SPORTS SKED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
Western Hockey League:
Seattle Thunderbirds at Kelowna Rockets-9:05 p.m.
(The Saskatoon Blades return to action tomorrow when they host the Brandon Wheat Kings. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Credit Union Centre. The broadcast starts at 7:30 p.m. on 92-9 THE BULL with play-by-play at 8 p.m. The Blades have 40 wins, 21 losses, 3 extra time losses for 83 points...good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Brandon has 21 wins, 37 losses, 6 extra time losses for 48 points...good for 12th place in the Eastern Conference.
The Prince Albert Raiders are off until Saturday when they are home to Brandon. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. Prince Albert has 35 wins, 23 losses, 6 extra time losses for 76 points...good for 4th place in the Eastern Conference.)
Saskatchewan Female Triple-A Midget Hockey League Playoffs-2 games:
Regina Rebels at Battlefords Sharks-6:30 p.m.
(Regina leads the best-of-five quarter-final 1-0)
Weyburn Gold Wings at Swift Current Wildcats-7:45 p.m.
(Weyburn leads the best-of-five quarter-final 1-0)
National Hockey League-11 games:
Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins-6 p.m.
Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders-6 p.m.
New Jersey Devils at Winnipeg Jets-7 p.m.
Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars-7:30 p.m.
Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche-8 p.m.
Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers-6 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes-6 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers-6:30 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues-7 p.m.
Minnesota Wild at Phoenix Coyotes-8 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks-9:30 p.m.
The Provincial Masters Curling Championships continue today and run through Sunday at the Granite Curling Club in Saskatoon. The women's division features nine teams split into two pools for round-robin play, followed by playoffs. The lone draw for the women begins at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The men's division features 12 teams split into two pools for round-robin play, followed by playoffs. Draws for the men go at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Major League Baseball-16 exhibition games, including:
Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees (split squad)-12:05 p.m. at Tampa, Fla.
On the high school beat:
The Saskatoon High School Wrestling, city individual weight class and team championships, start today and run through tomorrow at Bethlehem Catholic High School. Matches will be held today from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Saskatoon High School Basketball League-3 doubleheaders:
Holy Cross at Evan Hardy
Aden Bowman at Bishop Mahoney
Bedford Road at Walter Murray
(Girls games tip-off at 6:15, followed by the boys at 8 p.m.
Marion Graham at Tommy Douglas-girls game at 6:15 p.m.
Centennial at Tommy Douglas-boys game at 8 p.m.
National Basketball Association--3 games:
The Toronto Raptors are idle.