Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 p.m. Friday, November 19th

 

WHL:

For the first time in 20 months, the Prince George Cougars will play a team from the U.S. Division.

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

Prince George is 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. 

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Four players with the PG Cougars have been named to Central Scouting’s ‘Players to Watch’ List ahead of the 2022 NHL Draft.

Goaltender Tyler Brennan is ranked a ‘B’ prospect, while defencemen Keaton Dowhaniuk, Viliam Kmec, and forward Kyren Gronick are listed as ‘C’ prospects.

All four held the same ranking in last month’s preliminary list.

NHL Central Scouting ranks ‘A’ level prospects as potential first-round picks, ‘B’ prospects as potential second or third-round picks, and ‘C’ prospects as potential fourth, fifth, or sixth-round selections.

 

PG Cougars Cat Scan Podcast:

 

Column:

 

NHL: (11 Thursday games. Vancouver & Ottawa the only Canadian teams idle)

Edmonton  2  Winnipeg   1  (SO)

Calgary  5  Buffalo  0

Toronto  2  NY Rangers  1

Pittsburgh  6  Montreal  0

The Vancouver Canucks host Winnipeg tonight at 7:00. The (5-10-2) Canucks have lost their last five. Vancouver’s penalty kill has surrendered 19 goals in the last 10 games and has the NHL’s worst-functioning unit at 60.3 %.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

BCHL:

The (9-6) Prince George Spruce Kings will not be traveling this weekend.

The BCHL has postponed the Spruce Kings games that were scheduled for tonight in Surrey and Saturday in Merritt due to the floods and closures of highways in British Columbia.

The Spruce Kings will host Chilliwack on Nov 26th and Nanaimo on the 27th.

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

 

 

NFL: (Week 11)

New England  25  Atlanta  0

It was the 5th straight victory for the (7-4) Patriots. The (4-6) Falcons have scored three points in their last two games.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

CFL: (Week 16)

This is the final weekend of the CFL regular season.

The (4-9) B.C. Lions host Edmonton tonight at 7:30 in the final game of the year for both teams.

The Lions have lost seven in a row.

In other action: Ottawa visits Montreal tonight (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.

 

MLB:

 

NBA:

Utah Jazz  119  Toronto Raptors  103

The (7-9) Raptors are 0-2 on a 6-game road trip that continues tonight in Sacramento against the (6-9) Kings.

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.

 

Curling: