(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars start a five game home-stand when they entertain the Vancouver Giants tonight and Saturday.

Brad Morrison, who played four seasons with the Cougars, is averaging a point per game in 27 games with the Giants (7G, 20A).

The 9-13-2-2 Cougars have lost their last four to drop to the bottom of the BC Division, but they are just two points behind Kamloops and four back of Vancouver.

 

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

BC DIVISION STANDINGS:

Victoria, 29 games = 18-9-2 (38 points)
Kelowna, 26 games = 15-8-2-1 (33 points)
Vancouver, 27 games = 11-12-2-2 (26 points)
Kamloops, 25 games = 12-13 (24 points)
Prince George, 26 games = 9-13-2-2 (22 points)

WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD:

Everett, 27 games = 13-12-1-1 (28 points)
Seattle, 26 games = 11-12-2-1 (25 points)
Kamloops, 25 games = 12-13 (24 points)
Prince George, 26 games = 9-13-2-2 (22 points)

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

The 14-10-2-3 Prince George Spruce Kings host the 14-10-3-1 Victoria Grizzlies tonight and the 12-13-3 Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday.

The Spruce Kings are 3-1 on an eight-game home-stand.

PG is second in the Mainland Division, but just a point ahead of Surrey and Chilliwack.

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16-year-old Spruce Kings defenceman Layton Ahac has been added to the Canada West camp roster for the World Junior A Hockey Challenge.

Earlier, Forwards Ethan de Jong and Kyle Johnson of the Spruce Kings were selected to go to Calgary from Dec. 2-5 to try out for the team.

The tournament, which will also feature a Canada-East club, the Czech Republic, the United States, Switzerland and Russia, will be held December 10th to 16th in Truro, Nova Scotia.

 

BCHL:

MAINLAND DIVISION STANDINGS:

Langley, 30 games = 15-5-9-1 (40 points)
Prince George, 29 games = 14-10-2-3 (33 points)
Surrey, 30 games = 14-12-3-1 (32 points)
Chilliwack, 31 games = 14-13-2-2 (32 points)
Coquitlam, 27 games = 3-21-1-2 (9 points)

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

The Cariboo Cougars, who have won 13 of their last 14 games, host the 8-8-1-1 Okanagan Rockets Saturday at 4PM and Sunday at 10AM at Kin 1.

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

The 14-3-1 Cougars are two points behind the 15-2-1 Valley West Hawks.

 

NHL:

Vancouver                     5            Nashville             3

Brock Boeser and both Sedins notched three points as the 12-10-2 Canucks scored three unanswered goals in the third period. Daniel Sedin has reached 1,000 career points.

Montreal                        6            Detroit                3

Carey Price made 28 saves to improve to 4-0 since returning from an injury, stopping 128 of 133 shots.

Toronto                          6           Edmonton           4

Calgary                           3           Arizona                0

Minnesota                     4            Vegas                   2

Dallas                             4            Chicago               3       (OT)

Los Angeles                   5            Washington       2

Capitals forward Brett Connolly of Prince George was a healthy scratch.

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL:

Both the Duchess Park Condors and the College Heights Cougars have reached the semi-finals at the Provincial Boys AA Volleyball Championship in Langley.

Duchess will play top-ranked Langley Christian at 4:45 today after a 3-0 victory over Richmond Christian in the semi-finals.

At the same time, College Heights will face Abby Christian in the other semi after the Cougars upset George Elliot in the other semi.

Winners play for gold Saturday while losers meet for bronze.

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College Heights went 2-1 and host Nechako Valley 0-3 in the round robin at the BC Girls AA Volleyball championship in Vanderhoof.

Playoffs start today.

In the round of 16, College Heights will play Notre Dame today (11am) while NVSS meets Pacific Academy (1pm).

The gold medal match is scheduled for Saturday night at 6:30.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

The UNBC Timberwolves are in Kamloops to play the TRU Wolfpack tonight and Saturday in Canada West basketball.

It’s the final league action prior to the Christmas break.

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

TRU is 3-7 (men) and 6-4 (women).

The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

 

NFL:

Dallas Cowboys               38         Washington Redskins    14

Cowboys are 6-6 to keep their playoff hopes alive. Redskins fall to 5-7.

 

CFL:

Wally Buono has stepped down as General Manager of the BC Lions but will remain with the team as head coach.

Ed Hervey has taken over as GM.

The 44-year-old Hervey served as General Manager of the Eskimos from 2013-16.

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors are on home-court tonight against the Indiana Pacers.

The Raptors are 13-7 while the Pacers sit 12-10.