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Brendan’s Sports Shorts; Friday, August 5th

Hockey:

Hlinka Gretzky Cup (in Red Deer)

Canada vs Finland – Semi-finals

PG Cougars forward Riley Heidt and Team Canada are trying to punch their ticket to the Gold Medal Game on Saturday.

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

The results and schedule can be found right here.

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NHL:

The Calgary Flames have signed newly-acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau to an eight-year, $84 million contract extension with an average annual value of $10.5 million.

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Huberdeau and defenceman Mackenzie Weegar were acquired from the Florida Panthers on July 22 as part of the return for Matthew Tkachuk.

The 29-year-old finished last season with 30 goals and NHL-best 85 assists for a career high 115 points.

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MLB:

Toronto Blue Jays 9  Minnesota Twins 3

The Jays are 2-1 on a 9-game road trip that continues tonight (Friday) against the Twins in Minnesota.

The (59-46) Jays are 2nd in the A.L. East and leading the Wild Card Standings.

The (54-50) Twins lead the A.L. Central.

The Blue Jays schedule is right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

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UNBC Timberwolves:

Training camp is underway for both men’s and women’s soccer teams at UNBC.

The Timberwolves kick off the men’s soccer season August 26th at 6pm against the Trinity Western Spartans from Masich Place Stadium.

In Canada West women’s action, UNBC begins play September 3rd against UBC Okanagan in Kelowna.

 

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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.

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CFL:

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35 Montreal Alouettes 20

The undefeated Bombers improve to 9-0 while the Als drop to 2-6 in the East Division.

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.

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NFL Preseason

Las Vegas Raiders 27 Jacksonville Jaguars 11 (Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio).

The first week of the exhibition schedule kicks off August 11th.

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