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

WHL: (PG Cougars)

Seattle Thunderbirds  2  Prince George Cougars  1   (Sunday)

Roddy Ross won the goaltender’s battle over Taylor Gauthier as Seattle outshot Prince George 36-34 before 4,512 fans in Kent, Washington.

The Thunderbirds scored the only goal in the first and the two teams exchanged goals in the 2nd.

Ilijah Colina (9th) tallied for the Cats on the power-play.

The (16-28-3-4) Cougars are 9 points behind (21-24-3-3) Seattle and 10 back of (23-25-1-2) Kelowna in the race for the two wild-card playoff spots.

P.G., Seattle and Kelowna all have 17 games remaining.



Vancouver Giants  5  Prince George Cougars  2 
(Saturday)

The Giants enjoyed period leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before 3,566 fans in Langley.

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

The WHL standings are right here.

Meanwhile, former PG Cougar Zdeno Chara has played his 1,500th NHL game, which is 21st on the all-time list.

 

BCMML: (Cariboo Cougars)

The Cariboo Cougars stretched their winning streak to four games after a pair of convincing victories over the last place Greater Vancouver Canadians 8-0 and 12-1.

Cariboo Cougars 12  Greater Vancouver Canadians  1  (Sunday)

Cariboo Cougars  8  Greater Vancouver Canadians  0  (Saturday)

The (22-10-1-1) Cougars are in 5th place in the 11-team league while the (7-28-0-1) Canadians are at the bottom.

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

They host the (8-26) Kootenay Ice Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Kin 1.

Kootenay is in 10th place and out of playoff contention.

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

 

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

There’s just a couple of weeks left in the BCHL regular-season.

The Prince George Spruce Kings, coming off Friday’s 5-2 loss to Merritt before 1,349 fans at the RMCA, visit the (24-17-5-6) Chilliwack Chiefs Tuesday and the (23-23-3-4) Surrey Eagles Thursday.

The (17-29-2-4) Spruce Kings have just six regular-season games remaining.

Prince George has clinched a playoff spot despite being last in the Mainland Division, 6 points behind the (21-27-2-1-1) Langley Rivermen.

The Spruce Kings are 15th out of 17 in the overall standings, three points ahead of West Kelowna and five back of Victoria.

The BCHL standings are right here.

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

 

NHL: (5 Sunday games)

Winnipeg  5  Chicago  2
Colorado  3  Minnesota  2
NY Rangers  4  LA  1
Anaheim  3  Buffalo  2
Detroit  3  Boston  1

The Vancouver Canucks have lost four straight after dropping a 6-2 decision to the Calgary Flames Saturday night.

The loss ended the Canucks 9-game home win streak.

Vancouver forward Brock Boeser suffered an upper-body injury that will keep him on the sidelines for at least the next two games.

The (30-21-5) Canucks host the (26-21-7) Nashville Predators in one of six NHL games tonight.

Vancouver leads the Pacific Division by one point over Edmonton and Vegas, three over Calgary and four over Arizona.

Elsewhere, Calgary is at San Jose, Arizona visits Montreal, Florida plays in Philadelphia, The NY Islanders are at Washington and Tampa Bay plays in Columbus.

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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.

 

Canada West Basketball: (UNBC Timberwolves) Final weekend of the regular season

The UNBC Timberwolves completed their Canada West basketball regular-season with a men’s and women’s sweep of the MacEwan Griffins.

UNBC’s Maria Mongomo, in the women’s division, and Tyrell Laing, in the men’s division, both won Canada West scoring titles.

(Women’s games)

UNBC Timberwolves  80  MacEwan Griffins  62  (Saturday)

The (11-9) Timberwolves ended the regular season on an 8-game win streak.

Maria Mongomo hooped 29 points and added 13 rebounds, claiming the Canada West scoring title in the process with an average of 20.1 points-per-game.

The UNBC women will head to Lethbridge for a play-in game Friday night against the (11-9)
Pronghorns.

UNBC Timberwolves  84  MacEwan Griffins  63   (Friday)

(Men’s games)

UNBC Timberwolves  99  MacEwan Griffins  80  (Saturday)

The UNBC men finished in 13th place with a 6-14 record.

PGSS grad Tyrell Laing became the first UNBC men’s player to lead Canada West in scoring averaging nearly 22 points per game.

UNBC Timberwolves  89  MacEwan Griffins  72  (Friday)

The UNBC men ended an 11-game losing streak.

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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:

The Toronto Raptors have won a club-record 14 consecutive games after Saturday’s 119-118 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

The (39-14) Raptors host the (16-35) Minnesota Timberwolves tonight (4:30 PT).

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The NBA standings are right here.

The Raptors schedule/results right here.

 

PG Iceman:

In a reverse result from last year, Cam McNamara won the Prince George Iceman open division with a time of 1:51:50, nearly 10 minutes ahead of runner-up Rob McDougall (2:01:30).

In 2019, McDougall came first and McNamara second.

This year’s PG Icewoman is Shar Balogh (2:02:55).

Close to 500 athletes, including 50 in the solo division, participated in the 33rd annual PG Iceman.

The course consisted of an 8km cross country ski, followed by a 10 km run, 5 km skate, a 5 km run, and an 800-metre swim.

The full list of results is right here.

 

Golf:

Nick Taylor has become the first Canadian to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The 31-year-old Taylor finished at 19-under, good for a four-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman and five over Phil Mickelson.