OPENING NIGHT WIN
The new Quebec Major Junior Hockey season opened on a good note for the Charlottetown Islanders who doubled the visiting Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, 4-2.
Daniel Hardy scored twice including the winner and Matt Welsh made 33 saves.
Halifax is in town tonight to play the Islanders. The Mooseheads began their Memorial Cup hosting year by edging Saint John, 5-4.
Moncton over defending Memorial Cup champion, Acadie-Bathurst, 3-1.
CAPS LOSE 2ND IN A ROW
The St. Stephen County Aces built up a 5-1 lead in the first period and cruised to a 9-6 win over the visiting Summerside Western Capitals in the MHL.
TJ Shea, last year’s scoring champion had a big night for the Caps with 4 goals and an assist. Summerside is 1-2.
PRIDE WINS IN MAJOR MIDGET
The Charlottetown Pride got by the Saint John Vitos, 6-4 in Major Midget. Declan MacEachern picked up a hat trick while Cole Larkin added two goals. The Pride 2-0.
UPEI STOPS SMU
The UPEI women Panthers got by Saint Mary’s, 4-1 in exhibition action. Jolena Gillard scored twice including a powr play goal for UPEI
The Tampa Bay Rays routed the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-3. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had two home runs.
Gurriel’s brother Yuri hit a grand slam and had a 2 run shot as Houston clinched a playoff spot with an 11-3 romp over the Angels.
Boston has tied a team record with 105 wins getting by Cleveland, 7-5. That ties the franchise mark set in 1912 the same year Fenway Park opened and the Titanic sunk.
The Yankees stopped Baltimore, 10-8.
Khris Davis homered twice including a walk off shot in the 10th as Oakland edged Minnesota, 7-6. Davis leads the majors with 45 homers.
The Charlottetown Islanders back in action at 7.00 tonight hosting the Halifax Mooseheads in the Q.
The UPEI men’s Panthers host the Dalhousie Tigers at 7.00 in AUS exhibition hockey. The Panthers are 1-1 in the pre-season so far. Dal edged Acadia, 2-1 last night.
UNB at UPEI at 2.00 in pre-season women’s hockey.
The home opener for the Kensington Wild in Major Midget tonight at 7.30. The Wild host the Northern Moose. There are 11 rookies on the Wild.
The Holland College Hurricanes have their home opener in Atlantic Football as they entertain the UNB Saint John Seawolves at 1.00 at UPEI. The Canes downed UNB last week, 22-17.
In soccer today, UPEI visits Cape Breton and Holland College is at UNB Saint John.
The Holland College Hurricanes at Dalhousie for a doubleheader today in baseball. The Canes are 6-0.
Harness racing at Red Shores in Charlottetown with post time at 6.00 for the 12 dash card.
The Tace 11 $3,500 Invitational has Czar Seelster with Kenny Arsenault the 5-2 favourite in the field of five that includes Euchred and Rose Run Quest.