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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Monday, March 6th

Sports by Hartley Monday, March 6th as of 12:05 a.m.


Spokane Chiefs  5  Prince George Cougars  4  (OT Saturday)

Chase Bertholet scored 28 seconds into overtime before 2,368 fans at CN Centre.

The box score and game highlights are right here.

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Ethan Samson notched a goal and two assists for the Cougars, who hit the road for a four-game trip starting Wednesday against the Rockets in Kelowna.

Prince George will also visit the Victoria Royals Friday and Saturday and the Vancouver Giants Sunday afternoon at 4:00.

The (30-24-5) Cougars, with nine games left before playoffs, are 4th in the Western Conference, two points ahead of both Everett and Tri-City.

P.G. got help Sunday night on the out-of-town scoreboard: Portland ended a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Everett and Seattle extended its winning streak to 13 games by doubling Tri-City 4-2.

Prince George Cougars  5  Spokane Chiefs  2  (Friday)

Hudson Thornton scored twice and Cole Dubinsky added a highlight-reel shorthanded goal for the Cougars in front of the hometown crowd of 2,231.

The box score and game highlights are right here.



The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.

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The WHL standings can be found here.


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Vernon Vipers  3  Prince George Spruce Kings  0  (Saturday)

Ethan David made 27 saves for the shutout before 749 fans in PG.

The box score is right here.

Prince George Spruce Kings  3  Vernon Vipers  2  (Friday)

Ty Gagno scored his second goal of the game with just 2:29 left in the third to snap a 2-2 tie in front of 740 fans at the Kopar Memorial Arena in Prince George.

The box score is right here.

The (24-19-4-1) Spruce Kings have just six regular-season games remaining, two at home and four on the road.

They visit West Kelowna on Friday and Vernon on Saturday.

(PG will also host Salmon Arm on March 18th and 19th and close with a doubleheader in Cranbrook on March 24th and 25th)

Prince George is 5th in the 9-team Interior Division while West Kelowna is 3rd and Vernon 7th.

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The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.

The BCHL standings can be found here.


BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)

(Under-17)  at Kin 1

Cariboo Cougars  5  Greater Vancouver Canadians  3 (Sunday)
Cariboo Cougars  5  Greater Vancouver Canadians  1 (Saturday)
Greater Vancouver Canadians  2  Cariboo Cougars  0  (Friday)
(The U-17 Cougars won the best-of-three quarterfinal series 2-1 to advance to the semifinals against the Okanagan Rockets beginning Friday afternoon at 3:00 in Kelowna)


The (15-18-1-2) Under-18 Cariboo Cougars will start their playoffs Friday night at 7:00 in a best-of-three quarterfinal series against the Okanagan Rockets in Kelowna.

The two teams also meet Saturday afternoon at 3:30 and if needed, Sunday morning at 9:45.

Cariboo finished 7th and Okanagan 2nd.

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


NHL: (5 Sunday games with just one Canadian team in action)

Vegas  4  Montreal  3
Seattle  3  Colorado 2  (OT)
New Jersey  5  Arizona  4  (OT)
Philadelphia  3  Detroit  1
Carolina  6  Tampa Bay  0

The (25-32-5) Vancouver Canucks, coming off Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Toronto, continue a 6-game homestand when they entertain the (31-23-6) Nashville Predators tonight (Monday) at 7:30.

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The Canucks are 27th in the overall standings only ahead of Arizona, Anaheim, San Jose, Chicago, and Columbus.

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 NHL trade tracker is right here.



Canada Winter Games:

Logan Cox, who recently moved to Prince George from Kimberley, won three gold medals in male para-nordic cross-country skiing at the Canada Winter Games in PEI.

The 16-year-old Cox won Tuesday’s 2.5-km classic, Wednesday’s sprint, and Friday’s 5 km free (interval start).

More information and results can be found here.


High School Basketball:

College Heights did the best of four Prince George teams that competed at the girls’ B.C. School Sports Basketball Provincial Championships at the Langley Events Centre.

College Heights finished 9th out of 16 with a 3-1 record (loss followed by three consecutive victories) in Girls 3 A.

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Rachel Loukes of College Heights was named to the second all-star team and was also the
recipient of the Surjeet Kaur Braich Memorial Scholarship.

Shas Ti Kelly Road went 0-4 to finish last in Girls 2 A.

PGSS lost all four of its games to end up last in Girls 4 A.

And Duchess Park placed 14th out of 16 with a 1-3 record (loss, loss, win, and loss) in Jr. Girls.

A link to the various provincials can be found here.


Northside Christian of Vanderhoof finished 7th and Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers 11th at the 16-team provincial Girls 1A basketball championship at Nanaimo Christian.

Both Northside (win, loss, loss, win) and Bulkley Valley (loss, win, loss, win) ended up with overall 2-2 records.



The (32-33) Toronto Raptors continue a 5-game road trip tonight (Monday) at 6:00 (PT) when they visit the (45-19) Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets.

The Raptors are 1-1 on the trip after Saturday’s 116-109 victory over the Washington Wizards in overtime.

The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found right here.

NBA results can be found right here.

The NBA standings can be found right here.



The Tim Hortons Brier is on this week in London, Ontario.

Alberta (Koe) and Wild Card #1 (Bottcher) have both started 3-0.

B.C. (Gauthier) lost its first two.

The standings can be found here.

Draw results can be found here.


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