Clachan’s Travis Konecny of the Philadelphia Flyers and Dresden’s T.J. Brodie of the Calgary Flames began the NHL post-season with wins.
Carleton enjoys career game
Second-year forward Bridget Carleton of Chatham enjoyed the best game of her WNBA career Saturday in the Minnesota Lynx’s 78-69 win over the Connecticut Sun.
Carleton scored a career-high eight points on 3-of-3 shooting in Bradenton, Fla.
She also had two rebounds, one steal and one assist while playing a career-best 23 minutes 19 seconds as the Lynx improved to 3-1 with their second straight win. She was 2-of-4 at the foul line and tied for the team lead with a plus/minus rating of plus-nine.
“Bridget will fight if you give her a chance,” Lynx general manager and head coach Cheryl Reeve said in the Star Tribune.
The Lynx will play the New York Liberty (0-4) on Wednesday and the Indiana Fever (2-2) on Friday.
Brodie, Flames lose Game 2
Dresden’s T.J. Brodie and the Calgary Flames lost to the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 2 of their Western Conference qualifying series for the Stanley Cup playoffs Monday at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
Brodie had one assist in the Flames’ 4-1 win in Game 1 on Saturday.
The best-of-five series is tied 1-1 going into Game 3 at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
“This time of year, sometimes you’ve got to have a short memory,” Flames head coach Geoff Ward said after Game 2. “This was a close hockey game. It was tight. We knew they’d come with a good game, and they did.”
Game 4 will be Thursday. If necessary, Game 5 will be Saturday.
The winner advances to the conference quarter-finals.
All games are being played in Edmonton, the Western Conference hub city for the post-season.
Dresden Raceway ends season
Stonebridge Armour, Tymal Chrome and Arch Hall won the three divisions of Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Series two-year-old trotting colts Monday at Dresden Raceway’s season finale.
The 12-race program also included two divisions from the OSS Prospect Series. Los Ballykeelamigo and Northern Flame were the winners.
Tyler Borth drove three winners to earn the dash title at Dresden with 23 victories this season. Gord McDonell was the leading trainer with 10 wins.
The finale’s purse was $114,400 and the handle was $26,296.
The average handle this season was just under $23,000 per day, according to a raceway news release, as the track relied on Internet betting for the first time in its history.
Live wagering was allowed for only the final two weeks with limited attendance, and the handle rose 21 per cent and 24 per cent, respectively, said the news release.
Kent Minor Hockey annual meeting
The Kent Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting online Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.
Details will be sent to eligible participants.
Elections are scheduled to be held for president, secretary, vice-president house league, vice-president local league, and director of travel. Nominations can be sent to Livia Faubert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award winners will be announced and the financial statement will be discussed.