SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
The World Junior Lacrosse Championship continues today and runs through Sunday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Three teams are taking part in the round-robin plus final format. On today’s schedule…
United States vs Iroquois Nation—7:30 p.m.
The Saskatoon Hilltops continue their main, fall training camp tonight as the four-time defending Prairie Football Conference and Canadian Bowl champions will play their one and only exhibition game…once again, against the Hilltops Alumni…at 7 p.m. at Saskatoon Minor Football Field. The Toppers will open their 2018 P-F-C regular-season schedule on Saturday, August 18th when they visit the Regina Thunder at Mosaic Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. with the broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on 92-9, THE BULL. The Hilltops regular-season home opener is Saturday, August 25th when they host the Calgary Colts. Kick-off time is 7 p.m. at Saskatoon Minor Football Field.
Canadian Football League–Week 9 of the season starts:
Edmonton Eskimos at B-C Lions—8 p.m.
(The Saskatchewan Roughriders are off until Sunday, August 19th when they play host to the Calgary Stampeders. Game time is 5 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Green and White have 3 wins, 4 losses for 6 points…good for 4th place in the West Division. Calgary has 7 wins, 0 losses for 14 points…good for 1st place in the West.)
The Canadian Men’s Amateur Golf Championship continues and winds up today in Duncan, B-C. The field has been cut to 71 players. Two entrants remain from Saskatchewan…Kade Johnson of Yorkton and Shaun Dunphy of Saskatoon.
On the fast-pitch softball diamonds…
The Canadian Under-19 Women’s Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in Surrey, B-C. A total of 24 teams are taking part in the pool round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Selects. The Selects have 3 wins, 2 losses…tied for 8th place. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Selects vs Oakville, Ontario Angels—2:45 p.m.
Saskatoon Selects vs White Rock, B-C Renegades 2000—8:30 p.m.
The Canadian Under-14 Boys Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in Stouffville, Ontario. A total of eight teams are taking part in the round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Selects. They have 1 win, 2 losses…tied for 4th place. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Selects vs Napanee, Ontario Express—8 a.m.
Saskatoon Selects vs Shallow Lake-Owen Sound, Ontario Selects—1:30 p.m.
The Western Canadian Under-16 Girls and Boys Championships start today and run through Sunday in Kelowna, B-C.
The 2018 Baseball Canada Cup, for players aged 17-and-under, continues today and runs through Sunday in Moncton, New Brunswick. Ten provincial all-star teams are taking part, including Saskatchewan, in the two-pool round-robin plus playoffs format. Saskatchewan has 0 wins, 1 loss…tied for 6th place. On Saskatchewan’s schedule today…
Saskatchewan vs Quebec—7 a.m.
Saskatchewan vs B-C—1:30 p.m.
Major League Baseball:
American League—1 day game, 4 night, including
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox—5:07 p.m.
National League—2 day games, 2 night
The 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup is idle today ahead of tomorrow’s semi-final and placement games. Canada finished the preliminary round-robin with 3 wins, 0 losses for 9 points…good for 1st place in Pool A. The Canadian team includes a trio of Saskatoon Blades…goaltender Nolan Maier and centre Kirby Dach while Bridge City Bunch head coach Mitch Love is an assistant coach with Team Canada. On tomorrow’s schedule…
Team Canada vs United States—7 p.m. at Edmonton
Russia vs Sweden—3 p.m. at Edmonton
Fifth Place Game
Czech Republic vs vs Slovakia—4 p.m.
Seventh Place Game
Switzerland vs Finland—Noon