Team Canada looks to be fairing well with Prince George Cougars’ Taylor Gauthier between the pipes.

Gauthier made 24 saves in a 7-4 victory over the Swiss at the U-18 Men’s Hockey Championship in Sweden yesterday.

Canada will face Belarus on Sunday.


WHL PLAYOFFS – Conference Finals

The Prince Albert Raiders defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings on home ice yesterday with a 1-0 victory. Raiders’ goaltender Ian Scott made 26 saves to earn the shutout.

Game 2 goes tonight at 6:00 in Prince Albert.

David Tendeck stopped 30 of 31 shots against the Spokane Chiefs, which was good enough to allow the Vancouver Giants to defeat the Chiefs 4-1. Owen Hardy finished the game with a goal and two assists for the Giants.

Game 2 goes tonight at 7:00 in Langley.



Yesterday’s Scores:

Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Boston Bruins 1 (TOR leads series 3-2)

Colorado Avalanche 5 vs. Calgary Flames 1 (COL wins series 4-1)

Today’s Games:

Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators at 12:00 p.m. (Series tied at 2-2)

Winnipeg Jets vs. St Louis Blues at 4:00 p.m. (STL leads series 3-2)

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals at 5:00 p.m. (Series tied at 2-2)

Around the NHL:

Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele will not be suspended for his hit on TJ Oshie. The incident will result in the Capitals’ forward missing “quite some time” according to head coach Todd Reirden.



The Toronto Raptors have taken a 2-1 series lead after defeating the Orlando Magic 98-93 yesterday.

Pascal Siakam led the way with 30 points.



Marcus Stroman earned his first victory of the year with a 5-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

The same two teams will play again today at 1:07 p.m. in Oakland.