In University Hockey:
Goaltender Étienne Montpetit handled 30 shots in backstopping the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus to a 3-0 shutout victory over the X-Men on Friday. Moncton scored once in each period for the win. Both the X-Men and Aigles Bleus were each 0 for 3 on the power play. The X-Men will take on UNB in Fredericton tonight at 7.
The StFX X-Women picked up their fourth consecutive win with a 3-0 victory over Moncton Friday night. Cassidy McEwen recorded the shutout. The X-Women will be back on the ice Sunday afternoon in Halifax for a 3:00 pm game against the Saint Mary’s Huskies.
Both the men’s and women’s Track & Field teams are in Halifax today to take part in the NS Athletics Last Chance Meet at the Canada Games Center
St FX hosts Memorial for a pair of basketball games on Coach K Court tonight – the women tip off at 6, followed by the men at 8.
Dr JH Gillis Regional High Girls Varsity Basketball Team are playing at the Sir John A Flames Ladies Classic this weekend. They defeated Sackville High 90-44 Friday night – player of the game was Emily MacDonald and the Hustle Award went to Alex MacDonald. They lost their second game to St Malachy’s 51-47. Player of the game was Maura Flynn and the Hustle Award went to Iris Leuschner. They play in crossovers today at 3pm at Sir John A High School.
The Dr JH Gillis Regional Royals Boys Hockey team continued their success in the 2019 Millennium Cup tournament. The Royals beat Millwood Knights Friday morning 5-2. Scoring for the Royals were Craig Landry, Alexander MacDonald, Ben MacLellan, Graham MacDonald and Duncan Chisholm. In their afternoon game, the Royals beat Dalbrae Academy by a score of 5-3. Seth Mattie, Kaber MacNeil, John Boyd, Nelson Leuschner and Brett MacLellan scored for the Royals.
In other tournament action, the CEC Cougars beat Dalbrae while the SAREC Saints lost to Memorial by a score of 3-1. Millwood Knights defeated SAREC in their after noon game
This morning’s crossovers have the Royals playing Memorial at the Antigonish Arena, and the CEC Cougars against Millwood Knights at the Keating Centre. Both games begin at 9:00am. Winners advance to the final at 2:30 at the Antigonish arena.
The Antigonish Junior B Bulldogs played last night in Membertou, where they defeated the Kameron Miners 5-2 to tie them for 1st place in the Sid Rowe Division. In other games, the Strait Pirates defeated Sackville 5-3.
On Sunday, the Pirates are in East Hants to play the Penguins at 3:30, while the Pictou County Scotians host Liverpool at 6pm in Trenton.
In the Maritime League, the Pictou County Weeks Crushers host Amherst at 7 tonight at the Wellness Centre.
In Major Midget Action today, Weeks faces off with the Wildcats at the Wellness Centre at 4, while the CB West Islanders travel to Lunenberg County to play the Mustangs at 7:30.
Major Bantam League: The Novas play the Lumberjacks in Lunenberg at 4:30 this afternoon, with the Wearwell Bombers taking on the Gulls at St. Margaret’s Bay Arena tonight at 6:45.
Female Midget AAA: The Northern Subway Selects host the Fundy Nationals for a pair of matches at the Pictou County Wellness Centre – today and Sunday at Noon.
The Cabot Highlanders host the Admirals twice this weekend at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre: tonight at 6, and Sunday at 12:30.
Anthony Duclair and Thomas Chabot each had a goal and an assist in the Ottawa Senators’ season-high third straight win, a 4-1 victory over the Rangers. Chabot put Ottawa ahead to stay just 57 seconds after the opening faceoff before Logan Brown and Duclair added power-play goals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back from a pair of overtime losses to the New York Islanders by dumping another Metropolitan Division rival. Jake Guentzel’s team-high 11th goal of the season was the winner as Pittsburgh downed the New Jersey Devils 4-1. The Penguins took control when Jared McCann and John Marino scored 25 seconds apart early in the third period.
Kawhi Leonard made a pull-up jump shot with 1.9 second left to play to give the Clippers the lead as Los Angeles beat the Houston Rockets 122-119. Paul George added a pair of free throws after Leonard’s game-winning shot to add some insurance in a playoff-like game between two of the best teams in the N-B-A’s Western Conference.
A World Anti-Doping Agency committee is recommending Russia be declared non-compliant again, setting up a showdown that could make the country ineligible for next summer’s Olympics. WADA says its compliance and review committee made the recommendation after reviewing a case involving manipulated data from the Moscow anti-doping lab that was being used to prosecute cases.
Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 1
Ottawa 4 N.Y. Rangers 1
Detroit 128 Atlanta 103
Washington 125 Charlotte 118
Brooklyn 116 Sacramento 97
L.A. Lakers 130 Oklahoma City 127
Miami 116 Chicago 108
Philadelphia 115 San Antonio 104
Dallas 143 Cleveland 101
Denver 96 Boston 92
Utah 113 Golden State 109
L.A. Clippers 122 Houston 119
Saturday’s Games – All Times Eastern
Vancouver at Washington, 12:30 p.m.
Calgary at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.
Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Columbus at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Detroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Boston, 7 p.m.
Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Colorado, 7 p.m.
Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Vegas, 10 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Miami at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Portland at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m.