Tuesday, May 22, 2018

What Did You Miss Monday?

Photo: CHL Images

--The Swift Current Broncos are in a must-win position at the Mastercard Memorial Cup. Despite the heroics of Stuart Skinner, the WHL champs were beaten 2-1 by Hamilton.  Skinner stopped 54 of 56 shots, but one by Marian Studenic with 2:01 to play in the 3rd was the winner.  Hamilton is 1-1 and will play Acadie-Bathurst on Tuesday at 8.  Swift Current is 0-2 and plays 1-1 Regina Wednesday at 8 to close out the round-robin. 

--A Game 7 is needed in the NHL East final.  Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots in a 3-0 Washington win. Game 7 is Wednesday in Tampa. Vegas awaits the winner.  If Washington wins, the Stanley Cup final starts Monday in Vegas.  A Lightning win will see them have home ice advantage with the game still going on May 28. 

--Lou Lamoriello appears to be heading to New York. Multiple media reports say the former Leafs G-M will be hired by the Islanders in a hockey operations role.

--Canadian pitcher Nick Pivetta struck out seven over seven innings to lead the Phillies to a 3-0 win over Atlanta. The Victoria native is 4-and-2 on the year.

---Riders training camp continues in Saskatoon with Tuesday being Day 3.  Early on, it appears as if Cameron Judge, the team's first-round draft pick last year, will get an opportunity to start at weak-side linebacker.   Defensive lineman Rakim Cox tweaked his back while tying his shoes prior to practice and missed the day as a result. 


Anonymous said...

That was one helluva effort by Skinner. Hamilton skated circles around the Broncos. Looked a lot different than the game against the Pats.

Anonymous said...

GO CAPS!! Former Pats players Barry Trotz and Chandler Stephenson on team with Ross Mahoney in the upper circle. DOWN WITH VEGAS!!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Lumsden's own Jason Fitzimmons, former MJ Warriors great Goalie and with Caps organization too.