The Swift Current Broncos play their first game of 2023 when they welcome the Saskatoon Blades to InnovationPlex tonight. 

The Broncos are coming into tonight’s game on a four-game winning streak, and have won their last two home games, beating Lethbridge and Medicine Hat to wrap up 2022 last week. Saskatoon beat the Broncos 8-3 in their first meeting of the season back in October at SaskTel Centre.

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00pm and you can hear it on the Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting at 6:30pm. The Broncos will then visit the Tigers tomorrow night at 8:00pm CST from Co-op Place in Medicine Hat.

Regina hosts Seattle, Moose Jaw Welcomes Calgary, Prince Albert entertains Red Deer, Medicine Hat visits Edmonton and Brandon heads to Portland in tonight's WHL action.

Minor hockey returns from holiday break this weekend

The Home Hardware Legionnaires return to league play after the Circle K Classic with a home game against the Warman Wildcats at 1:45pm on Sunday from InnovationPlex.

The Innovation Credit Union Wildcats head to Wilcox to face the Notre Dame Hounds tomorrow before hosting the Hounds on Sunday at 3:45pm from S3 Arenas.

The Source for Sports U18 AA Broncos visit the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday and host the Prairie Storm on Sunday, the Pure Chem U15 Broncos host the Saskatoon Generals on Sunday morning, and the SWT U13 Broncos have home games against the Regina Mustangs on Saturday and Moose Jaw Warriors on Sunday.

The Full Line Ag U18 AA Wildcats host the Saskatoon Comet Legends on Saturday at S3 Arenas, while the Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats welcome the Northwest Sharks for a pair of games this weekend and the WW Smith U13 Wildcats host the Western Prairie Thunder Saturday and Sunday.

Canucks rally to beat Avalanche, McDavid gets 500th helper in Oilers' win over Isles

Andrei Kuzmenko scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks rallied from down 2-0 to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 in the NHL Thursday night. Brock Boeser and J. T. Miller also scored for the Canucks, as they snapped a three-game losing streak.

Meanwhile, Connor McDavid set up two goals to reach 500 career assists as the Edmonton Oilers doubled up the Islanders 4-2. Jack Campbell made 20 saves for the Oilers' first home win in five games. Elsewhere, Seattle beat Toronto 5-1 and the New York Rangers beat Montreal 4-1.

The Winnipeg Jets host Tampa Bay and the Calgary Flames welcome the Islanders in NHL action tonight.

Doctors to Damar Hamlin: "You've won the game of life"

Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin is showing “substantial improvement” in his recovery from his cardiac arrest in a game on Monday night in Cincinnati. 

Hamlin remains in intensive care, but the Bills said in an update on Thursday that he appears to be neurologically intact, and his lungs continue to heal. Doctors added that he is also communicating with family members and others at his bedside.

Hamlin asked in a written note "Did we win?", referring to the abandoned game between the Bills and Bengals. Doctors replied, "The answer is yes, Damar, you won. You've won the game of life."

Meanwhile, the NFL announced Thursday that the suspended game has officially been cancelled and will not be completed. Since the matchup carried major implications in the AFC playoff picture, the league will be discussing the possibility of having the AFC Championship game on January 29 played at a neutral site.

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