Shaunavon’s Kalan Lind scored the game winner with just two seconds left in regulation as the Red Deer Rebels edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 to take a 3-1 lead in their WHL playoff series.

Lind has two goals and five points in four playoff games as the Rebels will look to close out the series on Friday at Co-op Place.

Meanwhile, Matthew Savoie had two goals and an assist as the Moose Jaw Warriors beat Brandon 6-4 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in that series with game four in Brandon tonight, and the Saskatoon Blades went up 3-1 on the Prince Albert Raiders after a 4-1 victory at Art Hauser Centre. Misha Volotovskii had a goal and an assist for the Blades, who host game five on Friday

Out west, the Prince George Cougars and Portland Winterhawks completed four-game sweeps. Zac Funk's second period goal stood up as the game-winner in Prince George's 3-2 win in Spokane, while Josh Zakreski had two goals and a helper as Portland beat Victoria 4-1.

In the SJHL, the league semi-finals get underway tonight with the Flin Flon Bombers hosting the Battlefords North Stars and the Melfort Mustangs entertaining the Humboldt Broncos.

Garland's late winner lifts Canucks over Coyotes

Conor Garland broke a 1-1 tie with less than two minutes left in regulation as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1. Quinn Hughes had the other goal for the Canucks, who lead the NHL's Pacific Division by seven points with six games remaining.

Elsewhere, Jake Oettinger made 35 saves for his second-straight shutout as the Dallas Stars blanked the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves as Tampa Bay topped Toronto 4-1.

Winnipeg hosts Calgary in an all-Canadian matchup tonight while Montreal hosts Tampa Bay and Ottawa entertains Florida.

Jays blanked again by Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays were held to just one hit as they were shutout for a second time by the Houston Astros, falling 8-0 to wrap up a three-game series on Wednesday. Yordan Alvarez had two homers for the Astros, who also no-hit the Jays with a 10-0 win in the series opener on Monday.

The Jays visit the New York Yankees this weekend.

Gushue on a tear at World Men's Curling

Brad Gushue and Team Canada have won five in a row at the World Men’s Curling Championship in Switzerland after 7-4 wins over Korea on Wednesday afternoon and Norway overnight. 

Canada (8-1) faces Niklas Edin and Team Sweden in their next game later this morning. 

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