Most thought going into the WHL playoffs that the Calgary Hitmen wouldn’t have much of a problem with the Edmonton Oil Kings and they were right. The Hitmen completing a four game sweep of their Alberta rivals with a 4-1 win. Kris Foucault leading the winners as he had a pair.
Brandon is making that long bus trip from Cranbrook back home but the Ice aren’t getting on the bus to head into Manitoba. The Wheat Kings finishing Kootenay off in four straight with a 4-3 win. Brayden Schenn getting the game winner with just over three minutes to play.
Lethbridge evened up its series with Saskatoon at two games apiece after a 2-1 win. The hometown Hurricanes went into the final 20 minutes down 1-0 knowing a loss to the Blades would likely end their chances of moving on. They pulled together getting goals from Zach Boychuk at 308 and 1057 of the final frame to get the winner. In Lethbridge’s two wins, Boychuk has five goals. He has no goals in the two losses. Its become evident as to what the Blades must do to move into Round 2. Game 5 goes Saturday at Credit Union Centre.
Swift Current and Medicine Hat are also even at two after the Tigers take Game 4 on home ice 5-3. Tyler Ennis with the hat-trick for the winners. Game 5 goes back in Swift Current Friday night.
Across the mountains, the Vancouver Giants polished off Prince George in four straight with a 3-2 win. Lance Bouma had a pair for the winners who outshot the Cougars 200-108 in the four games…that’s an average of 50 shots a night for Vancouver. Jamie Benn had a goal and three assists for Kelowna as they move on after a 5-3 win over Kamloops to complete a 4 game sweep. Spokane takes a 3-1 lead in their series with Seattle after a 3-2 win and Tri-Cities beats Everett 4-2 to take a 2-1 lead in that best of 7.
Glen Suitor has had enough of those who want nothing to do with Casey Printers. Click the link to see what I mean…..
The NC double A mens basketball tournament resumes tonight with the Sweet 16. All four number one seeds are still alive with two of them Connecticut and Pittsburgh playing tonight. The other two—North Carolina and Louisville—will play their games Friday. Not all four number one seeds will advance to the final four in Detroit. I took Oklahoma to win before the tourney started and I stand by that pick. Then again I had Wake Forest going to the final four and they got bounced in their first game.
WWE wrestler John Cena thinks Alex Rodriguez should go to jail for taking steroids. Does Cena not realize there would be no one left in his business if those taking steroids ended up behind bars. C’mon John. By the way, here’s hoping your 2nd movie ’12 rounds” is better than ‘The Marine”.
Somehow you just knew this was going to happen. The Parti Quebecois says it is time for the Montreal Canadiens to be once again locally owned. P-Q leader Pauline Marois says what better way to do it then to get the province's homegrown Caisse de dépôt et placement in on the act? After all, the Caisse was involved in a transaction eight years ago when Denver businessman George Gillett borrowed $140-million from the pension fund to help buy the team.Now the team may be up for sale again and the PQ contends that nationalist aspirations should inspire the Caisse to help Quebec entrepreneurs buy it back. Marois says the Canadiens is more than just a professional hockey team, it is part of the social and cultural fibre of the Quebec nation. Unless Marois is the wife or mother of former NHL defenceman Mario Marois, just “femme les bouche sil vous plait….merci!!”