In a nutshell: As of 12:05 a.m Friday by Hartley Miller

PG Cougars:

Prince George Cougars forward Filip Koffer has signed a professional contract to play with a team in his home country in the Czech Republic.

The 19-year-old Koffer just played for the Czechs at the recently concluded World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton.

He is eligible to return to the Cougars this season once his season in the Czech Republic has concluded.

BCHL:

NHL:

The NHL regular-season will begin on Wednesday with five games including Vancouver at Edmonton and Montreal at Toronto. The Canucks also play the Oilers on Thursday, Jan 14th in Edmonton to complete the doubleheader.

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NBA:

The (1-6) Toronto Raptors continue a four-game road trip tonight at 7:00 (PT) in Sacramento against the (4-4) Kings. The Raptors also play at Golden State Sunday and Portland Monday.


NFL:
(Playoffs start this weekend)

(Saturday)

Indianapolis  at  Buffalo  10:05 AM PT
LA Rams  at  Seattle  1:40 PM
Tampa Bay  at  Washington  5:15 PM
(The Bills are favoured by 6 1/2, the Seahawks are favoured by 3 1/2 and the Bucs are an 8 1/2-point favourite)

(Sunday)

Baltimore  at  Tennessee  10:05 AM
Chicago  at  New Orleans  1:40 PM
Cleveland  at  Pittsburgh  5:15 PM
(The Ravens are favoured by 3 1/2, the Saints are favoured by 10 and the Steelers are a 6-point favourite)