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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Friday, Dec. 1st

Sports by Hartley Friday, Dec. 1 as of 12:05 p.m.


The (18-7) Prince George Cougars are on the road to play three teams in the U.S. Division.

The Cougars visit the (13-9-1-1) Tri-City Americans tonight (Friday) at 7:00, the (10-11-2) Spokane Chiefs Saturday night at 6:00 and the (15-7-0-1) Portland Winterhawks Sunday night at 5:00.


The new commissioner of the WHL is Dan Near, an Adidas Hockey executive and former NHL marketing professional. The 43-year-old Near will officially take over the full responsibilities of the Commissioner’s Office beginning February 15, at which point current WHL Commissioner Ron Robison will transition into an advisory role.

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The WHL standings are here.

The PG Cougars regular-season schedule is here.

The WHL leading scorers can be found here.



The (7-11-3) Prince George Spruce Kings are in the Okanagan to play the top two teams in the BCHL Interior Division this weekend.

The Spruce Kings visit the (16-1-2-2) Penticton Vees tonight (Friday) and the (15-6-1) Vernon Vipers on Saturday.

Prince George is coming off Wednesday’s 5-4 overtime victory over the Langley Rivermen.

The game summary is here.

The Spruce Kings are in 7th place in the 8-team Interior Division.


Kai Greaves is headed to the BCHL’s All-Star Weekend.

The Spruce Kings defenceman was one of 21 players named to the initial roster for the All-Star Tournament that is set for Jan 19th and 20th in Penticton.

The 20-year-old has notched a goal and 12 assists in 20 games with the Spruce Kings this season.

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The BCHL standings are here.

The Spruce Kings’ regular-season schedule and results are here.


NHL: (14 Thursday games with Ottawa the only Canadian team idle)

Vegas  4  Vancouver  1

The Golden Knights increased their Pacific Division lead to 3 points over the Canucks.

The game summary is here.

The (15-8-1) Canucks visit the (10-10-3) Calgary Flames Saturday night at 7:00 (PT).

Calgary  4  Dallas  3  (OT)
Edmonton  3  Winnipeg  1
Toronto  4  Seattle  3  (SO)
Florida  5  Montreal  1

The NHL regular season schedule and results are here.

The Vancouver Canucks regular season schedule and results are here.

The NHL standings are here.

The NHL scoring leaders are here.


Hart Attack column:


BC Elite Hockey League:

The (12-3-1) U18 Cougars host the (12-2) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds Saturday night at 6:30 in the 10th annual Pink in the Rink Game.

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The same teams also meet on Sunday morning at 10:30 at Kin 1.

The U18 Cougars are in second place and the Thunderbirds are third in the 9-team BC Elite Hockey League.

The BCEHL AAA standings in Male U15, U17 and U18 plus Female U18 are here.

The U18 BCEHL schedule and results are here.


Cat Scan podcast:


Canada West basketball:

The UNBC Timberwolves are in Kelowna to play the UBC Okanagan Heat in Canada West Basketball.

Games are scheduled for tonight (Friday) at 5:00 and 7:00 and Saturday at 4:00 and 6:00 PM.

The UNBC men are 3-3 while the women are 2-4.

UBCO is 2-4 both for the women and men.

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The Canada West women’s basketball schedule and results are here.

The Canada West women’s basketball standings are here.

The Canada West men’s basketball schedule and results are here.

The Canada West men’s basketball standings are here.



The B.C. High School Volleyball Championships are taking place this week in various parts of the province.

Cedars Christian started 3-0 at the Boys A in Vancouver.

Duchess Park advanced to the semifinals against South Kamloops at the Boys AA in Langley. DP Todd is down to the consolation but can still finish as high as 5th.

PGSS is on the consolation side with a 2-2 record at the Boys AAA in Victoria.

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Cedars Christian went 1-2 on Thursday at the Girls A in Castlegar.

Shasti Kelly Road went 2-1 on Thursday at the Girls AA in West Vancouver.

College Heights was 2-1, Duchess Park 1-2 and PGSS 0-3 on Thursday at the Girls AAA in Dawson Creek.


NFL: (Week 13)

Dallas Cowboys  41  Seattle Seahawks  35

It was the 14th consecutive home win for the (9-3) Cowboys. The Seahawks fell to 6-6.

There are 11 Sunday NFL games highlighted by (8-3) San Francisco at (10-1) Philadelphia.

The NFL schedule/results are here.

The NFL standings are here.



The (9-10) Toronto Raptors host the (11-7) New York Knicks tonight (Friday 4:30 PT).

The Raptors’ schedule and results are here.

The NBA schedule is here.

The NBA standings are here.



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