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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Tuesday, February 28th

Sports by Hartley Tuesday, February 28th as of 12:05 a.m.

Updated at 12:05 p.m.


The (28-23-4) Prince George Cougars put a four-game winning streak on the line when they host the (21-27-5-2) Vancouver Giants.

The two teams meet tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday at CN Centre.

Prince George is 5-1 this season against Vancouver.

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The Cougars beat the Giants 5-4 Friday in OT in Langley.

The box score from Friday is right here.

Chase Wheatcroft notched the overtime winner in that game and the following night Wheatcroft scored another overtime winner in a 6-5 triumph over the Royals in Victoria.

The box score from Saturday is right here.

Wheatcroft has a team-leading 39 goals including five in his last two games.

Prince George is 6th in the Western Conference, just one point behind both Tri-City and  Everett.

The team that ends up 4th gets home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

P.G. has 13 games left, Everett has 12 remaining and Tri-City has 11 to go.

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The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.

The WHL standings can be found here.


WHL Column:


NHL: (5 Monday games with three Canadian teams in action)

Vancouver  5  Dallas  4  (OT)

Andrei Kuzmenko scored the winner just 48 seconds into overtime.

The Canucks, with just 22 games left, begin a 6-game homestand Thursday night at 7:00 against the Minnesota Wild.

Vancouver has a record of 24-31-5 after 60 games.

Boston  3  Edmonton  2

Ottawa  6  Detroit  2

Colorado  3  Vegas  0

Anaheim  4  Chicago  2  (LATE)

There are 10 Tuesday games in the NHL with four Canadian teams in action: Calgary hosts Boston, Winnipeg entertains LA, Montreal visits San Jose and Ottawa is home to Detroit for a second straight night.

The NHL trade tracker is right here.

The Canucks regular season schedule/results are right here.

The NHL regular season schedule/results are right here.

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The NHL standings are right here.



The (23-18-4-1) Prince George Spruce Kings have just eight regular season games left, four at home and four on the road.

They host the (21-19-2-4) Vernon Vipers in a doubleheader Friday and Saturday at 7:00 each night.

Prince George is 5th and Vernon 7th in the 9-team Interior Division.

The Vipers are just three points behind the Spruce Kings.

The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.

The BCHL standings can be found here.


BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)

The (15-18-1-2) Under-18 Cariboo Cougars finished the regular season in 7th place in the 9-team division.

They will likely start the playoffs on the March 10th weekend against the second-place Okanagan Rockets.

The U-18 Cougars lost to the Rockets this past weekend 7-3 (Saturday) and 5-1 (Sunday) in Kelowna.

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


UNBC Timberwolves:


Canada Winter Games:

The second week of competition, featuring 11 sports, is underway at the Canada Winter Games in PEI.

Prince George athletes competing include Lilly McCullough, Hannah Yin, and Alandra Steiger in judo, Mason Pollard in archery, and Logan Cox in cross-country skiing.

In the first week of the competition:

Joel Ewert of Prince George was part of the B.C. wheelchair basketball team that captured gold, crushing Alberta in the final 79-32.

Ewert had two points in that game.


19-year-old Liam Simons of Prince George earned his second medal at the Games.

He was one of four members of the B.C. biathlon mixed relay team that captured silver on Saturday.

Four days earlier, Simons earned bronze in the men’s biathlon 10 km pursuit.


B.C. finished fourth in male hockey.

Goalie Ryder Green plus forwards Cameron Schmidt and Chase Harrington were the three P.G. players on the B.C. team that lost 7-3 to Quebec in the bronze medal game.

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More information and results can be found here.


High School Basketball:

Four Prince George teams are entered at the B.C. School Sports Basketball Provincial Championships that begin Wednesday and run through Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

College Heights competes in Girls 3 A.

Shas Ti Kelly Road participates in Girls 2 A.

PGSS is in Girls 4 A.

And Duchess Park is among 24 teams in Jr. Girls.

A link to the various provincials can be found here.


Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers and Northside Christian of Vanderhoof hit the floor Wednesday for their opening game at the provincial Girls 1A basketball championship at Nanaimo Christian.


Smithers beat Corrlieu 43-36 today (Tuesday) in the final game for both teams at the Provincial Junior Boys Basketball Championship in Langley.

Smithers finished with an overall record of 2-3 while Correlieu was 1-4. Both teams lost their first three games in the tournament.



The (30-32) Toronto Raptors host the (28-33) Chicago Bulls tonight (Tuesday 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.



Kerri Einarson along with third Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard, and lead Briane Harris will represent Canada in the women’s world curling championship March 18-26 in Sandviken, Sweden.

The Einarson foursome won a bronze medal in last year’s world championship that was held in Prince George.

Einarson won a fourth consecutive National Scotties championship in Kamloops, defeating Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones 10-4 in the final.

Results can be found here.



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