(As of 12:01 a.m.)

DOYLE CUP JUNIOR HOCKEY: 

The Prince George Spruce Kings added to their BCHL title by winning the Doyle Cup Pacific Region championship on home ice.

Prince George erupted for three unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Brooks Bandits 4-2 Saturday, winning the best-of-seven series 4-2.

The Spruce Kings completed their home schedule by winning their 20th straight game at the RMCA before a standing room only crowd of 2,112.

P.G. improved its overall post-season record to 20-3.

Chong Min Lee tallied the winner with 4:43 remaining.

Patrick Cozzi iced the last game of the Doyle Cup with an empty netter with 20 seconds left.

Cozzi, with a goal and an assist in game six, racked up five points in the final three games of the series, all won by Prince George.

Ben Brar tied the game at 2 at 9:55 of the 3rd.

Lucas Vanroboys had the other P.G. goal in the first period.

Logan Neaton made 22 saves as Prince George outshot Brooks 25-24.

The Spruce Kings and Bandits both compete in the national junior A hockey championship May 11-19 in Brooks.

The schedule is right here.

PG SPRUCE KINGS NATIONAL SCHEDULE:

Sunday, May 12th: PG Spruce Kings  vs.  Oakville Blades  (1:00 PT)
Monday, May 13th: PG Spruce Kings  vs.  Ottawa Jr. Senators  (6:00 PT)
Wednesday, May15th: PG Spruce Kings  vs.  Portage Terriers (6:00 PT)
Thursday, May 16th: PG Spruce Kings  vs.  Brooks Bandits  (6:00 PT)

The tournament semi-finals are Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. PT and the final goes Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. PT.


SPRUCE KINGS-BANDITS DOYLE CUP RESULTS:

Game 1 Friday, April 26th, 2019 @ BROOKS  PG won 2-0
Game 2 Saturday, April 27th, 2019 @ BROOKS  Brooks won 3-1
Game 3 Sunday, April 28th, 2019 @ BROOKS  Brooks won 4-0.
Game 4 Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 @ RMCA  PG won 3-1
Game 5 Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 @ RMCA  PG won 4-1
Game 6 Saturday, May 4th, 2019 @ RMCA  PG won 4-2

 

WHL: (Ed Chynoweth Cup)

The WHL final is tied 1-1 after the Prince Albert Raiders and the Vancouver Giants split the first two games.

The Giants won the opener 5-4 Friday and the Raiders bounced back with a 4-0 victory Saturday.

P.A. is 11-0 when scoring first in the 2019 playoffs and 55-0 when including the regular season.

The next three games in the best-of-seven will be played in Langley on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

The winner of the series will advance to the Memorial Cup May 16 to 26 in Halifax.

DATE GAME AWAY HOME TIME
Friday, May 3 1 Vancouver at Prince Albert Van won 5-4
Saturday, May 4 2 Vancouver at Prince Albert PA won 4-0
Tuesday, May 7 3 Prince Albert at Vancouver 7 p.m. PT
Wed., May 8 4 Prince Albert at Vancouver 7 p.m. PT
Friday, May 10 5 Prince Albert at Vancouver 7:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, May 12 6* Vancouver at Prince Albert 5 p.m. PT
Monday, May 13 7* Vancouver at Prince Albert 6 p.m. PT

*= if necessary

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The Prince George Cougars selected six forwards, three defencemen and one goalie in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer.

Six of the 10 players are from Alberta, three from B.C., and one from Saskatchewan.

All of the PG Cougars picks are right here.

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The PG Cougars acquired 16-year-old forward Fischer O’Brien from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in return for 17-year-old defenceman Tyson Phare.

O’Brien played the 2018-19 season with the B.C. Major Midget League champion Cariboo Cougars.

He is the younger brother of former Prince George Cougar & Spruce King Brogan O’Brien.


NHL
: (1 Sunday playoff game)

St. Louis Blues  4  Dallas Stars  1
(The best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final is tied 3-3 with the 7th and deciding game Tuesday (5:00 PT) in St. Louis)

The season is on the line tonight (Monday) for the Colorado Avalanche and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The early Stanley Cup playoff game has Boston at Columbus (4:00 PT) and that will be followed by San Jose at Colorado (7:00).

The visiting Bruins and Sharks both lead their second round series 3-2.

The Carolina Hurricanes will play the Bruins or Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference final following a 4-game sweep of the New York Islanders.

The NHL playoff schedule is right here.

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Ken Holland has accepted the job as general manager of Edmonton Oilers.

The 63-year-old Holland had been the Detroit Red Wings G.M. from 1997 to the end of this season before he was recently replaced by Steve Yzerman.

Reports indicate that Holland, a native of Vernon, came to terms on a five-year, $25 million contract with the Oilers.

 

NBA: (2 playoff games Sunday that were both won by the road team)

Toronto Raptors  101  Philadelphia 76’ers  96
(The best-of-seven Eastern semi-final is tied 2-2 with game five Tuesday (5:00 PT) in Toronto and game six Thursday (5:00) in Philadelphia)

Denver Nuggets  116  Portland Trail Blazers  112
(The best-of-seven Western semi-final is even 2-2 with game five Tuesday (7:30) in Denver and game six Thursday (7:30) in Portland)

There are a pair of NBA playoff games tonight: Milwaukee at Boston (4:00 PT) and Golden State at Houston (6:30).

The visiting Bucks and Warriors both lead their Conference semis 2-1.

 

MLB: 

Texas Rangers  10  Toronto Blue Jays  2

The Blue Jays went 1-5 on a six game road trip.

Toronto will play its next six games at home starting tonight (4:00 PT) against the Central Division leading (20-12) Minnesota Twins.

The (15-19) Blue Jays are 4th in the A.L. East, 6.5 games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

PG SENIOR LACROSSE:

Prince George Senior Lacrosse continues tonight (Monday) at 8:00 at Kin 2, with the (1-0) Westwood Pub Devils against (0-0) Northland Nissan Assault.

In the first two games of the season, the Devils whipped Quesnel Crossfire 16-1 (Wednesday) and the Mackenzie Lumberjacks beat the RPR Mechanical/Jr Construction Bandits 9-5 (Thursday).