The Swift Current Broncos host the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight in their last home game of the regular season and their biggest game of the year.
The Broncos trail the Tigers by three points for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The two teams play again Saturday night in Medicine Hat and Swift Current will need to win both games in regulation to clinch a playoff spot. A loss in any of the games will eliminate Swift Current from contention, and if the Broncos win tonight in overtime or the shootout, they'll need to beat Medicine Hat in regulation on Saturday to force a sudden-death tie-breaker next week.
The Broncos have won five of their six meetings with the Tigers this season, their only loss being a 5-4 setback in the shootout on January 18.
Tonight’s game starts at 7:00pm from InnovationPlex and you can hear the game on the Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting at 6:30pm. Saturday's game at Co-op Place will also start at 7:00pm.
In other WHL action tonight, Regina visits Saskatoon in a potential playoff preview while Prince Albert welcomes Moose Jaw, Brandon hosts Winnipeg and Lethbridge entertains Red Deer.
Lowry gets 200th point as Jets edge Ducks
Former Bronco Adam Lowry scored his 200th career NHL point with his game-winning goal in the third period as the Winnipeg Jets beat Anaheim 3-2 Thursday night.
We don't know his middle name, but we're going to just assume that it's 'clutch' pic.twitter.com/yWVPI2FJKE— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 24, 2023
The win, coupled with Calgary’s 4-3 loss to Vegas, moved the Jets six points ahead of the Flames for the last wild card spot in the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, Ottawa kept their playoff hopes alive with a 7-2 win over Tampa Bay. Alex DeBrincat and Brady Tkachuk had two goals each for the Senators, who are five points back of Pittsburgh for the last playoff spot in the east. Elsewhere, Toronto beat Florida 6-2, Boston defeated Montreal 6-2 and Vancouver routed San Jose 7-2.
Canada clinches playoff spot at World Women's Curling
Kerri Einarson and Team Canada started the final day of round-robin at the World Women's Curling Championship with a 10-4 win over Türkiye overnight in Sweden. Einarson scored four with her last rock in the eighth end to give Canada the victory.
Kerri Einarson 🇨🇦 wins the game for Canada, with a run double takeout for four points! 🤩— World Curling (@worldcurling) March 24, 2023
Watch live on the Curling Channel: https://t.co/fy3vfdC4XH#WWCC2023 #curling pic.twitter.com/h1BJ3SSVbu
Canada dropped their final round-robin game 11-5 to Denmark this morning to finish with a 7-5 record but still clinched spot in Saturday's playoffs. The bronze and gold medal games will be on Sunday morning.
First Avenue Dental takes winter Superleague title
First Avenue Dental took the Innovation Credit Union winter Superleague title at the Swift Current Curling Club. The team of Chris Haichert, Kelly Schafer, Teejay Haichert and Clint Walker defeated Swift Plumbing and Heating in Thursday night’s final. (Photo: Swift Current Curling Club)
Other results had GH Well Services defeating GeoVerra, ACT Swift Sliders drawing Cypress Motors/Subway, Team Ross beating Kruse Glass and Team Ellingson defeating Team Mitchell.
Rush look to get out of slump this weekend
The Saskatchewan Rush host the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday in Saskatoon looking to snap a four-game losing streak. Calgary won the last meeting 11-6 last Saturday at the Saddledome. The Rush are fifth in the NLL's Western Conference with a 5-7 record with the top three in the conference advancing to the playoffs.
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