The Saskatoon Hilltops open their main, fall training camp today at their new clubhouse on Kilburn Avenue and the adjoining Ron Atchison Field. The four-time defending Prairie Football Conference and Canadian Bowl champions will play their one and only exhibition game…once again, against the Hilltops Alumni…on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Saskatoon Minor Football Field. The Toppers will open their 2018 P-F-C regular-season schedule on Saturday, August 18th when they visit the Regina Thunder at Mosaic Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. with the broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on 92-9, THE BULL. The Hilltops regular-season home opener is Saturday, August 25th when they host the Calgary Colts. Kick-off time is 7 p.m. at Saskatoon Minor Football Field.
The Canadian Football League is off until Thursday when Week 9 of the season starts with Edmonton at B-C. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are idle until Sunday, August 19th when they play host to the Calgary Stampeders. Game time is 5 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Green and White have 3 wins, 4 losses for 6 points…good for 4th place in the West Division. Calgary has 7 wins, 0 losses for 14 points…good for 1st place in the West.
The Canadian Men’s Amateur Golf Championship starts today and runs through Thursday in Duncan, B-C. A total of 252 golfers will take part in the four-day, 72-hole stroke play individual competition. Today is Day 1. In addition, the first two days features the inter-provincial team championship over 36 holes. Today is Day 1. Eight entrants are from Saskatchewan.
The 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup starts today and runs through Saturday in Edmonton and Red Deer. Eight teams are taking part, including Team Canada, split into two pools of four for preliminary round-robin play plus playoffs. The Canadian team includes a trio of Saskatoon Blades…goaltender Nolan Maier and centre Kirby Dach while Bridge City Bunch head coach Mitch Love is an assistant coach with Team Canada. On today’s schedule…
Team Canada vs Switzerland—7 p.m. at Edmonton
Russia vs Finland—3 p.m. at Red Deer
Slovakia vs Sweden—3 p.m. at Edmonton
Czech Republic vs United States—7 p.m. at Red Deer
On the fast-pitch softball diamonds…
The Canadian Under-19 Women’s Championship starts today and runs through Sunday in Surrey, B-C. A total of 24 teams are taking part in the pool round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Selects. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Selects vs Winnipeg Lightning—4:30 p.m.
(results at softball.ca)
The Western Canadian Under-14 Girls and Boys Championships continue and wind up today in Edmonton. Nine girls teams are taking part, including the Unity Panthers. Six boys teams are competing, including the Delisle Diamond Dogs and Shellbrook Rangers.
The Western Canadian Under-19 Girls Championship continue and wrap up today in Unity.
The following Provincial Baseball Championships continue and conclude today…
Pee Wee Triple-A, 10 teams, in Regina
Bantam Triple-A, 10 teams, in Regina
Senior Double-A Tier 1, 4 teams, in Regina
Major League Baseball:
American League—4 night games
The Toronto Blue Jays are off.
Inter-League—1 night game
Chicago Cubs at Kansas City Royals—6:15 p.m.
National League—5 night games