Hartley's Sports ShortsSports Hartley’s Sports Shorts for Saturday, APRIL 20TH SHARE ON: Ethan Ready, staff Saturday, Apr. 20th, 2019 WORLD U-18 MEN’S HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP 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. Taylor Gauthier stops 24/28 as 🇨🇦 beats🇨🇭 7-4 to improve to 2-0 at the World Under-18 Hockey Championship. Up next: 🇧🇾 on Sunday.#U18Worlds #NorthernUprising pic.twitter.com/N91pvNFBRl — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) April 19, 2019 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. ===== NHL PLAYOFFS – Round 1 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) EXTINGUISHED.#GoAvsGo #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/108846Nnd3 — x- Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) April 20, 2019 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. ===== NBA PLAYOFFS – Round 1 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. ===== MLB 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.