The Moose Jaw Warriors host the Portland Winterhawks for game three of the WHL Championship tonight as the Friendly City plays host to the Ed Chynoweth Cup final for the first time since 2006.

The Warriors hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set after picking up 3-2 and 5-1 victories in Oregon on the weekend. Hundreds of fans gathered at the Moose Jaw Events Centre to welcome the team back home on Sunday, and online tickets for game three and Wednesday's fourth game sold out in just six minutes.

Face-off is at 8:00 p.m. tonight and Wednesday. Game five, if necessary, will be on Friday, also in Moose Jaw.

At the Centennial Cup, the SJHL champion Melfort Mustangs look to stay unbeaten when they take on the Sioux Lookout Bombers this morning in Oakville, Ontario. Melfort defeated Miramichi and Winkler in their opening games of the tournament on the weekend. The final is on Sunday.

Canes stay alive, Stars put Avs on the ropes

The Carolina Hurricanes scored four unanswered goals in the third period and beat the New York Rangers 4-1 to stay alive in their second round NHL playoff series. Jordan Staal, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jordan Martinook and Martin Necas scored for the Canes, who still trail the series 3-2 with game six in Raleigh on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Wyatt Johnson scored twice as the Dallas Stars put the Colorado Avalanche on the brink of elimination with a 5-1 win in Denver. The Stars can close out the series with a win on Wednesday night in Texas.

Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks look to take a 3-1 lead on the Edmonton Oilers with a win at Rogers Place, while the Florida Panthers can eliminate the Boston Bruins with a home victory in game five of their series.

Also, Canada will look to stay unbeaten at the World Men’s Hockey Championship when they face Austria in round-robin play this afternoon in Prague. Canada has 10 wins and a tie in 11 all-time meetings with Austria at the event. 

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Jays knock off AL East leading Orioles

Daulton Varsho homered and drove in two runs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in 10 innings at Camden Yards on Monday. Jose Berrios pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and Jordan Romano pitched the final two innings for the win.

The Jays send Chris Bassitt to the mound for the second game of the three-game set tonight.

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