(As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller

PG Cougars:

The Prince George Cougars wrap up their pre-season with a pair of games in Dawson Creek against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

The two teams meet tonight (Thursday) and again on Saturday afternoon.

The Cats start their regular season on Friday, Sept. 20th when they host the Vancouver Giants.

The Cougars roster sits at 28, with 18 of those players veterans.

There are three goalies, 10 defencemen and 15 forwards battling for a position on the team.

Veteran Isaiah DiLaura is up against rookie Ty Brennan for the back-up spot in net.

PG Spruce Kings:

The defending BCHL champion Prince George Spruce Kings host the (0-1) Victoria Grizzlies Friday and the (2-0) Penticton Vees Saturday.

The Spruce Kings are off to an 0-1-1 start.

The BCHL standings are right here.


NHL:

The Edmonton Oilers are playing it safe with their franchise player who is recovering from a knee injury.

Oilers general manager Ken Holland told the media Wednesday that Connor McDavid will play “either one at most or very likely zero” pre-season games.

“We’re gonna be safe (rather) than sorry. If he’s not ready for opening night, he’s not ready for opening night,” said Holland.

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The Vancouver Canucks have hired Chris Higgins as the team’s assistant director of player development.

Meanwhile, another former Canuck, Dan Cloutier, has resigned after eight seasons as goaltending coach.

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With no contract in hand, Brock Boeser has returned to his alma mater in preparation for the upcoming NHL season.

The Vancouver Canucks‘ 22-year-old restricted free agent is reportedly working out this week at the University of North Dakota.

 

Canada West Soccer:

The (2-3-1) UNBC Timberwolves host the (5-0) Mount Royal Cougars Friday night at 7:00 in Canada West men’s soccer at Masich Place Stadium.

The (2-0) UNBC women’s soccer team visits the (2-0) Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday afternoon and the (1-1) Regina Cougars Sunday afternoon.

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After scoring two goals and adding an assist in two home victories, third-year forward Sofia Jones of the UNBC Timberwolves has been named the women’s Canada West third star of the week.

 

MLB:

Toronto Blue Jays 8  Boston Red Sox  0

The (57-89) Jays are 2-0 on a six-game homestand and they will go for a three-game sweep of the Red Sox tonight.

Toronto has just 16 games left, 10 at home and six on the road.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

NFL:

An NFC South match-up begins week two of the NFL season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Carolina Panthers tonight with both teams 0-1.

The NFL standings are right here.

 

CFL:

The BC Lions host the Ottawa RedBlacks Friday night at 7:00 to begin week 14 of the CFL season.

The (1-10) Lions have lost seven straight while (3-8) RedBlacks have lost four in a row.

It is the first of a home and home as the two teams also meet September 21st in Ottawa.

A couple of CFL games are slated for Saturday: Hamilton at Calgary (1 PM PT) followed by Montreal at Saskatchewan (4 PM).

The CFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.


Basketball:

The Americans 58 game basketball win streak in FIBA and Olympic competition has ended.

The U.S. suffered its first loss in 13 years after falling to France 89-79 in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.