(As of 12:01AM)

HLINKA-GRETZKY CUP: (Semi-finals)

Canada’s U-18 hockey team  6  United States  5

Canada scored a controversial goal with less than a second left in the third period and then won it in overtime to advance to the gold medal game tonight against Sweden.

Nolan Maier of the Saskatoon Blades made 34 saves in the Canadian net.

Prince George Cougars goalie Taylor Gauthier was the back-up.

Canada has won gold at the tournament 21 times in the 27-year history of the tournament, including nine of the last 10.

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.

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Sweden  2  Russia  1


PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Cougars fifth overall pick in the 2018 CHL Import Draft, Matej Toman, has signed with Prince George.

The 17-year-old Toman played for his hometown team in the Czech Republic last season, competing at the Under-18 and Under-20 level and with the men’s team in the Czech Third Division.

Toman helped the Czechs to a 5th place finish at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup following Friday’s 8-3 victory over Slovakia.

 

CFL: (Week 9)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers  29  Hamilton Tiger-Cats  23

UPCOMING:

Montreal Alouettes at Ottawa RedBlacks (tonight at 5:00 PT)

The BC Lions play their next game Saturday, August 18th (1:00 PT) against the Argos in Toronto.

WEST:

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

EAST:

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

 

GOLF:

Gary Woodland, at 10-under-130, carried a one-stroke lead over Kevin Kisner, entering play today at the 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis.

World #1 Dustin Johnson was just three strokes behind at 7-under.

 

MLB:

Tampa Bay Rays  7  Toronto Blue Jays  0

The (52-63) Blue Jays are 1-3 on a six-game homestand.

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The (67-50) Seattle Mariners, coming off Friday’s 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros, are 1 1/2 games behind the Oakland A’s for the final AL wild-card spot.

 

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).

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