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

BCHL: (PG Spruce Kings)

Surrey Eagles  3  Prince George Spruce Kings  0

The Eagles scored three unanswered goals in the second period before 1,050 fans in South Surrey.

The game had a special 11 a.m. start time on 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 (21-29-2-1-1) 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 its 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 have two home games on the long weekend.

They entertain 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.

 

NHL: (Canadian teams went 2-2 on Thursday)

Calgary  6  Anaheim  0
Tampa Bay  3  Edmonton  1
Ottawa  3  Arizona  2
Dallas  3  Toronto  2

The Vancouver Canucks host the Anaheim Ducks Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

The (32-21-5) Canucks, who have won 11 of their last 12 home games, lead the Pacific Division by three points over Edmonton, Vegas and Calgary.

The NHL has a four-game menu tonight: San Jose at Winnipeg, Montreal at Pittsburgh, NY Rangers at Columbus and New Jersey at Carolina.

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The Minnesota Wild have sacked coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with assistant Dean Evason.

The 65-year-old Boudreau is the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season.

The coaching change matches the most for one season in NHL history,

Minnesota is 27-23-7 and three points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference with 25 games left.

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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)

The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Lethbridge Pronghorns tonight at 5:00 (PT) in a women’s Canada West basketball play-in game where the loser is out.

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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The Canada West women’s basketball schedule is right here.

The Canada West women’s basketball standings are right here.

The Canada West men’s basketball schedule is right here.

The Canada West men’s basketball standings are right.here

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors have 40 wins and 15 losses as of the NBA All-Star break.

The Raptors, second in the Eastern Conference, are off until Friday, Feb. 21st when they host the Phoenix Suns.

The league’s All-Star game will be played Sunday night in Chicago.

The NBA standings are right here.

The Raptors schedule/results right here.

 

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.