Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2020 (As of 12:01 a.m.) by Hartley Miller BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings) UPDATE at 2:30 p.m. The Prince George Spruce Kings beat the BCHL-leading Coquitlam Express 4-3 today (Wednesday). This was the start of six consecutive games on the road for Prince George. The Spruce Kings 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 13 regular-season games left, the (16-24-2-3) Spruce Kings are last in the Mainland Division, 4 points behind the (19-22-1-1-1) Langley Rivermen and 6 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. WHL: (PG Cougars) The Prince George Cougars are gearing up for six consecutive games at CN Centre beginning 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 with both teams having 25 games left, including four against each other. 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. LISTEN: @Hartley_Miller chats with former @PGCougars and @UCDinos blueliner Dan Gibb on this week’s edition of the Cat Scan Podcast | https://t.co/qY0BPK5RTj #cityofpg #sports #NorthernUprising #GoDinos pic.twitter.com/KPniO7CKV6 — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 17, 2020 # The P.G. Cougars schedule/results right here. The WHL standings are right here. AHL: (Brandon Manning) Bakersfield Condors defenceman Brandon Manning of Prince George has been slapped with a five-game suspension by the AHL for uttering a racial slur to an opposing player. The incident took place Monday during a game against the Ontario Reign. Bakersfield is the top farm club of the Edmonton Oilers. The 29-year-old Manning, who has four points in 10 AHL games this season, has apologized for his comments. A statement from Brandon Manninghttps://t.co/dQg8azsv5c pic.twitter.com/wh53qNfJDZ — Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) January 21, 2020 A statement from Condors General Manager and Oilers Assistant General Manager Keith Gretzky:https://t.co/Rkdx0vjDO2 pic.twitter.com/mnh6jnCezA — Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) January 21, 2020 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: (5 Tuesday games) #NHLScores BOS 3 – VGK 2 NYI 4 – NYR 2 CAR 4 – WPG 1 PHI 3 – PIT 0 FLA 4 – CHI 3https://t.co/NFSYj50hKj pic.twitter.com/AX7GAgk0W9 — NHL (@NHL) January 22, 2020 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 over Edmonton, Calgary, Arizona and Vegas. # There are just a pair of NHL games tonight, the final action prior to the All-Star break: Winnipeg is at Columbus and Detroit visits Minnesota. # 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) 5th-year player Maria Mongomo of the UNBC Timberwolves is the women’s Canada West third star of the week. In a pair of basketball victories over the UBC Okanagan Heat (104-54 and 72-70), Mongomo averaged 32.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and four steals. She became the Timberwolves all-time leading scorer. Mongomo now sits top five in scoring, rebounding, and steals in the conference. A massive weekend, @UNBC history made, and now…@CanadaWest recognition for @UNBCWomensBball‘s María Mongomo! Maria AVERAGED 32.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3.5 assists per game in a big sweep of the @UBCOHeat! Congrats to the Balla from Las Palmas!! #gotwolves pic.twitter.com/I52iGl2Xs9 — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) January 21, 2020 # 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). # 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.