(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

The Prince George Spruce Kings host the Surrey Eagles Friday and Saturday in the first two games of the Mainland Division Final.

The best of seven series will shift to Surrey Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Tickets for the games in Prince George this weekend go on sale today at noon with a Game one and two package on sale for $20.

Game Day tickets are $15 for Adults and $12 for Seniors and Students.

The Spruce Kings Office is open Tuesday/Wednesday 12 PM – 4 PM and Thursday/Friday 9 AM – 5 PM.

Prince George won its first round series over the Chilliwack Chiefs in seven games while Surrey eliminated the Langley Rivermen in six games.

In the regular season, the Eagles won all four games in Surrey while the Spruce Kings had three wins and an overtime loss in the four games in Prince George.

The winner will advance to the Fred Page Cup BCHL semi-finals against the winner of the Island Division between the Victoria Grizzlies and the Powell River Kings.

Eagles-Spruce Kings second round schedule: (All Games at 7 p.m.)

GAME 1 = Friday, March 16th – Surrey @ Prince George
GAME 2 = Saturday, March 17th – Surrey @ Prince George
GAME 3 = Monday, March 19th – Prince George @ Surrey
GAME 4 = Tuesday, March 20th – Prince George @ Surrey

GAME 5 = Thursday, March 22nd – Surrey @ Prince George (If necessary)
GAME 6 = Saturday, March 24- Prince George @  Surrey  (If necessary)
GAME 7 = Sunday, March 25 – Surrey @ Prince George (If necessary)

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Chiefs-Spruce Kings first round results:

GAME 1 = Friday, March 2nd – Chilliwack @ Prince George – (CHIEFS WON 3-0)
GAME 2 = Saturday, March 3rd – Chilliwack @ Prince George – (SPRUCE KINGS WON 2-0)
GAME 3 = Monday, March 5th – Prince George @ Chilliwack – (SPRUCE KINGS WON 2-1 in OT)
GAME 4 = Tuesday, March 6th – Prince George @ Chilliwack – (CHIEFS WON 3-2)
GAME 5 = Thursday, March 8th – Chilliwack @ Prince George – (SPRUCE KINGS WON 3-2 in OT)
GAME 6 = Saturday, March 10th – Prince George @ Chilliwack – (CHIEFS WON 6-1)
GAME 7 = Sunday, March 11th – Chilliwack @ Prince George (SPRUCE KINGS WON 3-1)

 

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars play their final three games in a four day period.

The (23-37-5-4) Cougars visit Kelowna on Wednesday before concluding with a home-and-home against the Blazers; Friday in Kamloops and Saturday in Prince George.

The Rockets can clinch top spot in the B.C. Division with a victory over the Cougars.

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

BC DIVISION STANDINGS:

Kelowna, 69 games = 40-22-5-2 (87 points)
Victoria, 70 games = 39-25-4-2 (84 points)
Vancouver, 69 games = 35-25-6-3 (79 points)
Kamloops, 69 games = 29-35-1-4 (63 points)
Prince George, 69 games = 23-37-5-4 (55 points)

WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD:
Tri-City, 68 games = 35-24-8-1 (79 points)
Seattle, 68 games = 32-26-8-2 (74 points)
Kamloops, 69 games = 29-35-1-4 (63 points)
Prince George, 69 games = 23-37-5-4 (55 points)
(Blazers and Cougars mathematically eliminated from playoff contention)

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

The Cariboo Cougars will host the seventh-place Thompson Blazers in a best of three quarter-final series at Kin 1; Friday at 5:30PM, Saturday at 4PM and Sunday, if needed, at 10AM.

Cariboo finished in second place in the BCMML with a 30-7-3 record, two points behind the (31-6-2-1)
Valley West Hawks.

 

NHL: (4 Canadian teams in action)

Los Angeles  3  Vancouver  0

The (25-36-9) Canucks have gone 152 minutes without a goal after being blanked in back-to-back road games.

Jonathan Quick made 35 saves for the shutout.

The Canucks , who are 4-12-3 in their last 19 games, visit Anaheim Wednesday.

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Washington  3  Winnipeg  2  (OT)

Alex Ovechkin scored twice to become the 20th NHL player to reach 600 goals.

Columbus  5  Montreal  2
Ottawa  5   Florida  3

 

BIATHLON:

Sarah Beaudry of Prince George will compete at a World Cup Biathlon race Thursday in Oslo, Norway.

The 23-year-old Beaudry is coming off a 66th place finish out of 96 in the women’s 7.5-kilometre Sprint at a World Cup event in Kontiolahti, Finland.

 

NFL:

The Denver Broncos are expected to sign quarterback Case Keenum when free agency officially opens Wednesday afternoon.

The 30-year-old Keenum led the Minnesota Vikings to an 11-3 mark in his 14 starts in 2017.

There’s also speculation Kirk Cousins will sign a three-year guaranteed deal with the Vikings and Sam Bradford will leave Minnesota to become the starting QB with the Arizona Cardinals.

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors put their eight game win streak on the line when they visit the (21-46) Brooklyn Nets tonight.

The (49-17) Raptors lead the Eastern Conference by three-and-a-half games over the (46-21) Boston Celtics.

Toronto has the third best record in the NBA behind (53-14) Houston and (51-16) Golden State.

 

BASEBALL:

The Toronto Blue Jays have confirmed that Marcus Stroman  won’t be ready to pitch on opening day, March 29th.

Stroman is recovering from right shoulder inflammation.

He still expects to be in the line-up early in the season.

 

JUDO:

The Hart Judo Academy racked up 16 medals (10 gold, one silver and five bronze) at the Edmonton international meet.

The PG Judo Club earned three gold, five silver and four bronze for a total of 12 medals at the same meet.

Hart Judo Club medalists:

U10
Grace Greenwood-Gold
Lillian Chizik-Gold
Alexander Bickford-gold

U12
Aria Greenwood-Gold
Joshua Greenwood-Gold
Halle Forgues-Gold
Samantha Bickford-Gold
Daniel Sharf-Gold
Matthew Gorbett-Gold

U14
Peyton Yon -38 kg-Bronze

U16
Asher Young -46 Gold
Gabe Paterson -50 Bronze

U18
Isaac Kamstra -50 Bronze
Brooke Corbett -48 Bronze
Lochlan Young -73 Silver

Senior Men Blue belt and under
Ioan Frizzell -55 Bronze

PG Judo Club medalists:

U10 boys  – Lydon Holliday – gold

U12 Girls and boys
Nevada Jones – gold
Lily McCullough – silver
Levi Cartwright – bronze
Grayson Holliday – silver
Oskar Dewar – silver

U16 male/female
Corbin Hillman – bronze
Sydney Edgson – gold

U18 female
Tami Goto – silver
Sydney Edgson – bronze

U21 male – Taylor Schaus – silver

Seniors
Tami Goto – bronze