Unless there's another lockout, Credit Union Centre will host two pre-season
games in September.
The first matchup pins two Canadian teams against each other.
On Sept. 16 the Ottawa Senator will play the Calgary Flames, and then on Sept. 27, the Winnipeg Jets will face the Boston Bruins, the pre-season game that was slated for Sept. 29, 2012.
The NHL is making good on their lost preseason game in Regina due to the lockout.
On September 27th, 2012, the Brandt Centre was supposed to be hosting Jordan Eberle and his Edmonton Oilers take on John Tavares and the New York Islanders but of course the lockout killed that game.
Those unused tickets are good again as they can be used to get into a preseason game this fall. The Islanders and Calgary Flames will play at the Brandt Centre on September 17th.
Islanders General Manager Garth Snow says expect to see some of their young super stars.
It's business as usual for the Saskatoon Blades as they face the Medicine Hat Tigers in the first-round of the WHL eastern conference playoffs.
"Our games against them this year have been very competitive and sure we've scored goals, but at the same time Makarov has been a key ingredient for us," said Lorne Molleken, head coach and general manager of the Saskatoon Blades.
The Regina Pats have won the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Lottery.
The Pats had three out of the 21 balls in the bin. The Pats were to pick fourth overall but because they can only move up two spots, they will pick second.
The Vancouver Giants will pick first.
The Moose Jaw Warriors also had a shot to move up in the draft but will stay in the fifth spot.
The WHL Bantam Draft will happen on May 2.
The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds won its fourth national championship in seven years, beating the University of Saint Mary's Huskies, 2-0.
"It's one of the most special feelings I could have in my hockey career," said fifth-year forward and Melville native Dion Campbell.
"To win it in my home province in front of all my friends and family, there's about 30-plus here for me. I couldn't be happier and these guys, with how much they've worked and what they had to do to get out here, it's so special and you can't even put it into words."
The storybook ending just wasn't meant to be for the University of Regina women's basketball team.
The Cougars ran into the best team in the country, and couldn't get the job done as the Windsor Lancers are still national champions, beating Regina 65-57 on Sunday at the university gym.
"Our shots were too tough, Windsor executed their stuff well," said head coach Dave Taylor. "Obviously in the first half we didn't shoot the ball well and got into foul trouble."
For the uninitiated, roller derby is a sport where two teams of women, usually competing under creative pseudonyms, battle for supremacy while rollerskating on a circular track. Points are scored when a team's designated scorer ('jammer') gets by opposing players and laps them. Other players attempt to block the opposing team's jammer, while trying to clear a path for their own. The game requires a mix of speed and strength, and bumps and bruises are not uncommon as players jostle and check each other.
The Montreal Canadiens signed
defence prospect Darren Dietz of the Saskatoon Blades to a three-year contract
Financial terms of the deal that takes affect next season haven't been released.
Dietz was selected in the fifth round, 138th overall, in the 2011 NHL draft.
The Medicine Hat, Alta., native leads Western Hockey League defencemen with 24 goals and has 58 points in 72 games this season. He has 100 penalty minutes and is plus-9 for the season.
It wasn't very difficult for the Regina Pats to come up with a word to describe the 2013 season.
Just about everyone from President Brent Parker, all the way down to the players used the word at least once when talking to the media one last time before going their separate ways.
"Everybody is frustrated, from management down through the coaches to the players," said General Manager Chad Lang. "We set a common goal, and that's to make the playoffs and unfortunately we didn't meet that goal."
The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are off to the final of the men’s CIS hockey championship.
UNB dominated Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres Saturday night by a score of 8-3.
It was a wild opening period with six goals scored in the first ten minutes and both teams tied at 3 after the first period.
But then it was all UNB, peppering Patriotes goalie Marc-Antoine Gelinas with 51 shots.
Nick MacNeil, Bryce Swan and Tyler Carroll each scored twice for New Brunswick.