Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Thursday, October 7th

MLB:

National League Wild Card Game

LA Dodgers  3  St. Louis Cardinals  1

Chris Taylor smacked a 2-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th. The Dodgers advance to the National League Divisional Series against the Giants beginning Friday night in San Francisco.

The best-of-five AL Divisional Series will begin today (Thursday): The Chicago White Sox visit the Houston Astros at 1:00 this afternoon (PT) followed by the Boston Red Sox at the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 5:00.

The MLB playoff schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

NHL:

The Chicago Blackhawks have sent forward Brett Connolly of Prince George to their AHL farm team, Rockford IceHogs.

The Blackhawks made the move after the 29-year-old Connolly cleared waivers.

His $3.5 million cap hit over the next two seasons is likely the main reason why NHL teams passed on him.

The Vancouver Canucks have two exhibition games left, a home-and-home against the Oilers: tonight in Edmonton and Saturday in Vancouver. Both start at 6:00 PT.

The Canucks begin their regular season with six straight games on the road beginning Wednesday, October 13th in Edmonton.

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.

BCHL (PG Spruce Kings)

The Prince George Spruce Kings play a couple of road games this week to begin 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.

 

CFL:

Toronto Argonauts  35  Ottawa Redblacks  16

The Argos scored 27 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter.

Week 10 of the CFL season continues Friday night (5:30) with Edmonton at Winnipeg.

The BC  Lions are idle 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 5-3, Hamilton 4-4, Montreal 3-4, and Ottawa 2-6.

The CFL schedule is right here.

 

NFL:

An NFC West match-up begins the 5th week of the NFL season.

The LA Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks tonight (5:20 kickoff).

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.


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.