SPORTS - Sunday

















Was it divine interverntion? A trip to church in Charlottetown answered the prayers of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada who came back to even their Q semi-finals series, 1-1 with the Charlottetown Islanders. The Armada stunned the Islanders, 5-4 with three goals in the final minutes.

Coach Joel Bouchard took the players to church and their prayers were answered after being shutout three times by the Islanders including a series opening 3-0 loss.  The Armada also got some help from above in the review box with a goal called back against the Islanders but another call went the visitors way and resulted in a goal.
Daniel Sprong scored twice and set up defenseman P.O. Joseph early in the third that put the Islanders ahead, 4-2. But he also lost the battle with Morgan Adam-Moisan who scored the game winner with 54 seconds left.
The contest got feisty with some hard hits, a couple of fights and several penalties which seemed to hurt the Islanders more than th Armada.
Kameron Keilly got the first Isles goal. Alex Barre-Boulet scored two goals to tie the game in the final period. He also set up the winner.
The Islanders are 9-1 in the post season and play the next two games in Blainville on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and you can hear it all on Ocean 100.


Chicoutimi went to overtime to get by the Saint John Sea Dogs, 3-2. That series also tied, 1-1.Nicolas Roy scored the winner at 5.12 in overtime. Julien Gauthier (assisted by Island native Spencer Smallman) and Matthew Highmore gave Saint John a 2-0 lead in the first. Joey Rattle tied it for the Sagueneens with goals in the second and third. The series heads to Chicoutimi this week.





Truro doubled Miramichi, 6-3 to tie the Maritime Jr. League finals, 2-2. Denver Lynds led the Bearcats with a pair of goals and two assists. Brandon Hughes scored three times for the winners.









Montreal is out. The Canadiens shook hands with the New York Rangers who beat them, 3-1. Alec Emelin gaver the Canadiens a 1-0 lead before Mats Zuccarello tied the game on a power play and put the Rangers ahead 2-1at 13.31 in the third. Derek Stepan iced it with an empty netter as New York took the series in six games.
Edmonton has advanced to the next round in the NHL playoffs taking out the San Jose Sharks in six games with a 3-1 victory. Anton Slepyshev scored the winning goal and Connor McDavid got the insurance marker with a second left.
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St. Louis eliminated Minnesota with a 4-3 overtime victory. Mangus Paarjarvi scored the winning goal at 9.43 in overtime.

The Mid Isle Wildcats are representing PEI and Atlantic Canada in the Esso Cup Canadian Midget AAA Female Championships in Morden, Manitoba.
The Wildcats are the second Island team to advance to the Nationals. The first was Kings County in 2011. The Wildcats are coached b y Kevin Andrews and will be one of six teams in the tourney. They play the Pacific today and Quebec on Monday. Preliminary games last through Thursday.

The Blue Jays are 2-6 in one run games, losing 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels. The Jays also put Troy Tulowitzki on the 10 day disabled list with a hamstring injury as the amoung of wounded players continues to mount. Losing pitcher Casey Lawrence (0-2) gave up a grand slam to Andrelton Simmons in the third inning.  Kevin Pillar and Justin Smoak homered in the late innings but the Jays rally came up short. Toronto is 4-13.
First place Baltimore dropped Boston, 4-2. The Orioles (12-4) received home runs from Trey Mancini and Jonathan Scoop.  Boston (10-8) has lost the first two games of the series at Camden Yards.
The Yankees pounded the Pirates, 11-5.Starlin Castro launched a three run homer in New York's 5 run 6th inning.



Mr. Irresistable won the feature at Red Shores in Charlottetown in 1.55/3 for Jason Hughes as harness racing returned. Marc Campbell won two on the program including Instant Shadow in 1.58.  Simon Said in 1.59/4 was one of two winners for Adam Merner.

Saturday's Games

NHL Playoffs

First Round

N.Y. Rangers 3 Montreal 1

(Rangers win series 4-2)

Edmonton 3 San Jose 1

(Oilers win series 4-2)

St. Louis 4 Minnesota 3 (OT)

(Blues win series 4-1)


AHL Playoffs

First Round (Best-of-Five)

Hershey 5 Lehigh Valley 4

(Bears lead series 2-0)

Syracuse 4 St. John's 3 (2OT)

(Series tied 1-1)

Toronto 6 Albany 2

(Series tied 1-1)

San Diego 2 Ontario 1

(Series tied 1-1)


NBA Playoffs

First Round

Toronto 87 Milwaukee 76

(Series tied 2-2)

Atlanta 116 Washington 98

(Wizards lead series 2-1)

Memphis 110 San Antonio 108

(Series tied 2-2)

Golden State 119 Portland 113

(Warriors lead series 3-0)



American League

L.A. Angels 5 Toronto 4

Detroit 5 Minnesota 4

Oakland 4 Seattle 3

Tampa Bay 6 Houston 3

Baltimore 4 Boston 2

Cleveland 7 Chicago White Sox 0

Texas 2 Kansas City 1

National League

Chicago Cubs 12 Cincinnati 8

Washington 3 N.Y. Mets 1

St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 1

Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 3 (10 innings)

Miami 6 San Diego 3 (11 innings)

Arizona 11 L.A. Dodgers 5

Colorado 12 San Francisco 3


N.Y. Yankees 11 Pittsburgh 5



Montreal 3 Philadelphia 3

Houston 2 San Jose 0

Portland 2 Vancouver 1

New York 2 Columbus 0

D.C. United 2 New England 2

FC Dallas 1 Sporting Kansas City 0

Atlanta United FC 3 Real Salt Lake 1


Sunday's Games

(All times Eastern)

NHL Playoffs

First Round

Ottawa at Boston, 3 p.m.

(Senators lead series 3-2)

Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m.

(Capitals lead series 3-2)


AHL Playoffs

First Round (Best-of-Five)

Charlotte at Chicago, 3 p.m.

(Series tied 1-1)

WB/Scranton at Providence, 3:05 p.m.

(Bruins lead series 1-0)

Milwaukee at Grand Rapids, 4 p.m.

(Griffins lead series 1-0)

Stockton at San Jose, 6 p.m.

(Barracuda lead series 1-0)


NBA Playoffs

First Round

Cleveland at Indiana, 1 p.m.

(Cavaliers lead series 3-0)

Houston at Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m.

(Rockets lead series 2-1)

Boston at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.

(Bulls lead series 2-1)

L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m.

(Clippers lead series 2-1)



American League

Houston (Musgrove 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Andriese 1-0), 1:10 p.m.

Boston (Rodriguez 0-1) at Baltimore (Gausman 1-1), 1:35 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Holland 1-2), 2:10 p.m.

Detroit (Fulmer 1-1) at Minnesota (Gibson 0-2), 2:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Hammel 0-1) at Texas (Darvish 1-2), 3:05 p.m.

Toronto (Stroman 1-2) at L.A. Angels (Chavez 1-3), 3:37 p.m.

Seattle (Gallardo 0-2) at Oakland (Triggs 3-0), 4:05 p.m.

National League

Chicago Cubs (Lackey 1-2) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 1-2), 1:10 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 0-2) at Philadelphia (Eflin 0-0), 1:35 p.m.

St. Louis (Leake 2-1) at Milwaukee (Nelson 1-0), 2:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Samardzija 0-3) at Colorado (Freeland 1-1), 3:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (McCarthy 2-0) at Arizona (Miller 2-1), 4:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 0-1) at San Diego (Perdomo 0-0), 4:40 p.m.

Washington (Scherzer 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-1), 8:00 p.m.


N.Y. Yankees (Montgomery 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Nova 1-2), 1:35 p.m.

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