NO MORE STORMY WEATHER
The Island Storm has weathered its worst storm ever as far as not winning is concerned.
The Storm ended a 10-game losing streak with a 108-91 win over the first place Moncton Magic on Friday night.
It was the Storm’s first win since December 1st
Sampson Carter led the attack with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Moncton has lost 4 in a row. Newcomer Guillaume Boucard had 15 points in his Storm debut.
The Storm hosts the Halifax Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon at 2.00.
The Toronto Raptors had a 122-105 blowout win over the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA. Kawhi Leonard with 20 points as the Raptors won their fourth in a row. They have league best 32-12 record.
WOMEN PANTHERS WIN AGAIN
The UPEI women Panthers are tied with Cape Breton for first in the AUS dropping Saint Mary’s, 69-46. Lauren Fleming had 13 points. Jane McLaughlin with 12. UPEI is 8-1.
The men Panthers are 3-6 losing 92-74 to the first place Huskies. Saint Mary’s is 8-0.
HOCKEY PANTHERS LOSE AT X
The UPEI men’s hockey Panthers gave up three power play goals to St. F.X and lost 6-3. X scored two times in each period.
Kameron Keilly, Owen Headrick and Filip Rydstrom provided the Panthers goals. UPEI is 10-8-2 and fourth in the AUS.
UNB is still unbeaten in regulation in 21 games stopping Dalhousie, 3-1. The Reds now 18-0-3.
Moncton blanked Acadia, 2-0.
CAPS WIN IN CAMPBELLTON
The Summerside Western Capitals won their 6th in a row as they edged Campbellton, 4-3 on the road in overtime.
Brodie MacArthur with the winner at 1.55 in OT for the North leading Caps in the MHL. Summerside is 25-5.
NHL – SPRONG SCORES BUT DUCKS LOSE AGAIN
Anaheim has lost 10 in a row in the NHL bowing 7-4 to visiting Pittsburgh. The Ducks led 3-0 before falling apart. Jake Guentzel scored three times.
Former Islander Daniel Sprong got his 6th goal for the Ducks.
Calgary got by Florida, 4-3. Sean Monahan with the winner for the Flames who lead the West and have won 4 in a row.
Winnipeg held off Detroit, 4-2. Bryan Little had the winner.
Carolina edged Buffalo, 4-3. Jeff Skinner scored his 30th for the Sabres against his former club.
EAST COAST ICE JAM
The Charlottetown Pride is 3-0 at the East Coast Ice Jam in Halifax in Major Midget. Jonah Arbing recorded the shutout while Seth Morris and Max Chisholm both had a goal and assist.
as the Pride blanked Cape Breton, 4-0. The Pride then doubled the Western Kings of N-L, 4-2.
The Kensington Wild took its first loss in overtime, 2-1 to Dartmouth. The Wild is 2-1.
The Central Attack leads all Island teams in the Major Bantam with a 2-1 record.
The Toronto Blue Jays have dealt 33 year old catcher Russell Martin to the Los Angeles for a pair of minor league prospects.
Meantime, the Jays Winter Festival arrived in Halifax yesterday.
CURLING – SCOTTIES & TANKARD IN ALBERTON
Sarah Fullerton got by Veronica Smith, 4-3 at the PEI Scotties in Alberton, last night.
Smith’s first loss and both rinks now 4-1.
The next draw is at 2.00 at the Western Curling Club.
Four teams in the running for the PEI tankard in the mens with John Likely and Eddie MacKenzie in the playoffs.
They meet this morning while Darren Higgins takes on Tyler Smith.
ISLANDERS ON OCEAN 100 TONIGHT!
It’s Islanders Saturday Night Hockey on Ocean 100 as Charlottetown hosts the Q’s top team, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
Rouyn comes in with 33 wins in 41 games has won 7 of its last 10.
Noah Dobson of Summerside now a Husky.
The Islanders are tied for second in the Maritimes with Moncton and Cape Breton.
The hot Screaming Eagles blanked first place Halifax, 3-0 last night.
Saint John got by Acadie-Bathurst, 4-3 in overtime.
You can hear the game tonight beginning with the pre-game show at 6.45 on Ocean.
Some news in Jr. C hockey…the South Side Lynx has folded. The Crapaud team was to play at home tonight facing North River but that game is off. A revised league schedule is comning out.
The NFL Division playoffs begin today.
Indianapolis at Denver.
Then Dallas at the LA Rams.
The UPEI men’s hockey Panthers wrap-up a weekend road trip in Halifax facing Dalhousie coming off a 6-3 loss at St. F.X.
The women Panthers play at Moncton.
The Summerside Western Capitals at Miramichi after 4-3 win in overtime in Campbellton. The Caps are 25-5 to lead the North in the MHL.
The NHL includes Boston at Toronto and Colorado in Montreal tonight.
The Western Regals go for their 20th straight win at home to Pownal in PEI Midget AAA tonight at 7.30 in Alberton.
The 29th Montague Norsemen Hockey Tournament for “A:” and “AA” teams continues today.
UPEI continues a weekend road trip at Saint Mary’s in AUS women’s and men’s basketball.
Holland College starts the second half at UNB Saint John in men’s and women’s hoops.
The Scotties and Tankard continue in curling at the Western Curling Club in Alberton.
Harness racing at Red Shores in Charlottetown. Post time is 12.30 for the 13-dash card. Euchred the favourite in the 12th race feature which has 7 starters including Intended Royalty from Cape Breton. That horse won 7 of 10 starts last year. Mike McGuigan will drive.