The Home Hardware Legionnaires will start playoff action this weekend with a first-round matchup against the Prince Albert Mintos.

The teams split their head-to-head games this season with the Legionnaires picking up a 2-1 shootout win in Prince Albert on October 14 and a 5-1 victory at home on November 11.

Game one is on Saturday night at 7:30pm from Innovationplex with game two in Prince Albert on Sunday. Game three will be back in Swift Current on Tuesday at 7:45pm with games four and five, if necessary, on March 7 and 10.

Meanwhile, the Innovation Federal Credit Union Wildcats will wrap up the regular season when they visit the Regina Rebels on Saturday.

U15 Wildcats advance to round two

The Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats blanked Regina Rebels Black 3-0 in the Queen City on Thursday to complete a two-game sweep of their first-round playoff series. Emily McCleary, Ava Gingell and Laynee Rondeau scored for the Wildcats and Kaleigha Irwin made 17 saves for the shutout. Swift Current will face the Parkland Fire in round two starting next week.

The WW Smith U13 Wildcats host the Southeast Gold Wings on Saturday at 1:45pm from S3 Arenas trailing their best-of-three series 1-0 and needing a win to stay alive. Game three, if needed, will be in Weyburn on Sunday.

The Southwest Sports Excellence U18 Broncos host Estevan on Saturday and Sunday, and then visit the Regina Capitals on Monday to wrap up the regular season. The Pure Chem U15 Broncos will also wrap up the regular season with road games against the Regina Aces and Moose Jaw Warriors, and the SWT U13 Broncos host the Regina Buffaloes on Saturday and the Regina Blues on Sunday in their final regular season games.

In provincial playoff hockey, Swift Current visits Martensville for game two of their U18 A series holding a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three set. If Martensville wins, a mini-game will decide the series immediately following the scheduled game tonight.

Swift Current hosts Warman on Sunday for game one of the Provincial U15 A semi-final, while the U13 A team hosts Yorkton on Saturday to decide that series after the opening game was tied 3-3 last Saturday.

The Kyle Elks will head to Carnduff for game one of the best-of-three Senior C south final on Saturday but will first head to Dinsmore for game three of the SVHL semi-final tonight with the best-of-five series tied up at a game apiece. In the Whitemud, the Maple Creek Hawks host the Gull Lake Greyhounds tonight and can claim the title with a victory while Gull Lake looks to force a decisive fifth game on Sunday.

Leafs add to Coyotes woes with home win

Auston Matthews scored his league-leading 53rd goal of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Arizona 4-2 to hand the Coyotes their 14th straight loss.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars scored three times in the first period en route to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, Anton Lundell scored the shootout winner for Florida in a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, and Drew Doughty and Kevin Fiala had three points each as LA routed Vancouver 5-1.

Ottawa hosts the Coyotes as part of a light three-game schedule in the NHL tonight.

Montana's Brier starts tonight in Regina

Mike McEwen will be tasked with ending Saskatchewan's long drought at the Canadian men's curling championship when the Montana's Brier kicks off tonight at the Brandt Centre in Regina.

Saskatchewan last won the Brier in 1980.

Brad Gushue and his rink from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, will look for a third-straight Brier champion, and Kevin Koe, Glenn Howard, Brendan Bottcher and Matt Dunstone are some of the other top skips in this year's field.

Saskatchewan faces Tyler Smith and PEI in the opening draw tonight.

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