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

WHL: (BC Division)

Prince George Cougars  3  Vancouver Giants  0
(WHL Goalie of the Week Taylor Gauthier, in his 150th league game,  made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season. Gauthier has allowed just five goals in his last five games. 16-year-old rookie Koehn Ziemmer scored twice in the second period, to give him a team-high 9 goals, including six in his last five games. The (9-7-2-1) Cougars have won three straight and are riding a six-game point streak. Prince George will play Victoria Saturday, Kelowna Sunday and first-place Kamloops on Wednesday to conclude its season)

The PG Cougars schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here.


PG Cougars Cat Scan podcast:

 

BCHL:

Prince George Spruce Kings  5  Merritt Centennials  1
(The win vaulted the (12-5-0-1) Spruce Kings into first place in the 3-team Chilliwack Pod, a point ahead of the (12-6) Chiefs. Both teams have two games left, including one against each other to conclude the season on Sunday. Prince George will play (3-15) Merritt on Friday and Chilliwack will battle Merritt on Saturday)

The Spruce Kings schedule/results right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

NHL: (North Division) 

Winnipeg  4  Calgary  0
(The Jets ended a 7-game losing streak and clinched a playoff spot)
Ottawa  5  Montreal  1

The (19-25-3) Vancouver Canucks, riding a 6-game losing streak, visit the Edmonton Oilers tonight and Saturday. Scoring leader Connor McDavid has 93 points with five games remaining.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The Canucks schedule/results right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

IIHF U18 World Hockey Championship: (in Frisco, Texas)

Semifinal

Canada  8  Sweden  1
(Connor Bedard notched a hat trick to give him eight points in his last two games. The Canadians outshot the Swedes 56-17. Canada will play for gold tonight against Russia. The Russians advanced after a 6-5 win over Finland. Goalie Tyler Brennan of the PG Cougars is on the Canadian team but has not played in any of the six games)

 

Column:


UNBC Timberwolves:


World women’s curling:
(in Calgary)

UPDATE:

EARLIER STORY:

Team Canada, skipped by Kerri Einarson, is 5-5 and on a 4-game win streak after a 10-4 victory over Estonia at the world women’s curling championship in Calgary. Canada, still in playoff contention, finishes the preliminary round versus Denmark and Japan today and China on Friday.

 

MLB: 

Toronto Blue Jays  9  Oakland A’s  4
(The (15-14) Blue Jays are 1-2 on a 10-game road trip which continues this afternoon in Oakland.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

NBA:

The (27-39) Toronto Raptors, with just six games left, host the (30-36) Washington Wizards tonight.

The NBA schedule is right here.

The Raptors schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.