Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Wednesday, Jun. 13th, 2018 (As of 6AM) SOCCER: The combined bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup beating out Morocco for the honor. The FIFA Congress decision brings the tournament to North America for the first time since the U.S. hosted in 1994. Current plans call for Canada and Mexico to host 10 games each with the other 60 in the U.S. Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal are Canadian candidate host cities. This year’s World Cup begins Thursday and runs until July 15th in Russia. STANLEY CUP PARADE: Hundreds of thousands of fans lined the parade route for the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. “We thought it was going to be crazy, but it’s basically nuts. You guys are killing it,” said Alex Ovechkin. “We had a dream, and we did it,” added coach Bary Trotz. By the end of the rally, Capitals players, including Brett Connolly of Prince George, sang Queen’s “We Are the Champions.” HOCKEY CANADA: Mitch Love of Quesnel has been named an assistant coach for Canada’s men’s summer Under-18 hockey team. The national team will compete at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, August 6th to 11th in Edmonton and Red Deer. Love was named head coach of the Saskatoon Blades last month after eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Everett Silvertips. PRINCE GEORGE SENIOR LACROSSE: (upcoming games) Tonight at 8PM at Kin 1 RPR Mechanical/J.R. Construction Bandits vs. Westwood Pub Devils Thursday at 8PM in Quesnel Westwood Pub Devils vs. Quesnel Crossfire STANDINGS: (on Wednesday morning, June 13) RPR Mechanical/J.R. Construction Bandits = 11-2 Westwood Pub Devils = 8-4 Quesnel M. Daniels Crossfire = 7-6 Mackenzie Omenica Fabricating Lumberjacks = 3-10 Co-op Petroleum Stylers = 3-10 BLACK BELT: A father/son team from the Hart Judo Academy has achieved success. Both Shawn and Maxwell Young have earned their first-degree black belt. MLB: Tampa Bay Rays 4 Toronto Blue Jays 1 The Rays go for a three-game sweep of the 30-37 Jays today (10AM PT) in Tampa. RAPTORS COACH: The Toronto Raptors have promoted Nick Nurse from assistant to head coach. Nurse spent the past five seasons working under Dwane Casey. The Raptors were the last NBA team to fill a head coaching vacancy. CFL: The CFL regular season starts with Edmonton at Winnipeg on Thursday (5:30PM). The BC Lions open at home on Saturday against Montreal (7PM). Other games in Week One have Toronto at Saskatchewan Friday (6PM) and Hamilton at Calgary Saturday (4PM).