Capitals star Alex Ovechkin left Sunday’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets with an undisclosed upper-body injury early in the second period and did not return. Ovechkin briefly addressed the media after the game but would not comment on the cause or nature of the injury. “You think I’m going to tell you?” he said after being asked what the injury was. He later said it was “upper body” and termed himself “day-to-day.” Ovechkin was tangled up with the Blue Jackets’ Raffi Torres about six minutes into the period and fell to the ice. After he got up, he grimaced and gingerly skated off the ice, heading straight to the locker room.
RDC has strong show at ACAC champonships
The RDC cross-country team, led by Jodi Sanguin, turned in a strong performance at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championships at RDC Saturday morning. Sanguin was second in the women’s 5.1-kilometre run in 20 minutes 41 seconds, one second back of Purity Kandie, who is one of five Kenyon runners competing for Lethbridge College. Sanguin’s time was 48 seconds faster than her previous best time over the same course. Gladys Kochei of Lethbridge was third at 20:56. Brooke Willson of RDC placed sixth at 22:09, Dulcie Timmons eighth at 22:36 and Melissa Cable 26th at 25:04. Lethbridge took the team title with 18 points, which is tabulated from the placings of their top four runners, while RDC had 42 and Camrose Augustana 46. On the men’s side, RDC was third with 57 points. Lethbridge finished with 10 points and took the top four individual placings. Camrose was second with 44 points. Willie Kimosop won the men’s 8.2 km run in 27:43 with Ed Kangogo at 28:52 and Peter Kayla at 29:29. Jonathan Werkema led RDC with an eighth-place finish at 32:05 with Dustin Fountain 12th at 33:22, Jonathan Fuller 13th at 33:26 and Kalem Hamilton 24th at 36:52.
•Senior high volleyball: Wetaskiwin at Central Alberta Christian, Lindsay Thurber at Stettler, Notre Dame at Ponoka, girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow; Sylvan Lake at Rocky Mountain House, girls only at 6 p.m.; Camrose vs. Innisfail, girls only at 6 p.m. at Lacombe; Innisfail at Lacombe, girls only at 8 p.m.
•Men’s basketball: HMI vs. Wells Furniture, Tagish vs. Knights, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.
• AJHL: Canmore at Olds, 7:30 p.m.
• Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m.
• Curling: Red Deer Super League, 8:45 p.m., Red Deer Curling Centre.
• Senior high volleyball: Hunting Hills Invitational girls/boys tournament, 5:15 p.m. start.
• Senior high volleyball: Rocky Mountain House at Wetaskiwin, girls only at 6 p.m.; Innisfail at Wetaskiwin, girls only at 8 p.m.
• Women’s college hockey: NAIT at RDC Queens, 7 p.m., Arena.
• Men’s indoor soccer: Ro-Lynx FC vs. CUC Aurora, 8 p.m.; RD Titans vs. Original Joe’s, 8:15 p.m.; Rovers vs. Condor Lockhart, 9 p.m.; UK United vs. Griffins FC, 9:15 p.m.; Bosnian Canadians vs. Ferus, 10 p.m.; Broder United vs. Hi-Line, 10:15 p.m.; all games at Collicutt Centre.