As of 12:01 a.m.

BC Minor Baseball 15U AA Bantam Provincial Championship–(at Nechako Park)

Gold medal game:

Prince George Bantam Knights  15  Cowichan  Valley Mustangs  7

The Knights went undefeated in the tournament in front of the hometown crowd.

They whipped Tri-City 20-9 in the semifinal.

The Knights head to Chilliwack for the Baseball BC Provincials which start Thursday and run until Sunday with the winner to advance to the Western Canadian Championship Aug. 15-18 in Strathmore, Alberta.

This is the first time in 32 years the Prince George 15U AA Bantam and 18U AA Midget teams captured a BC Minor Baseball championship in the same year.

MLB:

UPDATE at 2 PM

Bo Bichette smacked a double in the 3rd inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays today (Wednesday) in the rubber match of the three-game series.

The 21-year-old Blue Jays rookie shortstop extended his hit streak to 10 games to start his MLB career.

Tampa Bay Rays  7  Toronto Blue Jays 6  (10)  Tuesday

The Jays led 6-0 before the Rays scored six runs in the bottom of the 4th.

The Rays scored the winning run on a wild pitch.

The Rays lead the second AL wild-card spot by half-a-game over the Oakland A’s.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

Prince George Spruce Kings:

 

Gretzky Hlinka Cup (under-18 men’s hockey tournament) in the Czech Republic

Update at 2:00 PM

Canada whipped host Czech Republic 7-1 to finish 3-0 in the round-robin at the Gretzky-Hlinka Cup under-18 men’s hockey tournament.

The Canadians have outscored the opposition 21-1.

They will play Sweden in the semifinals on Friday (10 a.m. PT) with medal games to follow on Saturday.

Canada  8  Switzerland  0  (Tuesday)

The Canadian team won its opener 6-0 over Finland.

Canada has won the tournament 10 of the last 11 times.

 

CFL:

Week nine of the CFL season begins on Thursday with the Calgary Stampeders at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5:30 PT).

Both teams are 5-2 and tied for first place in the West Division.

The Stamps will again be without quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who has returned to practice but remains on the six-game injured list.

A pair of games are set for Friday: (4-3) Saskatchewan at (3-3) Montreal (4:00 PT) followed by (3-4) Ottawa at (4-3) Edmonton (7:00).

The (1-6) BC Lions will try to end a three-game losing skid when they visit the East-Division leading (5-2) Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saturday (4:00 PT).

The last-place Lions are tied with Toronto for most points allowed (241).

The CFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.

 

UNBC Timberwolves: