Sports by Hartley Tuesday, March 7th as of 12:05 a.m.
NHL: (6 Monday games with five Canadian teams in action)
Vancouver 4 Nashville 3 (SO)
The (26-32-5) are 2-1 on a six-game homestand which will continue Wednesday night at 7:00 against the Anaheim Ducks.
The Ducks play in Seattle tonight.
The Vancouver-Nashville box score is right here.
The Canucks are 26th in the overall standings only ahead of Montreal, Arizona, Anaheim, San Jose, Chicago, and Columbus.
Edmonton 3 Buffalo 2
Connor McDavid scored twice, including his NHL-leading 54th goal. He now has a career-high 124 points.
Calgary 5 Dallas 4
San Jose 3 Winnipeg 2 (OT)
Chicago 5 Ottawa 0
LA 4 Washington 2
The Canucks regular season schedule/results are right here.
The Prince George Cougars hit the road to play four games in five days starting Wednesday night against the (23-33-3) Rockets in Kelowna.
They also visit the Victoria Royals Friday and Saturday and battle the Vancouver Giants Sunday at 4:00 in Langley.
The (30-24-5) Cougars, with just nine games left before playoffs, are 4th in the Western Conference, two points ahead of both Everett and Tri-City.
Cougars fall to Spokane in overtime https://t.co/nSWRoXqUbH pic.twitter.com/v2ciVxhpyL
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) March 5, 2023
Former @PGCougars captain Josh Maser scored the deciding goal to help the @UCDinos capture the Canada West Men’s Hockey title Sunday.
A total of 20 #WHLAlumni helped the Dinos claim their first Conference championship in 27 years.
📰 | https://t.co/5iSQEjBqqh
📸 | Brett Cullen pic.twitter.com/JBQq8oxQ5l
— The WHL (@TheWHL) March 6, 2023
The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.
The WHL standings can be found here.
The (24-19-4-1) Prince George Spruce Kings have just six regular-season games remaining, two at home and four on the road.
The Spruce Kings visit the (26-17-5) West Kelowna Warriors on Friday and the (22-20-2-4) Vernon Vipers 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.
Spruce Kings shutout in 3-0 loss to Vipers.
RECAP: https://t.co/Rs9A1lVPyw pic.twitter.com/kyVskLnSZs
— Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) March 5, 2023
The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.
The BCHL standings can be found here.
BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)
Both the Under-18 and U-17 Cariboo Cougars have playoff games this weekend against the Okanagan Rockets starting Friday in Kelowna.
They will also meet Saturday, with if necessary games in the best-of-three series on Sunday.
It is the U-17 semifinals and the U-18 quarterfinals.
(The U-18 games are scheduled for Friday night at 7:00, Saturday night at 6:45, and if needed Sunday morning at 9:45)
(U-17 games will go Friday afternoon at 3:00, Saturday afternoon at 3:30, and if needed Sunday morning at 10:45)
The league scores, standings, and stats for all BCEHL divisions can be found here.
High School Basketball:
A total of 64 teams, broken into four 16-team tiers, compete in the 2023 BC
School Sports Boys Basketball Provincial Championships at the Langley Events Centre.
The competition runs from Wednesday to Saturday.
A total of five teams from Prince George and Vanderhoof are among the participants.
Cedars Christian (Prince George) is ranked 8th and Northside Christian (Vanderhoof) is seeded 12th in 1A Boys.
Nechako Valley is ranked #14 in 2A Boys.
College Heights is seeded #14 in 3A Boys.
PGSS is ranked #15 in 4A Boys.
Four teams from Prince George competed at the BC School Sports Girls Basketball Provincial Championships in Langley.
College Heights finished 9th out of 16 with a 3-1 record (loss followed by three consecutive victories) in AAA Girls.
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 AA Girls.
PGSS lost all four of its games to end up last in AAAA Girls.
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.
Denver Nuggets 118 Toronto Raptors 113
The (32-34) Raptors are 1-2 on a 5-game road trip that will continue Wednesday night at 7:00 against the (34-33) Clippers in LA.
The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found right here.
Alberta (Koe) and Wild Card #1 (Bottcher) are both 4-0 after Monday’s action at the Tim Hortons Brier in London, Ontario.
Manitoba (Dunstone) won its first three games.
B.C. (Gauthier) is 1-3.
The standings can be found here.
Draw results 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