Wildcats host Hounds tonight

The Innovation Credit Union Wildcats welcome the Notre Dame Hounds tonight in female U18 AAA hockey action. 

The Hounds beat the Wildcats 2-0 in their last meeting in Wilcox on Saturday. Swift Current sits third in the league standings with an 8-4-0-0 record, six points behind first-place Regina. 

Face-off is at 8:00pm from S3 Arenas.

In the lone WHL game on Tuesday night, Harrison Meneghin made 36 saves as the Lethbridge Hurricanes edged the Winnipeg ICE 2-1. The two teams play again in Winnipeg tonight as part of a seven-game WHL schedule, which includes Moose Jaw starting their BC Division swing in Prince George and the Medicine Hat Tigers hosting the Edmonton Oil Kings, who come to Swift Current to face the Broncos on Friday and Saturday.

In the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres snapped an eight-game losing streak with a big 7-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Jeff Skinner had two goals and three assists and Tage Thompson added a goal and three helpers for the Sabres. Meanwhile, Chris Kreider scored twice as the New York Rangers rallied to beat the LA Kings 5-3.

All seven Canadian teams are on the road as part of a full slate of NHL action tonight. The Toronto Maple Leafs face the red-hot New Jersey Devils, who are looking for a franchise record 14th win in a row. Elsewhere, the Calgary Flames visit Pittsburgh, Edmonton takes on the New York Islanders, Winnipeg travels to Minnesota, Montreal visits Columbus, Ottawa takes on Vegas and Vancouver plays Colorado.

The wait is over... Canada opens World Cup today against Belgium

It’s a day that Canadian soccer fans have waited 36 long years for. 

Canada’s men’s soccer team will play their first FIFA World Cup match since 1986 when they face Belgium this afternoon in Qatar. Canada, ranked 41st in the world, comes in as a massive underdog against the second-ranked Belgians, who finished third in 2018. 

Head Coach John Herdman confirmed injured players Alphonso Davies and Stephen Eustaquio will be available for the match and are expected to be in the starting 11. 

Canada will also face Croatia and Morocco in the group stage. The two teams played to a scoreless draw earlier this morning.

Meanwhile, there was another big upset as Japan held on to beat Germany 2-1 this morning. The Germans, who last won the World Cup in 2014, failed to get out of the group stage four years ago.

Spain battles Costa Rica in the other game today, and the defending champions from France overcame an early deficit to beat Australia 4-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

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