Former Swift Current Broncos goaltender Joel Hofer stopped all 33 shots he faced as the St. Louis Blues blanked the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 in NHL action on Sunday.
Hofer, who picked up eight shutouts in four WHL seasons with the Broncos and Portland Winterhawks, actually shared the clean sheet with Thomas Greiss, who made one save while Hofer was off the ice tending to an equipment issue.
Like these pucks, these two combined for a shutout.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 20, 2023
Joel Hofer - 33 saves
Thomas Greiss - 1 save pic.twitter.com/Wjz3VmLolg
Kasperi Kapanen, Nathan Walker and Jakub Vrana scored for the Blues while the loss keeps the Jets four points ahead of Calgary for the last wild card spot in the Western Conference. Elsewhere, JT Miller and Elias Pettersson scored as Vancouver beat Anaheim 2-1.
Three Canadian teams hit the ice tonight as Ottawa visits Pittsburgh, Edmonton hosts San Jose, and the Flames visit the LA Kings.
Action underway at World Women's Curling in Sweden
Kerri Einarson and her Scotties winning team from Gimli, Manitoba are in Sweden for the World Women's Curling Championship this week.
Canada opened the event with a 9-4 win over the hosts on Saturday, then after falling 8-7 to the USA on Sunday morning, Einarson rebounded with a 9-6 win over Norway in the evening draw before a 7-2 win over Italy early this morning.
Canada plays their next game against Scotland this afternoon.
USA hammers their way to WBC Final
Trea Turner hit two home runs to lift Team USA to a 14-2 win over Cuba in the semi-final of the World Baseball Classic on Sunday in Miami. Paul Goldschmidt and Cedric Mullins also homered for the defending champion Americans, who will face either Mexico or Japan in Tuesday's final.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays continue spring training this afternoon against the Detroit Tigers.
Raptors split weekend games
The Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-107 on Saturday before a 118-111 setback to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Fred VanVleet had 51 points over the two games for the Raptors, who host the Indiana Pacers in their next game on Wednesday.
Rush fall to Roughnecks for fourth-straight loss
The Saskatchewan Rush dropped their fourth game in a row in a 11-6 decision to the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday at the Saddledome. Robert Church had two goals and four points for the Rush, who face the Roughnecks again on Saturday at SaskTel Centre.
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