Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 2019 (As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller Updated at 12:01 PM PG Cougars: The Prince George Cougars have traded 19-year-old goalie Isaiah DiLaura to the Portland Winterhawks for a seventh-round WHL Bantam Draft pick in 2022. With the departure of Dilaura, who played in 36 games with PG over the last two seasons, rookie Tyler Brennan has won the back-up goalie spot behind Taylor Gauthier. Brennan turns 16 this month. .@PGCougars deal Isaiah DiLaura to @pdxwinterhawks for a draft pick on Tuesday | https://t.co/3JDQ3vh6mH #cityofPG #sports pic.twitter.com/IDhOszKsNu — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) September 17, 2019 The Cougars roster sits at 25: two goaltenders, eight defencemen, and 15 forwards. Prince George will open its WHL regular season when they host the defending Western Conference champion Vancouver Giants Friday and Saturday. NEWS | Details on what’s happening at our 2019-2020 home opener Friday!#NorthernUprising #WHLOpeningWeek ? https://t.co/hHx76vk0D0 pic.twitter.com/Z23uOkdUEA — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) September 16, 2019 The PG Cougars schedule is right here. PG Spruce Kings: The (1-1-2) Prince George Spruce Kings play their first road game of the season Friday in Chilliwack against the (1-3) Chiefs. They also visit the (0-3) Langley Rivermen Saturday and the (2-0) Coquitlam Express Sunday. The Spruce Kings schedule/results right here. The BCHL standings are right here. Junior A Hockey: Hockey Canada has announced that the National Junior A Championship will return to its original name – the Centennial Cup – starting next year. Portage la Prairie, Manitoba will host the 50th anniversary of the tournament in May of 2020. The Centennial Cup ran from 1971 to 1995, with the tournament being re-named the Royal Bank Cup from 1996 to 2018. The PG Spruce Kings lost the 2019 National Junior A Championship game 4-3 to the host Brooks Bandits. NEWS | Canada’s National Junior A Championship rebrands to Centennial Cup. ➕ 2020 tournament schedule and ticket information released. READ ➡️ https://t.co/uOnnUI8b0M pic.twitter.com/o3dExtqIxh — Centennial Cup (@HC_NJAC) September 17, 2019 Cariboo Cougars: The Cariboo Cougars open their season this weekend. The Major Midget Cougars host the Thompson Blazers Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Kin 1. The Cougars will raise their 2019 playoff championship banner just prior to puck drop on Saturday. The Major Midget League schedule is right here. NHL: (Pre-season) Vancouver Canucks 4 Edmonton Oilers 2 Brandon Sutter scored twice while Tanner Pearson and Elias Pettersson also tallied for the Canucks who will continue pre-season action Thursday at Edmonton. Brandon Sutter notches 2 goals in another #Canucks comeback victory in tonight’s @BudweiserCanada Game Highlights. pic.twitter.com/gs8XZHKjNo — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 18, 2019 The Vancouver Canucks schedule/results right here. # Brock Boeser rejoins the Canucks today. The 22-year-old right-winger agreed to a three-year deal with Vancouver on Monday, that carries an average annual value of $5.875 million. #Canucks reduce pre-season roster by 18 players. Training Camp is presented by @TD_Canada. https://t.co/3vF5mtCKbD — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) September 17, 2019 # Media reports indicate that former PG Cougar Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is considering retirement from the NHL. The 34-year-old defenceman was granted a leave of absence from the Jets last week. Byfuglien has two years left on his contract, with an average annual value of $7.6 million. Canada West Men’s Soccer: Owen Stewart, the leading scorer with the UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team, is the Canada West Third Star of the Week. A fourth-year local product, Stewart notched four points in his last two games, including a goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory on Friday over the Mount Royal Cougars. Another @UNBCATHLETICS soccer player has caught the attention of @CanadaWest pundits, @OwenBStewart11 claims third star of the week honours | https://t.co/kkvGaZBKqk #cityofPG #sports pic.twitter.com/wKfgCcWW8c — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) September 17, 2019 The (3-3-1) UNBC men’s soccer team will play its next two games in Edmonton against the Alberta Golden Bears Saturday afternoon and the MacEwan Griffins Sunday afternoon. The UNBC men’s soccer schedule/results right here. Canada West Women’s Soccer: The (2-1-1) UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team will host the (0-2-2) Lethbridge Pronghorns Friday night at 6:00 and the (0-4) Mount Royal Cougars Sunday at noon at Masich Place Stadium. The UNBC women’s soccer schedule/results right here. NFL: Week three of the NFL season starts Thursday with 1-1 Tennessee at 0-2 Jacksonville (5:20 PM PT). Nine teams are 2-0. They are New England, Buffalo, Baltimore and Kansas City in the AFC plus Dallas, Green Bay, Seattle, San Francisco and the LA Rams in the NFC. Detroit is unbeaten at 1-0-1. The nine teams sitting 0-2 are Miami, NY Jets, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Jacksonville and Denver in the AFC plus the New York Giants, Washington and Carolina in the NFC. Arizona is winless at 0-1-1. (The Dolphins have been outscored 102-10) The NFL schedule/results right here. The NFL standings are right here. # The New York Giants are benching Eli Manning. Coach Pat Shurmur says rookie Daniel Jones will start at quarterback when the 0-2 Giants play Sunday at Tampa Bay. The 38-year-old Manning has been the team’s starter for 15 years. He is in the final season of a four-year, $84 million contract that includes a no-trade clause. # Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers missed practice for a second straight day (Wednesday) due to a mid-foot sprain. He remains in a walking boot. If Newton can’t play Sunday at Arizona, the Panthers will start Kyle Allen at quarterback. CFL: The BC Lions complete a home-and-home against the (3-9) Ottawa RedBlacks Saturday (4 pm PT) in Ottawa. The (2-10) Lions crushed the RedBlacks 29-5 in Vancouver last week. Ottawa has lost its last five. Week 15 of the CFL season begins with a Friday doubleheader: (8-4) Calgary at (2-9) Toronto (4:00 PT) followed by (9-3) Hamilton at (6-6) Edmonton (6:30 PT). West-leading (9-3) Winnipeg plays at (6-5) Montreal (Saturday 1:00 PT). # The CFL standings are right here. The 2019 schedule/results right here. MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 8 Baltimore Orioles 5 Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, becoming just the third player in franchise history to accomplish the feat. The (60-91) Jays visit the (49-102) Orioles tonight and Thursday and will also play at the NY Yankees Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Toronto will host Baltimore Sept 23rd, 24th and 25th and Tampa Bay on Sept. 27th, 28th and 29th to complete its regular season. The Blue Jays schedule/results right here. The MLB standings are right here.