SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
The World Junior Lacrosse Championship starts today and runs through Friday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Three teams are taking part in the round-robin plus final format. On today’s schedule…
Canada vs Iroquois Nation—7:30 p.m.
The Saskatoon Hilltops continue their main, fall training camp tonight at 6:45 p.m. 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…tomorrow 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 returns to action tomorrow 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 continues today and runs through tomorrow in Duncan, B-C. A total of 244 golfers were taking part in the four-day, 72-hole stroke play individual competition. Today is Day 3 and the field has been cut to 71 players. Two entrants remain from Saskatchewan…Kade Johnson of Yorkton and Shaun Dunphy of Saskatoon.
The 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup continues 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. Canada has 2 wins, 0 losses for 6 points…tied for 1st place in Pool A. 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 Sweden—7 p.m. at Edmonton
Switzerland vs Slovakia—3 p.m. at Edmonton
Czech Republic vs Finland—3 p.m. at Red Deer
United States vs Russia—7 p.m. at Red Deer
On the fast-pitch softball diamonds…
The Canadian Under-19 Women’s Championship continues 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. The Selects have 1 win, 2 losses…tied for 14th place. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Selects vs Richmond, B-C Islanders 2000—10 a.m.
Saskatoon Selects vs Quebec—7 p.m.
The Canadian Under-14 Boys Championship starts today and runs through Sunday in Stouffville, Ontario. A total of eight teams are taking part in the round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Selects. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Selects vs Stouffville Storm—7 a.m.
Saskatoon Selects vs Newfoundland Selects—Noon
Saskatoon Selects vs Quebec—5 p.m.
Saskatoon Amateur Softball Association:
Keith McLean Men’s Division—4 games
Saskatoon Cubs vs Bruno Merchants—doubleheader at 6:45 p.m. at Bob Van Impe Stadium
Delisle Diamond Dogs vs Saskatoon Angels—doubleheader at 6:45 p.m. at Joe Gallagher Field
The 2018 Baseball Canada Cup, for players aged 17-and-under, starts today and runs through Sunday in Moncton, New Brunswick. Ten provincial all-star teams are taking part, including Saskatchewan, in the two-pool round-robin plus playoffs format. On Saskatchewan’s schedule today…
Saskatchewan vs Ontario—Noon
Major League Baseball:
American League—2 day games, 4 night, including
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox—5:07 p.m.
Inter-League—1 day game, 1 night
National League—2 day games, 4 night