Broncos split season-opening set with Hitmen

It was a weekend to remember for Swift Current Broncos rookie Luke Mistelbacher. 

He picked up his first career WHL goal as the Broncos lost 2-1 to the Calgary Hitmen in their home opener on Friday night, but he picked up the shootout winner as the Broncos rallied to beat the Hitmen 3-2 on Saturday in Calgary. 

Clarke Caswell and Braeden Lewis scored for the Broncos in regulation on Saturday and goalie Joey Rocha picked up his first WHL win. 

The Broncos host the Winnipeg Ice in their next game on Friday.

Legionnaires drop pair to open season

The new-look Swift Current Legionnaires travelled to Prince Albert over the weekend to begin the season with a pair of games. 

In the opener on Saturday the Mintos powered past the Legionnaires 6-1. The rematch on Sunday went the way of Prince Albert 4-3. 

Legionnaire forward Eric Hoiness scored once in both of the losses while Wesley Olson and Brendan Quinn-Lagria (lag-re-ah) each found the back of the net. 

High School Sports Recap

The Swift Current Comp. Colts volleyball team went perfect this past weekend in the Bridge City to win gold. 

At the 16-team tournament - Swift Current won their pool going 3-0 before beating Humboldt and Aden Bowman in the playoffs. The Colts then scored a straight sets win over Osler VCA to advance to the finals where they downed Meadow Lake.  

The Swift Current Comp Adrens volleyball team also went 7-0 over the weekend. 

They went 4-0 to win their pool at the Weyburn Invitational Tournament. In playoffs, the Adrens beat Moose Jaw Central, Yorkton, and Weyburn all in straight sets. 

In golf, Chloe Wills from Kyle Composite School picked up silver in the provincial girls’ competition with the Comp’s Niya Friesen winning bronze. Friesen, Mia Riegel and Lyla Thiessen combined to take home silver for SWAC in the team competition. 

In 12-man football, the Colts lost 44-0 to the Yorkton Raiders on the road on Saturday, while in 9-man football on Friday, Shaunavon beat Maple Creek 20-0 and Gull Lake fell to Notre Dame 67-30.

Blue Jays beat Rays to make space in wild card race

The Toronto Blue Jays are closer to returning to the postseason after beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 at the Trop on Sunday.

George Springer homered twice and Alejandro Kirk and Teoscar Hernandez also went deep as the Jays split the four-game set and moved two games ahead of the Rays for the top wild card spot in the American League. The "magic number" for the Jays to clinch a spot in the playoffs is four.

The Jays host the New York Yankees this week with Aaron Judge still looking for his AL record-tying 61st home run of the season.

Manitoba rinks win inaugural PointsBet Invitational

Jennifer Jones and Reid Carruthers were the winners of Curling Canada’s season-opening PointsBet Invitational in Fredericton, with each team winning $50,000.

Jones and her new-look team defeated Casey Scheidegger 7-4 in the women's final while Carruthers, also skipping a new team, beat former Saskatchewan champion Matt Dunstone 8-4 in the men's final.

NHL pre-season now underway

Jonathan Huberdeau scored in his Flames debut as Calgary beat the Canucks 4-0 in a split-squad game at the Saddledome. The Flames also won the other game in Vancouver 3-2 in overtime. In other NHL pre-season action on Sunday the Edmonton Oilers blanked the Winnipeg Jets 4-0. 

Tonight's pre-season games include the Montreal Canadiens hosting the New Jersey Devils, and Edmonton travelling to Seattle to take on the Kraken.

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