The Seattle Thunderbirds exploded for four goals in the first period, including three goals in a span of 45 seconds, en route to a 6-3 win over the Winnipeg Ice in game three of the WHL Championship Series on Tuesday night.

Jeremy Hanzel scored twice for Seattle with Kyle Crnkovic, Brad Lambert, Jared Davidson and Dylan Guenther also scoring. Thomas Milic made 35 saves in the win.

Seattle leads the series 2-1 with game four tonight in Kent, Washington.

At the Centennial Cup Junior A championship, the Battlefords North Stars wrapped up the round robin with a 3-1 win over the MJHL Champion Steinbach Pistons Tuesday night in Portage La Prairie. The Stars finish with a 3-1 record and clinched a spot in the playoffs starting on Friday.

Meanwhile, Canada will look to stay unbeaten at the World Hockey Championship when they face Kazakhstan later this morning in Latvia. Canada, with former Broncos goalie Joel Hofer on the roster, is second in Pool A with two regulation wins and one more in the shootout.

Judge homers again, Germán ejected as Yankees beat Jays

Aaron Judge’s 11th home run of the season and third of the series was the difference as the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 last night at Rogers Centre.

Judge's blast to straightaway centrefield broke a tie in the eighth inning and broke a maple leaf logo on an advertising sign.

Yankees starter Domingo Germán was ejected from the game in the fourth inning after umpires checked him for foreign substances, and he faces a 10-game suspension.

Kevin Kiermaier homered and Kevin Gausman had 10 strikeouts over seven innings for the Jays, who send Chris Bassitt to the mound tonight against Gerrit Cole.

Another Jokic triple-double helps Nuggets edge Lakers

Nikola Jokic scored 34 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists for his sixth triple-double of the playoffs as the Denver Nuggets held off the LA Lakers 132-126 in the opening game of the NBA's Western Conference Final.

The Boston Celtics host the Miami Heat in game one of the Eastern Conference Final tonight.

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA’s draft lottery and are expected to select highly-touted prospect Victor Wembanyama with the first overall selection on June 22nd. The Toronto Raptors will have the 13th overall pick.

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