In a nutshell: as of 12:05 a.m. (All times PT) Tuesday by Hartley Miller


–The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenceman Nate Schmidt from the Vegas Golden Knights in return for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The 29-year-old Schmidt notched 31 points (7 goals) in 59 regular season games with the Golden Knights last season and added nine points (2 goals) during 20 postseason appearances.

–The top defenceman available on the NHL’s free-agent market has a new team. Alex Pietrangelo has agreed to a seven-year, $61.6-million contract with Vegas. The deal with the Golden Knights includes a full no-movement clause. The 30-year-old Pietrangelo spent his entire career with St. Louis after being drafted by the Blues with the No. 4 pick in the 2008 NHL Draft.

The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Tyler Toffoli to a four-year, $17 million deal. The 28-year-old Toffoli played 10 regular-season games for the Canucks this past season after being acquired in a February trade from the Los Angeles Kings.


–The Prince George Spruce Kings won their BCHL pre-season opener outscoring the Centennials 4-1 Saturday in Merritt.  The Spruce Kings outshot the Centennials 32-28. PG went 1/8 and Merritt 0/8 on the power play. The same two teams meet again in exhibition play Friday, Oct. 23rd in Merritt and on Sunday, Oct. 25th in Prince George (3PM at the RMCA).

NFL: (Week 5)

–The New Orleans Saints rallied from behind to beat the LA Chargers 30-27 in overtime. The Saints are 3-2 while the Chargers slip to 1-4.

–Week five of the NFL season concludes tonight (4:05 PT) with 4-0 Buffalo at 3-0 Tennessee.

–The Seattle Seahawks are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. Russell Wilson threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf on fourth-and-goal with 15 seconds left in the game to give the Seahawks a 27-26 Sunday night win over the Minnesota Vikings.

–Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is out for the season following surgery on his fractured right ankle. His recovery time is estimated to be 4-to-6 months. Prescott suffered the gruesome injury in the 37-34 victory over the New York Giants.


–The Tampa Bay Rays doubled the Houston Astros 4-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 American League Championship Series. The two teams play again tonight (5:40 PT).

–In the National League, the Atlanta Braves outscored the LA Dodgers 5-1 in the opener of the Championship Series. Game two will go this afternoon (3:05 PT).

–Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan, part of the Cincinnati Reds Big Red Machine in the 1970’s, has died. He was 77. Morgan was suffering from a nerve condition.


–The Los Angeles Lakers have tied the Boston Celtics for the most NBA titles with 17. The Lakers built up a whopping 64-36 halftime lead and they cruised to a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat to win the championship series 4 games to 2.

–LeBron James has his 4th ring and 4th NBA Finals MVP award. James scored 28 points and added 14 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 6. In the series he averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game on 59.1 per cent shooting from the floor and a 41.7 per cent mark from three-point range.