(As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller Updated at 4:01 PM

WHL: (PG Cougars)

Prince George Cougars  4  Kelowna Rockets  1  (Saturday)

Making his first career WHL start, 16-year-old rookie Tyler Brennan stopped 26 of 27 shots to earn not only his but the Cougars’ first win of the season.

Filip Koffer scored an empty-net goal and added two assists in front of the 2,049 fans at the CN Centre.

Kelowna Rockets  2  Prince George Cougars  1  (Friday)

The (1-4-0-1) Cougars visit Spokane Friday and Tri-City Saturday.

The PG Cougars schedule/results right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

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44 WHL players, including PG Cougars defenceman Rhett Rheinhart, have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2020 NHL Draft.

Rheinhart has a ‘C’ rating which indicates a fourth-, fifth-, or sixth-round candidate.

Four WHL players were given ‘A’ ratings, including Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Kaiden Guhle, Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt, Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Braden Schneider, and Vancouver Giants forward Justin Sourdif.

The ‘A’ rating indicates a first-round candidate.

 

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings at BCHL Showcase in Penticton)

Trail Smoke Eaters  7  Prince George Spruce Kings  4  (Saturday)

Corey Cunningham scored and added an assist for the Spruce Kings, who host Nanaimo Friday and Salmon Arm Saturday.



Prince George Spruce Kings  3  West Kelowna Warriors  2
  (Friday)

The (4-5-2) Spruce Kings are tied for 3rd in the Mainland Division, five points behind the
(7-4-0-1) Chilliwack Chiefs and six back of the (8-2) Coquitlam Express.

The Spruce Kings schedule/results right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

BC Major Midget League: (Cariboo Cougars in Trail)

Cariboo Cougars  9  Kootenay Ice  2  (Sunday)
Cariboo Cougars  8  Kootenay Ice  1  (Saturday)

The (3-0-0-1) Major Midget Cariboo Cougars visit the (0-3-1) Valley West Giants Saturday (11:15 a.m.) and Sunday (8:30 a.m.) in Abbotsford.

Cariboo is in 5th place but has two games in hand on the four teams ahead of them.

The Major Midget League schedule/results/standings right here.


Female Midget:

The Northern Capitals of the B.C. Hockey Female Midget Triple-A League opened their season with a 2-2 record at a showcase event in Surrey.

On Friday, The Capitals lost 7-0 to the Greater Vancouver Comets and beat the Thompson Okanagan Lakers 3-1.

On Saturday, the Caps dropped a 5-4 decision to the Fraser Valley Rush but rebounded with a 2-0 Sunday victory against the Vancouver Island Seals.

Next up for the Northern Capitals are road games Oct. 18-20 against the Comets.


Bantam Hockey:

The Cariboo Cougars Major Bantam team lost both their weekend games to the host Okanagan Rockets, 3-1 Saturday and 8-6 Sunday in Kelowna.

The (1-4-0-1) Cougars will compete in a tournament in Chilliwack next weekend.

 

NHL: (3 Sunday games)

NY Islanders  4  Winnipeg  1
Detroit  4  
Dallas  3
Carolina  4  
Tampa Bay  3  (OT)

There are a pair of NHL games tonight (Monday): St. Louis at Toronto and Buffalo at Columbus.

The (0-2) Vancouver Canucks have their home opener Wednesday against the LA Kings.

In a minor league deal, the Vancouver Canucks acquired forward David Pope from the Detroit Red Wings for defenceman Alex Biega.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

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Pittsburgh Penguins sniper Evgeni Malkin is out long-term with a lower-body injury.

Malkin was injured in Saturday’s 7-2 victory over Columbus.


Canada West Women’s Soccer: 
(at Masich Place)

Fraser Valley Cascades  1  UNBC Timberwolves  1  (Tie-Sunday)

Sofia Jones tied the game for the Timberwolves with just over five minutes left in the game.


Trinity Western Spartans  5  UNBC Timberwolves  2  (Friday)

The (3-3-4) UNBC women’s soccer team has four regular-season games left, all on the road.

The Timberwolves are 5th out of eight in the Pacific Division where the top six teams advance to the playoffs.

UNBC will visit the (8-0-2) Calgary Dinos Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. PT) both days.

The UNBC women’s soccer schedule/results right here.

The Canada West women’s soccer standings are right here.

 

Canada West Men’s Soccer: (in Langley)

Trinity Western Spartans  2  UNBC Timberwolves  0  (Saturday)



Trinity Western Spartans  1
  UNBC Timberwolves  1  (Tie-Friday)

The (4-6-3) UNBC men’s soccer team has two regular-season games remaining, both against Thompson Rivers on October 19th and 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Masich Place.

The UNBC men’s soccer schedule/results right here.

The Canada West men’s soccer standings are right here.

 

MLB:

(Best-of-five League Division Series)

National League:

LA Dodgers  10  Washington  4  (Sunday)
(The Dodgers lead the NLDS 2-1 with game four today (3:40 p.m. PT) in Washington)

St. Louis 5  Atlanta  4 (Today-Monday) 10 innings
(The NLDS is tied 2-2 with the 5th and deciding game Wednesday in Atlanta)

Atlanta  3  St. Louis  1  (Sunday)
(The Braves, who scored three runs in the 9th, lead the NLDS 2-1 with game four this afternoon (12:07 PT) in St. Louis)

American League:

NY Yankees  8  Minnesota  2  (Saturday)
(Yanks lead ALDS 2-0 with game three tonight at 5:40 PT in Minnesota)

Tampa Bay  10 Houston  3  (Today-Monday)
(Astros lead ALDS 2-1 with game four Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 (PT) in Tampa Bay)

Houston  3  Tampa Bay  1  (Saturday)
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The MLB playoff schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

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NFL: (Week 5)

(Sunday night game)

Indianapolis Colts  19  Kansas City Chiefs  13

(First loss for the Chiefs)

Just two NFL teams are unbeaten: New England at 5-0 and San Francisco at 3-0.

(The Patriots crushed Washington 33-7 Sunday)

The 49’ers host the (2-2) Cleveland Browns tonight (5:20 PT) to conclude week five.

Teams at 4-1 are Seattle, New Orleans, Green Bay, Kansas City and Buffalo.

Four teams are winless: Cincinnati and Washington at 0-5 plus Miami and the New York Jets at 0-4.

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The Washington Redskins sacked head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start.

The Redskins posted an overall record of 35-49-1 in five-plus seasons under Gruden.

The team’s offensive line coach Bill Callahan has taken over on an interim basis.

Callahan is a former head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

The NFL schedule/results right here.

The NFL standings are right here.

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CFL: (Week 17)

BC Lions  55  Toronto Argonauts  8  (Saturday)

4th straight win for the (5-10) Lions who visit the (7-8) Edmonton Eskimos Saturday (4 p.m. PT)

Bryan Burnham had three touchdowns and his BC Lions trounced the Toronto Argonauts at BC Place on Saturday.

Montreal Alouettes  21  Calgary Stampeders  17  (Saturday)

The Alouettes clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2014.

Saskatchewan Roughriders  21  Winnipeg Blue Bombers  6 (Saturday)

The (10-4) Riders lead the West Division by two points over (9-5) Calgary and (9-6) Winnipeg.

The Stampeders host Saskatchewan Friday night at 6:30 (PT).

The CFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors and guard Kyle Lowry have agreed to a one-year, $31 million extension.

The 33-year-old Lowry was previously scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.