(As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

The Prince George Spruce Kings have a new Associate Coach.

Colin Minardi replaces Jessie Leung who stepped down due to personal reasons.

The 28-year-old Minardi had been coaching through the midget ranks in the Okanagan before taking the job with the Spruce Kings.

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The (4-5-2) Spruce Kings host the (6-3-0-1) Nanaimo Clippers Friday and the (8-2-1) Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday.

Prince George is 4th in the Mainland Division, two points behind the (6-6) Langley Rivermen, six back of the (8-2) Coquitlam Express and seven behind the (8-4-0-1) Chilliwack Chiefs.

The Spruce Kings schedule/results right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

WHL: (PG Cougars)

The (1-4-0-1) Prince George Cougars play their next two games south of the border.

The Cougars visit the (3-2-1) Spokane Chiefs Friday and the (3-3) Tri-City Americans Saturday.

Prince George will also host Spokane Oct. 18th and 19th.

Cougars defenceman Cole Moberg comes off the injury list and will play this weekend.

The PG Cougars schedule/results right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

BC Major Midget League: (Cariboo Cougars)

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

The Major Midget Cougars are in 5th place but have two games in hand on the four teams ahead of them.

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


NHL:
(3 Wednesday games)

Vancouver  8  LA  2

J.T. Miller had a career-high four-point night with a goal and three assists.

Prior to the home opener, the (1-2) Canucks named Bo Horvat the team’s 14th captain.

Buffalo  5  Montreal  4  (OT)
Philadelphia  4  New Jersey  0

There are 11 NHL games tonight with Vancouver the only Canadian team not in action.

Edmonton is at New Jersey, Calgary visits Dallas, Winnipeg hosts Minnesota, Montreal entertains Detroit, Toronto is home against Tampa and Ottawa welcomes St. Louis.

The Canucks return to action Saturday when they host Philadelphia.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.


MLB:

(Best-of-five League Division Series)

National League:

Washington  7  LA Dodgers  3  (10 innings)

Howie Kendrick smacked a grand slam in the 10th to give the Nationals the come-from-behind win and the series 3-2.



St. Louis  13  Atlanta  1

The Cardinals set a postseason record by scoring 10 runs before the Braves came to bat in the first inning.

St. Louis wins the NLDS 3-2 and will host Washington Friday night at 5:00 (PT) in game one of the National League Championship Series.

American League:

The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Houston Astros tonight (4:07 PT) in the 5th and deciding game of their ALDS.

The winner will play the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

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The MLB playoff schedule/results right here. 

The MLB standings are right here.

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Canada West Women’s Soccer: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The (3-3-4) UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team will visit the (8-0-2) Calgary Dinos Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. PT both days).

With four regular-season games left, all on the road, the Timberwolves are 5th out of eight in the Canada West Pacific Division where the top six teams advance to the playoffs.

The UNBC women close at Victoria on Oct. 18th and at UBC on the 19th.

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)

The (4-6-3) UNBC men’s soccer team has two regular-season games remaining, both against the (3-5-4) Thompson Rivers WolfPack on October 19th and 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Masich Place.

It does not appear that the Timberwolves will advance to the Canada West playoffs.

The UNBC men are 6th out seven in the Prairie Division, where just the top four move on to the quarterfinals.

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

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

 

CFL: (Week 18)

Just prior to the CFL trade deadline, the Toronto Argonauts dealt quarterback Zach Collaros to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

In return, the Argos get a 2020 third-round pick that would become a first-round selection if Collaros re-signs with the Bombers.

The 31-year-old Collaros is scheduled to become a free agent in February.

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Just four weekends remain in the CFL regular season.

The (5-10) BC Lions put a four-game win streak on the line when they visit the (7-8) Edmonton Eskimos Saturday (4 p.m. PT).

The Lions need a victory to keep their slim crossover playoff hopes alive.

A key game Friday night (6:30 PT) has (10-4) Saskatchewan at (9-5) Calgary.

The Riders lead the West Division by two points over the Stampeders and Blue Bombers.

Elsewhere, (8-6) Montreal is at (9-6) Winnipeg Saturday (1:00 p.m. PT) and (3-11) Ottawa is at (2-12) Toronto Friday (4:00 PT).

The CFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.

 

NFL: (Week six)

The (5-0) New England Patriots host the (2-3) New York Giants tonight to begin the sixth week of the NFL season.

The Patriots are favoured by 17 points.

New England and the (4-0) San Francisco 49’ers are the only unbeaten teams in the NFL.

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 NFL schedule/results right here.

The NFL standings are right here.