Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, December 29th  Updated at 2:05 p,m.

World Junior Hockey: 

Due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases, the remainder of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship has been scrapped.

Canada  11  Austria  2

16-year-old Connor Bedard tied a Canadian record by scoring four goals.

The World Junior schedule is right here or here.

 

WHL:

Everett Silvertips  6  Prince George Cougars  5  (OT)

Alex Swetlikoff  scored his second goal of the game at 2:15 of overtime.

The box score is right here.

The Cougars erased a 4-2 second period deficit to earn a point before 2,052 fans at CN Centre.

Koehn Ziemmer tied the game at 4 early in the third and then set up Riley Heidt to give P.G. a brief 5-4 lead.

The game report is right here.

The (13-15-1) Cougars host the (22-6-2-1) Silvertips again tonight at 7:00.

Prince George is 7th in the Western Conference standings, two points behind Vancouver, and three ahead of Victoria.

The WHL standings are right here.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

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Prior to the game, the Cougars were involved in a three-way deal that also involved the Saskatoon Blades and the Medicine Hat Tigers.

The Cougars received 17-year-old forwards Carlin Dezainde and Cayden Glover, a 2nd round pick in 2023 (from MH), 3rd round pick 2023 (from Sktn) and a 7th round pick in 2025 (from Sktn).

In exchange, forward Kyren Gronick was dealt to the Blades along with defenceman Ryan Nolan (via Medicine Hat) and a 4th Round Pick (from Medicine Hat).

More details on the trade can be found right here.

 

NHL:

The (14-15-2) Vancouver Canucks, who are 6-0 under coach Bruce Boudreau, visit the Anaheim Ducks tonight 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: 

The NFL has lost a legend.

Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has passed away.

He was 85.

According to the league, Madden died unexpectedly and did not detail a cause.

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There are two weekends left in the NFL season.

Week 17 has 15 games on the menu on Sunday.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

NBA:

Philadelphia 76’ers  114  Toronto Raptors  109

The (14-17) Raptors visit the LA Clippers on Friday (4:30 PT).

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.