(As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller

NHL: 

Edmonton  6  Philadelphia  3

Defenceman Brandon Manning of Prince George scored his first goal  in his first game of the season for the Oilers.

Manning had been a healthy scratch in Edmonton’s first six games.

Connor McDavid notched a goal and four assists to give him a league-high 17 points after seven games.

Leon Draisaitl added two goals and an assist to push his total to 15 points.

McDavid and Draisaitl are one-two in NHL scoring.

The Oilers are a Western-Conference best 6-1.

Washington  4  Toronto  3

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The (3-2) Vancouver Canucks start a four-game road trip tonight (5:00 PT) in St. Louis against the (3-1-2) Blues.

The Canucks have won three straight, matching last season’s best win streak.

Vancouver will also visit New Jersey Saturday, NY Rangers Sunday and Detroit Tuesday.

Other action tonight (as part of a 9-game NHL menu) involving Canadian teams: Calgary hosts Detroit, Winnipeg entertains NY Islanders, Montreal is home against Minnesota and Ottawa visits Vegas.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

The NHL scoring leaders are right here.

WHL: (PG Cougars)

Tyler Brennan of the Prince George Cougars is one of six goalies and 16 WHL players named by Hockey Canada to play in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The eight-team tournament runs November 2-9 in Medicine Hat and Swift Current.

There are 66 CHL players overall that will be divided into three teams representing Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red, and Team Canada White.

Other teams entered are the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States.

The (2-5-0-1) Prince George Cougars host the (4-3-1) Spokane Chiefs Friday and Saturday to begin a four-game homestand.

The Cats also entertain the (2-5-1-1) Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday and the (6-3-1) Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday.

The Cougars are tied with Seattle and Victoria for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, although the Thunderbirds and Royals have a game in hand.

The PG Cougars schedule/results right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

 

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

The (4-6-2-1) Prince George Spruce Kings entertain the (8-5-1-1) Chilliwack Chiefs Friday and Saturday to conclude a 4-game homestand.

Prince George is 4th in the Mainland Division, one point behind the (6-8) Langley Rivermen, seven back of the Chilliwack Chiefs, and nine behind the (10-2) Coquitlam Express.

The Spruce Kings schedule/results right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

BC Major Midget League: (Cariboo Cougars)

The Cariboo Cougars put a five-game win streak on the line when they host (6-2) Vancouver Northeast Chiefs this weekend at Kin 1.

The two teams meet on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The Saturday game is Pink in the Rink Night, the team’s annual fundraiser and awareness campaign in the fight against breast cancer.

The (5-0-0-1) Major Midget Cougars are in 4th place but just a point out of second place with two games in hand.

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

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Canada West Men’s Soccer:(UNBC Timberwolves)

The (4-6-3) UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team will conclude its regular season with a pair of home games against the (4-5-5) Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack.

Both games will be played at Masich Place Stadium at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The UNBC men are last and TRU second-last out of seven teams 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.

 

Canada West Women’s Soccer: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The (3-5-4) UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team will play its final two regular-season games on the road.

The UNBC women visit the (6-3-3) Victoria Vikes Friday night at 5:00 and the (7-2-3) UBC Thunderbirds Saturday night at 5:00.

The Timberwolves are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot.

They are 5th out of eight in the Canada West Pacific Division where the top six teams advance to the postseason.

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

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

 

MLB: (ALCS)

After a postponement due to rain Wednesday, the Houston Astros are scheduled to visit the New York Yankees tonight (5:08 PT) in game four of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

The Astros lead 2-1.

Game five has been rescheduled to Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

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The NL champion Washington Nationals will play Games 1 and 2 of the World Series at the AL team’s stadium starting on Tuesday.

Washington turned its season around after a 19-31 start after 50 games.

The Nationals became the fourth team to reach the World Series after being 12 games under .500.

The MLB playoff schedule/results right here.

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The LA Angels have a new manager after coming to terms with Joe Maddon on a three-year deal.

Maddon was with the Angels organization for 31 years in a variety of roles before he moved on to become manager of both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago Cubs.

He guided the Cubs to the 2016 World Series title.

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NFL: (Week 7)

The (4-2) Kansas City Chiefs visit the (2-4) Denver Broncos tonight (5:20 PT) in an AFC West battle to begin the seventh week of the NFL season.

The only unbeaten teams are (6-0) New England and (5-0) San Francisco.

Green Bay, Seattle and New Orleans are 5-1 while Buffalo is 4-1.

The NFL schedule/results right here.

The NFL standings are right here.

 

CFL: (Week 19)

With three weekends left in the CFL regular-season, first place in the West Division remains a three-team race.

Calgary, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg are all tied with 20 points, although the (10-5) Stampeders and Roughriders have a game in hand on the (10-6) Blue Bombers.

Winnipeg plays at Calgary Saturday (4:00 PT).

In other action in week 19, Saskatchewan is at BC (7:00) and Toronto visits Montreal (4:00) on Friday plus Ottawa is at Hamilton Saturday (1:00).

The CFL standings are right here.

The 2019 schedule/results right here.