(As of 12:01AM)
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:
Prince George Spruce Kings 3 Merritt Centennials 2 (Overtime)
Defenceman Layton Ahac scored 17 seconds into overtime.
Nolan Welsh tied the game 2-2 for Prince George with 6:06 left in the third period before just 524 fans at the RMCA.
The 7-3-1-1 Spruce Kings visit Surrey Friday and Langley Saturday to start a stretch of eight straight on the road.
MAINLAND DIVISION STANDINGS:
Prince George, 12 games = 7-3-1-1 (16 points)
Langley, 11 games = 4-2-5 (13 points)
Chilliwack, 11 games = 4-5-1-1 (10 points)
Surrey, 12 games = 3-7-1-1 (8 points)
Coquitlam, 12 games = 2-8-1-1 (6 points)
PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:
The Prince George Cougars host the Kamloops Blazers Friday and Saturday.
The 0-9 Blazers have been outscored 45-20 this season.
The 3-3-2 Cougars have earned at least one point in each of their last five games.
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Calgary Hitmen 4 Kamloops Blazers 2
Tri-City Americans 5 Victoria Royals 4 (Overtime)
The Americans scored at 18:57 of the 3rd and at 1:12 of overtime. The Royals are the top-ranked team in the CHL.
BC DIVISION STANDINGS:
Victoria, 8 games = 7-0-1 (15 points)
Kelowna, 6 games = 4-1-0-1 (9 points)
Prince George, 8 games = 3-3-2 (8 points)
Vancouver, 6 games = 2-3-0-1 (5 points)
Kamloops, 9 games = 0-9 (0 points)
The fifth and sixth place teams in the BC Major Midget League meet this weekend in Prince George.
The 3-2-1 Cariboo Cougars entertain the 2-3-1 North Island Silvertips at Kin 1 with games Saturday at 4PM and Sunday at 10AM at Kin 1.
Calgary Flames 4 Los Angeles Kings 3 (Overtime)
Jaromir Jagr did not pick up a point and was minus 1 with 13:38 of ice time in his first game with the Flames.
Sean Monahan scored at 62 seconds of overtime.
New Jersey Devils 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 3
The Vancouver Canucks host the Winnipeg Jets tonight.
Dallas Stars defenceman and PG Cougars minority owner Dan Hamhuis won’t play tonight in Nashville.
The 34-year-old from Smithers is out with a groin injury that he suffered on Saturday.
Hamhuis is listed as day-to-day.
It’s the second last weekend of the regular season in Canada West Soccer.
The 4-5-5 UNBC Timberwolves host the 4-6-2 Fraser Valley Cascades in men’s action Friday and Saturday at 5PM.
The 2-7-1 UNBC women visit 3-4-3 Manitoba Friday and 1-7-2 Winnipeg Saturday.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
(Fifth and deciding game in the ALDS)
New York Yankees 5 Cleveland Indians 2
Yankees win the series 3-2 after trailing two games to none. The Yankees will play the Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning Friday night in Houston.
(Fourth game in the best-of-five NLDS)
Washington Nationals 5 Chicago Cubs 0
Michael Taylor hit an 8th inning Grand Slam. Series tied 2-2 with the 5th and deciding game tonight (5 o’clock PDT) in Washington. The winner will play the LA Dodgers in the NLCS starting Saturday.
The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new manager. Despite winning the AL East the past two seasons, the Red Sox sacked John Farrell after five years on the job. He had a year remaining on his contract.
High School Volleyball:
The Duchess Park Condors remain the top-ranked team in BC boys AA volleyball.
College Heights is fifth and DP Todd is listed as an honourable mention.
1 Duchess Park
2 Langley Christian
3 Richmond Christian
4 George Elliot
5 College Heights
6 Abby Christian
8 Prince Charles
9 Pacific Christian
10 WL Seaton
HM DP Todd
HM Gulf Island
A pair of 4-1 teams meet in Thursday Night Football.
The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Carolina Panthers in a match-up of division leaders.
The BC Lions are four points out of a playoff spot with just four games left.
The 6-8 Lions play twice in Winnipeg; this Saturday plus October 28th.
They also host Edmonton on the 21st and conclude the regular season with a home game against the Toronto Argonauts on November 4th.