The Source for Sports U18 AA Broncos travel to Wilcox tonight to take on the Notre Dame Argos as the regular season begins to wind down.
The Broncos sit fifth in the South Division standings with a 21-9-2-1 record and will play two more road games this weekend before the playoffs get underway next week.
The Graphic Edge U15 Wildcats are also in action tonight as they kick off a two-game midweek road swing in Emerald Park against the Prairie Storm Lightning. The Wildcats will then travel to Regina to take on the Rebels on Thursday.
Three games in the WHL tonight have Saskatoon hosting Edmonton, Red Deer visiting Portland and Prince George welcoming Kelowna. The Swift Current Broncos play their next game on Friday against Prince Albert.
In the NHL, Alexis Lafreniere scored the game winner 97 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 5-4. Andrew Mangiapane had a goal and an assist for the Flames in a losing cause, and Mikael Backlund had two assists. Filip Chytil and Mika Zibanejad had two goals each for the Rangers.
In other action, Jesper Bratt had the OT winner as New Jersey beat Vancouver 5-4. The Canucks rallied from down 4-1 to force the extra frame. Ondrej Palat and Jack Hughes had two goals each for the Devils.
And former Canucks captain Bo Horvat won his first game with his new team as the New York Islanders edged Philadelphia 2-1. Horvat was traded to Long Island last week and signed an 8-year, $68 million contract extension on Sunday.
The Edmonton Oilers visit the Detroit Red Wings as part of a six-game NHL schedule tonight.
Thibault, Kesslering continue play at U18 nationals
Saskatoon’s Cara Kesslering rink dropped a 7-1 decision to Myla Platt from Alberta in their second game of the Canadian Under-18 Curling Championship in Timmins, Ontario.
The team, with Swift Current’s Aryn Thibault playing second, are 0-2 in pool play so far as they face Alberta’s Emma DeSchiffart this afternoon.
Riders lock up Lanier, reportedly close on Harris
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive lineman Anthony Lanier II to a one-year contract extension. Lanier had eight sacks in 11 games with the Green and White last season.
The Riders have now signed eight of their 30 pending free agents in this off-season, and reports surfaced on Monday that the team is pursuing quarterback Trevor Harris with TSN's Farhan Lalji saying the Riders are expected to sign the 10-year veteran to a two-year deal when free agency opens in the CFL next Tuesday. Harris threw for 4157 yards and 20 touchdowns with the Montreal Alouettes last season.
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