(As of 12:01 AM) by Hartley Miller

WHL: (PG Cougars)

Portland Winterhawks  3  Prince George Cougars  0

Fourth time in 26 games this season that the Cougars have been shutout.

Joel Hofer made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season before 1,804 fans at CN Centre.

(Hofer is one of 8 WHL and 31 players overall invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp next week in Oakville, Ont.)

Taylor Gauthier stopped 30 of 33 shots in the P.G. net.

Seth Jarvis scored once and added two assists as the Winterhawks scored once in each period.

The Cougars host the (17-6-1-2) Winterhawks again tonight before the two teams also meet Saturday and Sunday in Portland.

The (6-18-0-2) Cougars are 13 points behind (12-10-2-1) Tri-City for the last Western Conference wild-card playoff spot.

The PG Cougars schedule/results right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

(PG Spruce Kings)

The Prince George Spruce Kings will continue a five-game homestand Thursday and Friday against the (14-9-4-2) Chilliwack Chiefs.

The Spruce Kings are tied with the (11-15-2-3) Surrey Eagles for fourth in the Mainland Division, three points behind the (14-15-0-1-1) Langley Rivermen.

The BCHL standings are right here.

The Spruce Kings 2019-20 schedule/results right here.


NHL: (10 Tuesday games) Canadian teams went 3-2

Vancouver Canucks  5  Ottawa Senators  2

The Canucks spread their scoring around as 11 of their players picked up at least a point.

Vancouver jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period.

The (13-11-4) Canucks are fourth in the Pacific Division, two points behind Vegas and one ahead of San Jose.

Vancouver is 1-1 on a five-game homestand that continues Saturday afternoon at 1:00 against Buffalo.

Canucks defenceman Alex Edler will miss at least two weeks with an upper-body injury.

He suffered the injury Saturday in Edmonton.

The Montreal Canadiens ended their 8-game losing streak with their 4-2 victory over the NY Islanders.

The New Jersey Devils lost 4-3 to Vegas in their first game since firing coach John Hynes and replacing him with assistant Alain Nasreddine on an interim basis.

The Devils were 9-13-4 at the time of the move.


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.


BC Major Midget League: (Cariboo Cougars)

The Cariboo Cougars visit the (6-13-0-1) Thompson Blazers Saturday night at 6:30 and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 in Kamloops.

The 14-4-1-1 Major Midget Cougars are midway through their 40-game regular-season schedule.

They are tied for third place but just four points out of first.

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



Miami Heat  121  Toronto Raptors  110  (OT)

It was the first home loss for the Raptors, who are 9-1 at home and 15-5 overall.

Toronto’s seven-game win streak came to an end.

The Raptors are tied with Miami for second in the NBA Eastern Conference, 2 1/2 games behind the (18-3) Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors schedule/results right here.

The NBA standings are right here.


The 5-7 Carolina Panthers have sacked Ron Rivera, the team’s all-time winningest head coach.

The Panthers have lost four straight and are headed to their third non-playoff season in four years.

Secondary coach Perry Fewell was been named interim head coach.

Week 14 of the NFL season begins Thursday with 6-6 Dallas at 6-6 Chicago.

The NFL schedule/results right here.

The NFL standings are right here.