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

Updated at 10:05 a.m.

Connolly traded:

Brett Connolly of Prince George has been traded from the Florida Panthers to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a five-player deal.

The 28-year-old former PG and Cariboo Cougars forward has just two goals and two assists in 21 games this season with the Panthers.

 

BCHL:

Prince George Spruce Kings  11  Merritt Centennials  2
(Andrew Seaman and Christian Buono each notched a hat trick. The (2-1) Spruce Kings play the (2-0) Chilliwack Chiefs Friday night at 5:00 in Chilliwack. The Chiefs meet (0-3) Merritt this evening)

The Spruce Kings schedule is right here.

 

WHL: (BC Division)

Vancouver Giants  6   Victoria Royals  4

The (1-2-1-1) Prince George Cougars play the (5-1) Vancouver Giants Saturday and Monday in Kamloops.  The Cougars have four points after five games after dropping a 3-2 decision in overtime on Tuesday to Victoria.

The PG Cougars schedule is right here.

 

NHL: (North Division)

Toronto  3  Montreal  2
(Maple Leafs goalie Jack Campbell improves to 10-0)

Edmonton  4  Ottawa  2
(Leon Draisaitl 3 goals and 1 assist. Connor McDavid game-winning goal and 3 assists)

No less than 21 players on the Vancouver Canucks have tested positive for COVID-19, in addition to four staff members.

Three of the 21 are from the taxi squad and one additional player is considered a close contact.

Right-winger Jake Virtanen was added to the list Tuesday.

It is unclear when the Canucks will play their next game but it will not be this week.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

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UNBC Timberwolves:

 

MLB: 

Texas Rangers  2  Toronto Blue Jays  1
(The (3-3) Jays host the (4-2) LA Angels tonight)

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

 

NBA:

The (20-31) Toronto Raptors host the (21-28) Chicago Bulls tonight in Tampa Bay.

The NBA schedule is right here.

The Raptors schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.


Curling:

Brendan Bottcher of Canada is 7-4 at the world men’s curling championship in Calgary. On Wednesday, Canada lost 8-7 to Russia in an extra end and 9-7 to Sweden as the Swedes scored 4 in the final end.

 

Masters:


NFL: