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Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:40

Thursday Sports Notes

Manitoba finishes off the round robin today at the National Seniors Curling Championship in Yellowknife. The team skipped by Neepawa's Kelly Robertson and featuring local curler Peter Prokopowich has two games. First against Team BC then tonight against Team Yukon.

The Dauphin Kings and Virden Oil Capitals lock horns tonight for game three of the Sher-Wood Division Final at Credit Union Place. The Kings lead the series 2-0. The South Ticket Office at the rink is open all day today until puck drop at 7:30pm. Two lucky fans will be selected from the crowd to have a chance to win $50,000. If you can't make it to the tilt, listen to it on 730 CKDM, starting with the Pre Game Show at 7:10pm. The Addison Division Final is also on the ice tonight. The Winnipeg Blues take a 2-0 series lead into Steinbach for game three with the Pistons.

A late night for Winnipeg Jets fans. Winnipeg is in San Jose tonight looking for their first win on a five game road swing. The start time is 9:30.The Vancouver Canucks are riding a three-game winning streak ahead of tonight's game against the Avalanche in Colorado. Vancouver topped Minnesota 5-2 last night to inch to within four points of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. Elsewhere, the red-hot Montreal Canadiens takes on the Red Wings in Detroit, Boston hosts Chicago, New Jersey is home to the Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh welcomes the Los Angeles Kings, the New York Islanders travel to Tampa Bay, Carolina takes on the Panthers in Florida, Minnesota is in St. Louis, and Nashville opens its doors to the Buffalo Sabres.

March Madness resumes today with the first games of the Sweet 16. The Number 1 Florida Gators will have to slow down the UCLA Bruins in the South Regional semifinal to extend Florida's longest winning streak in school history. The Gators have won 28 in a row, and another win will put them into a fourth straight regional final. Elsewhere, Canadian Dyshawn Pierre and the Dayton Flyers take on Stanford, Baylor plays Wisconsin, and San Diego State battles Arizona.

The Toronto Blue Jays play their final exhibition game in Florida today before they head north to Montreal to close out the pre-season this weekend. Right-hander Drew Hutchison gets the start for Toronto against Philadelphia. Former Blue Jay A-J Burnett is expected to start for the Phillies.

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