(As of 12:01 a.m.) by Hartley Miller Updated at 2:00 p.m.

NHL: (3 Wednesday games)

Vancouver  3  Chicago  0

In a pre-game tribute, the Canucks retired Daniel Sedin’s No. 22 and Henrik Sedin’s No. 33 jerseys at Rogers Arena.

Jacob Markstrom made 49 saves for his second shutout of the season and fifth of his career as Chicago outshot Vancouver 49-20.

Brandon Sutter notched a goal and added two assists.

The (32-21-5) Canucks lead the Pacific Division by three points over Edmonton and by five
over Vegas, Calgary and Arizona.

Vancouver has won 11 of its last 12 home games.

The Canucks host Anaheim in their next game Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

Los Angeles  5  Calgary  3
Boston  4  Montreal  1

There are 11 Thursday games in the NHL with four Canadian teams in action: Calgary is at Anaheim, Edmonton faces off in Tampa Bay, Ottawa is home against Arizona and Toronto entertains Dallas.

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St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester remained in hospital and was undergoing tests one day after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during a game Tuesday in Anaheim.

The 36-year old Bouwmeester “is doing very well and is currently undergoing a battery of tests. Things are looking very positive,” said Blues GM Doug Armstrong during a news conference.

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The Winnipeg Jets have signed head coach Paul Maurice to a multi-year contract extension.

The 53-year-old Maurice has been behind the Jets bench for the last six years, posting a record of 264-186-53 during his tenure.

The Jets reached the Western Conference Final in 2018.

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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.

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

The Surrey Eagles scored three unanswered goals in the second and they went on to skunk the Prince George Spruce Kings before 1,050 fans in South Surrey.

The game had a special 11 a.m. start time today (Thursday).

Surrey outshot Prince George 29-21.

The (17-31-2-4) Spruce Kings, who have lost 8 of their last 9, will play the Langley Rivermen in Kitimat Saturday night at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 1:00.

P.G. will host first-place Coquitlam Feb. 21st and 22nd to close out the regular season.

With 4 games to go in the regular season, the Spruce Kings are 15th out of 17 in the overall BCHL standings, three points ahead of West Kelowna and six behind Langley.

The BCHL standings are right here.

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

 

WHL: (PG Cougars)

The Prince George Cougars host the (29-18-4-1) Calgary Hitmen Saturday night at 7:00 and the (18-30-2-3) Red Deer Rebels Monday afternoon at 2:00 (before they travel to play games at Everett on the 21st and at Seattle on the 23rd).

The Cougars, who have 17 games remaining (eight of them at CN Centre) are 9 points behind (21-24-3-3) Seattle and 12 back of (24-25-1-2) Kelowna in the race for the two wild-card playoff spots.

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

The WHL standings are right here.

 

BCMML: (Cariboo Cougars)

The (22-10-1-1) Cariboo Cougars, who are riding a four-game win streak, host the (8-26) Kootenay Ice Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Kin 1.

The Major Midget Cougars, with just six-regular-season games left, are in 5th place in the 11-team league.

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

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

 

NBA:

Brooklyn Nets  101  Toronto Raptors  91

The loss ended the Raptors club-record 15-game winning streak.

With the All-Star break coming, the Raptors are idle until Friday, Feb. 21st when they host the Phoenix Suns.

After 55 games, the Raptors have 40 wins and 15 losses, good for second place in the NBA Eastern Conference.

The NBA standings are right here.

The Raptors schedule/results right here.

 

Canada West Basketball: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Lethbridge Pronghorns Friday night at 5:00 (PT) in a women’s Canada West basketball play-in game.

Both teams finished the regular season 11-9.

The winner advances to the quarter-finals.

The UNBC women are riding an eight-game winning streak.

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For the 4th time in the 2019-20 season, Maria Mongomo of the UNBC Timberwolves is a women’s Canada West star of the week.

The 24-year-old Mongomo was named the third star after she secured the league’s scoring title in her 5th and final year of eligibility by putting up 50 points and 27 rebounds over the two-game sweep of the MacEwan Griffins.

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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.

 

HS Basketball:

The Duchess Park Condors have repeated as the Prince George City League high school basketball champions.

Duchess crushed PGSS 87-34 in the Sr. Girls final and whipped D.P. Todd 66-43 in the Sr. Boys championship game.

The Condors are heavy favourites to win zone titles and advanced to the Provincials.

 

Curling:

The National Scotties Tournament of Hearts will begin this weekend in Moose Jaw.

B.C. (Corryn Brown of Kamloops) will open Saturday morning against P.E.I.

The winner advances to the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George March 14th-22nd.