SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, APRIL 23
Three World Curling Championships continue today and run through Saturday in Ostersund, Sweden.
The World Senior Women’s Championship features 16 teams, including Sherry Anderson’s Saskatoon-Nutana foursome, split into two pools of eight teams for preliminary round-robin play plus playoffs. They have 3 wins, 0 losses…tied for 1st place in Pool A. On Canada’s schedule today…
8 a.m. – Canada vs United States
Midnight Tuesday – Canada vs Japan
The World Mixed Doubles Championship features 40 duos, including Kirk Muyres of Saskatoon and Laura Crocker of Edmonton, split into five pools of eight teams each for preliminary round-robin play plus playoffs. They have 4 wins, 0 losses…tied for 1st place in Pool E. Canada’s duo is off until 9:45 a.m. Tuesday when they play the Czech Republic.
There is also a World Senior Men’s Championship with 28 teams split into four pools. Canada is represented by the Wade White quartet from Edmonton.
The Esso Cup, Canadian Female Midget Triple-A Hockey Championship tournament continues today and runs through Saturday in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Six teams, all regional champions, are taking part in the round-robin plus playoffs format. The Saskatoon Stars are the West region representative. They have 1 win, 0 losses for 3 points…tied for 1st place. On their schedule today…
9 a.m. – Saskatoon Stars vs Quebec
Western Hockey League Playoffs:
Everett Silvertips vs Tri-City Americans—8:05 p.m. at Kennewick, Wa.
(Best-of-seven Western Conference final tied 1-1)
The other series resumes tomorrow…
Swift Current Broncos at Lethbridge Hurricanes—7 p.m.
(Swift Current leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0)
National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs—2 games:
Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs—5 p.m.
(Boston leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-2)
Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets—5:30 p.m.
(Washington leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-2)
The other six opening round series are done. In the Western Conference, the Winnipeg Jets will meet the Nashville Predators while the Vegas Golden Knights will play the San Jose Sharks in the semi-final round. In the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Lightning are into the semi-final round and will play the winner of the Boston-Toronto series while the Washington-Columbus winner will advance to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Under-18 Men’s Championship continues today and runs through Sunday, April 29th in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. Canada is one of 10 countries taking part in the two-pool round-robin plus playoffs format. Canada has 3 wins, 0 losses for 9 points…tied for 1st place in Pool A. Canada’s is idle until tomorrow…
8:30 a.m. – Canada vs Sweden in Magnitogorsk
(The Canadian roster includes centre Chase Wouters of the Saskatoon Blades and left winger Cole Fonstad of the Prince Albert Raiders.)
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Playoffs resume and conclude tomorrow night:
Estevan Bruins at Nipawin Hawks—7:30 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Canalta Cup final tied 3-3)
Major League Baseball:
American League—5 night games
The Toronto Blue Jays are off.
National League—4 night games
National Basketball Association Playoffs—2 games:
The Toronto Raptors are idle until Wednesday when they host the Washington Wizards at 5 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final tied 2-2)
The National Lacrosse League is off until Saturday when Week 21 starts with 4 games, including the Saskatchewan Rush at home to the Calgary Roughnecks. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at SaskTel Centre. The Rush Hour pre-game show on 98-COOL-FM starts at 6:30 p.m. with the play-by-play at 7:30 p.m. The Rush have 13 wins, 4 losses…good for 1st place in the West Division. Calgary has 8 wins, 9 losses…good for 3rd place in the West.