SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
The Saskatchewan Roughriders continue and wrap up a two-day mini-camp for veterans and rookie hopefuls at the I-M-G Academy in Bradenton, Florida. A total of 30 players are taking part. Some of the athletes will be invited to the Green and White’s main training camp which starts May 20th at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.
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 5 wins, 0 losses…good for 1st place in Pool A. On Canada’s schedule today…
8 a.m. – Canada vs Sweden
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 6 wins, 0 losses…good for 1st place in Pool E. On Canada’s schedule today…
4:30 a.m. Thursday – Canada vs Korea
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 International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Under-18 Men’s Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. Canada is one of 10 countries taking part. Canada finished the preliminary round-robin with 3 wins, 1 overtime win, 0 losses for 11 points…good for 1st place in Pool A. Today is a day off for the tournament. Canada’s next game is a quarter-final…
8:30 a.m. Thursday – Canada vs Czech Republic in Magnitogorsk
(The Canadian roster includes centre Chase Wouters of the Saskatoon Blades and left winger Cole Fonstad of the Prince Albert Raiders.)
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 3 wins, 0 losses for 9 points…good for 1st place. On their schedule today…
4 p.m. – Saskatoon Stars vs Metro-Boston Pizza
Western Hockey League Playoffs:
Swift Current Broncos at Lethbridge Hurricanes—7 p.m.
(Swift Current leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-1)
The other series resumes tomorrow…
Everett Silvertips vs Tri-City Americans—8:05 p.m. at Kennewick, Wa.
(Everett leads the best-of-seven Western Conference final 2-1)
National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs:
Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins—5:30 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final tied 3-3)
The other seven 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 Capitals will meet the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Saskatoon High School track and field season starts today with Mini Meet #1 at the Saskatoon FieldHouse, beginning at 4 p.m.
Major League Baseball:
American League—2 day games, 4 night, including
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox—5:07 p.m.
Inter-League—3 night games
National League—2 day games, 4 night
National Basketball Association Playoffs—4 games, including:
Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards–5 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final tied 2-2)
The National Lacrosse League is idle 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.