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. On Canada’s schedule today…
Midnight Monday – Canada vs Poland
8 a.m. Monday – Canada vs United States
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…
1 p.m. – Canada vs Brazil
3:15 a.m. Monday – Canada vs Guyana
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 starts 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. On their schedule today…
9 a.m. – Saskatoon Stars vs Brampton, Ontario, Canadettes
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…2nd for 1st place in Pool A. On Canada’s schedule today…
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.)
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Playoffs:
Nipawin Hawks at Estevan Bruins-7:30 p.m.
(Nipawin leads the best-of-seven Canalta Cup final 3-2)
National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs- 2 games:
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 remaining 2 series resume as follows…
Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs-Monday, 5 p.m.
(Boston leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-2)
Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets-Monday, 5:30 p.m.
(Washington leads the best-of-seven Eastern 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.
Both Winnipeg and Tampa Bay have advanced to the second round. Winnipeg will play the winner of the Nashville/Colorado series and Tampa Bay will play the winner of the Toronto/Boston series.
The Western Hockey League Playoffs return to action tomorrow:
Everett Silvertips vs Tri-City Americans-8:05 p.m. at Kennewick, Wa.
(Best-of-seven Western Conference final tied 1-1)
Swift Current Broncos at Lethbridge Hurricanes-Tuesday, 7 p.m.
(Swift Current leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0)
Major League Baseball:
American League-7 day games, including
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees-11:05 a.m.
Inter-League-1 day game
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels-2:07 p.m.
National Basketball Association Playoffs-4 games, including:
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards–4 p.m.
(Toronto leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 2-1)
The National Lacrosse League is off until Saturday when Week 21 starts and ends 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.