The Canadian Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Trials continue 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, continues 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 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m.
(results at curlsask.ca)
Western Hockey League—6 games
Brandon Wheat Kings at Regina Pats—7 p.m.
Kootenay ICE at Swift Current Broncos—7 p.m.
Moose Jaw Warriors at Red Deer Rebels—8 p.m.
Medicine Hat Tigers at Calgary Hitmen—8 p.m.
Vancouver Giants at Edmonton Oil Kings—8 p.m.
Tri-City Americans at Kelowna Rockets—9:05 p.m.
(The Saskatoon Blades are idle until Friday when they host Red Deer. 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.
The Prince Albert Raiders are off 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)
Prairie Junior Hockey League:
Stoon Royals vs Stoon Quakers—7:45 p.m. at Rod Hamm Arena
(results at pjhl.ca)
National Hockey League--2 games:
Ottawa Senators at Detroit Red Wings—6:30 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at New York Rangers—7 p.m.
(results on the wire)
National Basketball Association—12 games, including:
Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls—7 p.m.
(results on the wire)
The National Lacrosse League is idle 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.