Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Friday, January 7th

 

BCHL:

The (14-9-1-1) Prince George Spruce Kings are in Cranbrook for a doubleheader against the (15-10-2) Bucks tonight and Saturday.

The Spruce Kings are two points behind the Bucks in the Interior Division standings but P.G. has two games in hand.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

WHL:

The Prince George Cougars will not play this weekend as their home games against the Victoria Royals got postponed.

The Royals have seven players out for COVID-19 protocols.

Both the (13-17-1-1) Cougars, who have lost their last five, and the (12-14-4) Royals have 28 points, tied for 7th in the Western Conference standings, three points behind the Vancouver Giants.

The WHL standings are right here.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

 

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NHL: (2 Canadian teams in action Thursday)

Colorado  7  Winnipeg  1

Nathan MacKinnon racked up a goal and four assists.

Tampa Bay  4  Calgary  1

The Vancouver Canucks home game against the Ottawa Senators Saturday has been postponed.

The (16-15-3) Canucks, who are 8-0-1 under head coach Bruce Boudreau, begin a 5-game road trip Tuesday against the Panthers in Florida.

The Canucks schedule is right here or here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

 

BC Elite Hockey League: (AAA)

The U-18 Cariboo Cougars were scheduled to host the (6-12-0-2) South Island Royals Saturday and Sunday at Kin 1 but those games have been postponed.

Cariboo is hoping to play Jan 15th and 16 against the (8-7-1-2) Okanagan Rockets in Kelowna.

The (9-9-1-1) U-18 Cougars are in fifth place in the 10-team division while the Rockets are 6th.

The U-18 Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.

 

NFL:

This is the final weekend of the NFL regular season.

Week 18 has a couple of games on Saturday: Kansas City at Denver (1:30 PT) and Dallas at Philadelphia (5:15) followed by 14 on Sunday.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.

 

NBA:

The (18-17) Toronto Raptors, riding a 4-game winning streak, host the (28-10) Utah Jazz tonight (4:30 PT).

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.