Staying with local hockey... The Dauphin Clippers begin their Provincial Qualifying Series with the Vincent Massey Vikings at Credit Union Place this evening. The winner of the best of three series goes on to Provincials next month in Winnipeg. Game time is 7:30!
A busy night for the North Central Hockey League. With a win the Grandview Comets can move on to the Semi Finals, they lead the Hamiota Huskies two games to none in their best of five series. Meanwhile the McCreary Mustangs and Rams try to break a 1-1 series deadlock in Russell. Both contests go at 8:30pm.
Flipping to Curling now... High School Provincials carry on in Rivers and Minnedosa. Dauphin's Hanne Jensen is there, listen to 730 CKDM to find out how she does today!
At the Strathcona Senior Men's Provincial Curling Championship in Brandon Dauphin's Jim Todoruk has two games on his day. First is a match with Pilot Mound's Curtis McCannell, then he faces Barrie Sigurdson of Pembina later this afternoon.
Finally in the WHL tonight the Brandon Wheat Kings try to snap a seven game losing streak. They'll meet the Calgary Hitmen at 7:30.
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Over to the Olympics...
Team Canada and Team USA battle today for a chance to go to the Gold Medal Game at the Olympics on Sunday. Last time the two teams met Canada won Gold in Vancouver with a 3-2 overtime win. Game time is 11:00am. Listen to CKDM throughout this afternoon for updates!
Brad Jacobs has led Canada to an Olympic men's curling gold medal. The Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Skip defeated Britain's David Murdoch 9-3, to finish the event 9-2 after starting with a 1-2 record. Canada has now taken three consecutive Olympic gold medals after Brad Gushue won in 2006 and Kevin Martin was undefeated in 2010.
Canada won a gold and silver today before the alarm clock went off for most people in the country. Marielle Thompson of Whistler, BC captured the Women's Skicross ahead of Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B-C, Georgia Simmerling, from West Vancouver, BC, crashed in the quarter-finals and finished 14th overall.