The Swift Current U18 A provincial team hosts Assiniboia in game two of their best of three south semi-final tonight.

Assiniboia won the first game 4-1 on Friday and Swift Current needs to win to force a third mini game that would take place right after tonight’s game, which starts at 7:15pm from S3 Arenas.

Recapping minor hockey from the weekend, the Pure Chem U15 AA Broncos beat Estevan 5-1 on Friday before a 7-4 loss to Weyburn on Saturday, the Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats fell 9-2 to the Regina Rebels in their playoff opener on Sunday with game two set for Thursday in Swift Current, and the SWT U13 Broncos beat the Regina Buffaloes 5-3 in game one of their playoff series. Game two is tonight in Regina.

Local athletes capture medals at Saskatchewan Winter Games

The Saskatchewan Winter Games wrapped up this past weekend in Regina with Team Southwest winning 37 medals, including 15 gold medals. 

Local medallists include Tyler Lamarre of Gull Lake who picked up gold in target shooting, Dez Cooledge of Swift Current won two gold medals in judo, Blake Rempel of Rush Lake captured a silver medal in judo, and the female curling team skipped by Hazlet’s Andra Todd won a bronze medal.

Einarson makes it four in a row at Scotties

Kerri Einarson made history as Team Canada defeated Jennifer Jones and Team Manitoba 10-4 in the final of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kamloops on Sunday night. 

Einarson became the first skip since Colleen Jones to win the Scotties four years in a row and will represent Canada once again at the World Championship in Sweden in two weeks’ time, as well as next year’s Scotties in Calgary. 

The Tim Hortons Brier starts on Friday in London, Ontario with Brad Gushue back as defending champion and Regina’s Kelly Knapp representing Saskatchewan.

Giordano scores against former team as Leafs beat Kraken

Auston Matthews scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Kraken 5-1 last night in Seattle. Mark Girodano scored in his first game back in Seattle since being traded to the Leafs last season. Elsewhere in the NHL yesterday, Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves as the New York Islanders blanked Winnipeg 4-0.

Tonight, the Edmonton Oilers host the league-leading Boston Bruins while Ottawa welcomes Detroit and Vancouver visits Dallas.

Rush fall to Warriors at home

The Saskatchewan Rush dropped a 16-12 decision to the Vancouver Warriors in NLL action on Saturday night at Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre. Ryan Keenan had a goal and five points as the Rush fell to 5-4 on the season. They are in third place in the Western Conference standings as they get set to face fourth-place Panther City on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

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