(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

The Wenatchee Wild enjoy a 2-0 series lead over the Prince George Spruce Kings in the BCHL Fred Page Cup Final with games three and four tonight and Tuesday at the RMCA.

The Wild outscored the Spruce Kings 8-2 over the first two games (winning 4-0 and 4-2) and outshot them by a total of 90-40.

Prince George is 9-2 at home in the playoffs while Wenatchee is 4-3 on the road.

BCHL playoff scoring leader Jasper Weatherby has 35 points (15G, 20A) in 17 games for the Wild, including five points in this series.

Ethan de Jong of Prince George is second with 23 points (10G, 13A), but none against the Wild.

There are 56 seats available for Game Three and 189 remaining for Game Four.

In addition, 300 standing room only tickets will be available once all the seats are gone.

The Spruce Kings office re-opens today from 9AM to 5PM.

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Wenatchee Wild  4  Prince George Spruce Kings  2  (Saturday)

Wild lead the BCHL Fred Page Cup Final 2-0.

Wenatchee improved to 10-0 at home in the playoffs, while Prince George is 3-7 on the road.

The Wild scored three straight goals after Blake Hayward of the Spruce Kings opened the scoring, with his first of two goals, at 4:58 of the first period.

AJ Vanderbeck tallied twice and added two assists, while Jasper Weatherby put one into an empty net and added one assist.

Spruce Kings goalie Evan DeBrouwer made 30 saves as Wenatchee outshot PG 34-15.

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Wenatchee Wild  4  Prince George Spruce Kings  0  (Friday)

Opening game in the BCHL Fred Page Cup Final.

Spruce Kings goalie Evan DeBrouwer made 52 saves as the Wild outshot the Spruce Kings 56-25.

Jasper Weatherby notched a goal and two assists and Austin Park earned the shutout.

 

FRED PAGE CUP SCHEDULE:

GAME ONE = Friday, April 13th @ Wenatchee (Wenatchee wins 4-0)
GAME TWO = Saturday, April 14th @ Wenatchee (Wenatchee wins 4-2)
GAME THREE = Monday, April 16th @ RMCA
GAME FOUR = Tuesday, April 17th @ RMCA

GAME FIVE = Thursday, April 19th @ Wenatchee (If Necessary)
GAME SIX = Saturday, April 21st @ RMCA (If Necessary)
GAME SEVEN = Monday, April 23rd @ Wenatchee (If Necessary)

 

WHL:

The second round of the WHL playoffs will conclude tonight with the Swift Current Broncos at the Moose Jaw Warriors in the seventh and deciding game.

The winner advances to the Eastern Conference Final against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The best-of-seven WHL Western Conference Final opens Friday in Everett with the Silvertips against the Tri-City Americans.

Everett is 8-2 in the playoffs while Tri-City is 8-0.

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(3 OT) Moose Jaw  3  Swift Current  2  (Saturday)

Best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final tied 3-3.

Brody Wilms made 58 saves as the Broncos outshot the Warriors 60-38.

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Lethbridge sniper Brad Morrison of Prince George leads the WHL in playoff scoring with 29 points (12G, 17A) in just 10 post-season games.

Morgan Geekie (15 goals) and Michael Rasmussen (10 goals) of Tri-City each have 24 points in eight playoff games, all wins.

 

NHL: (Third games in the best-of-seven Conference quarter-finals)

Minnesota  6  Winnipeg  2
(Jets lead 2-1)

Vegas  3  Los Angeles  2
(Golden Knights lead 3-0)

(OT) Columbus  5  Washington  4
(Blue Jackets lead 2-0)

Pittsburgh  5  Philadelphia  1
(Penguins lead 2-1)

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There are four Monday Stanley Cup playoff games: Boston at Toronto (4:00), Tampa Bay at New Jersey (4:30), Nashville at Colorado (7:00) and Anaheim at San Jose (7:30).

The Bruins, Lightning, Avalanche and Sharks all lead 2-0.

 

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES:

Alyx Treasure of Prince George placed fourth out of 14 in the women’s high jump at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The 25-year-old Treasure had a leap of 1.91 metres.

Her personal best is 1.94, which the D.P. Todd grad set at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Treasure came into the competition as the 18th-ranked female high jumper in the world and third-ranked in the Commonwealth.

 

BOSTON MARATHON:

Over 30,000 athletes, including three from Prince George, will participate today in the 122nd Boston Marathon.

Kathryn Lecesse (35-39-year-old female age group), Blake Mason (35-39-year-old male age group), and Dennis Straussfogel (60-64-year-old male age group) of PG run the 26.2 mile course.

 

NBA: (First games in the best-of-seven Conference quarter-finals)

Indiana  98  Cleveland  80

Houston  104  Minnesota  101

Oklahoma City  116  Utah  108

(OT) Boston  113  Milwaukee  107

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The Toronto Raptors began their playoff drive with a 114-106 Saturday victory over the Washington Wizards.

Game two will be played Tuesday in Toronto (4:00).

There are a pair of NBA playoff games tonight: Miami at Philadelphia (5:00) followed by San Antonio at Golden State (7:30).

The 76’ers, who have won 17 in a row, and the Warriors both lead their Conference quarter-finals 1-0.

 

MLB:

Toronto Blue Jays  at  Cleveland Indians   (PPD. Rain for the second straight day)

The 9-5 Blue Jays host the 3-10 Kansas City Royals tonight to begin a three-game series.

The Jays are 2nd in the AL East while the Royals are last in the AL Central with the 3rd worst record in the Majors.