Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Monday, Feb. 12th, 2018 (Update as of 7AM) Megan Tandy of Prince George did not start in the women’s Biathlon 10km Pursuit at the Olympics today. She was among 60 entered in the race. (As of 12:01AM) PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: The (19-29-4-4) Prince George Cougars entertain the (17-26-10-3) Red Deer Rebels this afternoon at 2 to conclude a three game home-stand. The Rebels are 7-1-2 in their last 10 and they trail Kootenay by four points for a playoff spot with 16 games left. The Cougars have just two wins in their last 12. ### Kamloops Blazers 4 Prince George Cougars 2 (Saturday) 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 scored twice and assisted on two others while Orrin Centazzo snapped a 2-2 tie with 3:13 left before 2,645 fans at CN Centre. ### 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. WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE: (Sunday) Portland 5 Seattle 3 Everett 3 Spokane 2 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, 55 games = 27-20-6-2 (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: The Prince George Spruce Kings are 4-0 on a five game home-stand which concludes Wednesday against the (31-16-4-1) Trail Smoke Eaters. It will be the final regular season home game for the Spruce Kings, who conclude with five on the road. 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. ### Prince George Spruce Kings 5 Coquitlam Express 1 (Saturday) 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. # # # 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, 51 games = 24-21-3-3 (54 points) Coquitlam, 53 games = 14-35-1-3 (32 points) CARIBOO COUGARS: The Cariboo Cougars split their two home games against the Kootenay Ice. Kootenay Ice 5 Cariboo Cougars 3 (Sunday) Cariboo Cougars 5 Kootenay Ice 1 (Saturday) The (25-6-3-0) Cougars are tied for first place with the (25-4-2-1) Valley West Hawks, although the Hawks have two games in hand. The (9-19-0-4) Ice sit five points out of a playoff spot. NHL: (Canadian teams went 2-1 on Sunday) Vancouver 6 Dallas 0 The (22-28-6) Canucks finished 1-and-3 on a four game road trip. Calgary 3 NY Islanders 2 NY Rangers 3 Winnipeg 1 OLYMPICS: Megan Tandy of Prince George was scheduled to compete today in the women’s Biathlon 10km Pursuit but did not start the race at the PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The 29-year-old Tandy is coming off a 57th place finish out of 87 in the Sprint. Canada’s first gold at the Olympics came in the team figure skating competition. Canada’s second gold and seventh overall medal came from Mikael Kingsbury in men’s freestyle skiing (moguls). Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin took silver in the women’s slopestyle. Canadian long-track speedskater Ted-Jan Bloemen won a silver medal in the men’s 5,000 metres. Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe captured the silver medal in the women’s moguls. Canada’s first two medals came in the men’s snowboard slopestyle final. Max Parrot earned silver and Mark McMorris captured bronze. Canada (John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes) will play for gold on Tuesday at 3:05 a.m. PT in mixed doubles curling. 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. PG ICEMAN: The 31st Prince George Iceman had 505 racers, including 40 soloists. 28-year-old Chris Pendray of Smithers captured his first Iceman in a time of 1;53:55 which was more than 11 minutes ahead of runner-up Francois Dagenais-Cote (2:05:09). The Icewoman title went to 25-year-old Kajsa Heyes by 10 seconds over Lindsay Van der Meer. UNBC TIMBERWOLVES: The UNBC Timberwolves are gearing up to play in the Canada West men’s basketball quarter-finals. The Timberwolves visit the 19-1 Alberta Golden Bears in Edmonton on Friday (2PM Pacific) and Saturday (1PM Pacific), with the if necessary game on Sunday (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: Toronto Raptors 123 Charlotte Hornets 103 Cleveland Cavaliers 121 Boston Celtics 99 The (39-16) Raptors lead the Eastern Conference by 1/2 a game over the (40-18) Boston Celtics.