Legionnaires split weekend pre-season games, Wildcats sweep Portage tourney

The Home Hardware Legionnaires split a couple of pre-season games on the weekend. 

Rylan Williams had a hat trick to lead the Legionnaires to a 6-4 win over the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday. Campbell Pinsonneault, Mason Osinski and Kade Stringer also scored for Swift Current. 

Then on Sunday in Gull Lake, Eric Hoiness scored along with Stringer and Osinski as the Legionnaires fell 4-3 in overtime to the Moose Jaw Warriors. 

The Legionnaires open the regular season next weekend with two games in Prince Albert. 

Meanwhile, the Innovation Credit Union Wildcats swept a tournament in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, over the weekend, winning 5-0 over the Winnipeg Avros, 7-1 over the Interlake Lightning, 3-2 over the Winnipeg Ice and 4-0 over the Yellowhead Chiefs. 

Jerzey Watteyne scored nine goals over the four games for the Wildcats, who open their regular season on October 1st at home against Regina.

High school sports rundown

In high school 9-man football, the Maple Creek Redmen beat the Gull Lake Lions 24-7 while the Shaunavon Shadows fell to Indian Head 41-13. 

In soccer, the Comp High School Ardens swept three matches against Saskatoon Centennial while the Colts beat Yorkton Sacred Heart 3-2 and lost 5-0 to Yorkton Regional. 

Also, the Senior Colts volleyball team finished third in a tournament in Meadow Lake over the weekend while the Senior Ardens won a tournament in Herbert. 

Swift Current Stock Car Association wraps up season

Track champions were declared for the Swift Current Stock Car Association as they wrapped up their season on the weekend. 

Stefan Klym won the points championship for the street stock division, Tina Johner was the champion for Minis, and Brody Crowe won it all in the IMCA Modifieds.

Brad Levorson, Terry Fehr, and Destiny Klym won the feature races on both days in the Streets, Minis and Modifieds, respectively.

Motocross season wraps up in Weyburn

The CMX Powersports motocross team wrapped up the season with racing in Weyburn over the weekend.

Cole Conn finished the season in second place overall in the Pro MX3 and GP Pro-A classes, Luke Hodgins finished 3rd in MX2 and 4th in MX3 to finish 4th overall for the year and Jesse Gardner wrapped up the season with a top-ten finish overall.

Bills, Eagles earn blowout wins on MNF

Stefon Diggs scored three touchdowns as the Buffalo Bills hammered the Tennessee Titans 41-7 to open a rare NFL Monday night doubleheader. 

In the other game, Jalen Hurts ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Minnesota Vikings 24-7. 

Chara, Subban retire ahead of NHL season

Two longtime NHL defencemen announced their retirements this morning.

Zdeno Chara is set to sign a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins so he can retire as a member of the team today. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner spent 14 of 24 seasons with the Bruins, winning a Stanley Cup with them in 2011, and ranks sixth in franchise history for games played and third in points by a Bruins defenceman behind Ray Bourque and Bobby Orr.

Meanwhile, PK Subban also announced his retirement after 13 NHL seasons, including seven seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, three years with the Nashville Predators and his last two seasons with the New Jersey Devils. Subban won the Norris Trophy in 2013 and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his leadership and humanitarian efforts last season.

Blue Jays visit Phillies for quick interleague series

The Toronto Blue Jays start a two-game road series with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight, having won six of their last 10 games to hold on to the first American League wild card spot.

The Jays got some help on the scoreboard on their day off yesterday with the struggling Detroit Tigers routing Baltimore 11-0 and the Houston Astros beating Tampa Bay 4-0 to keep the Jays a game ahead of the Rays and 1.5 games up on the Seattle Mariners in the wild card standings.

Ross Stripling will start for the Jays tonight against Kyle Gibson.

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