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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Thursday, March 2nd

Sports by Hartley Thursday, March 2nd as of 12:05 a.m.


Vancouver Giants  6  Prince George Cougars  2 (Wednesday)

The Giants scored four unanswered goals in the 3rd period to snap the Cougars’ five-game winning streak before 1,665 fans at CN Centre.

Defenceman Mazden Leslie tallied a hat trick for the Giants, including the winner early in the 3rd that deflected off the helmet of P.G. forward Cole Dubinsky.

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Hudson Thornton scored both goals for the (29-24-4) Cougars, who host the (13-37-3)  Spokane Chiefs Friday and Saturday.

The box score is right here.

Prince George is 4th in the Western Conference, one point ahead of both Tri-City and  Everett.

Everett has 12 games remaining while P.G. and Tri-City have 11 left.


Prince George Cougars  6  Vancouver Giants  0  (Tuesday)

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.

The box score is right here.


With 28 points (12 goals) in 12 games, P.G. Cougars forward Chase Wheatcroft is the WHL Player of the Month for February.

The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.

The WHL standings can be found here.


Cat Scan podcast:


WHL Column:


NHL: (6 Wednesday games with two Canadian teams in action)

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Edmonton  5  Toronto  2

The (24-31-5) Vancouver Canucks, with just 22 games left, begin a 6-game homestand tonight (Thursday) at 7:00 against the (34-21-6) Minnesota Wild.


Patrick Kane is expected to make his New York Rangers debut tonight 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.

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.

The NHL standings 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.

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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.


BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)

The (21-11-1-3) Under-17 Cariboo Cougars host the (19-13-1-3) Greater Vancouver Canadians in a best-of-three quarterfinal series this weekend.

Games are scheduled for Friday night at 6:45, Saturday night at 6:30 and if needed, Sunday morning at 11:00 at Kin 1.

The U-17 Cougars finished 3rd and Greater Vancouver 6th in the regular season.


The (15-18-1-2) Under-18 Cariboo Cougars will start their playoffs on March 10th in a best-of-three quarterfinal series against the Okanagan Rockets in Kelowna.

Cariboo finished 7th and Okanagan 2nd.

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

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High School Basketball:

Four Prince George teams are competing this week (up to and including Saturday) at the B.C. School Sports Basketball Provincial Championships at the Langley Events Centre.

College Heights is 0-1 in Girls 3 A.

Shas Ti Kelly Road is 0-1 in Girls 2 A.

PGSS is 0-1 in Girls 4 A.

And Duchess Park is 0-1 in Jr. Girls.

A link to the various provincials can be found here.


Northside Christian of Vanderhoof is 1-0 and Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers is 0-1 at the provincial Girls 1A basketball championship at Nanaimo Christian.


Canada Winter Games:

Logan Cox, who recently moved to Prince George from Kimberley, has won his second gold medal at the Canada Winter Games in PEI.

The 16-year-old Cox came first in Wednesday’s para-nordic standing cross-country skiing sprint event.

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This followed his Tuesday victory in the 2.5-km classic para-nordic cross-country ski race.

Cox competes again Friday in the five km freestyle.

More information and results can be found here.



The (31-32) Toronto Raptors play their next two games against the (29-32) Wizards in Washington tonight (Thursday) (4:00 PT) and Saturday (2:00).

The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found right here.

NBA results can be found right here.

The NBA standings can be found right here.


UNBC Timberwolves:



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