(As of 12:01AM) WEEKEND WRAP

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars split their two games against the Vancouver Giants to begin a five game home-stand.

The Giants took the opener 5-3 before the Cougars came back with a 6-2 victory to end a five game losing streak.

Attendance at CN Centre was 2,774 on Friday and 2,943 on Saturday.

The 10-14-2-2 Cougars host the 13-15-1 Kootenay Ice Tuesday.

Kootenay is coming off a 4-0 Sunday victory in Kamloops.

Prince George Cougars   6      Vancouver Giants              2         (Saturday)
Vancouver Giants            5       Prince George Cougars    3         (Friday)

 

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Kootenay Ice                    4        Kamloops  Blazers            0

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, 28 games = 13-15 (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, 28 games = 13-15 (26 points)
Prince George, 28 games = 10-14-2-2 (24 points)

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

The Prince George Spruce Kings doubled the Victoria Grizzlies 2-1 (Friday) and the next night blanked the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-0 to improve to 5-1 on an eight game home-stand.

Attendance at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena (RMCA) was 1,076 Friday and 745 Saturday.

The 16-10-2-3 Spruce Kings host 8-16-2-4 Alberni Valley Friday and 19-8-2-1 Wenatchee Saturday.

Prince George Spruce Kings     3     Salmon Arm Silverbacks   0   (Saturday)
Prince George Spruce Kings     2     Victoria Grizzlies                 1   (Friday)

 

BCHL:

MAINLAND DIVISION STANDINGS:

Langley, 33 games = 15-8-9-1 (40 points)
Prince George, 31 games = 16-10-2-3 (37 points)
Surrey, 32 games = 16-12-3-1 (36 points)
Chilliwack, 32 games = 15-13-2-2 (34 points)
Coquitlam, 29 games = 4-22-1-2 (11 points)

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

The Cariboo Cougars split a pair against the Okanagan Rockets at Kin 1 with each team winning 6-1.

The Saturday game, won by Cariboo, raised $4,304 on their Eighth Annual Jameson Jones Night in support of the BC Children’s Hospital.

The Sunday loss was just the second time in the last 16 games that the Major Midget Cougars suffered a defeat.

Okanagan Rockets      6      Cariboo Cougars        1   (Sunday)
Cariboo Cougars         6      Okanagan Rockets     1   (Saturday)

 

NHL:

Winnipeg           5         Ottawa           0

The 17-6-4 Jets are first in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles       3         Chicago          1

Vegas                  3         Arizona          2           (OT)

Dallas                 7         Colorado        2

The 13-10-2 Vancouver Canucks, coming off Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Toronto, host 11-9-5 Carolina Tuesday.

 

FIGURE SKATING:

For the second straight year, Prince George’s Justin Hampole has qualified for the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships.

The 16-year-old Duchess Park student was one of 18 skaters to advance after a 12th place showing out of 28 in the junior men’s (Under-19) division at the 2018 Skate Canada Challenge in Montreal.

The Canadian championships are set for Vancouver January 8th to 14th.

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL:

The Duchess Park Condors returned home to Prince George with the bronze medal from the Provincial Boys AA Volleyball Championship in Langley.

Duchess Park dumped the College Heights Cougars 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-14) in the match that determined third and fourth place in the 16-team tournament.

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College Heights placed 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 finished 10th out of 16 at the BC Girls AAA Volleyball Championship in Vancouver.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

The UNBC Timberwolves have reached the Christmas break in Canada West basketball with both teams 4-8.

The Lady Timberwolves split a pair in Kamloops against the TRU Wolfpack but the UNBC men lost both of their games vs. TRU.

(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)

 

NFL:

Seattle Seahawks          24       Philadelphia Eagles      10

The loss ended the Eagles nine game win streak; Philadelphia is 10-2, while Seattle is 8-4.

The Monday Night NFL game to conclude Week 14 has 5-6 Cincinnati at 9-2 Pittsburgh.

If the Steelers win they will tie New England, Philadelphia, and Minnesota for the best record in the league.

 

NBA:

The 14-7 Toronto Raptors return to action on Tuesday when they host the Phoenix Suns.