Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, December 7th

NHL: (6 Monday games)

Vancouver  4  Los Angeles  0

A successful debut for new Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau, who replaced the fired Travis Green on Sunday.

Thatcher Demko made 31 saves for the shutout while Brock Boeser and J.T. Miller each had a power-play goal and an assist.

The (9-15-2) Canucks are 1-1 on a 6-game homestand that continues Wednesday night at 6:00 against the Boston Bruins.

Colorado  7 Philadelphia  5

It was the 9th straight loss for the Flyers in their first game since the team fired head coach Alain Vigneault and replaced him with Mike Yeo.

Ottawa  3  New Jersey  2  (SO)

The Canucks schedule is right here. or here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.



The (8-14) Prince George Cougars visit the (11-6-0-2) Kelowna Rockets Friday before hosting the (17-4) Kamloops Blazers in the Teddy Bear Toss game on Saturday.

This season the Cougars are 0-4 against the Rockets and 0-3 against the Blazers.

Prince George is 7th in the Western Conference standings, but only a point ahead of both Spokane and Victoria and three in front of last place Tri-City.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 



The (11-7) Prince George Spruce Kings host the (10-8-1) Cranbrook Bucks in a triple-header this week.

The two teams battle Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:00 at the RMCA.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.


BC Elite Hockey League: (AAA)

The (U-18) Cariboo Cougars are scheduled to visit the (8-9-3) Valley West Giants Saturday (1:15 p.m. in Delta) and Sunday (9:00 a.m. in Surrey) in their final league games until the new year.

The (9-7-1-1) Cougars are in 5th place in the 10-team league and they are riding a 4-game win streak, all against the Thompson Blazers.

The U-18 Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.


The U17 Cariboo Cougars are scheduled to host the first-place (14-4) Valley West Giants Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 11:00 at Kin 1.


NFL: (Final game in Week 13)

New England  14  Buffalo  10

Patriots QB Mac Jones threw just three passes, completing two of them for 19 yards.

New England rushed 46 times for 222 yards.

The (9-4) Patriots have won seven straight and they have the best record in the AFC.

They are followed by Baltimore, Tennessee, and Kansas City, who are all 8-4.

In the NFC, Arizona has the best record in the NFL at 10-2, including 7-0 on the road.

Green Bay and Tampa Bay are next at 9-3.

Week 14 starts Thursday night (5:20 PT) with (6-5-1) Pittsburgh at (5-7) Minnesota.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.



It is Grey Cup week in Hamilton.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats will meet in the Grey Cup game on Sunday (3:00 p.m. PT).

It is a rematch of the 2019 championship game.

There was no Grey Cup last year due to the pandemic.

Winnipeg beat Hamilton 33-12 in the 2019 Grey Cup as the Blue Bombers ended a 28-season championship drought.

The CFL schedule/results are right here.

Final Standings:


Canada West basketball:

The Christmas break has arrived for the UNBC Timberwolves in Canada West Basketball.

The Timberwolves do not have another league game until Friday, January 14th when they host the Victoria Vikes.

The UNBC women are 4-4 on the season while the men are 2-6.

Victoria is 4-4 in the women’s division and 7-1 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.



The (11-13) Toronto Raptors are 2-2 on a 7-game homestand that continues Wednesday night (4:30 PT) against (7-16) Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.