STORMS STOPPED BY THE NICKELS
The Central Division leading Sudbury Five dropped the Island Storm, 130-108 in NBL basketball in northern Ontario on Friday night.
That’s four straight losses for the Storm who were led by Sampson Carter with 28 points.
Braylon Rayson had 29 for Sudbury.
The Storm is 2-5.
Atlantic leading Moncton took its first loss.
The Magic went down, 114-84 facing the Cape Breton Highlanders ending Moncton’s 10 game win streak.
CAPS LOSE IN GRAND FALLS
Chris Melendez broke up a 4-4 with about 2 and a half minutes left in the third period as the hometown Grand Falls Rapids trimmed the Summerside Western Capitals, 5-4 in MHL hockey. Sullivan Sparkes had tied the game early in the final period.
T.J. Shea and Callum Muirhead both got their 19th of the season. Josh MacDonald had the other.
The Caps are 8-2 in their last 10 and are a point up Campbellton in the North. The Tigers stopped St. Stephen, 5-2.
HALL HAS BIG NIGHT FACING SENS
Taylor Hall had a pair of goals and two assists as New Jersey dropped Ottawa, 5-2 in the NHL.
Bad boy Tom Wilson scored the winner as Washington edged Buffalo, 2-1.
Chicago shaded Colorado, 2-1.
CANADA WINS ANOTHER TUNE-UP
Team Canada Junior pounced on Slovakia, 6-1 in pre-World Junior action on the west coast. Cody Glass had a goal and two assists for Canada.
Canada is 2-0 in pre-tournament play.
The Western Red Wings skated by Cap-Pele, 7-3 in Jr. B.
Tignish romped to a 12-1 win over South Side in Jr. C.
Kings County shutout the Central Attack, 5-0 in Midget AAA.
Mid Isle edged Prince County, 4-3 in Bantam AAA.
Kawhi Leonard had 34 points including 15 in the third quarter as the Toronto Raptors bounced Cleveland, 124-110 in the NBA.
Milwaukee downed Boston, 120-107.
A big seven player deal in baseball.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have sent outfielder Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp along with pitcher Alex Wood to Cincinnati for pitcher Homer Bailey and prospects.
The Summerside Western Capitals will try to end the first half of the Maritime Junior Hockey League season with a win in Edmundston tonight.
The Caps lost 5-4 in Grand Falls to begin a weekend road trip and are a point up on second place Campbellton.
The Blizzard is 5 points back in third place in the North Division.
Edmundston has won three in a row.
The Island teams hook up tonight in Major Midget.
The first place Kensington Wild visits the Charlottetown Pride at 6.00 at the MacLauchlan Arena.
The Wild leads Moncton by 2 points in the fight for first place.
The Alberton Western Regals will try to increase their record to 18-0 when they host the Central Attack in Island Midget AAA tonight at 7.30.
Kensington at the Eastern Maniacs in Souris in Jr. B at 7.00.
Bantam AAA has Prince County at the Central Attack at the Bell Aliant Centre at 1.40 this afternoon.
In Jr. C, Summerside and South Side play in Crapaud and Tignish meets the North River Flames at the APM Centre this evening.
The NHL is busy with five afternoon games including Montreal at Las Vegas and Nashville in Boston.
The Leafs host the NY Rangers tonight along with Washington at Ottawa and Winnipeg at Vancouver while Tampa Bay plays in Edmonton.
The NBA has Toronto at Philadelphia.
NFL football today.
Washington at Tennessee and Baltimore at the Los Angeles Chargers.