Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Monday, September 27th

WHL (pre-season)

The Prince George Cougars finished 2-and-2 in the pre-season and will start the regular season at home on Saturday against the Kamloops Blazers.

The Cougars concluded exhibition games with an 8-5 victory Saturday over the Victoria Royals on Vancouver Island which followed a 3-1 loss Friday against the Vancouver Giants in Maple Ridge.

Prince George Cougars  8  Victoria Royals  5  (Saturday in Victoria)

Carter MacAdams notched a hat-trick, including the game-winning goal and an empty-netter in the third period.

Vancouver Giants  3  Prince George Cougars  1  (Friday in Maple Ridge)

The Cougars are carrying 26 players, three goalies, nine defencemen, and 14 forwards.

Seven of the players are rookies and four are 20-year-olds (one over the limit); goalie Taylor Gauthier, defenceman Majid Kaddoura plus forwards Jonny Hooker, and Connor Bowie.

There are 3 P.G. boys on the team: defenceman Aiden Reeves and forwards Caden Brown and Fischer O’Brien.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.


BCHL (pre-season game)

Prince George Spruce Kings  6  Merritt Centennials  2  (Friday in Merritt)

The Spruce Kings have three pre-season games remaining: They visit West Kelowna on Tuesday and Penticton Wednesday before concluding exhibition play on Sunday, October 3rd when they host Merritt at 3 pm.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.


BC Elite Hockey League: (Start of the regular season)

(U18AAA in Nanaimo)

Cariboo Cougars  7  North Island Silvertips  3  (Sunday)
North Island Silvertips  7  Cariboo Cougars  5  (Saturday)

The (1-1) U18 Cariboo Cougars host the (1-0-1) Valley West Giants Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:45 p.m. at Kin 1.

The Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.


Northern Capitals  3  Greater Vancouver Comets  1   (Sunday)

Northern Capitals  6  Greater Vancouver Comets  0  (Saturday)

The (2-0) Northern Capitals play the Fraser Valley Rush Friday night at 6:45, the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers Saturday afternoon at 3:45 and the Vancouver Island Seals Sunday morning at 9 with all three games in Surrey.

The Northern Capitals schedule is right here.

In other weekend results, the U15 Cougars dropped 3-2 and 6-1 decisions to the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs in Burnaby.


Canada West Soccer: (at UBC)


UBC Thunderbirds  3  UNBC Timberwolves  3   (Tie Saturday)

The UNBC men erased a 3-0 deficit by scoring three times in the final seven minutes to earn the draw

UBC Thunderbirds  1  UNBC Timberwolves  0  (Friday)


UBC Thunderbirds  3  UNBC Timberwolves  0  (Saturday)

UBC Thunderbirds  1  UNBC Timberwolves  0  (Friday)

The UNBC soccer teams will host UBC Okanagan at Masich Place on Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd (noon for the men and 6 p.m. for the women)

The UNBC men have three losses and three ties after six games while the UNBC women have six losses.

The women’s standings are right here while the men’s standings are right here.



Toronto Blue Jays 5  Minnesota Twins  2

The (87-69) Jays are one game behind the Boston Red Sox and two games back of the New York Yankees in the race for the two American League wild-card spots. Toronto is one game ahead of the Seattle Mariners.

The Blue Jays have 6 games left, all at home; against the Yankees on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Yankees conclude with three home games against Tampa Bay on the October 1st weekend.

The Red Sox visit Baltimore Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before wrapping up with three on the road at Washington Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Mariners host Oakland tonight, Tuesday, and Wednesday and also entertain the LA Angels Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.


Triple-A Baseball:

Jared Young of Prince George is batting .248 since getting called up to AAA with the Iowa Cubs. The 26-year-old first baseman has four homers and 16 RBI’s in 36 games.



Minnesota Vikings  30  Seattle Seahawks  17
(Both the Vikings and Seahawks are 1-2)

Green Bay Packers  30  San Francisco 49’ers  28  (Sunday night)
(Both the Packers and 49’ers are 2-1)

Five teams have a perfect 3-0 record: LA Rams, Arizona, and Carolina in the NFC plus Denver, and Las Vegas in the AFC.

Five teams are looking for a win sitting at 0-3: Detroit, and New York Giants in the NFC plus New York Jets, Jacksonville, and Indianapolis in the AFC.

The Monday Night game to conclude Week 3 has Philadelphia at Dallas. Both the Eagles and Cowboys are 1-1.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.


CFL: (Final games in Week 8)

Saskatchewan  31  B.C. Lions  24  (Friday)

Toronto  30  Montreal  27 


West: Winnipeg 6-1, Saskatchewan 5-2, B.C. 4-3, Edmonton 2-4, and Calgary 2-5
East:  Hamilton and Toronto 4-3, Montreal 2-4, and Ottawa 1-5.

Week 9 of the CFL season begins Tuesday with Edmonton at Ottawa (4:30 PT).  The B.C. Lions host Winnipeg Friday night at 7:00. Games on Saturday, October 2nd have Montreal at Hamilton (1:00) followed by Saskatchewan at Calgary (4:00)

The CFL schedule is right here.