Sports Roundup – October 10

LOCAL SPORTS

In the Q League, the Cape Breton Eagles fell 5-2 to Charlottetown. The teams meet again at Centre 200 tonight at 7.


Tonight in the Nova Scotia U-18 Major Hockey League, the CB West Islanders travel to the Pictou County Wellness Centre to face off with the Weeks Majors. Game time is 8pm.


In the Maritime Hockey League, the Pictou County Weeks Crushers play the Western Capitals in Summerside at 7 pm.


The Nova Scotia Female Midget Hockey League has a new name ahead of its new season. League President Steve Halliday says their new name is the Maritime Major (U18) Female Hockey League, which starts play next weekend. Halliday says games before Christmas will be played by teams within their own divisions, which are divided by home province.


NATIONAL SPORTS

There will be a Game 6 in the N-B-A Finals. Jimmy Butler had his second triple-double of the Finals, and the Miami Heat beat the L-A Lakers 111-108 in Game 5 to stay alive. Butler had 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. The Lakers couldn’t close out the series despite LeBron James putting up 40 points. They still lead 3-2 with Game 6 Sunday.


The Tampa Bay Rays took down the Yankees to reach the American League Championship Series for the first time in 12 years. Mike Brosseau homered off Aroldis Chapman with one out in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie, and the Rays beat New York 2-1 in a decisive Game 5 of the A-L Division Series. Tampa will face the Houston Astros in the A-L-C-S with Game 1 Monday.


LA Dodgers fans who can’t get to Texas for the N-L Championship Series can watch their team from their cars outside Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are hosting viewing parties against the Atlanta Braves that begins Monday at neutral-site Globe Life Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tickets costing $75 dollars U-S per car. The games will be shown on 60-foot screens in two sections of the stadium’s parking lots, with audio broadcast through an F-M radio transmitter.


Corey Crawford is the latest goaltender to find a new home on the opening day of N-H-L free agency. Crawford signed a two-year, $7-point-8 million dollar U-S contract with the New Jersey Devils after spending his entire 13-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Jacob Markstrom is the richest goalie on Day 1. He got a six-year $36 million-dollar deal from the Calgary Flames.


It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup party. The effects of a flat salary cap took its toll on the Lightning less than two weeks after winning their second Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay bid farewell to defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed with Anaheim, and the team was forced to place centre Tyler Johnson on waivers as the N-H-L’s free agency period opened.


Today’s match between the Colorado Rapids and the L-A Galaxy has been postponed after a Rapids player tested positive for the coronavirus. It is the fourth Rapids match to be postponed because of positive tests for COVID-19. Twelve staff members and five players have tested positive since the last time the Rapids played on September 23rd.