Sports by Hartley Friday, March 3rd as of 12:05 a.m.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed Prince George Cougars forward Jaxsen Wiebe to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The 20-year-old Wiebe has 27 points (11 goals) in 28 games with the Cougars.
NEWS: We’ve signed winger Jaxsen Wiebe to a three-year entry-level contract.https://t.co/o6kCsqX3xV
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) March 2, 2023
The (29-24-4) Cougars host the (13-37-3-4) Spokane Chiefs tonight (Friday) and Saturday.
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.
The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.
The WHL standings can be found here.
Cat Scan podcast:
CAT SCAN: @Hartley_Miller sits down with @PGCougars assistant and long time NHL coach Jim Playfair (part 1) on this week’s episode | https://t.co/Msu8smiRKy #cityofpg #PrinceGeorge #northernbc #sports pic.twitter.com/IRx54yPzMf
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) March 2, 2023
Hart Attack column:
The @PGCougars are having a significantly better season this year due to a large contribution from their 20-year-olds who were acquired in trades. More in this week’s Hart Attack #Column https://t.co/N9stFkceca
— Hartley Miller (@Hartley_Miller) March 3, 2023
The (23-18-4-1) Prince George Spruce Kings have a home doubleheader against the (21-19-2-4) Vernon Vipers as the two teams meet tonight and Saturday.
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.
NHL: (10 Thursday games with five Canadian teams in action)
Minnesota 2 Vancouver 1
Kirill Kaprizov scored both goals for the Wild, including his 39th of the season.
The (24-32-5) Canucks, with just 21 games left, continue a 6-game homestand when they host (38-16-8) Toronto Saturday at 4:00.
The box score is right here.
Toronto 2 Calgary 1
LA 3 Montreal 2
Ottawa 5 NY Rangers 3
Patrick Kane did not pick up a point in his Rangers debut.
Roope Hintz recorded his third career hat trick to propel the @DallasStars to the top of the Western Conference standings on a 10-game Thursday.#NHLStats: https://t.co/sE4Jis6GlT pic.twitter.com/GWfzDxOGer
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 3, 2023
The NHL trade tracker is right here.
The Canucks regular season schedule/results are right 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 tonight 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.
Canada Winter Games:
Logan Cox, who recently moved to Prince George from Kimberley, 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.
This followed his Tuesday victory in the 2.5-km classic para-nordic cross-country ski race.
More information and results can be found here.
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 1-1 (loss followed by a win) in Girls 3 A.
Shas Ti Kelly Road is 0-2 in Girls 2 A.
PGSS is 0-2 in Girls 4 A.
And Duchess Park is 0-2 in Jr. Girls.
A link to the various provincials can be found here.
Northside Christian of Vanderhoof is 1-1 (win followed by a loss) and Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers is also 1-1 (loss followed by a win) at the provincial Girls 1A basketball championship at Nanaimo Christian.
Washington Wizards 119 Toronto Raptors 108
The (31-33) Raptors visit the (30-32) Wizards again Saturday (2:00 PM PT).
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