Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Thursday, December 2nd

WHL:

Portland Winterhawks  6  Prince George Cougars  2  (Wednesday)

The game was tied 2-2 after both the first and second periods before the Winterhawks scored four unanswered goals in the third.

Tyler Brennan made 53 saves as Portland outshot Prince George 59-15, including 15-3 in the second and 21-3 in the third.

The (7-13) Cougars have lost seven of their last eight and are 0-3 on a stretch of six straight games on the road.

P.G. will visit the (5-11-2-1) Spokane Chiefs Friday, and (4-11-3) Tri-City Americans on Saturday.

The Cougars are 4th in the B.C. Division, eight points behind Kelowna and nine behind second-place Vancouver.

 

Seattle Thunderbirds  3  Prince George Cougars  1  (Tuesday)

The Thunderbirds broke open a 1-1 tie by scoring a pair of goals in the second period.

Seattle outshot Prince George 33-15, including 24-9 over the last 40 minutes.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 

 

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BCHL:

Penticton Vees  5  Prince George Spruce Kings  1

The (15-2) Vees erased a 1-0 deficit by scoring three unanswered goals in the second period and two more in the third before 606 fans at the RMCA.

The (10-7) Spruce Kings visit the (15-3-1) Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday in their only game this weekend.

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The BCHL has announced that the league is removing all out-of-conference games for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

This means the Spruce Kings will only play Interior Division opponents the rest of the way.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

NHL: (6 Wednesday games) 4 Canadian teams in action

Vancouver  6  Ottawa  2

J.T. Miller notched a goal and two assists and Quinn Hughes added four assists for the Canucks, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since October 23rd.

The (8-14-2) Canucks finished 2-3 on a 5-game road trip.

Vancouver will play its next six at home starting Saturday (7:00 p.m.) against Pittsburgh.

Edmonton  5  Pittsburgh  2

Toronto  8  Colorado  3

The Canucks schedule is right here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

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BC Elite Hockey League: (Cariboo Cougars U18 AAA)

In a revised schedule, the U-18 Cariboo Cougars will host the (5-11-1-1) Thompson Blazers Saturday night at 4:30 and Sunday morning at 9:00 at Kin 1.

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

Cariboo beat Thompson last weekend in Kamloops, 3-1 Saturday and 2-1 Sunday.

The Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.

 

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Canada West basketball:

The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Victoria Vikes Friday and Saturday nights in their final Canada West basketball games in 2021.

The UNBC women are 4-2 on the season while the men are 2-4.

Victoria is 2-4 in the women’s division and 5-1 in the men’s standings.

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.

 

NBA:

The (9-13) Toronto Raptors are 0-2 on a 7-game homestand that continues tonight (4:30 p.m. PT) against the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.

 

 

NFL: (Week 13)

Week 13 of the NFL season kicks off tonight with (7-4) Dallas at (5-6) New Orleans.

After 12 weeks, Arizona has the best record in the league at 9-2 followed by Green Bay at 9-3.

In the AFC, Baltimore leads at 8-3 followed by New England at 8-4.

The Patriots have won six straight.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

CFL:

The CFL division finals will be played on Sunday.

In the East, Hamilton plays at Toronto (9:30 a.m. PT) and in the West, Saskatchewan visits Winnipeg (1:00 p.m.).

The winners meet in the Grey Cup on Sunday, December 12th (3:00 p.m. PT) in Hamilton.

The CFL schedule is right here.

Final Standings: