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

NHL: (12 Thursday games) Canadian teams went 2-4

Minnesota Wild  4  Vancouver Canucks  2

The Wild scored three unanswered goals in the third period.

The third straight loss for the Canucks who earned five points (2-2-1) from a five-game road trip.

Elias Pettersson did not play after he was injured in Boston.

He is listed as day-to-day.

The (30-20-5) Canucks lead the Pacific Division by two points over Vegas, three points over Edmonton, four over Arizona and five over Calgary.

Vancouver will begin a six-game homestand Saturday against Calgary.

Winnipeg Jets  4  St. Louis Blues  2

Former PG Cougar Jansen Harkins scored his first NHL goal and assisted on the winner.

The 22-year-old Harkins has four points in 15 NHL games since being called up from the Manitoba Moose.

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There are four NHL games tonight.

Toronto, the only Canadian team in action, hosts Anaheim.

Elsewhere, Minnesota at Dallas, Detroit at Columbus and Buffalo at NY Rangers.

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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.

 

WHL: (PG Cougars)

The Prince George Cougars are on the road this weekend.

The (16-26-3-4) Cougars play the (23-20-3-2) Vancouver Giants Saturday in Langley before they visit the (20-23-3-3) Seattle Thunderbirds Sunday.

Prince George beat Seattle twice this week at CN Centre: 6-4 Tuesday and 2-1 in a shootout (Wednesday).

Seattle holds the final Western Conference wild-card playoff spot by seven points over P.G. with each team having 19 games left.

The Thunderbirds host Everett Saturday.

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

The WHL standings are right here.

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

The Prince George Spruce Kings host the Merritt Centennials tonight in their 7th last game of the regular season.

The Spruce Kings are coming off Wednesday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Wenatchee Wild.

The (17-28-2-4) Spruce Kings have clinched a playoff spot despite being last in the Mainland Division, 6 points behind the (21-25-2-1-1) Langley Rivermen.

The (10-37-1-3) Centennials have the worst record in the BCHL and are headed to be the only team that will miss the playoffs.

The BCHL standings are right here.

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

 

BCMML: (Cariboo Cougars)

The Cariboo Cougars host the (7-26-0-1) Greater Vancouver Canadians Saturday night at 4:30 and Sunday morning at 10:30 at Kin 1.

The (20-10-1-1) Cougars are in 5th place in the 11-team league while the Canadians are at the bottom.

Cariboo has just eight regular-season games remaining, all at home.

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

 

Canada West Basketball: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The UNBC Timberwolves conclude their regular-season in Canada West basketball with home games against the MacEwan Griffins.

The women play today at noon and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. while the men tip-off tonight at 6:00 and Saturday evening at 7:00.

The 9-9 UNBC women have won six straight and have clinched a playoff spot sitting in 8th place out of 17 teams.

The 4-14 UNBC men have lost 11 in a row and are in 13th place.

The top 12 teams advance to the playoffs.

The only way for the UNBC men to make the playoffs is if they win both games against MacEwan, and Brandon loses both games against Manitoba.

MacEwan is 2-16 in both the women’s and men’s divisions.


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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:

On trade deadline day (Thursday) in the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt Canadian Andrew Wiggins and draft picks to the Golden State Warriors for guard D’Angelo Russell.

In addition to Wiggins, the Warriors will receive a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick.

Wiggins is averaging a career-high 22.4 points per game.

Russell is averaging a career-high 23.6 points per game.

A list of the NBA trades can be found here.

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The Toronto Raptors are in Indiana to play the Pacers tonight (5:00).

The (37-14) Raptors beat the (31-19) Pacers 119-118 Wednesday in Toronto to extend their club-record winning streak to 12 games.

Toronto is 2nd and Indiana 5th in the NBA Eastern Conference.

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The NBA standings are right here.

The Raptors schedule/results right here.

 

CFL:

The Toronto Argonauts have signed quarterback Matt Nichols to a three-year contract,

The 32-year-old Nichols spent the last five seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

 

PG Iceman:

The 33rd Prince George Iceman will be held on Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. from the Otway Nordic Centre.

Close to 500 athletes will participate including 50 in the solo division.

The course consists of 8km cross country ski, followed by a 10 km run, 5 km skate, a 5 km run, and an 800 metre swim at the Aquatic Centre.

For general information contact registrar@pgiceman.ca