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Hitmen stay alive in WHL final
Calgary 6 Kelowna 2 KELOWNA, B.C. — Brett Sonne had two goals and two assists, Martin Jones made 35 saves, as the Calgary Hitmen defeated Kelowna 6-2 in Game 4 of the Western Hockey League championship Wednesday, preventing the Rockets from earning a four-game series sweep.
Jokinen scores as Hurricanes take series lead over Bruins
Hurricanes 3 Bruins 2 RALEIGH, N.C. — Tied after regulation in a key playoff game, the Carolina Hurricanes were in need of a timely goal. That meant it was Jussi Jokinen’s time to shine.
Penguins get vital Game 3 victory
Pittsburgh 3 Washington 2 PITTSBURGH — On a night the Pittsburgh Penguins felt satisfied to limit Alex Ovechkin to one goal, they needed 3 1/2 periods and a huge disparity in shots and power plays before figuring out how to beat the Washington Capitals and whiz kid goalie Simeon Varlamov.
Canucks look to take command of series in Chicago with victory Thursday
Defenceman Mattias Ohlund and the Vancouver Canucks might have finally figured out how to shut down the Chicago Blackhawks.
Winnipeg fans hope NHL Coyote woes lead to more teams in Canada
Winnipeg hockey fans, whose hearts were ripped out when their beloved Jets became the Phoenix Coyotes over a decade ago, are crossing their fingers in hopes the financially strapped NHL franchise could be returning to Canada.
Sports briefs – May 6
Nicole Cossey led a 13-member Red Deer Catalina Swim contingent by winning a gold and two silver medals in the Edmonton Keyano International meet during the weekend.
James scores 34 points as Cavs ground Hawks
Alone under his basket, LeBron James braced himself for Atlanta’s onslaught.
‘Canes hope to come up smelling like LaRose
Chad LaRose tried to beat up six-foot-nine Boston defenceman Zdeno Chara a few months ago, but that didn’t quite work.
Penguins’ goal: Stop Ovechkin, start Malkin
Evgeni Malkin stepped into the Pittsburgh Penguins’ practice rink dressing room, spotted a large group of reporters forming a faceoff circle around his seat and quickly scooted into an adjacent off-limits area without taking any questions.
Canada gears for quarter-finals
Dan Hamhuis has enough experience at the IIHF World Hockey Championship to know how easily things can go wrong.
Riggers aiming for the top
By the time the Red Deer Riggers have everyone in camp, they’ll have a deep lineup that can challenge for top spot in the Sunburst Baseball League this season.
Stags’ coach thrilled with roster depth
Red Deer Stags co-manager Davin Gulbransen usually takes a cautious approach to the opening of the Sunburst Baseball League season.
MacDonald, Loiseau turfed by UFC
Middleweights Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald of Red Deer and David (The Crow) Loiseau, two of the most experienced Canadian fighters in the UFC, have been cut by the mixed martial arts organization.
Veterans Selanne and Niedermayer score to lift upstart Ducks over Red Wings,
Anaheim 2 Detroit 1 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Teemu Selanne scored in the first period, Scott Niedermayer added a goal in the second, and Jonas Hiller made 18 saves in the third for the Anaheim Ducks, who held on for a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night and grabbed a 2-1 lead in Western Conference semifinal series.
Canucks take 2-1 series lead over Blackhawks
Canucks 3 Blackhawks 1 CHICAGO — Roberto Luongo made an early lead stand up and the Vancouver Canucks regained home-ice advantage by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Tuesday night.
Markus Naslund retires
Markus Naslund wrapped up a 15-year NHL career when he retired Monday after just one season with the New York Rangers.
Magic take NBA playoff series opener from Boston
Dwight Howard returned from his one-game suspension to get 16 points and 22 rebounds Monday night and help the Orlando Magic hold off the late-charging Boston Celtics 95-90 in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
James is MBA’s MVP
LeBron James is the NBA’s Chosen One. Unstoppable at both ends of the floor this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers star was named MVP on Monday.
Alberta PGA event will be held at River Bend July 27-28
The Alberta Professional Golf Association championship for assistant and head pros in the province will highlight the tournament schedule for Central Alberta this year.
Why not grab your clubs and have some fun?
Welcome back! It has been only a couple of weeks that the cold and snow has left us and the golf courses have finally opened up.