SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20
The Saskatoon High School Junior Badminton City Championships continue and wind up today with championship pools action being held at Walter Murray, starting at 6:30 p.m.
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 1 win, 0 losses for 3 points…tied for 1st place in Pool A. On their schedule today…
8:30 a.m. – Canada vs Belarus in Magnitogorsk
(The Canadian roster includes centre Chase Wouters of the Saskatoon Blades and left winger Cole Fonstad of the Prince Albert Raiders.)
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Playoffs:
Estevan Bruins at Nipawin Hawks—7:30 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Canalta Cup final tied 2-2)
Western Hockey League Playoffs—2 games:
Lethbridge Hurricanes at Swift Current Broncos—7 p.m.
(Opening game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference final)
Tri-City Americans at Everett Silvertips—8:35 p.m.
(Opening game of best-of-seven Western Conference final)
National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs—3 games:
Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild—5:30 p.m.
(Winnipeg leads the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final 3-1)
Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins—5 p.m.
(Pittsburgh leads best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-1)
Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators—7:30 p.m.
(Nashville leads the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final 3-1)
The remaining three series resume as follows…
New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning—Saturday, 1 p.m.
(Tampa Bay leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-1)
Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets—Saturday, 1 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final tied 2-2)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins—Saturday, 6 p.m.
(Boston leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-1)
The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks have advanced to the Western Conference semi-finals…and will play one another.
Major League Baseball:
American League—1 doubleheader, 6 night games, including
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees—5:05 p.m.
Inter-League—1 night game
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels—7:40 p.m.
National League—7 night games
National Basketball Association Playoffs—3 games, including:
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards–6 p.m.
(Toronto leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 2-0)
The National Lacrosse League returns to action tomorrow when Week 20 of the regular-season starts and ends with 3 games. The Saskatchewan Rush are off until Saturday, April 28th when they host 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.