SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Three World Curling Championships continue today and run through tomorrow in Ostersund, Sweden.
The World Senior Women’s Championship is into playoffs with Canada, represented by Sherry Anderson’s Saskatoon-Nutana foursome, still in contention for the title. On Canada’s schedule today…
Semi-Final: 1 a.m. Saturday – Canada vs United States or Switzerland;
Bronze Medal Game: 6 a.m. Saturday –
Final: 6 a.m. Saturday –
The World Mixed Doubles Championship is into playoffs with Canada, represented by the duo of Kirk Muyres of Humboldt and Laura Crocker of Edmonton, still in contention for the title. On Canada’s schedule today…
Quarter-Final: 11:30 a.m. – Canada vs Turkey
Semi-Finals: 4 a.m. Saturday –
There is also a World Senior Men’s Championship with Canada represented by the Wade White quartet from Edmonton.
The Esso Cup, Canadian Female Midget Triple-A Hockey Championship tournament continues today and runs through tomorrow in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The Saskatoon Stars are the West region representative. They finished the six-team round-robin with 5 wins, 0 losses for 15 points…good for 1st place. On today’s semi-final playoff schedule…
1 p.m. – Saskatoon Stars vs Quebec
4:30 p.m. – Brampton, Ontario, Canadettes vs St. Albert, Alberta, Slash
Anavet Cup, Man-Sask Junior A Hockey Playoffs:
Nipawin Hawks at Steinbach, Manitoba, Pistons—6:30 p.m.
(Opening game of best-of-seven regional series. The winner advances to the Royal Bank Cup, national Junior A championship tournament.)
National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs:
Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators—Friday, 6 p.m.
(Opening game of best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final)
The other three second round series either begin or resume as follows…
Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning—Saturday, 1 p.m.
(Opening game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final)
San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights—Saturday, 8 p.m.
(Vegas leads the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final 1-0)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals—Sunday, 1 p.m.
(Pittsburgh leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final 1-0)
The Western Hockey League Playoffs return to action tomorrow with 2 games:
Lethbridge Hurricanes at Swift Current Broncos—7 p.m.
(Best-of-seven Eastern Conference final tied 2-2)
Tri-City Americans at Everett Silvertips—8:35 p.m.
(Everett leads the best-of-seven Western Conference final 3-1)
Major League Baseball:
American League—7 night games, including
Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers—5:07 p.m.
Inter-League—1 night game
Cincinnati Reds at Minnesota Twins—6:10 p.m.
National League—1 day game, 6 night
National Basketball Association Playoffs—3 games, including:
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards–5 p.m.
(Toronto leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-2)
The National Lacrosse League returns to action tomorrow 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.