Monday, January 1, 2018
Local Sports Roundup
--The Regina Pat Canadians have advanced to the final at the Macs Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary. A goal by Taylor Halbegwachs in the 3rd overtime gave Regina a 2-1 win over the New York Junior Islanders.
The final goes today at the Saddledome with the Pat C's playing Red Deer. The girls final has Rocky Mountain against Prince Albert. Prince Albert eliminated the Regina Rebels with a 5-4 overtime win in semi-final play Sunday.
--The Pats are on home ice New Year's Night. They play the Prince Albert Raiders. The 18-18-3 Pats go into the 7 o'clock contest leading Prince Albert by six points in the standings. Regina is tied with Saskatoon for 3rd in the East.
--The daughter of legendary curler Sandra Schmirler is going to wear the Saskatchewan jacket at the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championship. Sara England's Regina rink won the provincial women's title at the Callie on Sunday. Saskatoon's Rylan Kleiter took the junior men's crown for the second straight year. The Canadians go later this month in Shawinigan, Quebec.
--The Northern Lights Palace in Melfort is the sight for the 2018 provincial Viterra Scotties. Moose Jaw's Penny Barker is the defending champ and is one of nine rinks looking to represent Saskatchewan at the Scotties in Penticton, BC. Some of the others in the field include former provincial champs Sherry Anderson, Amber Holland and Stefanie Lawton. The first draw goes Tuesday morning with the final next Sunday.