Sports by Hartley Friday, January 27th as of 12:05 a.m.
The (18-13-2-1) Prince George Spruce Kings have a rare tripleheader at home this weekend.
The Spruce Kings entertain the (14-16-1-3) Trail Smoke Eaters tonight and Saturday 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.
The (19-20-4) Prince George Cougars have just one game this weekend.
The 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.
Cougars gearing up for Indigenous night on Saturday https://t.co/rZXUcc9EqM pic.twitter.com/Xd0iWL6OAv
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 24, 2023
The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.
The WHL standings can be found here.
Riley Heidt of the PG Cougars, with one assist, was named Player of the Game for Team Red in a 4-2 loss to Team White in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game that was played Wednesday night in Langley.
Riley Heidt is Team 🔴’s Jim Gregory Player of the Game! 👏🏻 #CHLKTP pic.twitter.com/NUKX3loN1E
— Canadian Hockey League (@CHLHockey) January 26, 2023
Nico Myatovic of Prince George, who plays with the Seattle Thunderbirds, also notched an assist in a losing cause for Team Red.
Connor Bedard of the Regina Pats, who is expected to be selected first overall in this year’s NHL draft, did not get a point for Team Red.
Koehn Ziemmer of the PG Cougars was part of Team White but did not get a point in his team’s victory.
Tanner Molendyck of McBride, a player with the Saskatoon Blades, had an assist for Team White.
The box score is right here.
CAT SCAN: @Hartley_Miller sits down with @PGCougars overage forward @WheatcroftChase in this week’s episode | #cityofpg https://t.co/hmitMKxmV1 #PrinceGeorge #northernbc #sports pic.twitter.com/oMvomRWczC
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 25, 2023
NHL: (9 Thursday games with 3 Canadian teams in action)
Chicago 5 Calgary 1
Buffalo 3 Winnipeg 2
Detroit 4 Montreal 3 (OT)
Thursday marked the third straight day that featured at least three games go to overtime. The longest stretch of days with three-plus contests being decided in the extra frame is five (March 5-9, 2011).#NHLStats:https://t.co/W1vXOIfNTA pic.twitter.com/yt0ofAAmDY
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 27, 2023
The (19-26-3) Vancouver Canucks, who are 1-1 under new coach Rick Tocchet, host the (15-30-3) Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.
The Canucks are 27th and the Blue Jackets are last out of 32 teams in the overall NHL standings.
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 (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 league scores, standings, and stats for all BCEHL divisions can be found here.
Canada West Basketball:
The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Mount Royal Cougars tonight and Saturday night in Canada West basketball.
UNBC is 5-9 in both the men’s and women’s divisions with just six games left in the regular season.
(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 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 favoured by less than a field goal.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is dealing with a high ankle sprain but has returned to practice and plans to play.