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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, Dec. 6th

Sports by Hartley Wednesday, Dec. 6 as of 12:05 a.m.

(All times listed below are PST)


The WHL’s leading scorer, Riley Heidt of the PG Cougars, is not among the 30 players announced by Hockey Canada that have been invited to the National Junior Team Selection camp next week in Oakville, Ontario.

The 18-year-old Heidt has 53 points in 26 games.

Nine WHL players are on the list including defenceman Tanner Molendyk of the Saskatoon Blades, who is from McBride.

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PG Cougars sniper Koehn Ziemmer is expected to be sidelined for the next four months.

Ziemmer, who was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round of this year’s NHL Draft, is in LA awaiting surgery.

He suffered an ankle injury last week in a game against Everett.


The (21-7) Cougars host the (17-11-0-2) Victoria Royals on Friday and Saturday with Saturday being the Teddy Bear Toss game.

The Royals beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 Tuesday night in Kent, Washington.

PG outscored Victoria 11-2 and 5-3 in late September on Vancouver Island.

The WHL standings are here.

The PG Cougars regular-season schedule is here.

The WHL leading scorers can be found here.


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

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New Jersey  6  Vancouver  5

Jesper Bratt snapped a 5-5 tie with just 34 seconds left in the 3rd period.

The game summary is here.

The (16-9-1) Canucks host the (9-10-4) Minnesota Wild Thursday night at 7:00.

Minnesota is 4-0-0 since Jon Hynes replaced Dean Evason as head coach on Nov. 27.

Minnesota  5  Calgary  2

Ottawa  6  New York Rangers  2

There are 4 Wednesday NHL games including Carolina at Edmonton.

The Oilers are the only Canadian team in action tonight.

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.



The (7-13-3) Prince George Spruce Kings play their next two games against the (10-13-1) Bucks in Cranbrook on Friday and Saturday.

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The next home games for Prince George will be on Dec. 15th and 16th against Trail.

The Spruce Kings are last in the 8-team Interior Division, four points behind 7th place Cranbrook and five back of the (9-11-3-1) Merritt Centennials.

The BCHL standings are here.

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


BC Elite Hockey League:

The (14-3-1) U18 Cariboo Cougars host the last place (1-17) Vancouver Island Royals on Saturday afternoon at 2:45 and Sunday morning at 9:00 at Kin 1.

The U18 Cougars are in second place in the 9-team BC Elite Hockey League, just a point behind the (14-2-0-2) Vancouver North East Chiefs.

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

The U18 BCEHL schedule and results are here.



Christine Sinclair helped Canada to a win in her final international appearance Tuesday night.

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The captain helped set up the goal in a 1-0 victory over Australia.

The 40-year-old from Burnaby leaves having made 331 senior appearances, including 313 starts, and no man or woman has more international goals.

Sinclair was 16 when she made her senior debut on March 12, 2000.

In the years since she has won Olympic gold, bronze and bronze, been named Canada Player of the Year 14 times and played at six World Cups, scoring in five of them.



The (9-11) Toronto Raptors host the (11-9) Miami Heat tonight (Wednesday 4:30).

The Raptors’ schedule and results are here.

The NBA schedule is here.

The NBA standings are here.



Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence suffered a high ankle sprain in the Jags’ 34-31 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Jags have not confirmed how long he will be sidelined but surgery will not be required.

Week 14 of the NFL season begins Thursday night (5:15) with (2-10) New England at (7-5) Pittsburgh.

The NFL schedule/results are here.

The NFL standings are here.




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