The Junior Women’s and Men’s Provincial Curling Championships continue today and run through Monday at Saskatoon’s Sutherland Curling Club. Both gender divisions feature 12 teams, split into two pools of six for preliminary round-robin play. The top three teams in each pool advance to a modified Page Playoff format. Draws today go at 8:30 a.m., 12:30, 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.
World Junior Hockey Championship—4 games:
Team Canada vs Czech Republic—7 p.m. in Vancouver
(The Canadians have 2 wins, 0 losses for 6 points…good for 1st place in Pool A.)
Switzerland vs Denmark—3 p.m. in Vancouver
Finland vs Slovakia—5:30 p.m. in Victoria
United States vs Sweden—9:30 p.m. in Victoria
Spengler Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament—2 quarter-final games in Davos, Switzerland:
Magnitogorsk, Russia vs Nuremberg, Germany—8:10 a.m.
(The winner advances to the semi-finals against Team Canada. The Canadians finished the round-robin with 2 wins, 0 losses for 6 points…good for 1st place in Pool A.)
H-C Davos (Host) vs Trinec, Czech Republic—1:15 p.m.
The Macs Midget Triple-A Boys Hockey Tournament continues today and runs through Tuesday in Calgary. Six teams from the Saskatchewan Midget Triple-A League are taking part. On their schedules today…
Notre Dame Hounds vs Fraser Valley, B-C—10 a.m.
Regina Pat-Canadians vs Okotoks, Alberta—12:45 p.m.
Saskatoon Contacts vs Thompson, Manitoba—3:30 p.m.
Saskatoon Blazers vs Calgary Royals—6:15 p.m.
Western Hockey League–7 games:
Edmonton Oil Kings at Red Deer Rebels—8 p.m.
Lethbridge Hurricanes vs Kootenay ICE—8 p.m. at Cranbrook, B-C
Victoria Royals at Medicine Hat Tigers—8:30 p.m.
Kamloops Blazers at Kelowna Rockets—9:05 p.m.
Prince George Cougars at Everett Silvertips—9:05 p.m.
Portland Winterhawks vs Seattle Thunderbirds—8:05 at Kent, Wa.
Tri-City Americans at Spokane Chiefs—9:05 p.m.
(The Saskatoon Blades return to action tomorrow when they visit the Swift Current Broncos. The broadcast on 98-COOL starts at 3 p.m. with the Sardinia Family Restaurant pre-game show and the play-by-play at 4 p.m. The Blades have 21 wins, 11 losses, 5 extra time losses for 47 points…good for 2nd place in the East Division. Swift Current has 7 wins, 25 losses, 3 extra time losses for 17 points…good for 6th place in the East. The Blades’ next home game is Tuesday when they host the Broncos. Game time is 2 p.m. at SaskTel Centre.
The Prince Albert Raiders return to action tomorrow when they host the Regina Pats. Game time is 6 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. P-A has 33 wins, 2 losses, 1 extra time loss for 67 points…good for 1st place in the East Division. Regina has 11 wins, 24 losses, 1 extra time loss for 23 points…good for 5th place in the East.)
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League:
Kindersley Klippers at Battlefords North Stars—7:30 p.m.
(The Humboldt Broncos are idle until Wednesday when they host the Notre Dame Hounds. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Elgar Peterson Memorial Arena. Humboldt has 21 wins, 13 losses, 3 extra time losses for 45 points…good for 2nd place in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division.)
National Hockey League—15 games:
Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils—Noon
San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers—3 p.m.
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets—3 p.m.
Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings—3 p.m.
New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs—6 p.m.
Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators—6 p.m.
Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning—6 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames—9 p.m.
Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres—6 p.m.
Philadelphia Flyers at Florida Panthers—6 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues—7 p.m.
New York Rangers at Nashville Predators—7 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars—7 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche—8 p.m.
Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks—9 p.m.
National Lacrosse League:
Philadelphia Wings at Rochester Knighthawks—6:30 p.m.
(The Saskatchewan Rush are off until Saturday, January 5th when they host the San Diego Seals. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at SaskTel Centre. The broadcast on 92-9, THE BULL begins at 6:30. The Rush have 0 wins, 1 loss…tied for 4th place in the West Division. San Diego has 1 win, 1 loss…good for 2nd place in the West Division.)
National Basketball Association–9 games:
The Toronto Raptors are idle.
(results on the wire)