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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, January 25th

Sports by Hartley Wednesday, January 25th  as of 12:05 a.m.

NHL: (11 Tuesday games with three Canadian teams in action)

Vancouver  5  Chicago  2

The Canucks scored late in the second period and added three more goals in the third to erase a 2-1 deficit.

It was Vancouver’s first game since Rick Tocchet took over as head coach.

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The (19-25-3) Canucks visit the (27-14-5) Seattle Kraken tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00.

Nashville  2  Winnipeg  1

Boston  4  Montreal  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.



Forwards Koehn Ziemmer and Riley Heidt of the Prince George Cougars will participate in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game tonight in Langley.

Forward Nico Mayatovic of Prince George (Seattle Thunderbirds) and Tanner Molendyck of McBride (Saskatoon Blades) will also compete in the Prospects Game.

The 18-year-old Ziemmer is the WHL Player of the Week after racking up six goals and two assists in his last four games.

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.

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The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.

The WHL standings can be found here.


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The (18-13-2-1) Prince George Spruce Kings host the (14-16-1-3) Trail Smoke Eaters in a triple-header with games 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:

UNBC Timberwolves guard Alina Shakirova has been named the Canada West women’s basketball player of the week.

Shakirova posted a game-high 21 points during Saturday’s 66-64 upset victory over the nationally-ranked Winnipeg Wesman.

The fifth-year guard is seventh in the conference in scoring, averaging just over 17 points per game.

With just six regular season games left, the UNBC Timberwolves visit Mount Royal Friday and Saturday nights in Canada West basketball.

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UNBC is 5-9 in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

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

The UNBC men’s basketball schedule is right here.

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



The (21-27) Toronto Raptors visit the (27-19) Sacramento Kings tonight at 7:00 to begin a 7-game road trip.

The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found right here.

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NBA results can be found right here.

The NBA standings can be found right here.



Scott Rolen is going to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Rolen will join fellow former Blue Jay Fred McGriff, as this year’s only inductee to Cooperstown.

Rolen’s 17-year career included stops in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Toronto, and Cincinnati.

He was a unanimous pick as the 1997 National League Rookie of the Year and hit .421 as the Cardinals won the 2006 World Series.


BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)

(U18 male)  

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.

(U18 female)  

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.

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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 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.

The Bengals and Eagles are slight favourites.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is expected to play despite dealing with a high ankle sprain.

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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