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Sports briefs – May 12
The Red Deer Firefly Fusion posted a 5-0 record to win the Riverbend Hornet peewee A girls’ fastball tournament during the weekend.
Canucks eliminated from playoffs
Blackhawks 7 Canucks 5 CHICAGO — The kids made sure the Blackhawks are moving on.
Stekel scores in overtime as Capitals win 5-4 over Penguins
Washington 5 Pittsgurgh 4 (OT) PITTSBURGH — The Washington Capitals supposedly can’t win without Alex Ovechkin scoring.
Hurricanes’ Walker fined for punching Bruins defenceman
Carolina Hurricanes forward Scott Walker was fined US$2,500 by the NHL but escaped suspension Monday for throwing a punch that may have broken a bone in Boston defenseman Aaron Ward’s face.
A quick look at Friday’s NBA action:
New teams added to ACAC roster
The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference will have a slightly new look in the 2010-11 season.
Celtics edge Magic, tie series
Glen Davis made a 21-foot jumper as time expired to help Boston hold off a furious rally and defeat the Magic to even their Eastern Conference semifinal at two games apiece.
Thunder Country club golden
The Red Deer Thunder Country Trampoline and Gymnastics Club captured the trampoline and double-mini trampoline (DMT) team titles and was second all-around at the Alberta provincial trampoline and tumbling championships during the weekend.
Riot rolling early
With a mix of mostly old and a little new, the Red Deer Riot should make plenty of noise this season in the junior women’s division of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.
North Star rally in third
Jeremy Danderfer, Mitch Giele, Spencer Lee and Davis Reykdal scored for the Red Deer KFC Chiefs in a 9-4 A-division loss to the Edmonton Blues during the weekend.
Exelta records big weekend at provincials
The Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club picked up six medals and recorded 21 top 10 finishes at the Alberta provincial trampoline and tumbling championships during the weekend.
Bruins maul ’Canes
After watching Carolina goalie Cam Ward dominate three straight games and push Boston to the brink of elimination, it was Tim Thomas’ turn to take control of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Ducks road kill in Motor City
Johan Franzen usually blends in behind the Detroit Red Wings’ other stars.
Stuck on silver
he rivalry has returned.
Stenson writes memorable final round
Henrik Stenson was famous for reasons he never imagined.
Bolland boosts the Blackhawks
Given the chance, Dave Bolland wasn’t going to make a mistake.
Cejka takes 5-shot lead into final round
Alex Cejka could see chaos all around him at The Players Championship, or at least hear it through the groans of a scorching Saturday at the TPC Sawgrass that delivered so many meltdowns.
Pens Capitalize on disappearing act
Alex Ovechkin disappeared, at least as much as the game’s most dominant scorer can, and so did all the magic Simeon Varlamov was working.
Hurricanes set to Finnish off Bruins
There’s a reason the Carolina Hurricanes call Jussi Jokinen’s line the “Finnish line.” Because of him, the Boston Bruins are nearly finished.
Unfamiliar leader at TPC
Alex Cejka served up more proof Friday that The Players Championship is full of surprises, not only on the devilish TPC Sawgrass, but also on the leaderboard.