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Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Wednesday, Feb. 28th

Sports by Hartley Wednesday, Feb. 28th as of 12:05 a.m.

(All times listed below are PST)

NHL: (12 Tuesday games with Edmonton the only Canadian team idle)

Pittsburgh  4  Vancouver  3  (OT)

Erik Karlsson scored at 1:42 of overtime for the Penguins.

The game summary is here.

The (38-16-7) Canucks, who have lost five of their last six games, host the (29-19-10) LA Kings Thursday night at 7:00.

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Vancouver leads the overall standings by a point over Florida and Boston.

Calgary  4  LA  2
Winnipeg  4  St. Louis  2 
Vegas  6  Toronto  2
Montreal  4  Arizona  2
Nashville  4  Ottawa  1

There are just a pair of NHL games tonight (Wednesday): St. Louis at Edmonton and Columbus at the New York Rangers.

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 wild-card standings are here.

The NHL scoring leaders are here.



The Prince George Cougars, riding a 9-game point streak, host the (24-27-4-1) Spokane Chiefs on Friday and Saturday.

The Chiefs are in the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The (40-15-0-3) Cougars, with 10 regular season games left, are in the 1st place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of the (39-14-2-1) Portland Winterhawks and three in front of the (38-18-2-2) Everett Silvertips.

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The Winterhawks, with a dozen games to go, host the (36-19-0-2) Moose Jaw Warriors tonight (Wednesday).


With 11 points (4G-7A) in four games, all victories, Riley Heidt of the Prince George Cougars is the WHL Player of the Week.

The 18-year-old Heidt leads the WHL in scoring with 101 points (32G-69A) in 56 games.

The WHL standings are here.

The PG Cougars regular-season schedule is here.

The WHL leading scorers can be found here.


Cat Scan podcast:


Canada West men’s basketball:

UNBC Timberwolves second-year guard Justin Sunga has been named Canada West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Sunga helped the 12th-seeded Timberwolves to a 3-1 record and a bronze medal showing at the Canada West tournament in Winnipeg.

He averaged 13 points, nine assists and over 35 minutes per game.

The playoff results are here.



The (22-36) Toronto Raptors start a 4-game homestand tonight (Wednesday at 4:30) against the (33-25) Dallas Mavericks.

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Toronto is riding a season-high 3-game win streak.

The Raptors’ schedule and results are here.

The NBA schedule is here.

The NBA standings are here.


Special Olympics:

Five P.G. athletes, Lance Pattinson, Sam Russell, Spencer Rourke, David Dunn, and Marinka Van Hage are competing this week at the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary.



The Prince George Spruce Kings visit the (26-17-1) Vernon Vipers on Friday and the (18-22-3-1) Merritt Centennials on Saturday.

The (14-27-3) Spruce Kings are last in the 8-team Interior Division, nine points behind the Centennials and the (19-25-2) Cranbrook Bucks.

The BCHL standings are here.

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


BC Elite Hockey League:

The (26-8-2) U18 Cariboo Cougars finished the regular season 3rd in the 9-team BC Elite Hockey league.

They will start the playoffs by hosting a best-of-three first-round series.

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

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The U18 BCEHL schedule and results are here.

The Female U18 schedule and results are here.


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