Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020 (As of 12:01 a.m.) by Hartley Miller WHL: (PG Cougars) Brandon Wheat Kings 4 Prince George Cougars 0 (Wednesday) It is the sixth time in 42 games this season that the Cougars have been blanked. Jiri Patera earned the shutout with 21 saves before 2,506 fans in Brandon. Taylor Gauthier took the loss, blocking 37 of 41 shots. FINAL: @PGCougars (0) at @bdnwheatkings (4) STATS 📒 | https://t.co/ZqAz2IDLKi#BDNvsPG pic.twitter.com/qesI40GY9X — The WHL (@TheWHL) January 16, 2020 The (22-17-1-2) Wheat Kings extended their win streak to seven games. Brandon scored once in the first, on the power play, and added three more goals in the first 10 minutes of the third, two of them 31 seconds apart. Prince George defenceman Cole Moberg left the game and did not return after blocking a shot. The (11-24-3-4) Cougars are 1-2-1-1 on a six-game East Division road trip that concludes Friday in Moose Jaw against the (11-25-2) Warriors. Moose Jaw is 19 points out of a playoff berth. Prince George is eight points behind the (17-20-2-1) Seattle Thunderbirds for the final Western Conference wild-card spot. The Cougars are also four points back of the (14-21-4-1) Tri-City Americans. #WHLScores PG 0 BDN 4 CGY 4 SC 3 (SO) TC 1 VIC 6 👉 https://t.co/NHRTK8ru9s 👈 — The WHL (@TheWHL) January 16, 2020 Winnipeg Ice 5 Prince George Cougars 1 (Tuesday) FINAL: @PGCougars (1) at @WHLWpgICE (5) STATS 📒 | https://t.co/cGQ0Cfwoiu#WPGvsPG pic.twitter.com/v7Ujx2lLBw — The WHL (@TheWHL) January 15, 2020 # The P.G. Cougars schedule/results right here. The WHL standings are right here. LISTEN: @Hartley_Miller chats with @cFallooner on this week’s edition of the Cat Scan Podcast. Falloon played 336 career games with the @PGCougars before suiting up for the @umbisons | #cityofpg https://t.co/ffWqlo8GOM #sports #NorthernUprising pic.twitter.com/xNp17TXPaS — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 9, 2020 BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings) Salmon Arm Silverbacks 6 Prince George Spruce Kings 2 The Spruce Kings suffered their third straight loss overall and they also had a three-game road win streak come to an end. The (23-18-1-1) Silverbacks scored five goals on the power play. The game summary is right here. The Spruce Kings host the Langley Rivermen Friday night with less than 600 seats left on Mohawks night at the RMCA. Prince George has lost its last seven home games but the Spruce Kings are 5-0 this season against the Rivermen. Meet the 1958-59 Mohawks! This was the inaugural season of the team. This club was the first team to play in the “Coliseum” in ’58. Friday Night is Mohawks Night at the RMCA! Get your Tickets! 🎟️ | https://t.co/UTM3MwBIUc#MohawksNight || #GetInTheMix || #BCHL pic.twitter.com/eeunob9D2r — Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) January 13, 2020 With 15 regular-season games remaining, the (14-24-2-3) Spruce Kings are last in the Mainland Division, seven points behind the (17-20-2-4) Surrey Eagles and eight back of the (19-20-1-1-1) Langley Rivermen. The BCHL standings are right here. The Spruce Kings 2019-20 schedule/results right here. NHL: (2 Wednesday games) Chicago 4 Montreal 1 Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 3 (OT) The Vancouver Canucks host the Arizona Coyotes in one of 13 NHL games tonight. Edmonton and Winnipeg are the only Canadian teams idle. The (26-18-5) Coyotes lead the Pacific Division, but they are only two points ahead of Calgary and Edmonton and three in front of Vancouver and Vegas. The Flames visit Toronto this evening. The (25-18-4) Canucks are starting a three-game homestand. Vancouver will also entertain San Jose Saturday and St. Louis Monday. # The Vegas Golden Knights are the 7th NHL team to make a head coaching change this season (2019-20). The Golden Knights sacked Gerard Gallant and replaced him with Peter DeBoer. Vegas is 24-19-6 and in a virtual tie for the last wild-card spot. DeBoer was fired by the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 11. Other teams besides Vegas and San Jose to replace their coach include: Toronto, New Jersey, Calgary, Dallas and Nashville. # 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. BCMML: (Cariboo Cougars) The Cariboo Cougars host the (20-7-0-1) Vancouver NW Hawks in the second annual Winter Classic in Fort St. James. The doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday night at 5:30 on outdoor ice at Ernie Sam Memorial Arena, located on Nak’azdli Whut’en territory, and Sunday afternoon at 12:30 at the Fort Forum. The (17-7-1-1) Cougars are in fifth place in the 11-team BCMML, two points behind the Vancouver NE Chiefs, four points back of the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, five behind the Vancouver NW Hawks and 10 back of the (22-2-1-1) Okanagan Rockets. Boys getting ready for this weekends matchup vs @NorthWestHawks! #DefendTheNorth #CaribooHockey #WinterClassic pic.twitter.com/GwfiECELuj — Cariboo Cougars (@cariboocougars) January 15, 2020 # The Northern Capitals of the B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA League will also participate in the Winter Classic. The (10-7-2) Capitals will play three games against the (16-1) Greater Vancouver Comets – on Friday in Vanderhoof (7 p.m.), Saturday at the Fort Forum (2 p.m.) and Sunday at Ernie Sam Memorial Arena (9 a.m.). The Sunday outdoor game will be a first for the Capitals. British Columbia Premier John Horgan is scheduled to attend both outdoor games # The Major Midget League schedule/results/standings right here. Canada West Basketball: (UNBC Timberwolves) The UNBC Timberwolves visit the UBC Okanagan Heat Friday and Saturday in Canada West basketball in Kelowna. The 4-8 UNBC men are 11th out of 17 teams. The 3-9 UNBC women are 13th. The top 12 will advance to the playoffs. UBCO is 1-13 (men) and 2-13 (women). PREVIEW: @UNBCWomensBball looks for their first win of the 2020 calendar year, heading to Kelowna to take on the @UBCOHeat. Check out a full lookahead, with stats, leaders, players to watch, milestones, and quotes from @UNBC freshman @stassoltes: https://t.co/DVI9OfZY3C pic.twitter.com/6Lbk07LnWP — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) January 16, 2020 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.