(As of 12:01AM)

HLINKA GRETZKY CUP: (in Edmonton)

Canada’s Under-18 hockey team  4  Sweden  3

Canada finished first in Pool A with a 3-0 record, while Sweden was 2-1.

Nolan Maier of the Saskatoon Blades made 18 saves as Canada outshot Sweden 35-21.

Taylor Gauthier of the Prince George Cougars was the back-up goaltender.

Gauthier made 17 saves in Canada’s 4-2 victory on Tuesday over Slovakia.

The Canadians will face the United States in Friday’s semifinals, while Sweden will be up against Russia.

Canada has won gold in nine of the last 10 of these U-18 tournaments.

There are 22 players on the Canadian team, 11 of them from the WHL.

Saskatoon Blades head coach Mitch Love of Quesnel is one of the Canadian assistant coaches.

 

GOLF:

It’s Day One of the 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis.

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, BC is the lone Canadian in the field.

Justin Thomas is the defending champion.

If Jordan Spieth wins the tournament, he becomes the sixth golfer to complete the career grand slam.

The PGA moves to the month of May next year.

 

CFL:

Week Nine of the CFL season begins tonight, 7PM in Vancouver as the 2-4 BC Lions host the 5-2 Edmonton Eskimos.

The Eskimos whipped the Lions 41-22 in their previous meeting (June 29th) in Edmonton.

WEEK NINE

Edmonton Eskimos at B.C. Lions  Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Winnipeg Blue Bombers  Friday 5:30 p.m.
Montreal Alouettes at Ottawa RedBlacks  Saturday 5:00 p.m.

WEST:

Calgary 7-0, Edmonton 5-2, Winnipeg 4-3, Saskatchewan 3-4, B.C. 2-4

EAST:

Ottawa 4-3, Hamilton 3-4, Toronto 2-5, Montreal 1-6

 

MLB:

Boston Red Sox  10  Toronto Blue Jays  5

The (51-62) Blue Jays are 0-2 on a six-game homestand that continues tonight against Boston.

The (81-34) Red Sox have won six straight.

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The (65-50) Seattle Mariners, coming off Wednesday’s 11-7 loss to the Texas Rangers, are three games behind the Oakland A’s for the final AL wild-card spot.

The Mariners visit the AL West leading Houston Astros tonight.

 

JARED YOUNG:

The Chicago Cubs minor league Player of the Month for July is Jared Young of Prince George.

It is the second straight month he has captured the honor.

The 23-year-old Young is batting .307 with 14 homers and 67 RBI’s in 94 games this season between South Bend and Myrtle Beach (High-A Level).

Named a mid-season Midwest League All-Star, Young has appeared in 66 games at first base, 17 games in left field and two games at second base this season.

He was selected by the Cubs in the 15th round of the 2017 Draft out of Old Dominion University.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

The UNBC Timberwolves have added a speedy winger from France to their men’s soccer team.

20-year-old Pierre Barrafranca is entering his third year of university eligibility, after spending a pair of seasons in the United States.

The Timberwolves will open their regular season at home August 24th against the Victoria Vikes.

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The UNBC Lady Timberwolves added midfielder Jenna Wild to their lineup for the Canada West soccer season, which begins September 8th at UBC Okanagan.

The 20-year-old Wild played youth with a number of current Timberwolves.

She graduated high school in 2016 from Pacific Christian School in Victoria.

Wild has been participating in preseason training camp with the team after not playing the last two years.