UPEI is looking to bid to host the National CIS Men’s Hockey Championship. To help with that bid, UPEI wants to build on its already strong season ticket base to demonstrate to CIS the strong support that the Panthers receive. Coach Forbes MacPherson says they’ve partnered with the corporate community to offer some incentives, and at $190 for the season, it’s good value. PEI is the only province that has not hosted the CIS men’s hockey nationals.
A rough start led to a poor result for the Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas. Carlos Gomez homered in a four-run first inning as the Rangers went on to beat Toronto 6-1. Francisco Liriano gave up four straight two-out hits in the first. There’s a new leader in the A-L East. Chris Sale pitched into the ninth ninning and struck out 10 as the Red Sox beat Kansas City 8-3. Boston now has a half-game lead on the Yankees for first in the division as the Yankees lost 8-3 to the Angels.
Tonight’s a big night in Las Vegas for the N-H-L. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights’ roster will be announced at the N-H-L’s annual post-season awards show. Knights’ G-M George McPhee will reveal the choices he’s made in the expansion-player draft to stock the club for its inaugural season this fall. Vegas is the first expansion team to join since Columbus and Minnesota made it a 30-team league in 2000.
Some of the league’s top talent will be in Las Vegas for the annual N-H-L awards show tonight. The top forward, top defenceman, rookie of the year and best goaltender are just some of the awards being handed out. Edmonton’s Connor McDavid, Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Columbus’s Sergei Brobovski are up for the Hart Memorial Trophy as league M-V-P.
Local soccer action, U15 Girls First Division play saw Summerside beat Sherwood 2-1, Eliot River Ramblers Team 2 lost to West Prince Storm by a score of 3 – 1
One of the the largest street stock racing events ever to be held in Atlantic Canada goes this Saturday at Oyster Bed Speedway at 5pm. A registered field of 37 cars will be attempting to make the Maritime Street Stock Showdown main event 100 lap feature race. Only 30 cars will qualify for the featured event. Rain date is Sunday at 2pm.