(As of 12:01 a.m.) by Hartley Miller

WHL: (PG Cougars)

The Prince George Cougars play their next six games on home ice starting with a doubleheader against the BC Division-leading Kamloops Blazers Friday and Saturday.

The (12-24-3-4) Cougars are eight points behind the (18-22-2-1) Seattle Thunderbirds for the final Western Conference wild-card spot.

The Cats are also two points back of the (14-23-4-1) Tri-City Americans.

The Cougars also host Tri-City Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st and Seattle on Feb. 4th and 5th.

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The P.G. Cougars schedule/results right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

 

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

The Prince George Spruce Kings play their next half-dozen games on the road starting Wednesday at noon in Coquitlam against the BCHL-leading Express.

The Spruce Kings will also play Friday in Surrey, Saturday in Chilliwack, Jan, 29th in Trail, Jan. 31st in Vernon and Feb. 1st in West Kelowna before hosting Wenatchee on Feb. 5th.

With 14 regular-season games left, the (15-24-2-3) Spruce Kings are last in the Mainland Division, six points behind the (19-22-1-1-1) Langley Rivermen and eight points back of the (18-20-3-4) Surrey Eagles.

The BCHL standings are right here.

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

 

BCMML: (Cariboo Cougars)

The (18-8-1-1) Cariboo Cougars visit the (19-7) Vancouver Northeast Chiefs Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Burnaby.

Both teams are tied for 4th place in the BC Major Midget League, although the Chiefs hold two games in hand.

The Cougars have a dozen regular-season games left, with the last eight of them on home ice at Kin 1.

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

 

NHL: (2 Monday games)

Florida  5  Minnesota  4

The fifth straight win for the Panthers, who play tonight in Chicago.

Brett Connolly of Prince George did not pick up a point for Flordia.

The 27-year-old Connolly is 6th in Panthers team scoring with 29 points (16 goals) in 48 games. He is also a plus 5.

Colorado  6  Detroit  3

The Vancouver Canucks are off until Monday when they host the St. Louis Blues.

The (27-18-4) Canucks have won their last eight home games.

Vancouver leads the tight Pacific Division but is just a point ahead of Edmonton, Calgary, Vegas and Arizona.

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There are five NHL games tonight and just one Canadian team in action as Winnipeg faces off in Carolina.

Elsewhere, Vegas at Boston, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, NY Islanders at NY Rangers and Florida at Chicago.

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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.

 

Australian Open tennis:

Canadian Milos Raonic, the #32 seed, has advanced to the second round at the Australian Open after winning his opener in straight sets.

 

NFL: 

Oddsmakers are slightly going with the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49’ers in the Sunday, Feb. 2nd Super Bowl game in Miami.

The AFC champion Chiefs are favoured by just one point.

Kansas City has reached the Super Bowl game for the first time in 50 years.

The Chiefs are 1-1 all-time in the Super Bowl.

San Francisco is just the third team to make it to the Super Bowl a year after winning four or fewer games.

Cincinnati did it in 1988 and the Rams 1999, with the Rams the only team to go from four wins to a championship in one year.

The 49’ers will be making their seventh Super Bowl appearance. They are 5-1.

The NFL odds are right here.

 

 

Canada West Basketball: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The UNBC Timberwolves host the Brandon Bobcats Friday night at 6 and 8 and again Saturday at 5:00 and 7:00 PMThe UNBC women are 5-9 and in 12th place out of 17 teams.

The UNBC men, who have lost their last seven, are 4-10 and also in 12th spot.

The top 12 teams advance to the playoffs.

Brandon is 1-13 (both women and men).

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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.

NBA:

Toronto Raptors  122  Atlanta Hawks  117

4th straight win for the (29-14) Raptors, who are 3rd in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto will host the Philadelphia 76’ers Wednesday (4:00 p.m. PT).

The NBA standings are right here.

The Raptors schedule/results right here.