Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, November 17th

 

Soccer: (World Cup men’s qualifying game before 44,212 fans in Edmonton)

Canada  2  Mexico  1

Cyle Larin scored both goals for the Canadians.

After eight of 14 games, Canada, a country that has not been to a World Cup since 1986,  is first in its CONCACAF World Cup group.

Canada (4-0-4) is one point ahead of the USA, and two in front of Mexico and Panama.

The top three qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while the fourth-place team gets a final chance to qualify via an intercontinental playoff.

 

NHL: (11 Tuesday games with 5 Canadian teams in action)

Winnipeg  5  Edmonton  2

Philadelphia  2  Calgary  1  (OT)

Toronto  3  Nashville  0

New York Rangers  3  Montreal  2

The (5-9-2) Vancouver Canucks host the (6-5-1) Colorado Avalanche tonight at 6:00 to begin a 3-game homestand.

The Canucks also entertain Winnipeg on Friday and Chicago on Sunday.

Vancouver is coming off a 3-game road trip, where they lost all three by a combined score of 19-6.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

WHL: 

The (6-9) Prince George Cougars host the (3-7-2) Tri-City Americans Friday and Saturday.

The Cougars are 1-3 on a six-game homestand.

After this weekend, the Cats will play their following six games on the road.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 

 

BCHL:

The (9-6) Prince George Spruce Kings next two games are scheduled for Friday in Surrey and Saturday in Merritt.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

BC Elite Hockey League: (Cariboo Cougars U18 AAA & Northern Capitals Female U18 AAA)

Fraser Valley Rush  3  Northern Capitals  2  (today (Wednesday) in Langley)

Northern Capitals  3  Fraser Valley Rush  2  (Tuesday in Langley)

The (12-5-0-2) Capitals are in first place in the Female U-18 AAA division, four points ahead of the (11-1) Rush, however, Fraser Valley has seven games in hand.

The Prince George-based Capitals will not play another league game until January 7th.

The Northern Capitals schedule is right here.

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The U-18 Cariboo Cougars home games this weekend against the (10-2-1-1) Vancouver NE Chiefs have been postponed due to the travel conditions.

Make-up dates have not yet been announced.

The (5-7-1-1) Cougars are in 8th place in the 10-team league.

The Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.

 

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CFL: (Week 16)  Make-up game

Edmonton Elks  13  Toronto Argonauts  7

The (4-9) B.C. Lions host (3-10) Edmonton Friday night at 7:30 in the final game of the season for both teams.

The Lions have lost seven in a row.

In other action this weekend: Ottawa visits Montreal Friday (4:30 PT), Saskatchewan is at Hamilton Saturday (1:00) and Winnipeg plays at Calgary Saturday (4:00) to conclude the regular season.

The CFL schedule is right here.

Standings:

West: Winnipeg 11-2, Saskatchewan 9-4, Calgary  7-6, B.C. 4-9, and Edmonton 3-10.
East:  Toronto 9-5, Hamilton  7-6 and Montreal 7-6, and Ottawa 2-11.

 

NFL: (Week 11)

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

NBA:

The (7-8) Toronto Raptors are 0-1 on a 6-game road trip that continues Thursday night in Utah against the (9-5) Jazz.

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.

 

Canada West basketball:

The UNBC Timberwolves will host the UBC Thunderbirds in Canada West basketball on November 26th and 27th.

The UNBC women are 3-1 on the season while the men are 2-2.

The UNBC women’s basketball schedule is right here while UNC men’s basketball schedule is right here.