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--The WHL final is coming back to Swift Current. Everett stayed alive in the series with a 6-3 win in Game 5. They still trail the series 3-2. The Broncos will try to wrap it up on home soil Sunday, Meanwhile, Hamilton and Acadie-Bathurst have taken 3-2 leads in the Ontario and Quebec league finals. The start of the Mastercard Memorial Cup is now less than a week away.
--Washington beat Tampa 4-1 to take the opener of the NHL East final. The West final between Vegas and Winnipeg begins tonight in Winnipeg.
--The Humboldt Broncos say they will play next season. The SJHL team will be holding a camp in Saskatoon as they look to re-stock their roster after the tragic bus crash that killed 16 and injured 13 others. The team says they are looking for a new head coach and general manager to replace Darcy Haugan who was one of the 16 killed. Still with the Broncos, a benefit game for former Bronco Adam Herold was held in Regina Friday night. Many packed the Co-Operators Centre to help raise money for the Adam Herold Legacy and Memorial Fund. Herold was the captain of the Pat Canadians and had been assigned to Humboldt after his season came to an end. The game that the Broncos were en route to when the accident happened would have been his 9th in the league.
--Darian Durant says the birth of his first child was a main reason for his retirement. The former Rider QB spoke on 620 CKRM's Sportscage Friday afternoon. He said being away from her was really tough and his wife wouldn't be able to spend the time in Winnipeg they thought she would so he came to the decision to hang up the helmet. Durant says he still owns a home in Regina and plans on spending time here. He added he will be announcing some kind of foundation in Regina shortly as he gives back to the community that gave him so much.
--The Raptors have fired coach Dwane Casey after the team was swept in the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight season. Team President Masai Ujiri calls the move a ``very difficult but necessary step.'' The 61-year-old Casey led the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins and a top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time.
Not the end of the world Bronco fans, the last games of series will be played in Swift Current no matter what now. The OHL and QMJHL finals are tight too, 3 games 2 Hamilton and 3 games 2 Acadie-Bathurst.
Great to hear the Broncos are going to come back from this and won't sit out for a year.
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