SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 11
The Tim Horton’s Brier, Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, continues today and runs through Sunday in Lethbridge. It’s playoff time with the field of 18 teams reduced to eight squads. The Saskatchewan content saw provincial champion Colton Flasch of Saskatoon-Nutana and finish up with 6 wins, 2 losses…tied for 3rd place in Pool A. Meanwhile, wild card entrant Matt Dunstone of Regina ended up with 6 wins, 2 losses…tied for 3rd place in Pool A. On today’s schedule…
9:30 a.m. tie-breakers: Saskatchewan-Flasch vs Wild Card 2-Dunstone
Manitoba-McEwen vs Wild Card 3-Gunnlaugson
There are more playoff draws to come today, likely at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
National Lacrosse League–3 games:
Saskatchewan Rush at San Diego Seals–9 p.m.
(The Rush have 3 wins, 7 losses…good for 5th place in the West Division. San Diego has 7 wins, 2 losses…good for 1st place in the West. Saskatchewan’s next home game is Saturday, March 19th against the Rochester Knighthawks. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at SaskTel Centre.)
Albany Firewolves at Halifax Thunderbirds—5 p.m.
Panther City vs Colorado Mammoth—8:30 p.m. at Denver
Western Hockey League–11 games:
Saskatoon Blades at Prince Albert Raiders
(Game time is 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. CJWW’s broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Pre-Game Show and the play-by-play at 7 p.m. The Bridge City Bunch have 31 wins, 18 losses, 4 extra time losses for 66 points…good for 5th place in the Eastern Conference. P-A has 22 wins, 28 losses, 3 extra time losses for 47 points…tied for 9th place in the Eastern Conference. The same teams meet in the back end of a home-and-home series tomorrow. Game time is 7 p.m. at SaskTel Centre.)
Calgary Hitmen at Moose Jaw Warriors—7 p.m.
Winnipeg ICE at Brandon Wheat Kings—7 p.m.
Lethbridge Hurricanes at Regina Pats—7 p.m.
Edmonton Oil Kings at Swift Current Broncos—7 p.m.
Medicine Hat Tigers at Red Deer Rebels—8 p.m.
Victoria Royals at Prince George Cougars—9 p.m.
Kelowna Rockets at Kamloops Blazers—9 p.m.
Vancouver Giants vs Tri-City Americans—9:05 p.m. at Kennewick, Wa.
Spokane Chiefs at Everett Silvertips—9:05 p.m.
Portland Winterhawks vs Seattle Thunderbirds—9:05 p.m. at Kent, Wa.
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League—2 games at 7:30 p.m.:
Humboldt Broncos at Kindersley Klippers
Flin Flon Bombers at Battlefords North Stars
Prairie Junior Hockey League Playoffs:
Saskatoon Westleys at Carrot River Thunder—7:30 p.m.
(The Westleys lead the best-of-seven North Division semi-final 2-1)
Saskatchewan Male Under-18 Triple-A Hockey League Playoffs—4 games:
Battlefords Stars at Notre Dame Hounds—7:30 p.m.
Moose Jaw Warriors vs Regina Pat-Canadians—7:45 p.m.
S’toon Contacts vs S’toon Blazers—8 p.m. at Rod Hamm Arena
Prince Albert Mintos at Warman Wildcats—8 p.m.
(All are opening games of best-of-five quarter-final series)
National Hockey League—4 games:
Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders—6:30 p.m.
Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks—9 p.m.
Minnesota Wild at Columbus Blue Jackets—6 p.m.
Vegas Golden Knights at Pittsburgh Penguins—6 p.m.
Canada West University Women’s Hockey Conference Playoffs
Saskatchewan Huskies vs U-B-C Thunderbirds—9 p.m. at Vancouver
(Opening game of best-of-three conference final)
Canada West University Men’s Basketball Conference Playoffs
Saskatchewan Huskies vs Trinity Western Spartans—10 p.m. at Langley, B-C
(The Calgary Dinos are also part of this three-team, round-robin series. The top two teams advance to the semi-final round.)
On the high school beat:
Saskatoon High School Senior Girls Basketball League Playoffs—4 quarter-final games at 6:15 p.m.
Tommy Douglas at St. Joseph
Bishop Mahoney at Aden Bowman
Evan Hardy at Centennial
Walter Murray at Holy Cross
Saskatoon High School Senior Boys Basketball League Playoffs—4 quarter-final games at 8 p.m.
Centennial at Walter Murray
Bishop Mahoney at Aden Bowman
St. Joseph at Holy Cross
Evan Hardy at Bethlehem
The Provincial High School Curling Championships start today and run through tomorrow, as follows…
Girls division with eight teams at Fox Valley
Boys division with eight teams at Swift Current
Mixed division with eight teams at Swift Current
National Basketball Association–10 games:
Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns–8 p.m.
Minnesota Timberwolves at Orlando Magic—6 p.m.
Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks—6:30 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics—6:30 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat—7 p.m.
New York Knicks at Memphis Grizzlies—7 p.m.
Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans—7 p.m.
Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets—7 p.m.
Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs—7:30 p.m.
Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers—9:30 p.m.