Kyle's Rylan Williams scored 5:06 into overtime to lift the Battlefords North Stars to a 3-2 win over the Melville Millionaires Wednesday night and a four-game sweep of their SJHL playoff series.

The defending champs are off to the league semi-finals along with the Flin Flon Bombers, who swept the Klippers with a 2-1 win in game four last night in Kindersley. Former Home Hardware Legionnaire Cam Perlinger had the lone goal for the Klippers.

Meanwhile, Nick Kovacs scored with 36 seconds left in overtime as the Weyburn Red Wings beat Humboldt 4-3 to even up their series with the Broncos at two games apiece. Game five is Friday in Humboldt.

And the Melfort Mustangs beat the Estevan Bruins 5-2 to take a 3-1 lead in their best of seven series. Game five is also on Friday night in Melfort.

Rebels win SFU18AAAHL title

The Regina Rebels captured the Saskatchewan Female U18 AAA league title with 4-1 win over the Notre Dame Hounds on Wednesday in Wilcox to complete a sweep of the best-of-three series.

The Rebels, who had a record of 30-3-1-0 through the regular season and playoffs, will face the Manitoba champion Winnipeg Ice in a playoff series with the winner advancing to the Esso Cup in BC's Thompson-Okanagan region.

Local minor hockey has the SWT U13 AA Broncos taking on the Yorkton Terriers on Friday in Theodore in game two of the South Final. The Broncos lead the best-of-three series 1-0 with game three, if needed, at S3 Arenas on Sunday.

Sens rout Sabres in Buffalo

The Ottawa Senators scored five times in the first 20 minutes en route to a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night at KeyBank Center. Shane Pinto had a third period goal and three assists while Artem Zub, Boris Katchouk, Drake Batherson, Jakob Chychrun and Brady Tkachuk all scored for the Sens in the opening frame.

The only other NHL game on Wednesday had the Tampa Bay Lightning beating Boston 3-1 to hand the Bruins their third loss in four games.

Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks can clinch a playoff spot with a win at home against the Dallas Stars. Meanwhile, Ottawa hosts Chicago, Calgary visits St. Louis, Edmonton hosts LA and Winnipeg entertains Vegas.

Happy Opening Day!

The Toronto Blue Jays start the 2024 Major League Baseball season on the road this afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jose Berrios will get the opening day start for the Jays against the Rays' Zach Eflin.

The Blue Jays will play their first 10 games of the season on the road before their home opener against Seattle on April 8.

Rush play rare NLL Thursday nighter in Philly

The Saskatchewan Rush travel to Philadelphia to take on the Wings to start week 18 of the NLL season. The game was postponed earlier this season due to extreme cold weather.

The Rush dropped back-to-back road games to the New York Riptide and Georgia Swarm last weekend and sit in a tie with Philly for 11th in the league standings with a 5-8 record.

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