Monday, May 14, 2018

What Did You Miss Sunday?

--The Memorial Cup combatants are known as the WHL, OHL and Quebec league champs have scanned their barcode for the tournament which begins on Friday. The Swift Current Broncos beat Everett 3-0 on home ice to capture the WHL crown as Stuart Skinner recorded his 6th shutout of the playoffs.  Swift Current will be joined by the host Pats, the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  Hamilton beat Sault Ste. Marie 5-4 to win the Ontario Hockey League final in six games while the Titan beat Blainville-Boisbrand 2-1 to win the Quebec League championship in six.  The Bulldogs play Regina Friday at 8 to get the MC going.

--The Washington Capitals are heading home with a 2-0 lead in the NHL East Final.  Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists in a 6-2 pounding of the Lightning. Game 3 is Wednesday.

--Back to the final. The Saskatchewan Rush beat Calgary 15-13 to advance to the NLL Final against Rochester. Game 1 will be May 26 at SaskTel Centre with Game 2 going in Rochester on June 2.  If a 3rd game is needed, it goes June 9.

--Hockey Hall of Fame coach Clare Drake died on Saturday at the age of 89.Drake coached the University of Alberta Golden Bears to six Canadian university men's hockey championships and 17 Canada West conference championships. Drake was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017 in the builder category.

--Webb Simpson won for the first time on the PGA Tour in more than four years. Simpson won the PLAYERS Championship shooting a final round 73 to win by four over three other golfers with a score of 18 under par.   Justin Thomas finished in a tie for 11th and has replaced Dustin Johnson as the world's #1 golfer according to the PGA rankings.

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