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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, December 7th

Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, December 7th

(Updated at 8:00 AM)


Everett Silvertips  5  Prince George Cougars  2

The Silvertips trailed 2-1 until they scored twice, just a minute apart, just past the midway mark of the second period.

Everett sealed the victory with a pair of third-period empty net goals.

The box score is right here.

Chase Wheatcroft scored a pair of power-play goals for P.G. to give him a team-high 20 on the season.

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The Silvertips outshot the Cats 50-31, including 17-5 in the third.

Ty Young took the loss in the net.

The (14-12) Cougars are 5th in the Western Conference, three points behind the (15-10-1) Silvertips.

Prince George is 1-1 on a six-game road trip that will continue tonight (Wednesday) against the conference-leading (18-4-2-1) Portland Winterhawks.

The Cougars will also visit Tri-City Friday and Saturday, and Seattle on Tuesday.


Two PG Cougars have been invited to Canada’s world junior selection camp.

Tyler Brennan and Cougars Captain Ethan Sampson are among 29 players, including 13 from the WHL, that will attend camp beginning Friday (Dec 9th) in Moncton, N.B.

Brennan is one of four goalies and Sampson is among nine defencemen looking for a spot on the team.

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The IIHF World Junior Championship in Moncton and Halifax begins on Boxing Day with four games, including Canada taking on Czechia.

The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.

The WHL standings can be found here.



The (13-9-1-1) Spruce Kings visit the (14-6-3) West Kelowna Warriors tonight at 7:00 before hosting the (6-16-1-1) Cowichan Valley Capitals Friday night at 7:00.

The Spruce Kings have lost three straight.

West Kelowna is 2nd and Prince George is 5th in the 9-team Interior Division.

The two teams are separated by just three points in the standings.

The Penticton Vees lead the league with a perfect 24-0 record.

The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.

The BCHL standings can be found here.


NHL:  (8 Tuesday games with 4 Canadian teams in action)

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Winnipeg  5  Florida  2

Toronto  4  Dallas 0

Montreal  4  Seattle  2

LA  5  Ottawa  2

The (11-12-3) Vancouver Canucks visit the (8-16-4) San Jose Sharks tonight at 7:30.

It is one of seven Wednesday games in the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche sniper Nathan MacKinnon is expected to miss the next four weeks due to an upper-body injury he received in Monday’s 5-3 loss in Philadelphia.

The Canucks regular season schedule/results are right here.

The NHL regular season schedule/results are right here.

The NHL standings are right here.


BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)


The (5-8-1) U18 Cariboo Cougars visit the (7-7-0-1) Valley West Giants on Saturday (11:45 AM) in Delta and Sunday (10 AM) in Langley.

Valley West is 6th and Cariboo is 7th in the 9-team league.

The league scores, standings, and stats for all BCEHL divisions can be found here.

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World Cup Soccer:  (in Qatar)  Round of 16

(2 Tuesday games)

Morocco  0  Spain  0
(Morocco won on penalty kicks 3-0 to advance to the quarterfinals against Portugal)
Portugal  6  Switzerland  1

The World Cup quarterfinals begin Friday with Brazil against Croatia (7 AM PT) followed by the Netherlands vs. Argentina (11 AM).

The other two quarters will be played Saturday: Portugal against Morocco (7 AM) and France against England (11 AM).

World Cup scores and schedule can be found right here.

The World Cup standings can be found right here.



Aaron Judge is staying a New York Yankee.

Reports today indicate that Judge and the Yankees have come to terms on a nine-year deal worth $360 million.

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The (12-12) Toronto Raptors host the (10-13) LA Lakers tonight (4:30 PT).

The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found right here.

NBA results can be found right here.

The NBA standings can be found right here.



Week 14 of the NFL season begins Thursday night (at 5:15 PT) with (5-7) Las Vegas at (3-9) LA Rams.

With most teams having five games left, Philadelphia has the best record in the NFC and NFL at 11-1 followed by Minnesota at 10-2.

Buffalo and Kansas City are both 9-3 in the AFC but the Bills are currently the top seed because of their head-to-head victory over the Chiefs.

The NFL odds can be found right here or here.

The NFL schedule can be found right here or here.

The NFL standings can be found right here.


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