Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Thursday, Jun. 13th, 2019 (As of 12:01 a.m.) Updated at 2:00 p.m. NHL: St. Louis Blues 4 Boston Bruins 1 Blues win the Stanley Cup for the first time in their 52-year history, taking the 7th and deciding game in Boston. The @StLouisBlues are your 2019 #StanleyCup champions! Recap: https://t.co/2UpD2n2A3D pic.twitter.com/5jSixWZqJA — NHL (@NHL) June 13, 2019 St. Louis scored two goals late in the opening period and added two more in the third to take a commanding 4-0 lead. Jordan Binnington made 32 saves as Boston outshot St. Louis 33-20. 28-year-old Ryan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and finished the playoffs with 23 points to capture the Conn Smythe Award for postseason MVP. The Blues roster features 20 Canadians, most of any NHL team. The Blues were one of eight teams with 250-1 or longer odds to win the Stanley Cup on January 7th at Caesars Sportsbook. The other teams all missed the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/SepNr5zfIL — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 13, 2019 The Blues won three away games in the Final series and ended up 10-3 on the road in the playoffs compared to 6-7 at home. The Bruins were just 7-6 at home compared to 9-3 on the road. Home teams are 12-5 all-time in Game 7 of Stanley Cup Final, but the road team has won the last three Game 7’s. #stlblues Craig Berube is the 7th head coach in history to win the #StanleyCup after taking over midway thru the season pic.twitter.com/6VSPbf851M — Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 13, 2019 2019 Stanley Cup Final Schedule/Results: Game 1 May 27–St. Louis at Boston BRUINS WON 4-2 Game 2 May 29–St. Louis at Boston BLUES WON 3-2 IN OT Game 3 June 1–Boston at St. Louis BRUINS WON 7-2 Game 4 June 3–Boston at St. Louis BLUES WON 4-2 Game 5 June 6–St. Louis at Boston BLUES WON 2-1 Game 6 June 9–Boston at St. Louis BRUINS WON 5-1 Game 7 June 12–St. Louis at Boston BLUES WON 4-1 PG COUGARS: The Prince George Cougars have lined up five pre-season games but none at CN Centre. The Cougars play in Langley September 6th against the Kamloops Blazers and on the 7th vs. the Vancouver Giants. P.G. will travel to Kelowna to face the Rockets on the 8th before playing a pair of exhibition games against the Edmonton Oil Kings in Dawson Creek on the 12th and 14th. The 2019-20 WHL Regular Season schedule will be unveiled in late June. We’ve released our pre-season schedule. Hockey is back September 6th! 📰 https://t.co/LZh0yL6NGo pic.twitter.com/EyeqaqwZlI — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) June 12, 2019 Forward Vladislav Mikhalchuk 🇧🇾 has signed a two-way contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League. DETAILS | 📰 https://t.co/FvZRCCVyG5 pic.twitter.com/WBipTLJOyF — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) June 13, 2019 PG SPRUCE KINGS: Prince George Spruce Kings forward Lucas Vanroboys has committed to Bentley University near Boston for the 2019-2020 season. Vanroboys becomes the 10th Spruce King from this season’s championship team to move to NCAA Division I next season. After he was acquired at the trade deadline from the Cowichan Valley Capitals, Vanroboys notched eight points in 15 regular season games and 9 points in 17 BCHL Playoff games. Congratulations to Spruce Kings forward Lucas Vanroboys on his commitment to Bentley University for the 2019/2020 season. https://t.co/YEVqdA3re1 Photo: @Damon_james91 pic.twitter.com/GpKTgWEgrF — Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) June 12, 2019 NBA: The scene has shifted back to Oakland for Game six of the NBA Finals tonight. Tip-off is just after 6:00 with the Toronto Raptors enjoying a 3-2 series over the Golden State Warriors. The road team has won four of the first five games in the series. If a 7th game is needed it would be played Sunday night in Toronto. Kevin Durant of the Warriors has had successful surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon. Durant could miss a good portion or all of next season. WARRIORS/RAPTORS SCHEDULE (PT) Thu May 30th–Game 1 Golden State at Toronto RAPTORS WON 118-109 Sun June 2nd–Game 2 Golden State at Toronto WARRIORS WON 109-104 Wed June 5th–Game 3 Toronto at Golden State RAPTORS WON 123-109 Fri June 7th—Game 4 Toronto at Golden State RAPTORS WON 105-92 Mon June 10th–Game 5 Golden State at Toronto WARRIORS WON 106-105 Thu June 13th–Game 6 Toronto at Golden State 6 PM Sun June 16th–Game 7* Golden State at Toronto 5 PM (If necessary) WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SOCCER: (IN FRANCE) (Wednesday) Nigeria 2 South Korea 0 Germany 1 Spain 0 France 2 Norway 1 (Today-Thursday) Australia 3 Brazil 2 China 1 South Africa 0 1-0 Canada plays 0-1 New Zealand in its second game in Group E on Saturday (Noon PT). PG SENIOR LACROSSE: Westwood Pub Devils 7 Northland Nissan Assault 2 (Game called after one period as the Assault did not have enough players to continue) PG Senior Lacrosse tonight at 8:00 at Kin 1 has Northland Nissan Assault against the Mackenzie Lumberjacks. League Standings: (As of June 13th morning) Westwood Pub Devils 13-0 Mackenzie Conifex Power Lumberjacks 7-5 Northland Nissan Assault 6-7 RPR Mechanical/JR Construction Bandits 5-8 Quesnel Summit Electric Crossfire 1-12 (suspended for rest of season) #PrinceGeorge is mourning the loss of local lacrosse legend Fred Doig, the family is a lacrosse institution within the northern capital | https://t.co/5v0vFzuK2B #cityofpg #sports pic.twitter.com/UpBvIwhEnG — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) June 13, 2019 UNBC TIMBERWOLVES: The UNBC TImberwolves will begin the 2019-20 Canada West basketball regular season with home games against Victoria on November 1st and 2nd. The schedule has both UNBC basketball teams playing 20 games, eight before Christmas and 12 after. The Timberwolves will conclude on Feb. 7th-8th weekend against MacEwan at the Northern Sport Centre. Looking for a fourth consecutive @CanadaWest playoff berth, @UNBCWomensBball learned its 2019-2020 opponents in the upcoming conference schedule. Exciting games coming to the @NorthernSport! Check it out!! https://t.co/GNFmOw8RmT pic.twitter.com/COHvsSXagw — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) June 11, 2019 US OPEN: The US Open teed off today at Pebble Beach. Rickie Fowler shot a 5-under 66 to share the first-round clubhouse lead. Canadian Open champ Rory McIlroy began with a 3-under-68. The two Canadians in the field, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir both began with a 3-over-74. CFL: The CFL regular season kicks off tonight with Saskatchewan at Hamilton (4:00 PT). The B.C. Lions open at home against Winnipeg Saturday night at 7:00. MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 8 Baltimore Orioles 6 The two teams play again tonight in Baltimore in the rubber match of their 3-game series. The 24-43 Jays are 4-15 in their last 19 games. The Blue Jays schedule/results right here. The MLB standings are right here.