Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019 (As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller WHL: (PG Cougars) Medicine Hat Tigers 5 Prince George Cougars 4 The Tigers erased a 2-0 deficit by scoring five consecutive goals in the second period in a span of 8:44. The Cougars have been outscored 34-10 in the middle period this season. Cole Moberg scored twice on the power-play for the Cougars and added an assist before 1,826 fans at CN Centre. .@cmobes23 chats with @mypgnow post game after @PGCougars fall 5-4 to @tigershockey in @TheWHL action #cityofpg #sports #NorthernUprising pic.twitter.com/ypi8lt8y5z — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) November 7, 2019 “In the second (period) we turned the puck over too much, we didn’t win any one-on-one battles. We lost our work ethic, our composure. We went up 2-0 but didn’t come out and play after that,” commented General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb post-game. Prince George is just 2-7 at home and 4-12-0-1 overall. The Cougars host the (7-7-1) Victoria Royals Friday and Saturday. Victoria is coming off a 6-3 Wednesday night victory in Kelowna. The Cougars are last in the Western Conference, four points behind (5-7-2-1) Seattle and six back of Victoria. # The PG Cougars leading scorer in the 2018-19 season, import forward Vladislav Mikhalchuk, is rejoining the team. Mikhalchuk began this season with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia. In a corresponding move, the team traded import forward Matéj Toman (’01) to the Saskatoon Blades, in exchange for a sixth-round WHL Bantam Draft selection in 2021. # NEWS | Vlad is back. Last season’s leading scorer Vladislav Mikhalchuk has rejoined the team. #NorthernUprising #WHL ? https://t.co/LfVZFeG2HQ pic.twitter.com/iOi7ySSC5R — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) November 6, 2019 Josh Maser of Houston is the 25th captain in PG Cougars franchise history. The 20-year-old Maser is in his fourth season with the Cougars and currently leads the team in scoring with 12 points (6g, 6a) in 17 games. NEWS | Josh Maser has been named the 25th captain in Prince George Cougars franchise history. #NorthernUprising #WHL ? https://t.co/Kf912CzDvR pic.twitter.com/0hKO3rCngq — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) November 6, 2019 The PG Cougars schedule/results right here. The WHL standings are right here. #WHLScores RD 3 WPG 5 SC 1 LET 4 PA 2 CGY 4 VIC 6 KEL 3 MH 5 PG 4 ? https://t.co/NHRTK8ru9s ? — The WHL (@TheWHL) November 7, 2019 BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings) Coquitlam Express 4 Prince George Spruce Kings 3 (SO) The Spruce Kings earned a point after Chong Min Lee tied the game at 3 by scoring with just 10 seconds left in the third period before just 379 fans in Coquitlam. The (18-4) Express lead the BCHL overall standings. The (8-9-2-2) Spruce Kings visit the (7-13-0-2) Surrey Eagles Friday and the (11-7-3-1) Chilliwack Chiefs Saturday. The next home game for the Spruce Kings will be on Wednesday against the Vernon Vipers. Prince George is in third place in the Mainland Division, four points ahead of Langley and Surrey and six behind second-place Chilliwack. The Spruce Kings schedule/results right here. The BCHL standings are right here. BC Major Midget League: (Cariboo Cougars) The Cariboo Cougars visit the Vancouver NW Hawks this weekend at the North Shore Winter Club. Game times are 7:45 p.m. (Saturday) and 10:15 a.m. (Sunday). The (9-2-0-1) Major Midget Cougars are in 4th place in the 11-team BCMML, but just a point behind the (10-4) Vancouver NE Chiefs and the (10-4) Vancouver NW Hawks with Cariboo holding two games in hand. The Major Midget League schedule/results/standings right here. NHL: (2 Wednesday games) St. Louis 5 Edmonton 2 New York Rangers 5 Detroit 1 The Vancouver Canucks visit the (4-7-3) Chicago Blackhawks tonight. The (9-3-3) Canucks also play at (8-7-1) Winnipeg Friday before hosting (4-5-4) New Jersey Sunday. Vancouver is second in the Pacific Division, just a point behind (10-5-2) Edmonton with two games in hand. There are 11 Thursday games in the NHL with Edmonton and Winnipeg the only Canadian teams idle. # 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. Canada West Basketball: (UNBC Timberwolves) The UNBC Timberwolves hit the road in Canada West basketball. The Timberwolves visit the Trinity Western Spartans Friday and Saturday in Langley. UNBC is 1-1 with the men and 0-2 with the women. The Spartans are 0-2 in both the men’s and women’s divisions. PREVIEW: @UNBCWomensBball heads to Langley this weekend for a @CanadaWest doubleheader vs the @TWUSpartans! Check out a lookahead with stats, leaders, players to watch, and quotes from @UNBC‘s Issy Bourque! https://t.co/WBvf6bZkGw pic.twitter.com/GFXwqcFC2B — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) November 7, 2019 Next home games for the Timberwolves will be on Nov. 15th and 16th against the UBC Thunderbirds. # The Canada West men’s basketball schedule is right here. The Canada West men’s basketball standings are right here. The Canada West women’s basketball schedule is right here. The Canada West women’s basketball standings are right here. CFL: The BC Lions are looking for a new head coach. The Lions fired DeVone Claybrooks after only one season. The team finished with a Western Conference worst 5-13 record. “The reality is is that we were not playing well and when we played well we didn’t finish well.” GM Ed Hervey on the decision to dismiss DeVone Claybrooks as head coach. Watch FULL Press Conference ?| https://t.co/9FrxLQcwCV pic.twitter.com/x3IMlrCdMs — BC LIONS (@BCLions) November 7, 2019 Playoffs begin Sunday in the CFL. Edmonton visits Montreal (10 a.m. PT) in the Eastern semi-final with the winner to play at Hamilton on Nov. 17th. Winnipeg will be on the road at Calgary (1:30 p.m. PT) in the Western semi-final with the winner to visit Saskatchewan on Nov. 17th. The 107th Grey Cup will be played in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 24th. # The CFL standings are right here. The 2019 schedule/results right here. NFL: Week 10 of the NFL season starts tonight at 5:20 (PT) with an AFC West Division battle as the (4-5) LA Chargers visit the (4-4) Oakland Raiders. The NFL schedule/results right here. The NFL standings are right here. NBA: Toronto 124 Sacramento 120 The Raptors are 5-2 overall, including 4-0 at home. Toronto will play its next five on the road starting Friday in New Orleans against the (1-6) Pelicans. The Raptors schedule/results right here. The NBA standings are right here.