Hartley's Sports ShortsSports Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Friday, January 14th SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Friday, Jan. 14th, 2022 Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Friday, January 14th WHL: After a break of nearly two weeks, the Prince George Cougars return to action as they visit the (15-16-1) Vancouver Giants tonight and Saturday in Langley. The (13-17-1-1) Cougars, who have dropped their last five, host the Victoria Royals on Tuesday and Wednesday. Prince George is tied with Victoria for 7th in the Western Conference standings, three points behind Vancouver and five ahead of the Spokane Chiefs. Five Cougars named to NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings.#NHLDraft | #WHL — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 12, 2022 The WHL standings are right here. The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here. Cat Scan podcast: CAT SCAN: @Hartley_Miller sits down with @PGCougars goaltending coach Taylor Dakers in this week’s episode | https://t.co/sUNMC400OV #cityofpg #PrinceGeorgeBC #northernbc #sports #northernuprising pic.twitter.com/11Ec4bA82u — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 13, 2022 Columns: HART ATTACK: @Hartley_Miller discusses the day to day world the @PGCougars are living in due to the current Omicron wave. | https://t.co/AwvpRop5tq #CityofPG #sports #northernbc #PrinceGeorge pic.twitter.com/bQQUIqSg6w — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 14, 2022 All WHL teams now cleared for action . . . Hurricanes to add two ex-players to Wall of Honour . . . 2022 WJC soon to have new dates https://t.co/PzDoO3KjuW — Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) January 14, 2022 BCHL: The Prince George Spruce Kings host the (2-22-1) Merritt Centennials Saturday night at 7:00 The (16-9-2-1) Spruce Kings are coming off of Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors. Prince George is 4th in the Interior Division, one point ahead of the Cranbrook Bucks and three behind West Kelowna. Late game heroics from Dylan Schives, along with a brilliant performance in between the pipes from Jordan Fairlie propelled the Spruce Kings to a 3-1 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors at the RMCA! 📸 @itsjdphoto 📝https://t.co/iTevbrtQzV#TrueBlue • #Spruce50 pic.twitter.com/DUIi1brmLr — Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) January 13, 2022 A late game winner from Dylan Schives, a pair from John Herrington, and 34 saves from Jordan Fairlie gave the Spruce Kings their 16th victory of the season! Check out the game highlights presented by the Siding Specialists at WR Ventures! 📽️–> https://t.co/bqeGRv5OtD — Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) January 13, 2022 The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here. The BCHL standings are right here. NHL: (5 Canadian teams in action Thursday) Tampa Bay 4 Vancouver 2 Steven Stamkos scored his team-leading 18th goal as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks.https://t.co/cf2OfJ7lVq — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 14, 2022 The Canucks are 0-2 on a 5-game road trip which continues Saturday (10 am PT) against the Hurricanes in Carolina. Ottawa 4 Calgary 1 Winnipeg 3 Detroit 0 Chicago 3 Montreal 2 (OT) WHAT A DRAMATIC ENDING 😅 Philipp Kurashev scores the @SUBWAYCanada OT winner in bizarre fashion, and after multiple reviews, the play was ruled a good goal and onside, giving the @NHLBlackhawks the win. pic.twitter.com/xpQyljw5IK — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 14, 2022 The @LAKings scored two goals in 10 seconds and three in 1:23 to propel a four-goal third period and defeat the Penguins.#NHLStats: https://t.co/dApvn8dr8u pic.twitter.com/erApWmQGyJ — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 14, 2022 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) In a revised schedule, the (9-9-1-1) U-18 Cariboo Cougars will play the (16-3-1-2) Vancouver North East Chiefs four times this weekend. The two teams meet tonight at 7:00, Saturday morning at 10:45, Saturday night at 7:00 and Sunday morning at 10:45 in Abbotsford. The U-18 Cougars are in fifth place in the 10-team division while the Chiefs are 1st. The U-18 Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here. Canada West basketball: The UNBC Timberwolves will have one home game this weekend in Canada West men’s basketball. The Timberwolves host the (10-0) UBC Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon at 3:00. The UNBC women’s basketball team will visit the (4-6) UBC Okanagan Heat Saturday afternoon in Kelowna. 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 (20-18) Toronto Raptors play their next five games on the road starting tonight in Detroit and continuing Saturday in Milwaukee. The Raptors’ schedule is right here. The NBA standings are right here. 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: Bengals by 5.5, Bills by 4, Bucs by 8.5, Cowboys by 3, Chiefs by 12.5, and Rams by 4. The NFL standings are right here. The NFL regular season schedule is right here. NFL odds are right here.