(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

The Prince George Cougars have acquired 6’7, 234-pound winger Mike MacLean in a trade with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

The 20-year-old MacLean tallied two goals, two assists and 42 penalty minutes in 38 games last season with Seattle.

The Thunderbirds also sent 16-year-old prospect defenceman Sam Schoenfeld and a conditional bantam draft pick to the Cougars in return for 17-year-old prospect forward Keegan Craik and a fifth-round draft choice.

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The PG Cougars are 3-1 in the pre-season with their final exhibition game on Saturday when they host the Kamloops Blazers.

The Cougars won both of their pre-season games in Langley; a 7-3 triumph over the Vancouver Giants Saturday night was followed by a 3-2 victory over the Victoria Royals Sunday afternoon.

Prince George will start its regular season on Friday, September 21st in Victoria.

The home opener for the Cougars will be against the Kelowna Rockets on September 28th.

 

WHL:

There are 116 WHL players attending NHL rookie and training camps this month.

All 22 WHL teams are represented.

The Portland Winterhawks have the most players at NHL camps with 10 while the Prince George Cougars have the fewest with two.

They are forward Jackson Leppard with the Tampa Bay Lightning and defenceman Joel Lakusta with the St. Louis Blues.

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

The Prince George Spruce Kings are half-way through a season-opening four-game homestand.

The 2-0 Spruce Kings entertain the 1-1 Coquitlam Express Friday and Saturday.

Prince George started with a pair of victories over the Chilliwack Chiefs; 5-1 and 2-1.

 

NHL:

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed Max Pacioretty to a four-year contract extension worth $28 million.

The Golden Knights acquired the Montreal Canadiens captain in return for forwards Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second round draft pick.

According to the Habs, Pacioretty requested a trade.

 

NFL: (Two Monday night games to conclude week one)

New York Jets  48  Detroit Lions  17

Sam Darnold threw a pick-6 on his first NFL pass but the New York Jets 21-year-old quarterback finished 16 of 21 for 198 yards and two touchdowns .

LA Rams  33  Oakland Raiders  13

Rams with 23 unanswered points in the second half.

 

CFL:

The CFL has admitted it missed a spearing call on Lions quarterback Travis Lulay in Friday’s B.C. 26-14 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks.

The hit from Ottawa’s J.R, Tavai is being reviewed for supplemental discipline.

There was no flag on the play and Lulay did not return after leaving in the second quarter.

Lulay attended Monday’s practice but the Lions haven’t confirmed if he will start Friday’s game in Montreal.

(WEEK 14)

B.C. Lions  at  Montreal  (Friday 4:30 PT)
Calgary  at  Hamilton  (Saturday 1:00)
Ottawa  at  Saskatchewan  (Saturday 6:30)

WEST:

Calgary 9-2, Saskatchewan 7-4, Edmonton 7-5, Winnipeg 5-7, B.C. 4-6

EAST:

Ottawa 6-5, Hamilton 6-5, Toronto 3-8, Montreal 3-8

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

(CANADA WEST WOMEN’S SOCCER)

The UNBC Timberwolves have their women’s soccer Canada West home opener Friday night at 6 at Masich Place Stadium against the 1-1 Regina Cougars.

The 0-1-1 Lady Timberwolves also host Saskatchewan Sunday morning at 11.

The UNBC women began their season with a 2-2 tie against the UBC Okanagan Heat in Kelowna followed by a 3-1 loss to the TRU WolfPack in Kamloops.

(CANADA WEST MEN’S SOCCER)

The 0-1-2 UNBC men’s soccer team will head to the Prairies this week for just one game; Sunday at the 2-2 Saskatchewan Huskies.

The UNBC men played to a 3-3 tie and 2-1 loss at home against the Trinity Western Spartans.

The official re-opening of Masich Place Stadium will be held on Friday, September 21st at 6 p.m. just prior to the UNBC men’s soccer team hosting Lethbridge.

 

MLB:

The (65-78) Toronto Blue Jays start a nine-game road trip tonight in Boston against the Major-League leading Red Sox.

Time is running out for the Seattle Mariners.

The (79-64) Mariners, with just 19 games left, are 7 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second and final AL wild-card spot.

The A’s are 32-15 since the All-Star break.

Seattle is 3-3 on an eight-game homestand.

The Mariners host the San Diego Padres tonight and Wednesday before starting a 10-game road trip Thursday against the LA Angels.

 

TENNIS:

After capturing his 3rd U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic has 14 Grand Slam titles which ties him with Pete Sampras for the third-most majors among men.

Roger Federer leads with 20 followed by Rafael Nadal with 17.

The 31-year-old Djokovic has moved up to 3rd in the world rankings.

On the women’s side, U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka is the top 10 for the first time.

The 20-year-old Osaka, the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament, is ranked seventh.