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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Monday, January 24th

Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Monday, January 24th

BCHL:

Prince George Spruce Kings  2  Trail Smoke Eaters  1  (Sunday)

The Spruce Kings took four out of a possible six points in their weekend triple-header in Trail.

The (19-9-2-3) Spruce Kings host the Vernon Vipers Friday and Saturday.

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Prince George is third out of nine in the Interior Division, three points behind the Penticton Vees and one point ahead of the West Kelowna Warriors.

Trail Smoke Eaters  3  Prince George Spruce Kings  2  (SO Saturday)

Trail Smoke Eaters  5  Prince George Spruce Kings  4  (SO Friday)

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is right here.

The BCHL standings are right here.

 

WHL:

Kamloops Blazers  3  Prince George Cougars  2  (Saturday)

The Cougars led 2-1 until the (24-11-1) Blazers scored a pair of goals, 38 seconds apart early in the third period.

Ty Young made 45 saves as Kamloops outshot Prince George 48-25.

The box score is right here.

The (17-19-1-1) Cougars play their next six games in the U.S. starting Friday against Taylor Gauthier and the Portland Winterhawks.

Prince George is 3rd in the B.C. Division and 6th in the Western Conference, two points ahead of the (16-17-2) Vancouver Giants.

 

Kamloops Blazers  5  Prince George Cougars  1  (Friday)

The Blazers built up period leads of 2-0 and 4-1 as they ended the Cougars’ four-game win streak before 1,847 fans at CN Centre.

The box score is right here.

The WHL standings are right here.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

 

Cat Scan podcast:

BC Elite Hockey League: (AAA)

(U18 Male)

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds  10  Cariboo Cougars 6  (Sunday indoors in Fort St. James)

Fraser Valley improved to 14-8-3-1 and is fourth in the 10-team division.

The (11-11-1-3) Cougars are 5th and are scheduled to be in North Vancouver this coming Saturday and Sunday for games against the third-place Vancouver Northwest Hawks (17-5-1-1).

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds  3  Cariboo Cougars 2  (OT Saturday outdoors in Fort St. James)

The U-18 Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.

 

(U18 Female)

Northern Capitals  5  Fraser Valley Rush  4  (Sunday in Fort St. James)

The game was supposed to be held outside at the Ernie Sam Memorial Arena as part of Winter Classic weekend. Unfortunately, warming temperatures made the ice surface unplayable and the contest had to be moved indoors to the Fort Forum.

Fraser Valley Rush  4  Northern Capitals  1  (Saturday in Vanderhoof)

The (15-6-0-3) Capitals are in second place, six points behind the (19-2-1) Rush.

The next scheduled games for the Caps are Feb. 5-6 in Chemainus against the (7-13-0-1) Vancouver Island Seals.

The Northern Capitals schedule is right here.

 

In other weekend games, the U15 Cougars were in Abbotsford and lost 8-2 and 5-2 to the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds.

(Cariboo Cougars info includes files from Jason Peters)

 

NHL: (1 of 5 Sunday games)

St. Louis  3  Vancouver  1

The (18-19-4) Canucks will host the (19-16-2) Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night at 7:00.

Vancouver is 10-4-2 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach.

The Canucks schedule is right here or here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

Canada West basketball: (in Kelowna)

(Men)

UNBC Timberwolves  98  UBC Okanagan Heat  83  (Saturday)

UNBC Timberwolves  79  UBC Okanagan Heat  77  (Friday)

 

(Women)

UNBC Timberwolves  76  UBC Okanagan Heat  67  (Saturday)

UBC Okanagan Heat  82  UNBC Timberwolves  65  (Friday)

The UNBC women are 5-6 on the season while UBC Okanagan women are 6-7.

The UNBC men are 4-7 while the UBC Okanagan men are 1-9.

The Timberwolves will host Fraser Valley Friday and Saturday.

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.

 

NFL: (Conference semifinals)

Kansas City  42  Buffalo  36  (OT Sunday)

The Chiefs advance to their 4th consecutive AFC Championship game and will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday (12:05 p.m. PT).

LA Rams  30  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  27  (Sunday)

The Rams advance to the NFC Championship game and will host the San Francisco 49’ers on Sunday (3:40 p.m. PT).

THIS IS THE FIRST WEEKEND IN NFL PLAYOFF HISTORY WHERE ALL 4 GAMES WERE DECIDED ON THE LAST PLAY.

San Francisco  13  Green Bay  10  (Saturday)

Cincinnati  19  Tennessee  16  (Saturday)

NFL odds are right here.

The NFL standings are right here.

The NFL results are right here.

 

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Tennis:

 

NBA:

Portland Trail Blazers  114  Toronto Raptors  105

The (22-22) Raptors host the (26-21) Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday at 4:00 PM (PT).

The Raptors’ schedule is right here.

The NBA standings are right here.

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