Listed here are 5 issues to observe in Canadian sports activities this weekend: TIPOFF TIME All three Canadians at present within the WNBA shall be on the identical court docket on Friday evening.
Listed here are 5 issues to observe in Canadian sports activities this weekend:
All three Canadians at present within the WNBA shall be on the identical court docket on Friday evening. Hamilton’s Kia Nurse performs her first recreation for the Phoenix Mercury in opposition to the Minnesota Lynx on Friday evening. Nurse was a part of a three-way commerce, leaving New York within the low season. Bridget Carleton of Chatham, Ont., and Natalie Achonwa of Toronto play for Minnesota.
NORTH GUYS FINISH LAST
Whereas the three U.S.-based divisions prepare for NHL playoff hockey this weekend, 5 of the seven groups within the North Division had but to complete their common season as of Friday. In actual fact, when the Washington Capitals kick off the post-season Saturday evening in opposition to the visiting Boston Bruins, the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames will nonetheless have three video games left to play earlier than calling it a 12 months. Vancouver wanted an extension to its common season after 11 of its video games had been postponed attributable to a COVID-19 outbreak inside the crew. The Flames and Canucks wrap up Wednesday earlier than the Edmonton Oilers host Winnipeg in Sport 1 of their first-round collection.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
All three Canadian Main League Soccer groups stay away from their non permanent U.S. houses this weekend. Toronto FC is at New York Metropolis on Saturday, whereas CF Montreal faces Atlanta United that evening. The Vancouver Whitecaps battle Sporting KC on Sunday.
The Toronto Raptors wrap up their season on Sunday in opposition to the Indiana Pacers. The crew will miss the playoffs for the primary time since 2013. Toronto’s low season figures to function loads of drama. President Masai Ujiri’s contract is because of expire and star level guard Kyle Lowry is eligible without spending a dime agent.
HOME (FOR NOW)
The Toronto Blue Jays start their remaining homestand in Dunedin, Fla., on Friday evening in opposition to the Philadelphia Philles. After taking part in the subsequent 10 video games at their spring-training advanced, the Blue Jays will start making ready for a transfer again to Buffalo, N.Y., the place they performed house video games in 2020. The primary homestand in Buffalo begins June 1.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Might 14, 2021.
The Canadian Press