Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, December 28th

WHL:

The Prince George Cougars have traded 20-year-old goalie Taylor Gauthier to the Portland Winterhawks for 20-year-old import defenceman Jonas Brøndberg, a 2023 third-round pick and two conditional fifth-round picks.

Gauthier played in 166 career regular season games over five seasons with the Cougars.

This season he has played in 14 games and owns a 7-5 record, to go along with a 2.75 goals-against average (GAA), and .923 save percentage (SV%).

Brøndberg is in his third season in the WHL and has five points (0g-5a) in 20 games to go along with 16 penalty minutes.

The 6’4,” 195-pound product of Aalborg, Denmark split last season between the Winterhawks and the Danish Ice Hockey League.

More details on the trade can be found right here.

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The PG Cougars end their Christmas break with three home games in four nights.

The (13-15) Cougars, who have won five of their last six games, host the (21-6-2-1) Everett Silvertips tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday at 7:00.

Prince George will also entertain the (19-8) Kamloops Blazers on Friday with a special start time of 5:00.

The Cougars are 7th in the Western Conference standings, three points behind both Kelowna and Vancouver, two ahead of Victoria and four in front of 9th place Tri-City.

Victoria beat Vancouver 3-1 Monday night in the WHL.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

 

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World Junior Hockey: 

Canada will play its  second World Junior Hockey tournament game tonight (Tuesday 4:00 PT) against Austria.

The Canadian team won its opener, 6-3 over the Czech Republic.

Austria lost 7-1 to Finland on Monday.

The World Junior schedule is right here or here.

 

NHL:

After a one-week break, the NHL plans to resume with three games tonight, including Montreal at Tampa Bay.

The (14-15-2) Vancouver Canucks, who are 6-0 under coach Bruce Boudreau, are scheduled to visit Anaheim Wednesday night at 7:30.

The Canucks schedule is right here. or here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

BCHL:

The Prince George Spruce Kings return to action with road games at the (8-10-4-1) Wenatchee Wild on Thursday and Friday.

The (13-9-1) Spruce Kings are 4th out of 9 in the BCHL Interior Division.

Prince George does not have another home game until January 12th against West Kelowna.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

 

NFL: (Final game in Week 16)

Miami Dolphins  20  New Orleans Saints  3

The (8-7) Dolphins extended their win streak to seven games.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

NBA:

The (14-16) Toronto Raptors are scheduled to host the Philadelphia 76’ers tonight (4:30 PM PT).

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.