Team Canada and Roblin's Jayce Hawryluk are back on the ice today at the World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Finland. The Canadians are up against Switzerland in the quarterfinal, the tilt begins this morning.
The San Jose Sharks look to complete a first-round sweep when they visit the Los Angeles Kings tonight. It would be the second sweep of the first round after Montreal dispatched Tampa Bay in four games. The bad news for the Kings? Only three teams in NHL history have come back from a 3-0 series deficit.
The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will be undermanned when they skate in Game 4 of their NHL playoff series. The Wild will be without Matt Cooke, who's been suspended for seven games for a knee-to-knee hit on Colorado's Tyson Barrie Monday night. Barrie is out for up to six weeks with ligament damage. Colorado leads the series 2-1. Also tonight, Boston looks to take a 3-1 series lead over the Red Wings when the teams clash in Detroit.
Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the NHL's Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward. Toews, captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, edged out Bergeron of the Boston Bruins for the honour last year. The Winnipeg product is a finalist for the third time in four years.
The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles face off in the rubber match of a three-game series tonight at Rogers Centre. The Jays gave up a five-run lead in a 10-8 loss to the O's last night. Drew Hutchison gets the start for Toronto. Baltimore counters with Bud Norris.
Michael Phelps hopes to make a splash when he returns to competitive swimming today at a Grand Prix meet in Mesa, Arizona. The 28-year-old, 18-time Olympic gold medallist ends his retirement when he takes part in the 100-metre butterfly preliminaries.