(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

Kamloops Blazers   4   Prince George Cougars   2

The Blazers scored three unanswered goals in the third period to win for the first time this season when trailing after 40 minutes.

Jermaine Loewen opened and closed the scoring and assisted on the other two Kamloops goals.

Orrin Centazzo snapped a 2-2 tie with 3:13 left, and Loewen sealed the victory with an empty netter as the Blazers completed the weekend sweep before 2,645 fans at CN Centre.

Jackson Leppard on a power play, and Kjell Kjemhus tallied second period goals for the Cougars, who have lost 10 of their last 12.

The (19-29-4-4) Cougars host the (17-26-10-3) Red Deer Rebels Monday afternoon at 2.

The Rebels are 7-1-2 in their last 10 and they trail Kootenay by four points for a playoff spot after 56 games.

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Kamloops Blazers   3   Prince George Cougars   2      (Friday)

Jermaine Loewen snapped a 2-2 tie on the power play with just 40 seconds left in the third period before 2,901 fans.

The Cougars went 0-for-5 on the power play, including a five minute advantage that started midway through the final period.

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Victoria  4  Kelowna  3  (OT)
Everett  5  Vancouver  0
Spokane  6  Tri-City  3
Portland  4   Seattle  1

BC DIVISION STANDINGS:

Victoria, 57 games = 34-19-3-1  (72 points)
Kelowna, 55 games = 33-17-4-1 (71 points)
Vancouver, 55 games = 29-18-5-3 (66 points)
Kamloops, 55 games = 26-25-1-3 (56 points)
Prince George, 56 games = 19-29-4-4 (46 points)

WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD:

Tri-City, 54 games = 27-19-7-1 (62 points)
Seattle, 54 games = 27-19-6-2 (62 points)
Kamloops, 55 games = 26-25-1-3 (56 points)
Prince George, 56 games = 19-29-4-4 (46 points)

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

Prince George Spruce Kings   5   Coquitlam Express      1

The Spruce Kings completed the weekend sweep over the Express before 657 fans to improve their season record to 7-0 against last place Coquitlam.

Ethan de Jong, PG’s leading scorer and 7th in the BCHL, tallied once and set up two others to give him 60 points (17 goals) in 46 games.

The (29-15-4-4) Spruce Kings are on the verge of winning their division for the first time in the BCHL; they enjoy a 10 point lead over Langley in the Mainland with just six to play.

The Spruce Kings host the (31-16-4-1) Trail Smoke Eaters Wednesday in their final regular season home game.

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Prince George Spruce Kings   4   Coquitlam Express     0   (Friday)

Evan DeBrouwer made just 15 saves for the shutout before 917 fans in Prince George.


BCHL:

MAINLAND DIVISION STANDINGS:

Prince George, 52 games = 29-15-4-4 (66 points)
Langley, 52 games = 22-18-10-2 (56 points)
Surrey, 52 games = 24-21-5-2 (55 points)
Chilliwack, 50 games = 23-21-3-3 (52 points)
Coquitlam, 53 games = 14-35-1-3 (32 points)

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

Cariboo Cougars      5      Kootenay Ice       1

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

The (25-5-3-0) Cougars are in first place by two points over the (24-4-2-1) Valley West Hawks, although the Hawks have two games in hand.

Kootenay is (8-19-0-4).

 

NHL:

Toronto  6  Ottawa  3
Nashville  3  Montreal  2 (SO)
San Jose  6  Edmonton  4

The (21-28-6) Vancouver Canucks play today in Dallas against the (33-19-4) Stars.

The Canucks are 0-and-3 on a four game road trip.

 

OLYMPICS:

Megan Tandy of Prince George placed 57th out of 87 in the women’s Biathlon 7.5km Sprint at the

PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The 29-year-old Tandy is one of four Canadians to advance to the women’s 10km Pursuit on Monday.

Jamie Macdonald of Fort. St. James crashed in women’s 500 meters preliminary short-track speedskating and failed to advance.

The 23-year-old Macdonald has her next event on Tuesday, Feb.20th in the relay.

Meryeta O’Dine of PG competes Thursday night (PT) in the women’s snowboard cross.

Canada’s first two medals came in the men’s snowboard slopestyle final.

Max Parrot earned silver and Mark McMorris captured bronze.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

The UNBC Timberwolves will play in the Canada West men’s basketball quarter-finals in Edmonton.

The Timberwolves visit the 19-1 Alberta Golden Bears on Friday (2PM Pacific) and Saturday (1PM Pacific), with the if necessary game on Sunday the 18th (1PM Pacific).

The UNBC women’s basketball team went 0-1 in the playoffs after a 82-65 loss to the University of Winnipeg.

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors play the (23-32) Hornets today in Charlotte.

The (38-16) Raptors are just 1/2 a game behind the first place (40-17) Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference.