Thursday, April 12, 2018

What Did You Miss on Wednesday?

--For the second straight night, the Broncos and Warriors went to overtime. In fact, they went to double overtime and were close to going for three, but Matteo Gennaro ended it for Swift Current as he scored his 3rd of the game to give them a 3-2 win tying the series at 2.

Other WHL scores had Lethbridge beat Brandon 7-4 to take a 3-1 lead in that series.  In the West, Tri-Cities completed a second four-game sweep in the playoffs to move into the Western Conference final with a 5-3 win over Victoria.

The Jets' Mark Scheifele celebrated his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period Wednesday in Game 1 of their playoff series in Winnip
--The Winnipeg Jets have their first playoff win in franchise history.  Joe Morrow's goal with 6:13 to play gave Winnipeg a 3-2 win over Minnesota in Game 1 of their NHL Western Conference first-round series.  Elsewhere on the first night of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Pittsburgh got a hat-trick from Sidney Crosby in a 7-0 shellacking of Philly and Shea Theodore's goal early in the 1st was the winner as Vegas, like the Jets, recorded their first playoff win in franchise history with a 1-0 win over the Kings. 

--Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli faced the media Wednesday to talk about his team's poor season, Chiarelli was very non-committal on who would and who wouldn't be coming back. Chiarelli would only say it’s an ongoing process that hasn’t been completed.

“Specifically on the coaches and specifically on me, this comes from the top down, we’re all under evaluation,” he said. “I think Todd (McLellan) is a very good coach, but I think we’re in a period of evaluation right now for him and his staff.

“I’m in a period of evaluation right now. Certainly we didn’t perform the way we were expected.”

--Regina Pats forward Matt Bradley is the WHL's Eastern Conference nominee for humanitarian of the year. , Bradley has gone above and beyond for those in his local Western Hockey League market and the league as a whole

Acquired from the Medicine Hat Tigers before the start of the 2018 WHL regular season, Bradley immediately set out to make a difference in  Regina. He pledged $5 of his own money for every point he scored during October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When he raised $85 from his offensive production, he campaigned further and raised a total of $3,595 overall. This marked Bradley’s second year raising funds for cancer awareness after he raised $565 with the Tigers the season before.

Adjusting to a new community, Bradley took a lead role in the Pats’ outreach, stepped up with the Pats’ Canadian Mental Health Association night at the Brandt Centre. Bradley also set out to make a difference in the lives of children, visiting 15 schools to read to students and promote healthy lifestyles.

--Fights galore in the majors.  Colorado's Nolan Arenado charged the mound after being hit with a pitch by San Diego's Luis Perdomo in the afternoon while later in the evening, Yankee Tyler Austin objected after being hit by Boston's Joe Kelly resulting in him going after Kelly which emptied the benches.  Austin had been involved in a play at second base earlier in the game

--The NBA season is over.  The Raptors lost their last game dropping an overtime decision to Miami.  The Raptors finish with a record of 59-23 which is tops in the Eastern Conference. They will meet the Washington Wizards in the first round of the playoffs. 


Anonymous said...

Re; Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli faces the media.

Edmonton Sum sports writer Terry Jones was not very kind to 'the ghost' as he called Chiarelli.
Is it ever nice to see a sports writer that calls a spade a spade.
I wish someone objective like Terry Jones covered the Roughriders instead of having everything coated with green icing sugar.

Terry fan.

Anonymous said...

I guess Terry fan has never heard of Vanstone. He is way off base on some of his ideas, but he holds them accountable.

Anonymous said...

You two are both wrong, I totally understand and Vanstone is just like all the rest of the Regina media. He's scared of hurting Chris Jones' feelings so he talks of the Riders almost got to the Grey Cup, when the reality is they were a fourth place team in a five team division.

Terry fan

Anonymous said...

Terry fan is delusional. Terry fan wants people to feel sorry for him. Terry fan thinks he's right, but he's oh so wrong.