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

WHL:

Don Nachbaur of Prince George has been hired by the Tri-City Americans as the team’s new associate coach. He will work under head coach Kelly Buchberger who is in his third season with the team. The 62-year-old Nachbaur returns to Tri-City after spending six seasons with the Americans as head coach between 2003 and 2009. Nachbaur is the WHL’s third-winningest regular-season head coach.

 

NHL: (North Division) 

Vancouver  5  Calgary  1
(The Canucks poured it on against their former goalie Jacob Markstrom, who was given the hook early in the 3rd period after allowing 5 goals on 29 shots. Vancouver broke open a 2-1 game by scoring twice in a 37-second span late in the 2nd. Brock Boeser notched a goal and two assists while Braden Holtby made 35 saves. The (8-11-1) Canucks host Winnipeg Friday and Sunday at 7 PM)

Edmonton  3  Winnipeg  2

Toronto  2  Ottawa  1

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

NFL:

 

Tennis:

Serena Williams is out at the Australian Open. The 39-year-old Williams lost her semifinal match 6-3, 6-4 to Naomi Osaka.

 

UNBC Timberwolves:

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors visit the Milwaukee Bucks this evening for their second meeting in three nights. The Raptors beat the Bucks 124-113 on Tuesday. The (13-15) Raptors are tied for 7th in the Eastern Conference. The (16-12) Bucks are 3rd. Toronto will also play Friday in Minnesota to conclude a 3-game road trip.

The NBA schedule is right here.

The Raptors schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.

 

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