Sports by Hartley Thursday, May 11th as of 12:05 a.m.
Updated at 11:00 a.m.
The WHL is holding its Prospects Draft today (Thursday).
The Prince George Cougars, with the 15th overall pick, selected defenceman Carson Carels from Manitoba.
With the 15th overall pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft, the @PGCougars select Carson Carels from the Pilot Mound Hockey Academy U15 Prep.#WHLDraft pic.twitter.com/84ewyBdulH
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 11, 2023
.@PGCougars add Manitoba-born blueliner in 1st round of WHL Prospects Draft @TheWHL
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— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) May 11, 2023
Congratulations to the players selected in the First Round of the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft!#WHLDraft pic.twitter.com/DGB8159h5j
— The WHL (@TheWHL) May 11, 2023
On Wednesday, the PG Cougars made two selections in the 2023 US Priority Draft.
With the 15th pick, the Cougars selected Cottage Grove, Minnesota defenceman Phoenix Cahill.
With the 37th pick, the Cougars drafted Los Angeles, California forward Broden Scissors.
Cougars pick two in US Priority Draft, will pick 15th in Prospects Draft https://t.co/qkjoEnnA85 pic.twitter.com/KartbLkHjd
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) May 10, 2023
The WHL Final begins with games in Winnipeg Friday and Saturday as the Seattle Thunderbirds visit the Ice.
It will be a 2-3-2 format with games in Kent, Washington May 16th, 17th and if needed the 19th.
2023 WHL Championship SeriesGame 1 – Friday, May 12: Seattle at Winnipeg (5:00 p.m. PT) Game 2 – Saturday, May 13: Seattle at Winnipeg (4:00 p.m. PT) Game 3^ – Tuesday, May 16: Winnipeg at Seattle (7:05 p.m. PT) Game 4^ – Wednesday, May 17: Winnipeg at Seattle (7:05 p.m. PT) Game 5*^ – Friday, May 19: Winnipeg at Seattle (7:05 p.m. PT) Game 6*^ – Sunday, May 21: Seattle at Winnipeg (time TBD) Game 7*^ – Monday, May 22: Seattle at Winnipeg (time TBD) * = If necessary ^ = TSN National Broadcast
The WHL playoff results and schedule can be found here.
NHL: (4th games in the best-of-7 Conference semifinals)
Edmonton 4 Vegas 1
The series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Friday night at 7:00 in Vegas.
Toronto 2 Florida 1
The Panthers lead 3-1 with Game 5 Friday (4:00 PT) in Toronto.
There are a pair of Stanley Cup playoff games tonight (Thursday): New Jersey at Carolina
(4:00 PT) followed by Seattle at Dallas (6:30). The Hurricanes lead the Devils 3-1 while the Kraken and Stars are tied 2-2.
The NHL playoff schedule/results are here.
NBA: (5th games in the best-of-7 Conference semifinals)
Golden State 121 LA Lakers 106
The Lakers lead 3-2 with Game 6 Friday night at 7:00 in LA.
New York 112 Miami 103
The Heat lead 3-2 with Game 6 Friday (4:30 PT) in New York.
There are two NBA playoff games tonight (Thursday): Boston at Philadelphia (4:30 PT) and Denver at Phoenix (7:00). The 76ers and Nuggets both lead their series 3-2.
NBA results can be found right here.
Major League Baseball:
Philadelphia Phillies 2 Toronto Blue Jays 1 (10)
The (21-16) Blue Jays finished 3-6 on a 9-game road trip.
Toronto will start a 10-game homestand Friday (4:07 PM PT) against the (25-12) Atlanta Braves.
All teams in the A.L. East are above .500.
The Blue Jays 2023 schedule can be found here.
The MLB standings can be found here.
The MLB schedule/results can be found here.
Warren and Chantelle Grafton to speak at UNBC Timberwolves Legacy Night @UNBCATHLETICS
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— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) May 9, 2023
PG Senior Lacrosse: (Wednesday in Quesnel)
BHL Bandits 16 Quesnel 6
Quesnel will host the PG Devils tonight (Thursday) at 8:00.