SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24
The Saskatchewan Roughriders open a two-day mini-camp for veterans and rookie hopefuls at the I-M-G Academy in Bradenton, Florida. About 30 players are expected to take 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. Canada’s team is off until 8 a.m. Wednesday when they play 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 4 wins, 0 losses…good for 2nd place in Pool E. On Canada’s schedule today…
9:45 a.m. – Canada vs Czech Republic
Midnight Wednesday – Canada vs Germany
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, 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 3 wins, 0 losses for 9 points…tied for 1st place in Pool A. On Canada’s schedule today…
8:30 a.m. – Canada vs Sweden 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 2 wins, 0 losses for 6 points…good for 1st place. On their schedule today…
12:30 p.m. – Saskatoon Stars vs St. Albert, Alberta, Slash
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Playoffs:
Estevan Bruins at Nipawin Hawks—7:30 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Canalta Cup final tied 3-3)
Western Hockey League Playoffs:
Swift Current Broncos at Lethbridge Hurricanes—7 p.m.
(Swift Current leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0)
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)
The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs are idle today with a single game slated for tomorrow:
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.
Major League Baseball:
American League—1 day game, 5 night, including
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox—5:07 p.m.
Inter-League—3 night games
National League—6 night games
National Basketball Association Playoffs—3 games:
The Toronto Raptors return to action tomorrow when they host the Washington Wizards at 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.