April 8, 2020

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Moose stonewalled by Primeau, Rocket

Cayden Primeau stopped all 17 shots he faced for his third shutout of the season as the Laval Rocket blanked the Manitoba Moose 3-0 on Saturday in American Hockey League action.

Charles Hudon scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season at 1:35 of the second period to open the scoring.

Riley Barber and Nikita Jevpalovs were the other goal scorers for the Rocket (21-16-4), the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.

Eric Comrie turned aside 33-of-36 shots in defeat for the Moose (19-24-0), the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.

Laval was scoreless on their six power-play opportunities, while Manitoba failed to convert on three chances with the man advantage.

 

Manitoban scores in loss to Russians

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Denton Mateychuk of Dominion City and Adam Fantilli of Nobleton, Ont., had the lone goals for Canada in a 6-2 loss to Russia in preliminary round play at the Youth Olympics under-17 male hockey tournament on Saturday.

Canada was unable to overcome a quick start by the Russians, who held a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Matvei Michkov and Vyacheslav Malov had two goals each for the winners. Ilya Kvochko and Ruslan Gazizov had one apiece.

The Canadians play Denmark on Sunday.

 

Former Canuck extends bobsled lead

IGLS, Austria — Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. extended her lead atop the women’s bobsled World Cup standings Saturday, teaming with Sylvia Hoffman to pick up a bronze medal at this weekend’s stop at historic Innsbruck.

Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka and Annika Drazek of Germany won the race in 1 minute, 47.34 seconds. Laura Nolte and Erline Nolte of Germany were second in 1:47.53, barely holding off Humphries and Hoffman — third in 1:47.56.

Humphries, who did not race last season and transferred to the U.S. team from her native Canada this past September, now has a 23-point lead over Germany’s Stephanie Schneider in the season standings.

Canada’s Christine De Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski were fourth in 1:47.60.

 

Park takes lead, Henderson falls off

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Inbee Park finally made a bogey, but she still finished with a 4-under 67 Saturday and a two-shot lead over Sei Young Kim heading into the final round of the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.

Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls, Ont., fell into a tie for fifth place after she carded a 1-over 72 on Saturday. Henderson now sits five shots back of the leader heading into Sunday’s final round.

Park, a 19-time winner on the LPGA Tour, hadn’t made a bogey since November’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

 

Jiminez playoff birdie fends off Els, Couples

KA’UPULEHI-KONA, Hawaii — Miguel Angel Jimenez made a 12-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff Saturday with senior newcomer Ernie Els to win the PGA Tour Champions’ season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Fred Couples dropped out on the first extra trip down the par-4 18th at windy Hualalai, missing a short par putt.

Jimenez, paired with Couples in the second-to-last group, birdied Nos. 13-15 in a 5-under 67. The 56-year-old Spaniard has nine victories on the 50-and-over tour, also winning at Hualalai in 2015. He has won in all seven his senior seasons.

Els made his senior debut Thursday with an even-par 72 to fall eight strokes behind leaders Jimenez and Bernhard Langer, then rallied with consecutive 65s to post at 14-under 202.

— staff, wire services

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