The Moose Jaw Warriors joined the Swift Current Broncos in round two of the WHL playoffs after a 6-2 win in Brandon Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep of the Wheat Kings. Jackson Unger made 35 saves and six different goal scorers tallied for the Warriors.

The Broncos advanced after clinching a four-game sweep of the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday night.

Tonight, the Saskatoon Blades host the Prince Albert Raiders looking to move on to round two with a win, while the Medicine Hat Tigers welcome the Red Deer Rebels to Co-op Place, needing a win to stay alive in that series. Out west, Kelowna visits Wenatchee with a chance to win their series in game five, and Vancouver welcomes Everett in game four of their series with the Silvertips up 2-1.

In the SJHL playoffs, Justin Lies had two power play goals including the game-winner as the Flin Flon Bombers edged the Battlefords North Stars 4-3 in game one of the semi-final. Elsewhere, Ryan Duguay scored twice as the Melfort Mustangs doubled up the Humboldt Broncos 4-2. Game two of both series is tonight.

U13 AA Broncos host must-win provincial final game tonight

The SWT U13 AA Broncos welcome the Warman Wildcats in a must-win second game of the best-of-three Provincial Final series tonight at 5:00pm from S3 Arenas. The Broncos dropped a 6-4 decision to the Wildcats in game one on Tuesday and need a win tonight to force a third and decisive game on Sunday in Warman.

Jets punch playoff ticket while eliminating Flames

Gabe Vilardi's hat trick helped the Winnipeg beat Calgary 5-2 at Canada Life Centre as the Jets wrapped up a playoff spot and eliminated the Flames from wild card contention.

In other NHL action, Steven Stamkos and Nicholas Paul had two goals each as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-4. The loss also eliminated the Habs from playoff contention. Elsewhere, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots as Florida blanked Ottawa 6-0.

The Edmonton Oilers host the Colorado Avalanche as part of a six-game NHL schedule tonight.

Canada opens Women's Hockey Championship with win

Ella Shelton had a goal and two assists as Canada opened the Women's World Hockey Championship with a 4-1 win over Finland on Thursday in Utica, New York. Brianne Jenner, Emma Maltais and Julia Gosling also scored for Canada, who face Switzerland in their next game this afternoon.

Sweden edges Canada at World Men's Curling

Niklas Edin stayed unbeaten at the World Men’s Curling Championship as Sweden beat Canada 6-5 on Thursday in Switzerland. 

Brad Gushue and his Newfoundland rink will wrap up the round-robin with games against Japan and the host Swiss this morning.

Jays start weekend set in Bronx tonight

The Toronto Blue Jays wrap up a 10-game season-opening road swing with a three-game weekend set against the New York Yankees. The Jays are off to a 3-4 start after splitting a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays and going 1-2 against the Houston Astros.

Yusei Kikuchi will start for Toronto tonight against former Blue Jay Marcus Stroman. The Jays play their home opener against the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Rush start home-and-home with Roughnecks tonight

The Saskatchewan Rush play a back-to-back set with the Calgary Roughnecks tonight at the Saddledome and Saturday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.

The Rush and Roughnecks are tied for ninth in the NLL standings with 6-8 records.

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