Sports by Hartley Thursday, November 2nd as of 12:05 a.m.
Prince George Cougars 3 Brandon Wheat Kings 2 (OT)
Defenceman Bauer Dumanski scored on a breakaway at 4:37 of overtime (his second game-winning goal this season).
— Prince George Cougars (@PGCougars) November 2, 2023
The game summary is here.
Ty Young made 24 saves as P.G. outshot Brandon 31-26.
The Cougars are 11-4 after 15 games, the best record in the WHL.
They are 2-1 on a five-game East Division road trip that continues Friday in Saskatoon against the (8-5) Blades and wraps up Saturday in Prince Albert against the (9-6-0-1) Raiders.
The next home game for the Cougars will go on Friday, November 10th against (5-7-0-1) Red Deer.
Zac Funk of the PG Cougars is the WHL Player of the Month while his linemate Terik Parascak is the WHL Rookie of the Month.
Funk leads the league in scoring with 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists) while Parascak is second with 29 points, including a WHL-leading 17 goals.
WHAT A MORNING!
Terik Parascak has been named the WHL’s Rookie of the Month and Zac Funk has been named the WHL’s Player of the Month!
— Prince George Cougars (@PGCougars) November 1, 2023
The WHL standings are here.
The PG Cougars regular-season schedule is here.
The WHL leading scorers can be found here.
All players in the WHL will be required to wear a neck guard as soon as teams can get their hands on them.
They made the announcement Wednesday afternoon following the tragic passing of American hockey player Adam Johnson, who died on Saturday following a “freak accident” while playing in England for the Nottingham Panthers.
Players will be required to wear extra protection in all on-ice activities, including practices.
The WHL announced today the adoption of mandatory neck guard protection for all players, effective Friday, November 3.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) November 1, 2023
Cat Scan podcast:
On the Cat Scan @PGCougars podcast, a former #16 talks about a current #16 & his days with the team in a wide-ranging interview. Aaron Foster discusses his son playing the same physical role he did. Also, he reflects on how nervous he was scoring his 1st goal on a penalty shot. https://t.co/wOcbzzXDxa
— Hartley Miller (@Hartley_Miller) October 31, 2023
The (3-5-3) Prince George Spruce Kings are on the road this weekend.
They visit the (10-4) Vernon Vipers on Friday and the (7-5) Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday.
The next home game for the Spruce Kings will be November 10th against the (9-3-1) West Kelowna Warriors.
Prince George is 7th out of 8 teams in the Interior Division.
The Spruce Kings’ regular-season schedule is here.
The BCHL standings are here.
NHL: (4 Wednesday games with one Canadian team in action)
Dallas 4 Calgary 3
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 2, 2023
The (6-2-1) Vancouver Canucks visit the (0-8-1) San Jose Sharks tonight (Thursday) at 7:30.
The NHL regular season schedule and results are here.
The Vancouver Canucks regular season schedule and results are here.
The NHL standings are here.
Major League Baseball:
Texas Rangers 5 Arizona Diamondbacks 0
The Rangers won the World Series 4-1 for their first championship in the 62-year history of the franchise.
Texas went a perfect 11-0 on the road in these playoffs.
The box score is here.
The MLB playoff results are here.
Canada West basketball:
The Canada West Basketball regular season opens this weekend.
The UNBC Timberwolves host the Fraser Valley Cascades Friday night at 6 (women) and 8 (men) and Saturday night at 5 and 7.
The Canada West women’s basketball schedule is here.
The Canada West men’s basketball schedule is here.
Toronto Raptors 130 Milwaukee Bucks 111
The (2-3) Raptors visit the (2-1) Philadelphia 76ers tonight (4:00 Pt) to begin a 4-game road trip.
The Raptors’ schedule and results are here.
The NBA schedule is here.
The NBA standings are here.
PG High School Football:
The Prince George High School football championship games kick off Friday at Masich Place Stadium.
Ice Bowl #4 has Shas Ti Kelly Road against PGSS at 4:30 followed by PG Bowl #2 which features College Heights against Nechako Valley at 7:00.
Week 9 of the NFL season begins tonight (5:15 PT) with (3-4) Tennessee at (4-3) Pittsburgh.
The NFL schedule/results are here.
The NFL standings are here.
It’s playoff time in the CFL.
The division semifinals go on Saturday with (8-10) Hamilton at (11-7) Montreal in the East (Noon PT) followed by (6-12) Calgary at (12-6) B.C. in the West (3:30).
The Tiger-Cats-Alouettes winner will visit the (16-2) Toronto Argonauts in the East Final (Nov. 11th at noon) while the Stampeders-Lions winner will go to Winnipeg to meet the (14-4) Blue Bombers in the West Final (Nov. 11th at 3:30).
The 110th Grey Cup is set for Hamilton on Sunday, November 19th (with kickoff shortly after 3:00 PT).
The playoff schedule is here.
The CFL standings are here.