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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Monday, March 13th

Sports by Hartley Monday, March 13th as of 12:05 a.m.


Vancouver Giants  3  Prince George Cougars  2  (OT Sunday in Langley)

Ty Thorpe scored a power-play goal at 1:10 of overtime.

The box score is right here.

Hudson Thornton had a goal and assist to give him a Cougars club-record 69 points for a defenceman, breaking the previous mark of 68 set by Christian Chartier in 2000-01.

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The (33-24-6) Cougars went 3-0-1 on a four-game road trip.

P.G. is 4th in the Western Conference, six points ahead of the (29-26-5-3) Tri-City Americans and seven in front of the (31-29-2-1) Everett Silvertips.

Prince George, Everett, and Tri-City all have five games left.

Prince George Cougars  6  Victoria Royals  3  (Saturday)

The Cougars are 7-0 against Victoria, having outscored the Royals by a total of 46-17.

P.G. will host Victoria on Friday and Saturday after they entertain Kelowna on Wednesday.

The box score is right here.

Prince George Cougars  8  Victoria Royals  3  (Friday)

The box score is right here.

The schedule for the Cougars can be found here.

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The WHL standings can be found here.


WHL Columns:



Vernon Vipers  2  Prince George Spruce Kings  1  (Saturday)

The box score is right here.

Prince George Spruce Kings  7  West Kelowna Warriors  4  (Friday)

The box score is right here.

The (25-20-4-1) Spruce Kings host the (26-17-4-2) Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday and Saturday before closing out their regular season with a doubleheader in Cranbrook against the (34-13-1-2) Bucks on March 24th and 25th.

Prince George is 5th in the 9-team Interior Division, one point behind West Kelowna, three back of Salmon Arm and just one ahead of Vernon, and two in front of Wenatchee.

Cranbrook has clinched second behind the (45-3-0-1) Penticton Vees.

The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.

The BCHL standings can be found here.


BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)

Under-18 (in Kelowna)

Okanagan Rockets  6  Cariboo Cougars  2  (Saturday)
Okanagan Rockets  4  Cariboo Cougars  0  (Friday)
(Okanagan won the best-of-three quarterfinal series 2-0)

Under-17 (in Kelowna)

Okanagan Rockets  3  Cariboo Cougars  0  (Sunday)
(Okanagan won the best-of-three semifinal series 2-1)
Cariboo Cougars  5  Okanagan Rockets  1  (Saturday)
Okanagan Rockets  5  Cariboo Cougars  1  (Friday)

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Female Under-18 (at Kin 2 in PG)

Greater Vancouver Canadians  3  Northern Capitals  2  (Sunday)
(Greater Vancouver won the best-of-three quarterfinal series 2-1)
Northern Capitals  2  Greater Vancouver Canadians  1  (OT Saturday)
Greater Vancouver Canadians  4  Northern Capitals  2  (Sunday)


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


NHL: (8 Sunday games with 3 Canadian teams in action)

Calgary  5  Ottawa  1
Winnipeg  3  Tampa Bay  2

The (28-32-5) Vancouver Canucks, coming off Saturday’s 5-2 victory over Ottawa, put a four-game win streak on the line when they host the Dallas Stars Tuesday night at 7:00 to conclude a 6-game homestand.

Vancouver is 25th in the overall standings.

There are just three Monday games in the NHL: Dallas at Seattle, Colorado at Montreal and Buffalo at Toronto.

The Canucks regular season schedule/results are right here.

The NHL regular season schedule/results are right here.

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The NHL standings are right here.


World Baseball Classic:

Canada  18  Great Britain  8

Jared Young of Prince George, the DH for the Canadian team, went 0-for-3 with three walks and one RBI.

Canada has its second round-robin game tonight (Monday) at 7:00 in Phoenix against the USA.

Canada also meets Colombia Tuesday (noon PT) and Mexico Wednesday (11 AM) in Phoenix.

Quarterfinals go Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with the semis on Sunday (March 19th) and Monday (March 20th) with the final on Tuesday (March 21st) in Miami (4 pm PT).

The WBC results can be found right here or here.

The WBC schedule is right here.



Brad Gushue (Team Canada) and his rink from St. John’s, Nfld. are Tim Hortons Brier champions for the fifth time in the last seven years.

Gushue beat Matt Dunstone of Manitoba 7-5 in the Canadian men’s curling championship final in London, Ontario.

Manitoba beat Wild Card #1 (Bottcher) 7-5 in the semifinal.

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Gushue’s five Brier Tankards is the most won by a skip.

The Gushue team will represent Canada at the World Men’s Curling Championship from April 1st to 9th in Ottawa.

Draw results can be found here.

The standings can be found here.


High School Basketball:

Cedars Christian tied for 5th (with a 2-1 record) in 1A Boys at the provincial high school basketball championships in Langley. Cedars was named the most sportsmanlike team of the tournament and Ryan Crosina of Cedars was named to the second all-star team. Northside Christian of Vanderhoof ended up 15th (1-3 with the victory in its last game).

In other results involving Prince George and Vanderhoof teams:

College Heights finished 8th (1-3 record) in 3A Boys.

Nechako Valley placed 15th (1-3 record with the win in its last game) in 2A Boys,

PGSS was 15th (1-3 record with the victory in its last game) in 4A Boys.



The (32-36) Toronto Raptors start a 3-game homestand Tuesday night (4:30 PT) against the Western Conference-leading (46-22) Denver Nuggets.

The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found right here.

NBA results can be found right here.

The NBA standings can be found right here.


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