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

Junior Hockey:

It looks like the Prince George Cougars will return to the ice in the near future. B.C.’s health minister, Adrian Dix told the media the WHL’s return-to-play protocol for its five B.C. Division teams has been approved. Details have not been announced. There has been speculation of a 24-game season in a hub city of Kamloops and/or Kelowna. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is expected to address proposals from both the WHL and BCHL during this afternoon’s 3:00 media briefing.


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NHL: (North Division)

Vancouver  4  Winnipeg  0
(Thatcher Demko made 27 saves for his first regular-season NHL shutout. The (9-14-2) Canucks snapped their 4-game losing streak and the (13-7-1) Jets 4-game win streak. The same teams play again tonight (5:00 PT) in Winnipeg)

Toronto  3  Edmonton  0

Ottawa  5  Calgary  1

Forward Brett Connolly of Prince George, who has struggled this season with Florida, has been placed on waivers by the Panthers.

Connolly, who played in his 500th NHL game in late January, has just one goal and two assists in 16 games this season.

If he goes unclaimed, the Panthers will likely place him on their taxi squad.

The 28-year-old Connolly, a former PG, and Cariboo Cougar is in the second season of a four-year, $14 million contract ($3.5 AAV) he originally signed on July 1, 2019.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

UNBC Timberwolves:


NBA:

The Toronto Raptors’ scheduled game in Tampa tonight against the Detroit Pistons has been rescheduled for Wednesday. According to the NBA, the game was delayed a day because of “positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors organization.” The (17-17) Raptors are tied for 5th in the tight Eastern Conference.

The NBA schedule is right here.

The Raptors schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.