ISLANDERS DEFENSEMAN PICKED BY ANAHEIM
Charlottetown Islanders defenseman Hunter Drew was taken by the Anaheim Ducks in the 6th round of the NHL Draft in Dallas. Drew was chosen 178th overall.
The Kingston, Ontario native had 8 goals and 39 points in 64 games for the Islanders last season.
Summerside’s Jeremy McKenna went undrafted but the Moncton Wildcats forward has been invited to the Arizona Coyotes development camp which begins today.
Noah Dobson of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan was picked 12th overall by the NY Islanders on Friday.
Los Angeles signed veteran Ilya Kovalchuk to a 3 year contract for $18.7 million. The 35-year old has 816 points in 816 career games but hasn’t played in the NHL for 6 seasons.
A five-player deal during the second day of the draft.
Calgary sent Dougie Hamilton, Michael Ferland and Harvard hopeful Adam Fox to Carolina for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifan.
JAYS TOP ANGELS
Steve Pearce hit a 3-run homer in the 9th as the Toronto Blue Jays stopped the Anaheim Angels, 4-1.
The Jays received a return outing from pitcher Marcus Stroman who was out since May 8th.
Toronto had lost 10 of its previous 11 road games.
The Jays have put Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day D.L with a right finger contusion.
Another starting pitcher, Jaime Garcia is also on the D.L with a shoulder injury.
Wilmer Font tossed his first Major League win as the Tampa Bay Rays shutout the NY Yankees, 4-0.
Willie Adames homered.
The Seattle Mariners ended a 5 game losing streak with a 7-2 win in Boston. Nelson Cruz had 3 hits and scored twice.
Other games: Houston 4 Kansas City 3 (12 innings)
Los Angeles Dodgers 8 NY Mets 3
Cleveland 4 Detroit 1
Baltimore 7 Atlanta 5
Belgium and Mexico improved to 2-0 in the World Cup.
Belgium over Tunisia, 5-2.
Mexico 2-1 over Korea.
Germany got by Sweden, 2-1.
Run Rose Quest an upset winner in the Cecil Ladner Memorial at Red Shores in Charlottetown winning by nose over Euchred 1.54/2.
Marc Campbell was behind for his 3rd win the of the night.
Harness racing at Red Shores in Summerside. The 13-dash card begins at 1.00.
Mando Fun with Kenny Arsenault driving is the 5-2 favourite in the 12th race feature that has six starters.
Red Shores Summerside will feature the Decade of Champions from 1969 to 1980 as the countdown to the 50th edition of the Governor’s Plate gets underway. Connections of those champions are invited out to the track for their special pace.
Kings County Baseball League
Charlottetown Jays at Northside, 2.00
Caridigan at Stratford, 2.00
Peakes at Charlottetown Expos, 6.00