The Swift Current Broncos visit the Red Deer Rebels for a pair of important weekend games as they look to stay in the playoff hunt.
The ninth-place Broncos trail the Calgary Hitmen by two points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Calgary visits Lethbridge tonight and has a pair of games with the seventh-place Medicine Hat Tigers this weekend.
The Broncos have beaten the Rebels once on the road with the visiting team winning all three games of the season series so far.
You can catch this weekend’s games on the Eagle 94.1 FM with Living Sky Casino Broncos Hockey starting with the pre-game show at 6:30 tonight and Saturday.
Also tonight, Regina hosts Moose Jaw, Prince Albert visits Brandon and Medicine Hat travels to Edmonton.
U15 Broncos, U13 Wildcats drop semi-final openers
The Pure Chem U15 AA Broncos fell 4-3 to the Regina Aces in game one of the best-of-three south semi-final Thursday night in the Queen City. Mason Fauser scored twice and Kasey Gleim added another goal for the Broncos, who host game two Saturday night at 7:45pm from InnovationPlex. Game three, if needed, will be in Regina on Sunday.
The WW Smith U13 Wildcats dropped a 7-2 decision to the Western Prairie Thunder in the opening game of their best-of-three south semi-final on Thursday at S3 Arenas. Games two and three will be in Kindersley this weekend.
The Innovation Credit Union U18 AAA Wildcats take on the Saskatoon Stars in a best-of-three league semi-final. Game one is tonight in the Bridge City with game two on Sunday at 6:00pm from S3 Arenas.
Flames finally win in Vegas
Tyler Toffoli and Blake Coleman had two goals each as the Calgary Flames picked up their first-ever win in Las Vegas with a 7-2 victory over the Golden Knights Thursday night. Calgary is now three points back of Winnipeg for the last Wild Card spot in the Western Conference after the Jets were blanked 3-0 by Boston at Canada Life Centre.
Elsewhere, the Florida Panthers scored a franchise record seven goals in the first period as they beat Montreal 9-5, and Lars Eller scored the game-winner as Colorado beat Ottawa 5-4. Also, Connor McDavid scored his league-leading 57th goal as the Oilers beat Dallas 4-1 and Travis Boyd had two goals in a 4-3 win for Arizona over Vancouver.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are the lone Canadian team in NHL action tonight as they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Meanwhile, former Broncos goalie Joel Hofer has been called up by the St. Louis Blues after Jordan Binnington was suspended two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman during a game on Wednesday night. Hofer will likely be the backup for Thomas Griess as the Blues visit the Capitals tonight.
Raptors beat OKC to extend home winning streak
Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat Oklahoma City 128-111 for their sixth straight win at Scotiabank Arena. All five starters for the Raptors had double-digit points while Canadian all-star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points for the Thunder. The Raptors host Minnesota on Saturday and visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.
Rush head to Calgary to face Roughnecks
The Saskatchewan Rush will be bringing some green to the Saddledome for a St. Patrick’s Day tilt with the Calgary Roughnecks tonight. The Rush are fourth in the NLL's Western Conference while the Roughnecks hold the second spot. The two teams play again next Saturday at SaskTel Centre.
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