Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, October 13th

WHL (PG Cougars)

The Prince George Cougars have reduced their roster to 23.

The Cougars traded 20-year-old defenceman Majid Kaddoura to the Moose Jaw Warriors for a 7th round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft and they returned 18-year-old forward Mike Svenson to the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

P.G. is now carrying three goaltenders, seven defencemen, and 13 forwards.

Connor Bowie, Taylor Gauthier, and Jonny Hooker are the club’s three 20-year-old players.

The (0-3) Cougars host the (1-3) Victoria Royals Saturday night at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

Prince George has its next six games against Victoria.

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

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 


BCHL
(PG Spruce Kings)

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

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

 

NHL: 

(Start of the regular season)

Pittsburgh  6  Tampa Bay  2

Vegas  4  Seattle  3

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

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

The Canucks schedule is right here.

 

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

(U18AAA )

The (3-3) Cariboo 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)

The (4-3-0-1) Northern 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.

 

MLB: (Best of 5 series)

National League 

LA Dodgers  7  San Francisco  2

The series is tied 2-2 with the 5th and deciding game Thursday night at 6:07 in San Francisco.

Atlanta  5  Milwaukee  4

The Braves win the series 3-1 to advance to the NLCS against either the Dodgers or the Giants.


American League 

Houston  10  Chicago White Sox  1

The Astros win the series 3-1 to advance to the best-of-7 American League Championship Series for the 5th straight year. They will battle the Boston Red Sox beginning Friday in Houston.

The MLB playoff schedule is right here.

 

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NFL:

Week six of the NFL season starts Thursday night with (4-1) Tampa Bay at (2-3) Philadelphia.

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

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

CFL:

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.

 

Canada West Soccer: (UNBC Timberwolves)

The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Fraser Valley Cascades in men’s and women’s Canada West Soccer Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

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.

The Timberwolves, with just four games remaining in both divisions, close out their regular season by hosting Thompson Rivers on October 23rd and 24th at Masich Place with the women to play at noon followed by the men at 2:15.