Sports by Hartley Wednesday, May 17th as of 12:05 a.m.
WHL: (3rd game in the best-of-7 Championship Series)
Seattle Thunderbirds 6 Winnipeg Ice 3
The Thunderbirds broke a 1-1 tie in the first period by scoring three goals in just 45 seconds.
Nico Myatovic of Prince George had one assist for Seattle.
The Thunderbirds lead the series 2-1 with Game 4 tonight (Wednesday) in Kent, Washington.
The game summary is here.
Early three-goal burst lifts T-Birds to Game 3 victory . . . Take 2-1 lead into Game 4 tonight . . . Vees close in on second straight BCHL title https://t.co/LXpNNt4S6s
— Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) May 17, 2023
There are a total of 17 NHL-drafted players that are participating in the series, 10 with Seattle and 7 with Winnipeg.
2023 WHL Championship Series
GAME 1 – Friday, May 12 – Seattle Thunderbirds (2) at Winnipeg ICE (3)GAME 2 – Saturday, May 13 – Seattle Thunderbirds (4) at Winnipeg ICE (2)GAME 3 – Tuesday, May 16 – Winnipeg ICE (3) at Seattle Thunderbirds (6)GAME 4 – Wednesday, May 17 – Winnipeg ICE at Seattle Thunderbirds – 7:05 p.m. PT GAME 5 – Friday, May 19 – Winnipeg ICE at Seattle Thunderbirds – 7:05 p.m. PT GAME 6* – Sunday, May 21 – Seattle Thunderbirds at Winnipeg ICE – 5 p.m. PT GAME 7* – Monday, May 22 – Seattle Thunderbirds at Winnipeg ICE – 3 p.m. PT
* = If necessary The WHL playoff results can be found here.
BCHL: (3rd game in the best-of-7 Fred Page Cup Final)
Penticton Vees 6 Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3
The Vees lead 3-0 and will go for a sweep tonight in Alberni Valley.
The BCHL schedule/results can be found here.
It is down to the final four in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The NHL Eastern Conference Final opens Thursday (5 pm PT) with the Florida Panthers at the Carolina Hurricanes.
The NHL Western Conference Final begins Friday (5:30) in Vegas with the Golden Knights hosting the Dallas Stars.
The NHL playoff schedule/results are here.
She’s the reigning @pacwestbc Rookie of the Year, and now…she’s a @UNBC Timberwolf!
An exciting day for @UNBCWomensBball, announcing the official commitment of talented guard Claire Huang to the roster!
Hear from Claire, and read all the details here: https://t.co/OIhKMqgU7n pic.twitter.com/xb1VEthez5
— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) May 17, 2023
NBA: (1st game in the best-of-7 Western Conference Final)
Denver Nuggets 132 LA Lakers 126
The Nuggets lead 1-0 with Game 2 in the series Thursday night (5:30 PT) in Denver.
The NBA Eastern Final tips off tonight (Wednesday at 5:30) in Boston as the Celtics host the Miami Heat.
NBA results/schedule can be found here.
The San Antonio Spurs won the NBA draft lottery which gives them the right to select French super-prospect Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 overall pick.
The 19-year-old Wembanyama stands 7-foot-5 and is considered a generational talent.
The Toronto Raptors will pick 13th.
The final results from the 2023 #NBADraftLottery presented by State Farm:
3. Trail Blazers
— NBA (@NBA) May 17, 2023
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking for a new head coach.
The 76ers fired Doc Rivers after Philadelphia was blown out 112-88 in Game 7 of their second-round series against Boston.
Major League Baseball:
New York Yankees 6 Toronto Blue Jays 3
The (24-18) Jays are 3-2 on a 10-game homestand which will continue tonight (Wednesday at 4:07 PT) against the (25-19) Yankees.
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.
PG Senior Lacrosse:
The Bandits play the Assault tonight (Wednesday) at 8:00 at Kin 1.
The Thursday night game has Mackenzie against Quesnel, also at Kin 1 in Prince George.