Sports by Hartley Wednesday, March 1st as of 12:05 a.m.
Prince George Cougars 6 Vancouver Giants 0
The Cougars closed the month of February the same way they started it, on a 5-game winning streak.
Chase Wheatcroft notched his 40th goal of the season and added three assists while Tyler Brennan made 22 saves for the shutout before 1,954 fans at CN Centre.
Chase Wheatcroft hits the 4️⃣0️⃣-goal plateau!@PGCougars pic.twitter.com/OJeLtATSbI
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 1, 2023
In his last three home games, Brennan has allowed just one goal on 85 shots.
The box score is right here.
.@PGCougars cap off red-hot February with shutout victory against @WHLGiants
| https://t.co/e7UKncO8qG #cityofpg #PrinceGeorge #northernbc #sports pic.twitter.com/TQo89P8cAW
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) March 1, 2023
The (29-23-4) Cougars host the (21-28-5-2) Giants again tonight.
Prince George is 6-1 this season against Vancouver.
The Cougars jumped from 6th to 4th in the Western Conference, one point ahead of both Tri-City and Everett.
P.G. and Everett have 12 games remaining and Tri-City has 11 left.
The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.
The WHL standings can be found here.
Broncos move into playoff spot . . . Raiders continue late-season push . . . Cougars leap into fourth spot in West https://t.co/g092dyK1te
— Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) March 1, 2023
Patrick Kane is expected to make his New York Rangers debut Thursday night in a home game against the Ottawa Senators.
Kane was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional 2023 second-round draft pick and a 2025 fourth-round pick.
The second-round pick will be upgraded to a first-round selection in 2042 or 2025 if the Rangers made the Eastern Conference finals this year.
(10 Tuesday games with four Canadian teams in action)
Boston 4 Calgary 3 (OT)
LA 6 Winnipeg 5 (SO)
Montreal 3 San Jose 1
Ottawa 6 Detroit 1
That’s a wrap on February. How did your team fare?#NHLStats: https://t.co/rPUP8PaKhr pic.twitter.com/CzAMOtUXqS
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 1, 2023
There are six Wednesday games in the NHL with just one of them involving Canadian teams as Toronto plays at Edmonton.
The (24-31-5) Vancouver Canucks, with just 22 games left, begin a 6-game homestand Thursday night at 7:00 against the Minnesota Wild.
The NHL trade tracker is right here.
The Canucks regular season schedule/results are right here.
The (23-18-4-1) Prince George Spruce Kings 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 Spruce Kings have just eight regular-season games remaining.
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.
Canada Winter Games:
Logan Cox, who recently moved to Prince George from Kimberley, captured gold in the 2.5-km classic para-nordic male cross-country ski race at the Canada Winter Games in PEI.
More information and results can be found here.
High School Basketball:
The B.C. School Sports Basketball Provincial Championships tip off today and run through Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.
Four Prince George girls’ teams compete:
College Heights in Girls 3 A.
Shas Ti Kelly Road in Girls 2 A.
PGSS in Girls 4 A.
And Duchess Park in Jr. Girls.
A link to the various provincials can be found here.
Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers and Northside Christian of Vanderhoof are among 16 teams at the provincial Girls 1A basketball championship that begins today at Nanaimo Christian.
Smithers beat Corrlieu 43-36 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.
Toronto Raptors 104 Chicago Bulls 98
The (31-32) Raptors play their next two games against the Wizards in Washington Thursday (4:00 PT) and Saturday (2:00).
From youth soccer to the @TimberwolvesA. From ball girl at varsity games to a member of the @UNBC TWolves.
Today, @UNBCWSoccer officially welcomed talented local midfielder Amneet Toor for the 2023 @CanadaWest season!
Welcome to the green & gold!
READ: https://t.co/pq5zJH7A6U pic.twitter.com/qG9bh1FJZP
— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) February 28, 2023
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 start the playoffs on March 10th in a best-of-three quarterfinal series against the
second-place Okanagan Rockets in Kelowna.
The league scores, standings, and stats for all BCEHL divisions can be found here.
Cat Scan podcast:
The @PGCougars are in the homestretch. In this week’s Cat Scan #podcast, associate coach Josh Dixon talks about: reasons for team improvement, Jim Playfair’s impact, superb goaltending from Tyler Brennan, upcoming favourable schedule & the 3 possible first round U.S. opponents. https://t.co/LEktJxiu4V
— Hartley Miller (@Hartley_Miller) February 24, 2023