Swift Current Broncos fans will only have to wait two more nights before they can see them in action again as they play their first game since January 20 on Sunday afternoon against the WHL-leading Blades.

The Broncos have dropped their last three games in a row, including two losses to the Moose Jaw Warriors last weekend. Swift Current sits sixth in the Eastern Conference standings with a 22-18-2-2 record, and are one point behind fifth-place Brandon.

Sunday's game starts at 4:00pm from SaskTel Centre with Redhead Equipment Case IH Broncos Hockey beginning at 3:45pm on Country 94.1 FM.

There are ten games in the WHL tonight with the Blades renewing their rivalry with the Raiders in Prince Albert, and the Moose Jaw Warriors starting a home-and-home with the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Friendly City. Elsewhere, Regina visits Lethbridge, Calgary welcomes Brandon and Red Deer hosts Edmonton.

Busy weekend for local minor hockey

The Southwest Sports Excellence U18 AA Broncos host the Prairie Storm in their only game of the weekend on Sunday at 4:00pm from S3 Arenas, while the Full Line Ag U18 Wildcats head to Prince Albert to take on the Foxes on Saturday. 

The Pure Chem U15 Broncos have games in Yorkton and Weyburn before returning home to face the Regina Monarchs on Sunday at 1:30pm from S3 Arenas, the Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats have two games in Melville against the Parkland Fire, and the WW Smith U13 Wildcats have road games in the Battlefords, Saskatoon and Warman this weekend. 

Oilers' win streak extends to 15 in a row

Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist and Calvin Pickard made 27 saves for the shutout as the Edmonton Oilers blanked the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 Thursday night at Rogers Place to extend their franchise record winning streak to 15 games in a row. The Oilers are the fifth team in NHL history to have won 15 or more consecutive games, and are two wins away from matching the all-time mark of 17 straight wins set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Meanwhile, Patrick Roy received a warm welcome as he returned to Montreal for the first time since returning to the NHL coaching ranks, but his New York Islanders fell to the Canadiens 4-3. Roy backstopped the Habs to Stanley Cups in 1986 and 1993 and was hired by the Islanders as their new head coach over the weekend after seven years away from the league. Sean Monahan had two goals, including the game winner, for Montreal.

Also, Brad Marchand scored his 396th career NHL goal in overtime as the Boston Bruins beat Ottawa 3-2. Marchand moved past Ray Borque for fifth on the all-time Bruins' scoring list, and he tied Jaromir Jagr for third in all-time NHL overtime goals with 19.

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