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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Thursday, August 4th

Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug 4th

Hockey:

Hlinka Gretzky Cup (in Red Deer)

Canada  3  Sweden  0

The Canadian team went 3-0 in the round-robin, outscoring the opposition by a combined score of 26-1.

Canada outshot Sweden 43-18.

The game summary is right here.

Riley Heidt of the PG Cougars did not pick up a point against the Swedes but has a total of three goals and one assist in three games.

Canada will battle Finland in the semifinals on Friday night.

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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.

 

The Sportsnet NHL signings tracker can be found right here.

 

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MLB:

Tampa Bay Rays  3  Toronto Blue Jays  2

The Jays are 1-1 on a 9-game road trip that continues tonight (4:40 PT Thursday) against the Twins in Minnesota.

The (58-45) Jays are 2nd in the A.L. East and leading the Wild Card Standings.

The (54-49) Twins lead the A.L. Central.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

CFL:

Week 9 of the CFL season starts tonight (Thursday 4:30 PT) with the (8-0) Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the (2-5) Montreal Alouettes.

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 Blue Bombers.

The CFL schedule and results are right here.

The CFL standings are right here.

 

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.

 

Commonwealth Games:

Former UNBC player Kady Dandeneau earned a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 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.

 

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