Sports by Hartley Tuesday, January 24th as of 12:05 a.m.
With six goals and two assists in four games, Prince George Cougars sniper Koehn Ziemmer is the WHL Player of the Week.
The 18-year-old Ziemmer scored twice in each of his last three games to give him 26 goals and 36 assists for 62 points in 43 games.
He is tied for 3rd in league scoring with Andrew Cristall of the Kelowna Rockets.
🔥 ZIEMS 🔥
With six goals & two assists for eight points in four games, Koehn Ziemmer has been named @TheWHL‘s Player of the Week!
— Prince George Cougars (@PGCougars) January 23, 2023
Ziemmer and linemate Riley Heidt will participate in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday in Langley.
The (19-20-4) Cougars begin a five-game homestand Saturday against the (16-25-3) Prince Albert Raiders.
Prince George is 2nd in the B.C. Division and 6th in the Western Conference three points behind both Everett and Tri-City.
The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.
The WHL standings can be found here.
Rick Tocchet will make his debut as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks when they host the (14-27-4) Chicago Blackhawks tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00.
Tocchet is the 21st head coach of the Canucks and takes over a team from Bruce Boudreau that is 18-25-3 and 16 points out of a playoff spot.
(4 Monday games with two Canadian teams in action)
Calgary 4 Columbus 3 (OT)
Toronto 5 NY Islanders 2
Buffalo 3 Dallas 2 (OT)
NY Rangers 6 Florida 2
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)
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 23, 2023
The (10-13-1) Under-18 Cariboo Cougars 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.
Cariboo is 7th and Okanagan 2nd in the 9-team division.
The (9-16-3) Under-18 female Northern Capitals resume league action on February 4th and 5th against the (3-21-2) Greater Vancouver Comets in Burnaby.
The Caps are 4th and the Comets last in the 5-team division.
The league scores, standings, and stats for all BCEHL divisions can be found here.
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 at 7:00 p.m. 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.
Canada West Basketball:
The @CanadaWest Player of the Week!
Congratulations to @UNBCWomensBball captain Alina Shakirova, who has been honoured by the conference! Well deserved, Shak!
— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) January 24, 2023
The UNBC Timberwolves visit Mount Royal Friday and Saturday nights in Canada West basketball.
UNBC is 5-9 in both the men’s and women’s divisions with six regular season games left.
(The UNBC men have lost their last six)
Mount Royal is 7-7 (men) and 8-6 (women).
The UNBC women’s basketball schedule is right here.
The Under 23 Nordiq Canada Selection Trials and Nordiq Cup, hosted by the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club of Prince George, have come to a conclusion.
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 22, 2023
More information can be found here.
The NFL Conference Championship Games will be played on Sunday starting with San Francisco at Philadelphia (noon P.T. in the NFC) followed by Cincinnati at Kansas City (3:30 in the AFC).
The winners meet in the Super Bowl.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is suffering from a high ankle sprain but is expected to play against the Bengals.