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

WHL: (BC Division)

Prince George Cougars  5  Kamloops Blazers  1
(Taylor Gauthier made 37 saves and Keaton Dowhaniuk notched a goal and three assists to lead the Cougars, who beat the first-place Blazers for the first time in five meetings this season. The (6-7-1-1) Cougars, with seven games remaining, play the Victoria Royals Friday night in Kamloops. The (1-13-1) Royals have lost 10 straight)

The PG Cougars schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here.


Prince George Spruce Kings  7  Merritt Centennials  0
(Christian Buono scored three goals and Jordan Farlie blocked 16 shots for the shutout. The (10-3-0-1) Spruce Kings have won five straight and are 7-0 this season against the (2-12) Centennials. Prince George has a 3-point lead over the (9-5) Chiefs in the 3-team Chilliwack Pod with six games left. The Spruce Kings play Chilliwack Friday night at 5:00)

The Spruce Kings schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.



(North Division) 

Ottawa 6  Vancouver  3
(The (19-21-3) Canucks visit Toronto tonight and Saturday)

Toronto  4 Montreal  1

Edmonton  3  Winnipeg  1

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.


IIHF U18 World Hockey Championship: (Group A in Plano, Texas)

Canada  4  Latvia  2
(Goalie Tyler Brennan of the PG Cougars is on the Canadian team but has not played in the first two games. Canada is 2-0, winning its opener 12-1 over Sweden)


Taking Note Column:



The Carolina Panthers have traded quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the Denver Broncos for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft which begins tonight.


The (26-36) Toronto Raptors, with just 10 games left, start a 4-game road trip tonight against the Nuggets in Denver.

The NBA schedule is right here.

The Raptors schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.



Washington Nationals  8  Toronto Blue Jays  2
(The (11-12) Blue Jays visit the Atlanta Braves Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.