The UPEI women’s basketball Panthers Cinderella story continues. The Panthers stopped Cape Breton, 78-73 to advance to the AUS championship game today facing Acadia.
UPEI was led by rookie star Reese Baxendale with 24 points. Jenna Mae Ellsworth added 18.
Acadia made it by downing Saint Mary’s, 65-43.
UPEI hasn’t won the Atlantic title since 1998.
Holland College is into the ACAA men’s final again.
The Hurricanes ran over Mount St. Vincent, 93-79 in the semi-finals led by Jace Colley with 33 points.
The Canes will meet Crandall of Moncton in the final at the Dal Agriculture Centre.
The women’s Canes fell 65-44 to Mount A in the semi-finals. Jenna Macinnis had 14 points in the loss.
The Island Storm playoff chances increased with a 115-108 win over last place Cape Breton in the NBL. Franklin Session led the way with 29 points and 8 assists.
That’s four straight wins for the Storm.
PEI`s Eddie MacKenzie is 0-1 at the Tim Horton`s Brier in Regina losing 12-7 to Reid Carruthers of Manitoba. PEI plays Quebec and Northern Ontario today.
Yarmouth got by the Summerside Western Capitals, 3-1 in Maritime Jr. hockey. Andrew Martell scored the game winner in the second period. Brodie MacMillan had the Caps goal.
Acadie Bathurst edged Moncton, 5-3 in the Q. Defenseman Noah Dobson with his 15th goal and 2 assists. The Summerside native is tied for second in scoring amongh defensemen with 62 points.
Jeremy McKenna scored his 33rd goal for Moncton. The Summerside winger is 11th in Q scoring with 70 points.
Chicoutimi doubled Halifax, 4-2.
Rouyn-Noranda dropped Cape Breton, 5-2.
Victoriaville stayed hot with a 7-3 win in Saint John.
The Charlottetown Islanders host Moncton at 3.00 today.
Alex Ovechkin connected for his 40th goal as Washington won the outdoor NHL at the US Naval Academy, 5-2 over Toronto. That gives him 598 career goals.
Brad Marchand scored at 2.06 in overtime as Boston trimmed Montreal, 2-1.
Steven Stamkos had a pair of goals and 3 assists as Tampa Bay won 7-6 over Philadelphia in a shootout.
Boston 2 Montreal 1 (OT)
Arizona 2 Ottawa 1
Washington 5 Toronto 2
N.Y. Rangers 3 Edmonton 2
Tampa Bay 7 Philadelphia 6 (SO)
Dallas 3 St. Louis 2 (OT)
Chicago 5 Los Angeles 3
Pittsburgh 3 N.Y. Islanders 2 (OT)
The Jays outlasted Minnesota, 13-8 in pre-season baseball.
The Yankees stopped the Red Sox, 5-3.
The Mid Isle Matrix swept their PEI Midget AAA semi-final series with a 7-0 win over the Western Regals.
Tignish Aces are up 2-0 in the Jr. C semi-finals after edging Southside, 4-3 in Crapaud.
The Central Attack has reached the PEI Bantam AAA finals by sweeping Mid Isle 3-0. The Attack blanked the Matrix, 6-0.
Eastern is up 2-1 on Western in the other semi-final. The Express won 5-1 in Pownal.
The UPEI women’s Panthers will go after their first AUS title in basketball since 1998 when they meet Acadia today at 1.00 in Halifax in the conference final.
The Panthers split the regular season series winning 88-68 on January 20th and giving then #1 Acadia its first loss of the season.
Holland College will meet Crandall University of Moncton in the ACAA men’s final today at the Dalhousie Agriculture Centre. The Hurricanes are 21-1 this season.
It’s St. F.X. and UNB in the AUS men’s final at 4.30.
PEI’s Eddie MacKenzie faces Quebec and Northern Ontario today at the Tim Horton’s Brier in Regina. PEI lost 12-7 to Manitoba on opening day.
The Charlottetown Islanders will try to regroup after losing 9-0 to surging Victoriaville on Friday night. The Islanders host Moncton at 3.00 at the Eastlink Centre. Moncton is 2-8 in its last 10 games. The Isles have lost 2 in a row.
The PEI Major Midget finals continue with Game 2 at 6.30 tonight at the MacLauchlan Arena. Kensington leads Charlottetown, 1-0.
The Kent Coyotes visit the Kensington Vipers at 7.00 in Jr. B.
The Eastern Maniacs at the Western Red Wings in Evangline at 7.00.
Tignish will go for a sweep of the Southside Lynx in the Jr. C sem-finals at 6.30 at home.
The Aces lead, 2-0.
The NHL has seven games including two afternoon contests. Nashville at Colorado and Philadelphia at Florida.
Among the games tonight Las Vegas at New Jersey and Winnipeg at Carolina.
Charlotte at the Toronto Raptors in the NBA.