-1 on Saturday to snap Swift Current’s seven-game winning streak. Swift Current is five points back of Medicine Hat for the Central Division lead after the Tigers picked up a 6-3 win over Brandon Tuesday night at Co-op Place. 

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00 p.m. with Redhead Equipment Case IH Broncos Hockey starting at 6:45 p.m. on Country 94.1 FM. 

U18 AA Wildcats open playoffs with win

The Full Line Ag U18 AA Wildcats picked up a 6-1 win over the Parkland Fire in the opening game of a best-of-three second-round playoff series at home on Tuesday. Sienna Watson had two goals and Charli Chubaty, Hayley Anderson, Jordyn Cooper and Rachel Noble also scored. The Wildcats can clinch the series with a win on Friday in Melville.

Meanwhile, the Graphic Edge U15 AA Wildcats dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Parkland Fire in their second-round opener on Tuesday. Olivia Dyrland and Taye Baker had the goals for the Wildcats, who face a must-win game on Friday night at S3 Arenas.

The Pure Chem U15 Broncos rolled to a 9-0 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in the Friendly City, and the SWT U13 Broncos beat the Regina Blues 7-2 at home on Tuesday. They'll host the Regina Buffalos in their regular season finale tonight at S3 Arenas.

In senior hockey, the Dinsmore Dynamos host the Kyle Elks for a decisive fifth game of the Sask Valley Hockey League semi-final. Tonight's winner will face the Kenaston Blizzards in the league final.

McEwen on top of crowded leaderboard at Brier

Mike McEwen and Team Saskatchewan moved to 4-1 at the Montana’s Brier with an 11-6 win over Alberta’s Aaron Sluchinski on Tuesday afternoon in Regina. 

Saskatchewan is in a three-way tie for first place in Pool B with Jamie Koe and the Northwest Territories and PEI's Tyler Smith, whom McEwen defeated in the opening draw. Saskatchewan has games against NWT and Nunavut today. 

J.T. gets OT winner for Canucks

J.T. Miller scored on the power play 96 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 win over the LA Kings on Tuesday night. Elias Pettersson scored in regulation in his second game after signing an eight-year contract extension with the Canucks and reached the 30-goal mark for the third straight season.

In other NHL action, Nick Suzuki scored 17 seconds into overtime to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators, Andre Burakovsky scored the game-winner late in the third period as the Seattle Kraken beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3, and Leon Draisaitl scored in OT to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Toronto hosts Buffalo and Ottawa travels to Anaheim as part of a light three-game schedule.

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