The Swift Current Broncos start the final week of the WHL’s regular season with one more matchup against the Edmonton Oil Kings tonight at InnovationPlex.
The Broncos sit in ninth in the Eastern Conference, three points back of the Medicine Hat Tigers for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Broncos and Tigers will face each other twice to wrap up the season later this week.
Swift Current has won all four of their games against the Oil Kings this season.
You can catch tonight’s game on the Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting at 6:30pm.
Oilers grab OT win over Sharks
Darnell Nurse scored the overtime winner as the Edmonton Oilers picked up their fourth straight win with a 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Mattias Ekholm had two goals for the Oilers, who moved to within four points of the Pacific Division lead.
The LA Kings moved into a tie with Vegas for the top spot in the Pacific after 8-2 rout of the Calgary Flames at home. Adrian Kempe had two goals and an assist for the Kings. The Flames are still four points back of the Winnipeg Jets for the last Wild Card spot.
Meanwhile, Drake Batherson scored the go-ahead goal with 2:09 left in regulation as Ottawa beat the Penguins 2-1 for their first win in Pittsburgh in almost nine years. The Senators are six points back of the last playoff spot in the east.
Six Canadian teams are in NHL action tonight as Toronto visits the New York Islanders, Montreal hosts Tampa Bay, Ottawa visits Boston, Winnipeg entertains Arizona, Calgary travels to Anaheim and Vancouver hosts Vegas.
Canada moves to 4-1 at World Women's Curling
Kerri Einarson and Team Canada held off Scotland 9-8 for their second win of day three at the World Women’s Curling Championship yesterday in Sweden.
Canada moves to 4-1 for Einarson’s best start at the Worlds in three appearances. They’ll take on Switzerland this morning before facing New Zealand this afternoon.
Japan walks off Mexico to advance to WBC final
Shohei Ohtani sparked a ninth-inning rally with a leadoff double and Munetaka Murakami cashed him in with a game-winning two-run double as Japan defeated Mexico 6-5 in the semi-final of the World Baseball Classic on Monday in Miami. The two-time WBC winners will face the defending champion Americans in tonight’s final.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays blanked Detroit 5-0 in spring training action on Monday. The Jays are off today before facing Baltimore on Wednesday.
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