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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, August 3rd

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Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug 3


Hlinka Gretzky Cup (in Red Deer)

Canada  9  Slovakia  1

Riley Heidt of the PG Cougars scored twice to give him three goals and one assist after two games.

Canada qualified for the semi-finals on Friday after winning its first two games by a combined score of 23-1.

The Canadian team will conclude round-robin play tonight (Wednesday 6:00 PT) against 2-0 Sweden.

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The medal games in the 8-team tournament will be played on Saturday.

The results and schedule can be found right here.


10 of the 25 players named to Team Canada for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship are from the WHL.

Both the Kamloops Blazers and Everett Silvertips have two players each on the team while the Vancouver Giants, Edmonton Oil Kings, Winnipeg Ice, Regina Pats, Brandon Wheat Kings, and Moose Jaw Warriors have one each.

The tournament runs from August 9th-20th in Edmonton.


The Kamloops Blazers have hired Don Hay as an Associate Coach to work under Head Coach and GM Shaun Clouston.

The 68-year-old Hay rejoins the Blazers after spending the past four seasons as an Assistant and Associate Coach for the Portland Winterhawks.

Meanwhile, the Blazers have extended Clouston’s contract but details have not been released.


The Sportsnet NHL signings tracker can be found right here.


Commonwealth Games:

Former UNBC player Kady Dandeneau won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball.

The Canadian women, which consisted of four players, became the first wheelchair basketball gold medalist in Commonwealth Games history, beating Australia 14-5 in Birmingham, United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Dandeneau had a game-high six points and 10 rebounds.



Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully has passed away at age 94.

Scully was the voice of the Brooklyn and L.A. Dodgers for a whopping 67 years.

He is the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history.

“We have lost an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement.

Scully died at his home in Los Angeles.


Toronto Blue Jays  3  Tampa Bay Rays  1  (Tuesday)


Tampa beat Toronto 3-2 today (Wednesday)

The Jays continue a 9-game road trip Thursday night against the Minnesota Twins.

Toronto is leading the Wild Card Standings.


The Blue Jays were among many teams active just prior to the Major League Baseball trade deadline of 3 p.m. PT Tuesday.

Toronto acquired two-time AL All-Star utility man Whit Merrifield from Kansas City, and got relievers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop from Miami.

The Sportsnet trade tracker can be found here.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.



Host Big Guy Lake went a perfect 4-0 to win the U23 Division at the Canadian Native Fastball Championships in Prince George.

Other champions included: STK, a team with players from all over B.C., in the men’s division, E.C.M, from Six Nations, Ontario in the women’s division, and Sapotawayak, Manitoba in the Masters.




BC Football Conference:

The (0-1) Prince George Kodiaks will have their BC Football Conference home opener Saturday night at 7:00 when they entertain the (0-1) Kamloops Broncos at Masich Place Stadium.

The Kodiaks lost their first-ever league game 31-5 to the Valley Huskers in Chilliwack.

The league results and standings can be found right here.



The (5-1) B.C. Lions host the (2-5) Edmonton Eskimos Saturday night at 7:00.

The Lions have the second-best record in the league, behind the 8-0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Week 9 of the CFL season starts Thursday with Winnipeg at (2-5) Montreal (4:30 PT).

The CFL schedule and results are right here.

The CFL standings are right here.





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