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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Monday, January 23rd

Sports by Hartley Monday, January 23rd  as of 12:05 a.m.

WHL:

Prince George Cougars  4  Edmonton Oil Kings  3  (OT Saturday)

Chase Wheatcroft scored 46 seconds into overtime.

Koehn Ziemmer tallied twice for the Cougars to give him 26 goals on the season and six in his last three games.

The box score is right here.

The Cougars finished 3-3-1 on a 7-game road trip.

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Prince George will play its next five on home ice starting Saturday against the (16-25-3) Prince Albert Raiders.

The (19-20-4) Cougars are 2nd in the B.C. Division and 6th in the Western Conference three points behind both Everett and Tri-City.

Red Deer Rebels  8  Prince George Cougars  5  (Friday)

The Rebels scored five goals on the power play.

The box score is right here.

The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.

The WHL standings can be found here.

 

NHL:

Rick Tocchet has been hired as the 21st head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.

Adam Foote will join him as assistant coach while Sergei Gonchar becomes the team’s
defensive development coach.

The Canucks officially fired head coach Bruce Boudreau and assistant coach Trent Cull on Sunday.

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The move comes less than 14 months after Boudreau was first hired.

The (18-25-3) Canucks, coming off Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Edmonton, host the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night at 7:00.

Vancouver is 14 points out of a playoff spot.

(5 Sunday games with just one Canadian team in action)

Winnipeg  5  Philadelphia  3
Arizona  4  Vegas  1
LA  2  Chicago  1
Boston  4  San Jose  0
New Jersey  2  Pittsburgh  1  (OT)

The Canucks regular season schedule/results are right here.

The NHL regular season schedule/results are right here.

The NHL standings are right here.

 

Columns:

 

BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)

(U18 male)  

Cariboo Cougars   4   Thompson Blazers   3
(Sunday indoor game in Fort St. James)

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Cariboo Cougars  10  Thompson Blazers  3
(Saturday outdoor game in Fort St. James)

The (10-13-1) Under-18 Cariboo Cougars are 7th in the 9-team division.

They play the (18-3-2-1) Okanagan Rockets Saturday afternoon at 1:45 and Sunday morning at 8:30 at the league showcase in Abbotsford.

(U18 female)  

Northern Capitals  2  Thompson-Okanagan Lakers  2  (Tie)
(Indoor game Saturday in Vanderhoof)

Northern Capitals  3  Thompson-Okanagan Lakers  1
(Outdoor game Friday in Fort St. James)

The (9-16-3) Under-18 female Northern Capitals are 4th in the 5-team division.

They resume league action on February 4th and 5th against the (3-21-2) Greater Vancouver Comets in Burnaby.

Thompson-Okanagan is 3rd and the Capitals are 4th in the 5-team division.

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

 

Canada West Basketball:

(Women)

UNBC Timberwolves  66  Winnipeg  Wesmen  64  (Saturday)
Winnipeg Wesmen  72  UNBC Timberwolves  65  (Friday)

(Men)

Winnipeg Wesmen  94  UNBC Timberwolves  72  (Saturday)
Winnipeg Wesmen  78  UNBC Timberwolves  68  (Friday)
(The UNBC men have lost six straight)

The Timberwolves visit Mount Royal Friday and Saturday nights.

UNBC is 5-9 in both the men’s and women’s divisions with six regular season games left.

Mount Royal is 7-7 (men) and 8-6 (women).

The UNBC women’s basketball schedule is right here.

The Canada West women’s basketball standings are right here.

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The UNBC men’s basketball schedule is right here.

The Canada West men’s basketball standings are right here.

 

NFL: (Conference semifinals)

(Sunday)

San Francisco  19  Dallas  12

The 49ers advanced to the NFC Championship Game Sunday against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Cincinnati  27  Buffalo  10

The Bengals moved on to the AFC Championship Game Sunday against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

(Saturday)

Philadelphia  38  NY Giants  7
Kansas City  27  Jacksonville  20

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain but is expected to play against the Bengals.

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.

 

Skiing:

The Under 23 Nordiq Canada Selection Trials and Nordiq Cup, hosted by the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club of Prince George, concluded on Saturday.

165 skiers,  including 13 from P.G., competed.

Results can be found here.

More information can be found here.

 

Golf:

Brooke Henderson won her 13th LPGA Tournament, scoring a four-shot victory at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.

The Canadian golfer held the solo lead for all four rounds for the third time in her career, finishing the week at 16-under par.

 

NBA:

Toronto Raptors  125  New York Knicks  116  (Sunday)
Boston Celtics  106  Toronto Raptors  104  (Saturday)

The (21-27) Raptors visit the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night at 7:00 to begin a 7-game road trip.

The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found right here.

NBA results can be found right here.

The NBA standings can be found right here.

 

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BCHL:

The (18-13-2-1) P.G. Spruce Kings host the (14-16-1-3) Trail Smoke Eaters in a triple-header Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00.

Prince George is 4th and Trail is 8th in the 9-team Interior Division.

The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.

The BCHL standings can be found here.

 

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