Five members of the Swift Current Broncos will be heading to NHL training camps this week.
Forward Josh Filmon is off to New Jersey Devils camp again this year after scoring one goal in four games with their AHL affiliate in Utica. Filmon led the Broncos in scoring last season with 47 goals and 75 points.
Meanwhile, Connor Hvidston is heading back to Anaheim for Ducks training camp. He finished third in the Broncos' scoring race last season with 65 points and had a goal in seven games with the AHL's San Diego Gulls.
Owen Pickering is back in Pittsburgh for Penguins training camp. He was selected in the first round by the team last summer and led the Broncos defence in scoring with nine goals and 45 points.
Also, newly acquired defenceman Ryan McCleary is off to the Big Apple for New York Rangers camp and goalie Joey Rocha is heading to Edmonton for Oilers rookie camp and the Young Stars Classic in Penticton. Fellow goalie Reid Dyck was set to go to Boston Bruins camp but will have to miss out due to injury.
The Broncos wrap up the pre-season against the Tigers on Friday in Medicine Hat and Saturday at InnovationPlex. The regular season opens next Friday in Lethbridge.
Legionnaires open pre-season tonight in Moose Jaw
The Home Hardware U18 AAA Legionnaires will hit the ice for the first time this season with an exhibition game against the Moose Jaw WINMAR Warriors in the Friendly City tonight.
The Legionnaires will visit the Battlefords on Saturday before wrapping up the pre-season at home against the Warriors on Sunday. They will start the regular season on the road for the first nine games beginning on September 30 in Moose Jaw.
Blue Jays lose second straight to Rangers
Robbie Grossman homered and Max Scherzer threw five shutout innings before leaving the game with an injury as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 at Rogers Centre.
The Rangers picked up their fourth win in a row, jumped ahead of the Jays in the wild card standings and won the tiebreaker against Toronto should both teams finish the season with identical records. The Jays are tied with the Mariners for the last AL wild card spot after Seattle blanked the LA Angels 8-0.
Yusei Kikuchi starts for the Jays as the four-game set continues tonight.
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