Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th

NHL: 

The Tampa Bay Lightning have given head coach Jon Cooper of Prince George a three-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

The two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning will begin the NHL regular season tonight (Tuesday) when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins (4:30 PT).

The only other league game this evening has Seattle at Vegas (7:00).

The Vancouver Canucks, who finished 2-5 in the pre-season, begin their regular season with six straight games on the road beginning Wednesday night at 7:00 (PT) in Edmonton.

Canucks forward Brock Boeser will begin the season on injured reserve.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

 

WHL (PG Cougars)

The Prince George Cougars have started their season 0-3 after losing on the road 6-4 to the Vancouver Giants Friday and 8-3 to Kamloops Blazers Saturday.

The Cougars have scored 11 goals while surrendering a Western Conference high 19.

Prince George will play its next six games against Victoria.

The Cougars host the (1-2) Royals Saturday night at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

Kamloops Blazers  8  Prince George Cougars  3  (Saturday)

Vancouver Giants  6  Prince George Cougars  4  (Friday)

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 


BCHL
(PG Spruce Kings)

The Prince George Spruce Kings split their first two games on the road.

The Spruce Kings crushed Merritt 8-1 Friday before losing 5-3 to West Kelowna on Saturday.

The (1-1) Spruce Kings entertain the (0-2) Merritt Centennials on Friday and Saturday in their first home games of the season.

West Kelowna Warriors  5  Prince George Spruce Kings  3  (Saturday)

Game details are right here.

Prince George Spruce Kings  8  Merritt Centennials  1  (Friday)

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.
The BCHL standings are right here. 


BC Elite Hockey League:
(Cariboo Cougars & Northern Capitals)

(U18AAA ) in Victoria

Cariboo Cougars  3  South Island Royals  1  (Sunday)
South Island Royals  5  Cariboo Cougars  4  (Saturday)

The (3-3) Cougars will host the (4-1-0-1) Vancouver Northwest Hawks Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Kin 1.

The Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.

(FEMALE U18 AAA) in PG

Fraser Valley Rush  4  Northern Capitals  1  (Sunday)
Fraser Valley Rush  3  Northern Capitals  1  (Saturday)

Rush with a perfect 6-0 record.

The (4-3-0-1) Capitals return to action on Oct 23rd and 24th when they visit the (2-2) Vancouver Island Seals.

The Northern Capitals schedule is right here.

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In other weekend action, the U17 Cougars skated to a 7-1 Saturday win and a 6-5 overtime victory on Sunday in PG against the South Island Royals. The Cougars improved to 2-2 and will visit the Vancouver Northwest Hawks next weekend.

 

MLB: (Best of 5 series)

American League 

Boston  6  Tampa Bay  5

The Red Sox win the series 3-1 to advance to the American League Championship Series.

Houston  at  Chicago White Sox  (PPD)

The Astros lead 2-1 with Game 4 rescheduled for 11:07 this morning (PT) in Chicago.

National League 

San Francisco  1  LA Dodgers  0

The Giants lead 2-1 with Game 4 tonight at 6:07 in LA.

Atlanta  3  Milwaukee  0

The Braves lead 2-1 with Game 4 this afternoon at 2:15 in Atlanta.

The MLB playoff schedule is right here.

 

 

NFL: (Final game in Week 5)

Baltimore  31  Indianapolis  25  (OT)

The Ravens erased a 25-9 fourth-quarter deficit to improve to 4-1. The Colts dropped to 1-4.

After five weeks, Arizona is the only unbeaten team at 5-0 while Jacksonville and Detroit are the only winless teams at 0-5.

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Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.

His decision came after offensive emails he sent before being hired in 2018 were revealed.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

CFL: (Week 10)

Toronto  24  Hamilton  23  (Monday)
Montreal  20  Ottawa  16  (Monday)

Calgary  22  Saskatchewan  19  (Saturday)
Winnipeg  30  Edmonton  3  (Friday)

The BC  Lions are back in action on Saturday at 4:00 when they host Calgary.

Week 11 starts Friday night at 6:00 with Winnipeg at Edmonton.

Standings:

West: Winnipeg 8-1, Saskatchewan 5-4, B.C. 4-4, Calgary 4-5, and Edmonton 2-6
East:  Toronto 6-3, Montreal 4-4, Hamilton 4-5, and Ottawa 2-7.

The CFL schedule is right here.


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Canada West Soccer: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The UNBC Timberwolves have just four games left (men and women) in Canada West Soccer.

The UNBC soccer teams visit Fraser Valley on Friday and Sunday 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.