U18 AA Broncos capitalize on man advantage in win over Hounds

The Source for Sports U18 AA Broncos picked up a 7-1 win over the Notre Dame Hounds at S3 Arenas Wednesday night. 

Ryder Bradford had a hat trick and Keegan Nash, Ryder Woods, Blake Girard and Brett Stusrud also scored for the Broncos, who scored four times on eight power plays in the game. Connor Bender made 13 saves as the Broncos outshot the Hounds 46-14. 

The Broncos host the Regina Rangers in their next game on Saturday night. 

In the WHL, Brendan Lee had two goals and an assist and Oasiz Weisblatt had three helpers as the Medicine Hat Tigers routed the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-1 at Co-op Place.

The Regina Pats visit the Winnipeg ICE tonight while the Swift Current Broncos return to action Friday when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors. 

Trevor Moore scored all three goals for the LA Kings for his first career NHL hat trick in a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Zach Hyman had the lone goal for the Oilers. In other action, Anton Forsberg made 29 saves as the Ottawa Senators snapped a five-game home losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Four Canadian teams are on the ice tonight with Montreal visiting Columbus, Calgary travelling to Tampa, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the red-hot New Jersey Devils, and Winnipeg entertaining Anaheim.

The Rivalry Series continues tonight in Kamloops, BC with Canada’s women’s hockey team taking on the USA in the second game of a seven-game series. The Americans beat Canada 4-3 in a shootout in the opening game on Tuesday. 

Verlander, Alcantra named Cy Young winners

Justin Verlander is now a three-time Cy Young Award winner. The Houston Astros ace unanimously won the honour as the American League pitcher of the year, receiving all 30 first place votes.

Verlander led the majors with an ERA of 1.75 and led the Astros to a World Series championship. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah finished third in the voting. 

Sandy Alcantra of the Miami Marlins won the National League Cy Young Award, also unanimously. He had a 2.28 ERA and led the majors with 228.2 innings pitched and six complete games.

In other baseball news, the Blue Jays traded all-star outfielder Teoscar Hernandez to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for reliever Erik Swanson and pitching prospect Adam Macko. Hernandez hit .267 with 25 homers and 77 RBI this past season and was named an American League All-Star and won a Silver Slugger Award in 2021. 

Raptors get past Heat

OG Anunoby scored a season-high 32 points and 10 rebounds and Scottie Barnes added 19 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 112-104 for their fifth win in a row at home. 

Former Raptor Kyle Lowry, who helped lead the team to its first NBA title in 2019 before being dealt to South Beach last season, returned to Toronto for the second time since the trade and received a warm welcome from the fans at Scotiabank Arena.

CFL Awards handed out tonight

The best in the Canadian Football League will be honoured at the CFL Awards tonight in Regina.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros and Montreal Alouettes receiver Eugene Lewis are the finalists for the league's Most Outstanding Player award. Roughriders kick returner Mario Alford is up against Montreal's Chandler Worthy for the Special Teams Player of the year.

The 109th Grey Cup is on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium.

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