Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Monday, January 3rd

NHL: (2 Canadian teams in action on Sunday)

Calgary  5  Chicago  1

Winnipeg  5  Vegas  4  (OT)

There is just one NHL game tonight (Monday): Edmonton at the New York Rangers.

The (16-15-3) Vancouver Canucks are idle until Saturday when they host the Ottawa Senators at 7:00.

The Canucks are 8-0-1 under head coach Bruce Boudreau following the 5-2 victory over the Seattle Kraken on New Year’s Day.

The Canucks schedule is right here or here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

WHL:

The (13-17-1-1) Prince George Cougars host the (12-14-4) Victoria Royals on Friday and Saturday.

Both Prince George and Victoria have 28 points, tied for 7th in the Western Conference standings, three points behind the Vancouver Giants.

The Giants beat the Kelowna Rockets 4-3 in overtime Sunday in Langley.

The Cougars are 5-0 this season against the Royals.

 

Kamloops Blazers  7  Prince George Cougars  1  (Saturday)

The Blazers put the game away early by scoring four unanswered goals in the first period and two more in the second before 2,957 fans at the Sandman Centre.

The loss extended the Cougars losing streak to five games.

The box score is right here.

The game report is right here.

Kamloops Blazers  4  Prince George Cougars  3  (Shootout-Friday)

The Blazers built up leads of 2-0 and 3-1 and went on to win the shootout 2-0 before 2,077 fans at CN Centre.

Riley Heidt tied the game at 3 for P.G. with just 3:36 left in the third period.

The box score is right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

 

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BCHL:

The (14-9-1-1) Prince George Spruce Kings visit the (12-12-1) Trail Smoke Eaters on Wednesday.

The Spruce Kings also play the (15-10-2) Bucks in Cranbrook Friday and Saturday before having a home game on Wednesday, January 12th against West Kelowna.

Prince George is 5th in points in the 9-team Interior Division.

Prince George Spruce Kings  5  Wenatchee Wild  3  (Friday)

The box score is right here.

Wenatchee Wild  2  Prince George Spruce Kings  1  (Shootout-Thursday)

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

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NFL: 

Green Bay  37  Minnesota  10

The 13-3 Packers clinched top spot in the NFC and will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Green Bay win also clinched a playoff spot for the Philadelphia Eagles, who earlier in the day beat Washington 20-16.

Cincinnati  34  Kansas City  31

The Bengals clinched first place in the AFC North. The loss ended the Chiefs 8-game winning streak.

Monday Night Football to conclude Week 17 has 7-8 Cleveland at 7-7-1 Pittsburgh.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

NBA:

Toronto Raptors  120  New York Knicks  105

The (16-17) Raptors host the (14-21) San Antonio Spurs Tuesday (4:00 PT).

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.