The Source for Sports U18 AA Broncos edged Estevan 2-1 on Thursday night to take the opening game of their second-round playoff series. 

Mason Osinski and Ryder Bradford scored for Swift Current and Hunter Arntsen made 42 saves. Game two of the best-of-five series will be in Swift Current Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm from InnovationPlex. 

Meanwhile, the season is now over for the Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats, after falling 3-2 to the Regina Rebels in the second game of their best-of-three first-round series. 

The U18 A female Southwest Cyclones beat the Regina Rebels 4-2 in Gull Lake Thursday night to complete a two-game sweep of their first-round playoff series. Round two starts after the weekend.

Minor hockey this weekend has the Home Hardware U18 AAA Legionnaires kicking off their first-round playoff series with the Warman Wildcats tonight at 7:45pm from InnovationPlex with game two on Sunday afternoon in Warman. Game three is back in Swift Current on Tuesday night at 8:00pm.

The Full Line Ag U18 AA Wildcats face the Southeast Gold Wings in the south semifinal with game one of the best-of-three series set for tonight in Midale. Game two is on Sunday at 6:15pm at S3 Arenas and game three, if needed, will be in Midale next Friday.

The SWT U13 Broncos start their south semifinal series against the Prairie Storm Saturday in Balgonie with game two Sunday at 2:30pm from S3 Arenas. Game three, if necessary, will be back in Balgonie next Saturday.

The WW Smith U13 Wildcats play Weyburn in the south semifinal of their league with game one on Sunday at 3:45pm from S3 Arenas. Game two is in Weyburn next Saturday with game three, if needed, back in Swift Current next Sunday.

The Pure Chem U15 Broncos wrap up regular season play with a road game against the Regina Monarchs on Saturday and a home game against Estevan Sunday at 1:15pm from S3 Arenas.

The U15 Shaunavon Badgers face Lanigan in the provincial D semifinal with game one in Lanigan on Saturday, and games two and three in Shaunavon next Saturday.

At the Canada Winter Games, Saskatchewan's female U18 team will face Nova Scotia in the quarterfinals this evening in Prince Edward Island. Caitlyn Perlinger, Sadie Keller, Jerzey Watteyne, Ella Wingert and Paige Fischer of the Innovation Credit Union Wildcats are in the lineup for Saskatchewan.

In the WHL tonight, the Regina Pats host the Winnipeg ICE, Saskatoon welcomes Moose Jaw, Prince Albert entertains Lethbridge, Medicine Hat hosts Edmonton and Red Deer travels to Brandon. The Swift Current Broncos visit Edmonton on Saturday at 8:00pm CST from Rogers Place and then head to Calgary on Sunday for a 3:00pm CST start from the Saddledome. Both games are live on the Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting 30 minutes before face-off.

Quick flipped to Vegas as countdown to trade deadline continues

The NHL's trade deadline is at 2:00pm this afternoon with some more deals being made ahead of it. 

Johnathon Quick’s time in Columbus was… well… quick, as he was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights for Michael Hutchinson and a draft pick. Quick came to the Blue Jackets just two days ago from the LA Kings, where he won two Stanley Cups. 

Other trades had Max Domi and Dylan Wells traded to the Dallas Stars with Anton Khudobin and a draft pick going to Chicago, and the Edmonton Oilers picked up Nick Bjugstad and Cam Dineen from Arizona with Michael Kesslering and a draft pick going the other way. 

On the ice, Calle Jarnkrok scored the game-winner as the Maple Leafs beat the Flames 2-1 at the Saddledome, and Derick Brassard scored twice against his former team as Ottawa beat the New York Rangers 5-3. Elsewhere, Minnesota beat Vancouver 2-1 and LA edged Montreal 3-2. Edmonton will host the Leafs tonight while the Habs visit the Ducks in Anaheim.

Brier kicks off today in London

Brad Gushue will start his defence of the Canadian Men's Curling Championship when the Tim Hortons Brier starts tonight in London, Ontario.

Gushue and his rink from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, are looking for their fourth Brier title with their opening game against Jacques Gauthier of BC tonight. Former Brier Champion Brendan Bottcher is also on the ice tonight as his Wild Card team takes on Tyler Smith of PEI.

Kelly Knapp and his team from the Highland in Regina play their first game on Saturday afternoon against former Saskatchewan champion Matt Dunstone and Team Manitoba.

In local curling, Innovation Credit Union Superleague action Thursday night had the ACT Swift Sliders defeating Team Ellingson, Cypress Motors/Subway beating Swift Plumbing & Heating, First Avenue Dental getting past Team Mitchell, and Kruse Glass defeating Team Ross.

Raptors fall to Wizards to start road trip

OG Anunoby had 26 points and Jakub Poetl added 23 more, but the Toronto Raptors dropped a 119-108 decision to the Washington Wizards for just their second loss in the last seven games. The two teams meet again on Saturday in Washington.

Jays draw Pirates in Spring Training

Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates played to a rare 2-2 tie as spring training rolled on in Florida on Friday. The Jays have games against the Rays, Tigers and Phillies this weekend.

Rush visit Panther City in NLL action

The Saskatchewan Rush travel to Fort Worth, Texas to take on Panther City in a big NLL Western Conference matchup on Saturday night. Panther City is just a game behind Saskatchewan for third in the conference standings.

The Rush return home next Saturday to face San Diego.

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