The Swift Current Broncos will play two games under two different names against the same classic WHL rival when they face the Moose Jaw Warriors this weekend.
The Broncos are coming off a 6-3 loss to the Kamloops Blazers and are looking to snap a four-game losing streak while keeping pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Swift Current is in ninth place in the standings, two points behind Medicine Hat and Calgary for seventh.
They'll face the Warriors tonight in the Friendly City before hosting Moose Jaw on Saturday night at 7:00pm as the Lake Diefenbaker Slough Sharks, a one-day rebrand under a name that was chosen by fans in a poll earlier this season.
Both games can be heard live on the Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting at 6:30pm.
Nine games are on the WHL schedule tonight including Regina visiting Brandon, Saskatoon hosting Prince Albert, Lethbridge welcoming Kamloops, Edmonton hosting Kelowna and Red Deer entertaining Winnipeg.
Perlinger grabs helper as Saskatchewan earns semifinal berth at Canada Games
Cam Perlinger had an assist as Team Saskatchewan beat Nova Scotia 7-2 in the men’s hockey quarterfinal at the Canada Winter Games in PEI. Cam and his twin brother Cobe, along with Home Hardware Legionnaires teammates Parker Rondeau and Berney Weston, will face Quebec in this afternoon’s semifinal with the winner facing either BC or Ontario in the Gold Medal Game on Saturday.
The Legionnaires play their second-last league game of the regular season when they visit the Warman Wildcats on Sunday.
Other minor hockey action this weekend has the Pure Chem U15 Broncos visiting Estevan tonight and Weyburn on Saturday, the Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats start a playoff series with the Regina Rebels on Sunday in the Queen City, and the SWT U13 Broncos begin their playoff run when they host the Regina Buffaloes on Saturday at 7:45pm from S3 Arenas.
In provincial playoff hockey, Swift Current's U18 A team will face Assiniboia in the south semi-final with game one tonight in Assiniboia, and game two on Saturday at 7:15pm from S3 Arenas. The U15 Shaunavon Badgers face Redvers in their south semi-final with game one at the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre tonight at 7:30pm, and game two Sunday in Redvers.
Returning to the Canada Games, Hunter Berg and Team Saskatchewan dropped a 66-40 decision to Alberta in the wheelchair basketball quarterfinal. They’ll face Ontario in a consolation game today.
Swift Current Superleague results from Thursday
The Innovation Credit Union Superleague picked up again at the Swift Current Club on Thursday with GH Well Services defeating Swift Plumbing & Heating, GeoVerra defeating Team Ross, Team Mitchell defeating Cypress Motors/Subway, and the ACT Swift Sliders defeating Kruse Glass.
GeoVerra and Swift Plumbing & Heating are tied atop the winter Superleague standings with 5-2 records, with action continuing Thursdays until March 23.
Pettersson gets OT winner after Canucks tie late against Blues
Elias Pettersson scored the overtime winner after Andrei Kuzmenko tied it up with 29 seconds left as the Vancouver Canucks edged St. Louis 3-2 in NHL action Thursday night. Also, Connor McDavid had two goals as Edmonton routed Pittsburgh 7-2 and Alex Pietrangelo scored the OT winner as Vegas beat Calgary 4-3.
Four Canadian NHL teams are in action tonight with Toronto hosting Minnesota, Montreal travelling to Philadelphia, Ottawa visiting Carolina and Winnipeg welcoming Colorado.
Raptors return from break with win over Pelicans
Pascal Siakam scored 26 points as the Toronto Raptors beat New Orleans 115-110 in their first game back from the NBA’s All-Star Break. Jakob Poetl added 21 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Raptors, who visit Detroit on Saturday.
Rush return home to face Warriors
The Saskatchewan Rush play their first home game since January 28 when they host the Vancouver Warriors Saturday night at 7:30pm from SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. The Rush (5-3) picked up two wins on their three-game road swing and are in third place behind Calgary and San Diego in the NLL's Western Conference standings.
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