Three World Curling Championships start 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. On Canada’s schedule today…
Canada 11, Lithuania 2
Midnight Sunday – Canada vs Russia
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. On Canada’s schedule today…
Canada 12, Ireland 0
6:30 a.m. Sunday – Canada vs Austria
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.
Western Hockey League Playoffs-2 games:
Lethbridge Hurricanes at Swift Current Broncos-7 p.m.
(Swift Current leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 1-0)
Tri-City Americans at Everett Silvertips-8:35 p.m.
(Everett leads the best-of-seven Western Conference final 1-0)
National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs-3 games:
New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning-1 p.m.
(Tampa Bay leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-1)
Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets-1 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final tied 2-2)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins-6 p.m.
(Boston leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-1)
The remaining two series resume as follows…
Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers-Sunday 1 p.m.
(Pittsburgh leads best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-2)
Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche-Sunday 5 p.m.
(Nashville leads the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final 3-2)
The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks have advanced to the Western Conference semi-finals…and will play one another. Plus other teams may have advanced following Friday wins.
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 2 wins, 0 losses for 6 points…good for 1st place in Pool A. Canada is off today. Their next game is tomorrow…
8:30 a.m. – Canada vs Switzerland 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 return to action tomorrow:
Nipawin Hawks at Estevan Bruins-7:30 p.m.
(Nipawin leads the best-of-seven Canalta Cup final 3-2)
Major League Baseball:
American League-3 day games, 4 night, including
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees-11:05 a.m.
Inter-League-1 night game
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels-7:07 p.m.
National League-2 day games, 5 night
National Basketball Association Playoffs-4 games:
The Toronto Raptors return to action tomorrow when they visit the Washington Wizards at 4 p.m.
(Toronto leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-0 or 2-1)
National Lacrosse League–Week 20 starts and ends with 3 games:
New England Black Wolves at Rochester Knighthawks-5:30 p.m.
Toronto Rock at Buffalo Bandits-5:30 p.m.
Calgary Roughnecks at Vancouver Stealth-8 p.m.
(The Saskatchewan Rush are idle until Saturday, April 28th when they host Calgary. 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.)
(results at nll.com)