Hartley's Sports ShortsSports Hartley’s Sport Shorts; Wednesday, October 6th SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 2021 Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, October 6th MLB: American League Wild Card Game Boston Red Sox 6 New York Yankees 2 Late-season results are hard to interpret. But, for Gerrit Cole, the struggles that were prevalent in his previous five outings carried over into the AL wild card — and the Red Sox took advantage. (@NickAshbourne)https://t.co/VqOu81RlJ6 — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 6, 2021 The Red Sox advance to the best-of-five AL Divisional Series against the Rays starting Thursday night in Tampa Bay. The other ALDS opener Thursday afternoon at 1:00 has Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros. The National League Wild Card Game will be played tonight (Wednesday) starting at 5:10 from LA as the Dodgers host the St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB playoff schedule is right here. The MLB standings are right here. CFL: Week 10 of the CFL season starts tonight (Wednesday 4:30 PT) with the Ottawa Redblacks at Toronto Argonauts. The BC Lions don’t play again until Saturday, October 16th when they host Calgary. Standings: West: Winnipeg 7-1, Saskatchewan 5-3, B.C. 4-4, Calgary 3-5, and Edmonton 2-5 East: Toronto 4-3, Hamilton 4-4, Montreal 3-4, and Ottawa 2-5. The CFL schedule is right here. NFL: Week 5 of the NFL season begins with an NFC West match-up on Thursday: LA Rams at Seattle Seahawks. The Arizona Cardinals lead the division at 4-0 followed by the Rams at 3-1 and the Seahawks and San Francisco 49’ers at 2-2. Arizona is the league’s only unbeaten team while two teams remain winless: Both Jacksonville and Detroit are 0-4. The NFL standings are right here. The NFL regular season schedule is right here. NFL odds are right here. Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has changed his mind and made Justin Fields the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback going forward with Andy Dalton as the backup. https://t.co/jEH8xqmGsA — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 6, 2021 NHL: Brett Connolly of Prince George has been placed on waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks. If unclaimed, it is expected the 29-year-old forward will head to the AHL’s Rockford Ice Hogs. Connolly has two years remaining on his contract that carries a $3.5 million cap hit. .@NHLBlackhawks place former @PGCougars star @bconnolly8 on waivers | https://t.co/EvUF5rZ9Fg #cityofpg #sports pic.twitter.com/fKh7hj8u6T — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) October 6, 2021 (Pre-season) Seattle Kraken 4 Vancouver Canucks 0 The Canucks have two exhibition games left, a home-and-home against the Oilers: Thursday in Edmonton and Saturday in Vancouver. Both start at 6 PM PT. The Canucks begin their regular season with six straight games on the road beginning Wednesday, October 13th in Edmonton. The Seattle Kraken capped their inaugural pre-season by shutting out the Vancouver Canucks.https://t.co/1tQWGkWVO6 — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 6, 2021 The Canucks schedule is right here. WHL (PG Cougars) The (0-1) Prince George Cougars visit the Vancouver Giants Friday and the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday. The next home games for the Cougars will be against the Victoria Royals on October 16th at 7 PM and October 17th at 2 PM. The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here. Column: Warriors absorb loss; president optimistic but admits ‘if we don’t have those fans back we’ll take staggering losses’ . . . Stevenson sparks Rebels . . . Ex-WHL goalie heads to OHL https://t.co/4IsF7p8eCw — Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) October 6, 2021 BCHL (PG Spruce Kings) The Prince George Spruce Kings play a couple of road games this week to open their regular season. The Spruce Kings visit the Merritt Centennials on Friday and the West Kelowna Warriors on Saturday. Prince George will be home on October 15th and 16th against Merritt. The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here. BC Elite Hockey League: (Cariboo Cougars & Northern Capitals) (U18AAA ) The (2-2) Cariboo Cougars visit the South Island Royals in Victoria Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday morning at 7:00. The Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here. (FEMALE U18 AAA) The (4-1-0-1) Northern Capitals host the (4-0) Fraser Valley Rush Saturday night at 6:00 and Sunday morning at 9:45 at Kin 2. The Saturday game will be “Pink in the Rink” night with the 50/50 to start at $500 and the proceeds will all be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society! The Northern Capitals schedule is right here. 🚨🚨PINK IN THE RINK🚨🚨 We are pleased to announce our “Pink in the Rink” night will be taking place this weekend! Saturday nights 50:50 will start at $500 and the proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society! #defendthenorth #capitalshockey pic.twitter.com/jNjBOtOxx4 — Northern Capitals (@NCapitalsfmaaa) October 4, 2021 Canada West Soccer: (UNBC Timberwolves) The UNBC Timberwolves are off this week in Canada West Soccer. The Timberwolves have just four games remaining in each division. The UNBC soccer teams visit Fraser Valley on October 15th and 17th before hosting Thompson Rivers on October 23rd and 24th (at Masich Place starting at noon for the women and 2:15 for the men). The UNBC men have one win, four losses, and three ties after eight games while the UNBC women have one win, six losses, and one tie. The women’s standings are right here while the men’s standings are right here.