(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars have three BC Division games in four nights starting Wednesday against the Rockets in Kelowna.

The 9-12-2-2 Cougars also host the Vancouver Giants Friday and Saturday.

Prince George is tied with the Kamloops Blazers for last place, but just two points behind Vancouver.

 

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

BC DIVISION STANDINGS:

Victoria, 27 games = 18-8-1 (37 points)
Kelowna, 25 games = 14-8-2-1 (31 points)
Vancouver, 26 games = 10-12-2-2 (24 points)
Kamloops, 24 games = 11-13 (22 points)
Prince George, 25 games = 9-12-2-2 (22 points)

WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD:

Everett, 27 games = 13-12-1-1 (28 points)
Seattle, 24 games = 11-11-1-1 (24 points)
Kamloops, 24 games = 11-13 (22 points)
Prince George, 25 games = 9-12-2-2 (22 points)

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

The Prince George Spruce Kings have acquired 18-year-old forward Brady Bjork from the Wenatchee Wild in exchange for future considerations.

Bjork had six points (1G, 5A) in 18 games with Wenatchee this season.

He is committed to the University of Notre Dame.

Bjork will make his Spruce Kings debut on Friday at home against the Victoria Grizzlies.

 

BCHL:

After losing two weekend games in Prince George, the Coquitlam Express fired head coach Barry Wolff, who had been with the team for the last four-and-a-half years.

Jason Fortier takes over for the Express who have just three wins in 26 games.

Fortier, who will also be Coquitlam’s assistant GM, was an associate coach last season with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers.

MAINLAND DIVISION STANDINGS:

Langley, 29 games = 15-5-9 (39 points)
Prince George, 29 games = 14-10-2-3 (33 points)
Surrey, 29 games = 14-12-2-1 (31 points)
Chilliwack, 30 games = 13-13-2-2 (30 points)
Coquitlam, 26 games = 3-21-1-1 (8 points)

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

The Cariboo Cougars have slipped into second place in the BCMML.

Cariboo is two points behind the 15-2-1 Valley West Hawks, after the Hawks won a pair of weekend games over South Island while Cariboo enjoyed the bye.

The 14-3-1 Cougars host the 8-8-1-1 Okanagan Rockets Saturday at 4PM and Sunday at 10AM at Kin 1.

The Saturday game will be the Eighth Annual Jameson Jones Night in support of the BC Children’s Hospital.

 

NHL:

Montreal                      3              Columbus                   1

Carey Price 37 saves; Price has stopped 73 of 74 shots since returning from an injury.

Winnipeg                      7              Minnesota                  2

Chicago                        7               Anaheim                    3

Florida                          3               New Jersey                2

Pittsburgh                    5               Philadelphia             4         (OT)

Brandon Manning of PG had one assist for the Flyers, who have lost eight straight.

The 11-9-4 Vancouver Canucks visit the 14-7-2 New York Islanders tonight.

The Canucks are 2-1-1 on a six-game road trip.

 

NFL:

Baltimore Ravens     23               Houston Texans     16

The 6-5 Ravens move into an AFC wild-card spot.

The Texans fall to 4-7.

 

CFL:

The Toronto Argonauts will continue to celebrate their record 17th Grey Cup title with a city hall rally today.

Meanwhile, Ricky Ray, who set a record with his 4th Grey Cup title, the most for a starting quarterback, becomes an unrestricted free agent in February.

Argos GM Jim Popp says he expects the 38-year-old Ray to be back with the team for another year.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

The UNBC Timberwolves are half-way through their 20-game regular season schedule in Canada West basketball.

The UNBC men are 10th (out of 17) with a 4-6 record while the Lady Timberwolves are 14th at 3-7.

The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

UNBC will play Friday and Saturday at TRU in Kamloops before heading into the Christmas break.

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL:

The Provincial High School Volleyball Championships run this week.

Duchess Park and College Heights are entered at the boys AA in Langley which begins on Wednesday.

College Heights competes at the girls AA in Vanderhoof with play to begin on Thursday.

 

NBA:

Cleveland                   113               Philadelphia            91

Eighth straight win for the 13-7 Cavaliers.

The 12-7 Toronto Raptors resume action on Wednesday when they host the 8-11 Charlotte Hornets.