The Swift Current U18 AAA 57's will open their regular season at home with a pair of games on Saturday. The 57's will host the East Central Red Sox for games at 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Kinsmen Field.
Other minor ball action has the U15 AAA 57's on the road to face the East Central Dodgers on Saturday and the Moose Jaw Canucks on Sunday.
In senior ball, the Sask-Alta Baseball League season kicked off on Thursday with the Swift Current Yard Goats defeating the Gull Lake Greyhounds 4-2. Brock Wall went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Goats and Wyatt Harkes struck out seven over four innings. Tyson Migneault had a complete game with 12 strikeouts for the Greyhounds.
Busy weekend for local lacrosse
The Swift Current Junior Wolverines will head to Regina for a pair of games against the Barracudas on Sunday. The Wolverines opened the PGLL season with a 12-3 win over the Barracudas at home on April 22.
Meanwhile, Rampage U13 #1 will take on Rampage U13 #2 at S3 Arenas on Saturday at 11:00am before team 1 takes on the Carlyle Cobras at 4:00 and team 2 faces Carlyle at 1:00. The U11, U15 and U17 Rampage will head to Weyburn for games on Saturday, and the U7 and U9 teams head to Medicine Hat for games against Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat and Crowsnest Pass.
Hurricanes edge Devils to move on to ECF
The Carolina Hurricanes are the first to punch their ticket to the NHL’s final four.
Jesper Fast scored in overtime as the Hurricanes edged New Jersey 3-2 to win the series in five games. Jaccob Slavin and Brent Burns scored in regulation for the Hurricanes, who are back in the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2019.
Meanwhile, Roope Hintz had two goals and an assist as the Dallas Stars beat Dallas 5-2 to move one win away from advancing to the Western Conference Final.
Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs need to win again on home ice against the Florida Panthers to stay alive in their series, while the Edmonton Oilers travel to Vegas with the series tied at two games apiece.
Hofer, Team Canada opens IIHF World Championship today
Canada will start their quest for a 28th gold medal at the IIHF World Hockey Championships today when they face Latvia to open the preliminary round in Finland.
Former Broncos goalie Joel Hofer is in the lineup for Canada, who lost to Finland in overtime in the final of last year’s tournament. This year’s gold medal game is on May 28.
Nuggets off to NBA's final four, Celtics force game seven
Nikola Jokic scored 32 points in another triple-double as the Denver Nuggets rolled past Phoenix 125-100 to advance to the NBA’s Western Conference Final. Elsewhere, the Boston Celtics beat the Phildelphia 76ers 95-86 to force a seventh and deciding game of their series.
Tonight, the Miami Heat host the New York Knicks looking to move on to the Eastern Conference Final with a win, while the Golden State Warriors look to force a game seven tonight in LA against the Lakers.
Jays open 10-game homestand with weekend set against Braves
The Toronto Blue Jays return home after a nine-game road swing to host the Atlanta Braves in the first of a 10-game stretch at Rogers Centre. The Jays were 3-6 on the road swing and sit fourth in the American League East.
Chris Bassitt starts for the Jays in the opener against Spencer Strider, who has a perfect 4-0 record for the NL East-leading Braves.
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