The Swift Current Broncos will stay in Alberta for one more day today as they head to Lethbridge to take on the Hurricanes tonight.

The Broncos are coming off a 6-5 win in Calgary on Wednesday night and sit in a tie with Brandon for fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, one point ahead of the seventh-place Hurricanes. 

Tonight’s game is on Country 94.1 FM with Redhead Equipment Case IH Broncos Hockey starting at 7:45pm with the face-off at 8:00pm.

The two teams will play again Saturday night at Innovationplex in the last home game for the Broncos before the Christmas break. Swift Current will wrap up the first half of the season with road games in Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary next week.

In local minor hockey, the Southwest Sports Excellence U18 AA Broncos have a pair of home games against the Regina Capitals 12:45pm on Saturday afternoon at Innovationplex, and 2:15pm on Sunday from S3 Arenas. The Full Line Ag U18 Wildcats will play their only game of the weekend against the Southeast Goldwings on Sunday in Midale, and the SWT U13 Broncos will have their 12-team home tournament this weekend at S3 Arenas.

Woll leaves early in Leafs' win over Sens

Joseph Woll made 29 saves before leaving the game with an injury midway through the third period, but the Toronto Maple Leafs held on to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3. 

Meanwhile, Kyle Connor scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 for their third straight win, Blake Coleman scored the game-winner in Calgary's 3-2 win over Carolina, and Casey DeSmith earned a 26-save shutout as the Vancouver Canucks beat Minnesota 2-0. 

Elsewhere, Los Angeles beat Montreal 4-0 as the Kings set an NHL record for longest road winning streak to start a season with 11 wins in a row. The longest road winning streak at any point in a season is 12 games.

Edmonton hosts Minnesota in one of three NHL games tonight.

Patriots put Steelers' playoff hopes in jeopardy with upset win

Bailey Zappe threw for 240 yards and three first-half touchdown passes as the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 to snap a five-game losing streak and damage the playoff aspirations for the reeling Steelers, who dropped a second game in a row against a team with two wins after losing to Arizona on Sunday.

Rush host Rochester in home opener

The Saskatchewan Rush welcome the Rochester Knighthawks to Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre in their first home game of the season on Saturday night at 7:00pm.

The Rush are coming off a season-opening 17-12 loss in Halifax last week, while Rochester edged Calgary 14-13 at home in their week one game.

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