Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:45 p.m. Thursday, November 25th

NHL: (14 Wednesday games. Calgary the only Canadian team idle)

Pittsburgh  4  Vancouver  1

The (6-12-2) Canucks have lost seven of their last eight games.

Vancouver continues a 5-game road trip Friday (4 PM PT) against the (11-6) Blue Jackets in Columbus.

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.



The (7-10) Prince George Cougars play their next six on the road starting Saturday in Kelowna against the (8-5-0-2) Rockets.

The Rockets lost 2-1 Wednesday night to the Chiefs in Spokane.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 



The (9-6) Prince George Spruce Kings visit the (4-7-3-2) Vernon Vipers Friday night.

The Vipers lost Wednesday 5-2 to Salmon Arm.

The next home game for the Spruce Kings will go on Wednesday against the Penticton Vees.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.


BC Elite Hockey League: (Cariboo Cougars U18 AAA)

The U-18 Cariboo Cougars visit the (5-9-1-1) Thompson Blazers Saturday at 2:45 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Kamloops.

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

The Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.



There are three NFL games today (American Thanksgiving) to start Week 12 of the season.

Chicago beat winless Detroit 16-14 on a last-play field goal.

Las Vegas is at Dallas (1:30) and Buffalo plays at New Orleans (5:20).

The (9-2) Arizona Cardinals have the best record in the NFL (including 6-0 on the road).

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.



The CFL playoffs begin Sunday with the division semifinals.

In the East, Montreal is at Hamilton (10:00 a.m.) and in the West, Calgary plays at Saskatchewan (1:30 p.m.).

The CFL schedule is right here.

Final Standings:

West: Winnipeg 11-3, Saskatchewan 9-5, Calgary  8-6, B.C. 5-9, and Edmonton 3-11.
East:  Toronto 9-5, Hamilton  8-6, Montreal 7-7, and Ottawa 3-11.



Toronto Raptors  126  Memphis Grizzlies  113

The (9-10) Raptors are 2-3 on a 6-game road trip that will conclude Friday night (5:00 PT) in Indiana against the (8-12) Pacers.

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.


Canada West basketball:

The UNBC Timberwolves host the UBC Thunderbirds in Canada West basketball Friday at 6 and 8 p.m. plus Saturday night at 5:00 and 7:00.

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

UBC is 2-4 in the women’s division and 6-0 in the men’s division.

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

The Canada West women’s standings are right here and the men’s standings are right here.