SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 7
The World Men’s Curling Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in Las Vegas. A total of 13 countries are represented at the event, including Canada. Brier champion Brad Gushue and his St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador foursome will play a round-robin preliminary plus playoff format. Canada has 7 wins, 1 loss…good for 1st place. On their schedule today…
10 a.m. draw: Canada vs. United States
8 p.m. draw: Canada vs. South Korea
National Hockey League—10 games:
Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators—5 p.m.
Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils—5 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Dallas Stars—6:30 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes—8 p.m.
Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings—8:30 p.m.
Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks—8:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers—5 p.m.
Philadelphia Flyers at Columbus Blue Jackets—5 p.m.
Buffalo Sabers at Carolina Hurricanes—5:30 p.m.
Seattle Kraken at Chicago Blackhawks—6:30 p.m.
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Playoffs:
Estevan Bruins at Yorkton Terriers—7:30 p.m.
(Estevan leads the best-of-seven semi-final 3-0)
Saskatchewan Female Under-18 Triple-A Hockey League Playoffs:
Regina Rebels at Notre Dame Hounds—7:30 p.m.
(Best-of-five championship final tied 1-1)
The Western Hockey League returns to action tomorrow with 7 games, including the Saskatoon Blades playing host to the Prince Albert Raiders. Game time is 7 pm at SaskTel Centre. CJWW’s broadcast begins at 6:30 pm with the Pre-Game Show and the play-by- play at 7 pm The Bridge City Bunch have 36 wins, 26 losses, 4 extra time losses for 76 points…good for 5th place in the Eastern Conference. PA has 26 wins, 33 losses, 5 extra time losses for 57 points…good for 9th place in the Eastern Conference. The Raiders’ next home game is Saturday, April 16th against the Brandon Wheat Kings. Game time is 7 pm at the Art Hauser Centre.
The 2022 Broomball National Championships continue today and run through Saturday at Merlis Belsher Place in Saskatoon. A total of 17 women’s, mixed and men’s teams from across the country will be taking part, including the host Bruno Bombshells women’s team and the host Bruno Axemen men’s team. Also among the five women’s division teams are the Saskatoon Flyers, among the four mixed division teams are the Saskatoon Kings and the Saskatchewan Wolfpack and also among the eight men’s division teams are the Odessa Renegades. Games run from 9 am through 9 pm today and tomorrow with Saturday’s championship action running between 9 am and 5 pm
Major League Baseball—regular-season starts:
American League—1 day game, 1 night
The Toronto Blue Jays will open their regular-season schedule tomorrow with a home game against the Texas Rangers at 5:07 pm
National League—2 day games, 3 nights
National Basketball Association–7 games:
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers–5:30 p.m. at Toronto
Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets—5 p.m.
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks—5:30 p.m.
Portland Trailblazers at New Orleans Pelicans—6 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves—6 p.m.
Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets—7 p.m.
Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors—8 p.m.
The National Lacrosse League returns to action tomorrow when 2 games are scheduled. The Saskatchewan Rush are idle until Saturday when they host the Vancouver Warriors. Game time is 8 pm at SaskTel Centre. The Rush have 4 wins, 10 losses…good for 6th place in the West Division. Vancouver has 6 wins, 9 losses…good for 5th place in the West.