Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 18th
Seattle Thunderbirds 6 Portland Winterhawks 3
The Thunderbirds won the series 4-3 to advance to the Western Conference Final against the Blazers beginning Friday in Kamloops.
Nico Myatovic of Prince George scored the first goal of the game for Seattle.
Former PG Cougar Taylor Gauthier stopped 24 of 29 shots for Portland in the final game of his WHL career.
The Thunderbirds are the 16th team in WHL history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a series.
The box score is right here.
The WHL playoff schedule and results are right here.
The Prince George Cougars selected a pair of forwards in the 2022 WHL U.S. Priority Draft this morning (Wednesday).
In the first round, 16th overall, the Cougars selected forward Jackson Crowder from the Dallas Stars Elite 14U AAA.
In the second round, 29th overall, Prince George picked forward Christian Plaga from the LA Jr. Kings 14U AAA.
Players eligible for the 2022 WHL U.S. Priority Draft are 2007-born players.
Tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:00 am PT is the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. The Cougars hold the ninth overall selection. The Draft can be found at whl.ca/draft
Two new faces from down south. Details on today’s WHL U.S. Priority Draft.#WHLDraft
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) May 18, 2022
Taking Note Column:
WHL’s Final Four all set . . . Thunderbirds complete comeback, oust Winterhawks . . . Kamloops next up for Seattle https://t.co/qlxvTAwmlC
— Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) May 18, 2022
NHL: (2 Tuesday playoff games)
Colorado 3 St. Louis 2 (OT)
Josh Manson scored at 8:02 of overtime to give Colorado a 1-0 series lead.
Tampa Bay 4 Florida 1
Tampa leads the series 1-0.
In the NHL tonight: NY Rangers at Carolina (4:00 PT) followed by Edmonton at Calgary (6:30) in the openers of their Conference semifinals.
Penticton Vees 3 Nanaimo Clippers 2 (OT)
The Vees lead the best-of-7 Fred Page Cup championship series 3-0 with Game 4 tonight in Nanaimo.
The BCHL playoff results and upcoming schedule are right here.
Miami Heat 118 Boston Celtics 107
Miami leads the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Final 1-0.
The NBA Western Final begins just after 6:00 (PT) tonight with Dallas at Golden State.
The NBA playoff results and upcoming schedule are right here.
Toronto Blue Jays 3 Seattle Mariners 0
The (20-17) Jays host the Mariners again tonight (4:07 PT) as Toronto goes for a 3-game sweep.
The Blue Jays schedule is right here.
The MLB standings are right here.
PG Senior Lacrosse:
The next two PG Senior Lacrosse games will be played in Quesnel.
The Devils take on the Crossfire tonight at 8:00 while the Assault will battle the Crossfire Thursday at 8 PM.