The Kansas City Chiefs cemented their status as an NFL dynasty by capturing their third Vince Lombardi Trophy in five seasons with a 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The Chiefs rallied from a 10-3 halftime deficit to force only the second overtime game in the history of the Super Bowl, where Patrick Mahomes threw a three-yard pass to Mecole Harris with three seconds left in the first overtime period to take the victory. Mahomes threw for 333 yards and another touchdown to Marques Valdez-Scantling in regulation en route to being named Super Bowl MVP for a third time.
Kansas City is the first team to repeat as Super Bowl Champions since Tom Brady and the New England Patriots went back-to-back in 2003 and 2004.
Busy weekend for AA hockey
The Southwest Sports Excellence U18 AA Broncos dropped a 3-2 decision to the Notre Dame Hounds in their only game of the weekend on Saturday in Wilcox. Carter Tuplin and Ryder Bradford scored for the Broncos in the loss.
Meanwhile, Sienna Watson broke a 1-1 tie with a power play goal in the second period and it held up as the game-winner as the Full Line Ag U18 AA Wildcats beat the Western Prairie Thunder 2-1 in Kindersley on Saturday. Jordyn Cooper had the other goal for the Wildcats, who then routed the Saskatoon Comet Legends 8-1 in the Bridge City on Sunday. Watson had a hat trick and Cooper, Chloe Wills, Jordyn Frohlich, Rachel Noble and Surrey Lamotte also scored for Swift Current.
Other AA hockey on the weekend had the Pure Chem U15 AA Broncos beating the Regina Aces 7-2 at Innovationplex on Saturday before picking up a 6-1 win over the Prairie Storm on Sunday at S3 Arenas, while the Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats dropped a 2-1 decision in Prince Albert on Saturday and suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to the Northwest Sharks on Sunday in the Battlefords.
The SWT U13 Broncos swept a pair of weekend road games with a 7-1 win over the Regina Royals and a 2-1 victory over the Regina Tigers, and the WW Smith U13 Wildcats picked up a 4-1 win over the Northwest Sharks in their lone game of the weekend on Sunday.
In senior hockey, the Kyle Elks picked up a 4-3 overtime win at home over the Grenfell Spitfires on Saturday to earn a two-game sweep in their first-round Provincial Senior C series. The Elks will face their SVHL rivals in the Davidson Cyclones in the second round.
Colts pick up tournament win in Martensville
The SCCHS Colts Basketball team picked up a first-place finish at the Martensville Invitational Tournament on the weekend. They opened with a 110-81 victory over Porcupine Plain and then defeated Moose Jaw Vanier 87-34 to advance to the final, where they would defeat Meadow Lake 71-45 to capture a gold medal.
Canucks beat Capitals in OT to stay on top of league standings
JT Miller scored late in overtime to lift the league-leading Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in a Super Sunday matinee in the NHL. Conor Garland and Nils Hoglander also scored for the Canucks.
Meanwhile, Robert Thomas had a goal and three assists as the St Louis Blues routed the Montreal Canadiens 7-2 at the Bell Centre for their seventh win in eight games.
In women's hockey, Natalie Spooner and Emma Maltais had two goals each as Canada pulled off another reverse sweep in the Rivalry Series against the US, winning the seventh and final game 6-1 on Sunday in St. Paul, Minnesota. It's the second straight Rivalry Series that saw the Americans win the first three games only to have Canada storm back with four straight wins.
Rush beat Warriors in Vancouver
Ryan Keenan had a hat trick and added three assists as the Saskatchewan Rush beat the Vancouver Warriors 13-9 on the road to earn their second-straight NLL victory. The Rush (3-4) will have a bye this week before hosting the Halifax Thunderbirds on February 24.
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