Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 11th

Baseball:

Tributes continue to come in for Amanda Asay of Prince George who passed away following a tragic skiing accident in Nelson on Friday.

Asay, the longest-serving member of the Baseball Canada Women’s National Team program, was just 33.

 

NHL: (3 Monday games)

Colorado  4  Seattle  3

LA  3  New York Rangers  1

Boston  7   Washington  3

The (16-15-3) Vancouver Canucks, who are 8-0-1 under head coach Bruce Boudreau, begin a 5-game road trip tonight 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.

 

BCHL:

The Prince George Spruce Kings host the (19-10) West Kelowna Warriors Wednesday night at 7:00.

It will be their first home game in 2022.

The Spruce Kings made some moves just prior to the January 10th trade deadline.

The (15-9-2-1) Spruce Kings are 5th in points in the Interior Division, one point behind the (16-11-2) Bucks, although 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 are scheduled to visit the Vancouver Giants Friday and Saturday in Langley.

The Cougars, who have lost their last five, are scheduled to play their next home games on Tuesday, January 18th, and Wednesday, January 19th against the Victoria Royals.

The WHL standings are right here.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

 

BC Elite Hockey League: (AAA)

The U-18 Cariboo Cougars are hoping to return to action on Saturday (5:15 PM) and Sunday (10 AM) 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.

 

UNBC soccer: 

 

Canada West basketball:

The UNBC men’s basketball team will host UBC Sunday afternoon at 3.

Three other games involving the UNBC men’s and women’s basketball teams this weekend have been postponed.

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

The UNBC women’s basketball schedule is right here while UNBC men’s basketball schedule is right here.

The Canada West women’s standings are right here and the men’s standings are right here.

 

NBA:

The (20-17) Toronto Raptors, riding a 6-game winning streak, host the (30-9) Phoenix Suns tonight (4:30 PT).

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.

 

U.S. College Football

(National championship game)

Georgia Bulldogs  33  Alabama Crimson Tide  18

 

NFL:

The NFL wild-card round begins Saturday with a pair of games: Las Vegas at Cincinnati (1:30 PM PT) followed by New England at Buffalo (5:15).

The three games on Sunday feature Philadelphia at Tampa Bay (10 AM), San Francisco at Dallas (1:30), and Pittsburgh at Kansas City (5:15).

On Monday night, Arizona will visit the LA Rams (5:15).

Home teams are favored in each game.

On Monday, the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Miami Dolphins all fired their head coach.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL regular season schedule is right here.

NFL odds are right here.