A welcome home event was held for the Miramichi Valley High School Triple-A Boys Provincial Basketball Champions last night.

Miramichi council members and mayor Lordon offered their congratulations.

In the Maritime Hockey League, The Valley Wilcats lost 6-2 to Pictou County.

In the NHL, the Sens beat Florida 2 to 1.

Calgary got past Carolina 3 to 1.

Nashville topped Edmonton 5 to 4.

In the NBA, it was Toronto over Portland 112 to 106.

Pre-season baseball split-squad action had the Yankees over Toronto 7 to 2, and the Phillies over the Jays 10 to 3.