The Florida Panthers are one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history, fending off a late Edmonton rally for a 4-3 win over the Oilers at Rogers Place on Thursday.

Sam Reinhardt had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who have a commanding 3-0 lead in the series and can complete the sweep with a win in game four on Saturday. Only one team, the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final series.

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Minor ball teams in tournament action

It will be a busy weekend for minor ball in Swift Current as the 15U AAA 57’s play their home tournament with games all weekend at Ford Field and Kinsmen Diamond. The 57's open against the Wartime Marlins at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon and then will face the Unity Cardinals and Battleford Beavers on Saturday, with the playoff games set for Sunday.

Meanwhile, the 18U AAA 57’s are in Lethbridge for a tournament and the 13U AA 57’s are also in tournament action in Saskatoon.

Busy weekend for minor lacrosse

The U13 and U15 Rampage will host the Moose Jaw Mustangs and Regina Water Dogs at S3 Arenas and the U17 Rampage head to the Friendly City for games against the Mustangs, while the U11s are in Saskatoon for a provincial lacrosse festival. 

The Swift Current Wolverines face the Regina Barracudas in PGLL action in the Queen City on Sunday.

A big weekend for local stock car racing

It’s a big weekend of racing for the Swift Current Stock Car Association with the minis, mods, streets, hobbies and Alberta Extreme Sprints racing under the lights at Kinetic Park. The green flag drops at 8:00 tonight and Saturday.

Redblacks keep Bombers winless

Dru Brown threw for 238 yards and a touchdown against his former team as the Ottawa Redblacks opened their CFL campaign with a 23-19 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Nation's Capital on Thursday.

Tonight, the defending Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes head to Commonwealth Stadium to face the Edmonton Elks. The Saskatchewan Roughriders visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday.

Jays open weekend set with Guardians

The Toronto Blue Jays return home for a three-game weekend set with the Cleveland Guardians. Toronto is coming off a 5-4 loss on Wednesday in Milwaukee, where the Brewers took two of three games in an interleague series. Kevin Gausman starts for the Jays in tonight's opener.

Celtics can claim 18th NBA title today

The Boston Celtics have a chance to hang an 18th world championship banner over the parquet floor at TD Garden when they visit the Dallas Mavericks in game four of the NBA Finals tonight. The Celtics are on a 10-game playoff winning streak entering tonight's contest.

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