(As of 12:01 a.m.)

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS: 

The Prince George Spruce Kings begin play this weekend in the national junior A hockey championship in Brooks, Alberta.

The Spruce Kings will be the only one of the five teams in the tournament not to play on Saturday.

Prince George has its round-robin opener Sunday afternoon (1:00 PT) against the Oakville Blades.

The BCHL and Doyle Cup champions are 20-3 in the post-season.

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, May 15th: 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.


WHL:
(Ed Chynoweth Cup)

The Prince Albert Raiders are a victory away from becoming WHL champions.

The Raiders enjoy a 3-1 lead over the Vancouver Giants with game five in the best-of-seven final tonight in Langley.

P.A. is 13-0 when scoring first in the 2019 playoffs and 57-0 when including the regular season.

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 PA won 8-2
Wed., May 8 4 Prince Albert at Vancouver PA won 1-0
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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NHL
: (1 Thursday playoff game)

Boston Bruins  5  Carolina Hurricanes  2

The Bruins trailed 2-1 after two but took control of the game with a pair of power play goals, just 28 seconds apart, early in the third.

The Hurricanes loss ended their six-game win streak.

The Bruins lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 1-0 with game two Sunday (Noon PT) in Boston.

The NHL Western Conference final begins Saturday (5:00 PT) with the St. Louis Blues at the San Jose Sharks.

The NHL playoff schedule is right here.


WORLD HOCKEY:

Team Canada opens the 2019 men’s world hockey championship in Slovakia today (7:15 a.m. PT) against Finland.

Canada is without John Tavares who suffered an oblique injury in practice and has returned home to Toronto for further evaluation.

The tournament consists of 16 teams; two groups of eight.

Gold and bronze medal games will be played on Sunday, May 26.

The schedule is right here.

 

PG SENIOR LACROSSE: (Thursday in Quesnel)

Northland Nissan Assault  12  Quesnel Crossfire  1

Prince George Senior Lacrosse continues this weekend in Mackenzie.

The Lumberjacks host Northland Nissan Assault Saturday night at 8:00 and Sunday morning at 11:00.

League Standings:

Westwood Pub Devils  3-0
Mackenzie Conifex Power Lumberjacks  1-0
Northland Nissan Assault  1-1
RPR Mechanical/JR Construction Bandits  1-2
Quesnel Summit Electric Crossfire  0-3


NBA:
(2 playoff games Thursday)

Philadelphia 76’ers  112  Toronto Raptors  101

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final is tied 3-3 with the 7th and deciding game Sunday (4:00 p.m. PT) in Toronto.

The winner plays the Milwaukee Bucks.

Portland Trail Blazers  119  Denver Nuggets  108

The best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final is tied 3-3 with the 7th and deciding game Sunday in Denver.

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The Golden State Warriors won’t have Kevin Durant in their lineup for the remainder of the series against the Houston Rockets because of a right calf strain.

The Warriors lead 3-2 with game six tonight (6:00 PT) in Houston.

The NBA playoff schedule is right here.

 

MLB: 

The slumping Toronto Blue Jays host the Chicago White Sox tonight.

The (15-22) Blue Jays have lost five straight and eight of their last nine games.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.


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