(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

Prince George Cougars   6      Vancouver Giants              2         (Saturday)

The Cougars ended a five-game losing streak to the delight of 2,943 fans at the CN Centre.

Brogan O’Brien scored the winner on the penalty shot, with his team shorthanded, midway thru the second.

Jared Bethune notched a goal and two assists for the 10-14-2-2 Cougars, who host Kootenay Tuesday.

Vancouver Giants            5      Prince George Cougars     3         (Friday)

Start of a five-game home-stand for the Cougars before a crowd of 2,774.

 

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Kamloops         2      Seattle            1

Kelowna           5       Kootenay       2

Lethbridge       4       Victoria          1

BC DIVISION STANDINGS:

Victoria, 31 games = 18-10-3 (39 points)
Kelowna, 28 games = 17-8-2-1 (37 points)
Vancouver, 29 games = 12-13-2-2 (28 points)
Kamloops, 27 games = 13-14 (26 points)
Prince George, 28 games = 10-14-2-2 (24 points)

WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD:

Tri-City, 26 games = 14-9-3 (31 points)
Seattle, 28 games = 12-13-2-1 (27 points)
Kamloops, 27 games = 13-14 (26 points)
Prince George, 28 games = 10-14-2-2 (24 points)

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

Prince George Spruce Kings     3     Salmon Arm Silverbacks   0   (Saturday)

Brad Cooper 23 saves for the shutout before 745 fans at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena (RMCA).

The Spruce Kings are 5-1 on an eight game home-stand.

Prince George Spruce Kings     2     Victoria Grizzlies                 1   (Friday)

Evan DeBrouwer made 30 saves for the Spruce Kings in front of a hometown crowd of 1,076.

 

BCHL:

MAINLAND DIVISION STANDINGS:

Langley, 32 games = 15-7-9-1 (40 points)
Prince George, 31 games = 16-10-2-3 (37 points)
Surrey, 31 games = 15-12-3-1 (34 points)
Chilliwack, 32 games = 15-13-2-2 (34 points)
Coquitlam, 28 games = 3-22-1-2 (9 points)

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

Cariboo Cougars          6     Okanagan Rockets     1

The 15-3-1 Major Midget Cougars raised $4,304 on their Eighth Annual Jameson Jones Night in support of the BC Children’s Hospital.

Same teams meet again today (10AM) at Kin 1.

Cariboo has won 14 of its last 15 games.

 

NHL:

Vancouver         2       Toronto         1

Jacob Markstrom  35 saves for the 13-10-2 Canucks.

Edmonton         7       Calgary          5

Montreal         10       Detroit           1

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL:

The Duchess Park Condors earned the bronze medal at the Provincial Boys AA Volleyball Championship in Langley.

In an all Prince George match-up, Duchess Park whipped the College Heights Cougars 25-11, 25-22, 25-14 in the third place game.

College Heights ended up fourth out of 16.

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College Heights finished 11th and host Nechako Valley 14th at the BC Girls AA Volleyball Championship in Vanderhoof.

Langley Christian won both the boys and girls AA provincial volleyball titles.

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Kelly Road placed 10th out of 16 at the BC girls AAA volleyball championship at Crofton House in Vancouver.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

(Canada West Women’s Basketball)

TRU Wolfpack                  91      UNBC Timberwolves   80   (Saturday)

UNBC Timberwolves      86      TRU Wolfpack               61   (Friday)

(Canada West Men’s Basketball)

TRU Wolfpack                 93       UNBC Timberwolves    72  (Saturday)

TRU Wolfpack                 86       UNBC Timberwolves    80  (Friday)

Both UNBC teams are 4-8 as of the Christmas break.

 

NFL:

A 14-game Sunday menu in the NFL; the night game has 10-1 Philadelphia at 7-4 Seattle.

 

NBA:

The 14-7 Toronto Raptors are off until Tuesday when they host the Phoenix Suns.