All is calm over Christmas, but local hockey action will pick right back up after the holiday weekend.

The Swift Current Broncos return from the WHL's Christmas Break on Wednesday when they visit the Medicine Hat Tigers at Co-op Place. They'll return home on December 30 against the Lethbridge Hurricanes and then host the Tigers on New Year's Eve next Saturday.

All those games can be heard live on The Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting 30 minutes before face-off.

The Home Hardware Legionnaires are off to Calgary for the prestigious Circle K Classic, formerly the Mac's Tournament, and will play their first game against the Calgary Buffaloes on Tuesday at Max Bell Arena. The Legionnaires will face the Chicago Mission on Wednesday and Rink Kelowna on Thursday to wrap up the round-robin.

The Innovation Credit Union Wildcats will return to league play on January 7 when they visit the Notre Dame Hounds.

Petey returns from illness with five-point game, shootout winner for Canucks

Elias Pettersson scored two goals and three assists, plus the shootout winner in his first game back from an illness as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat Seattle 6-5 last night.

Pettersson set a franchise record with his fourth five-point game as the Canucks erased three two-goal deficits.

Former Bronco Lane Pederson also scored his first goal with Vancouver since coming over with Ethan Bear from Carolina in a trade back in October.

In other NHL action, William Nylander scored the game-winner as Toronto held on to beat Philadelphia 4-3.

Nick Foligno broke a tie in the third period as the Boston Bruins beat Winnipeg 3-2. Boston still has not lost in regulation on home ice.

Marcus Johansson scored in overtime as Washington beat Ottawa 3-2. Alex Ovechkin went goalless for the fourth straight game and is still one goal behind Gordie Howe for second on the all-time list.

Adrian Kempe scored the OT winner as the LA Kings beat the Calgary Flames 4-3.

Five Canadian teams are in action on the last day before the NHL's three-day Christmas break. Edmonton hosts Vancouver, Winnipeg visits Washington, the Flames travel to Anaheim, and the Montreal Canadiens visit the Dallas Stars. The game between the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings was postponed with severe winter weather set to hit southern Ontario.

Canada finishes WJC warm-up against Finland

Canada will play their final World Junior pre-tournament game tonight against Finland in Halifax in a rematch of the gold medal game in the rescheduled 2022 tournament, which Canada won in overtime.

The Canadians have won both their pre-tournament games so far, outscoring their opponents 12-1. Their first game of the tournament will be on Boxing Day against Czechia.

Jags embarrass Jets to stay in playoff hunt

The Jacksonville Jaguars stayed in control of their playoff destiny with a 19-3 win over the New York Jets in the NFL Thursday nighter. Trevor Lawrence ran in for a touchdown and Riley Patterson kicked four field goals for the Jags.

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler was activated from the Jets’ practice squad and replaced starter Zach Wilson in the third quarter. The 2019 Grey Cup champ threw for 90 yards.

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