The Canadian Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Trials start today and run through Sunday in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. A total of 18 duos are taking part in the preliminary round-robin plus Page Playoff format…including the Saskatoon pairing of Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff. Draws today go at 8 and 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m.
(results at curling.ca)
The 2018 Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, starts today and runs through Sunday in Melfort. A total of nine teams are taking part in the preliminary round-robin plus Page playoff format. Draws today go at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
(results at curlsask.ca)
World Junior Hockey Championship--4 quarter-final games in Buffalo:
Canada vs Switzerland--3 p.m.
Czech Republic vs Finland--11 a.m.
Sweden vs Slovakia--5 p.m.
United States vs Russia--7 p.m.
Belarus vs Denmarl--1 p.m. (first game of best-of-three relegation series)
(results at iihf.com)
Western Hockey League:
Kootenay ICE at Lethbridge Hurricanes—8 p.m.
(The Saskatoon Blades are off until Friday when they host the Red Deer Rebels. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at SaskTel Centre. The broadcast on 92-9, THE BULL starts at 6:30 with the play-by-play at 7 p.m. The Blades have 19 wins, 17 losses, 3 extra time losses for 41 points…tied for 4th place in the East Division. Red Deer has 10 wins, 19 losses, 8 extra time losses for 28 points…tied for 4th place in the Central Division.
The Prince Albert Raiders are idle until Friday when they are home to Kootenay. First face-off is 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. P-A has 13 wins, 17 losses, 8 extra time losses for 34 points…good for 6th place in the East Division.)
(results at whl.ca)
National Hockey League--12 games:
Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs—6 p.m.
San Jose Sharks at Montreal Canadiens—6:30 p.m.
Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche—8 p.m.
Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers—8:30 p.m.
Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks—9 p.m.
Boston Bruins at New York Islanders—6 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers—6 p.m.
Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes—6 p.m.
New Jersey Devils at St. Louis Blues—7 p.m.
Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild—7 p.m.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars—7:30 p.m.
Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights—9 p.m.
(results on the wire)
The National Lacrosse League is off until Saturday when three games are scheduled…including the Saskatchewan Rush visiting the Georgia Swarm in a rematch of last year’s Champions Cup final. The Rush Hour pre-game show on 98-COOL-FM starts at 5 p.m. with the play-by-play at 6 o’clock. The Rush have 2 wins, 0 losses…good for 2nd place in the West Division. Georgia has 1 win, 2 losses…tied for 3rd place in the East Division. Saskatchewan’s next home game is Friday, January 19th against the Buffalo Bandits. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at SaskTel Centre.