Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 2018 (As of 12:01AM) PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: The Prince George Cougars have signed 16-year-old forward Mitch Kohner of Rosemount, Minnesota to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. The 5’11, 193-pound Kohner was a 10th-round pick of the Cougars in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. He played the last two years as a member of the Lakeville North High School Panthers in Minnesota where he tallied 12 points (nine goals) in 49 games. Earlier this week, the Cougars acquired 6’7, 234-pound winger Mike MacLean in a trade with the Seattle Thunderbirds. ### The PG Cougars play their final exhibition game on Saturday when they host the Kamloops Blazers. The Cougars are 3-1 in the pre-season after a pair of victories in Langley; a 7-3 triumph over the Vancouver Giants and 3-2 over the Victoria Royals. 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. PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS: The 2-0 Prince George Spruce Kings continue their season opening four-game homestand Friday and Saturday against the 1-1 Coquitlam Express. The Spruce Kings started with a pair of victories over the Chilliwack Chiefs; 5-1 and 2-1. HUMBOLDT BRONCOS: The Humboldt Broncos play their first SJHL regular season game since April’s fatal bus crash. The Broncos host the Nipawin Hawks tonight. CARIBOO COUGARS: The 40-game regular season schedule is out for the Cariboo Cougars. The Major Midget Cougars open on home ice against the Valley West Hawks September 22nd (4PM) and 23rd (10:30AM) at Kin 1. NHL: Julien BriseBois has been promoted from assistant to general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 41-year-old BriseBois replaces Steve Yzerman who stepped down after eight years on the job. Yzerman will stay with the team this season in an advisory role. MLB: Boston Red Sox 7 Toronto Blue Jays 2 The Red Sox are the first team to clinch a playoff spot. Start of a nine-game road trip for the (65-79) Blue Jays. (Former Blue Jay Josh Donaldson went 0 for 4 in his first game with the Cleveland Indian, who won the game 2-0 over the Tampa Bay Rays) ### San Diego Padres 2 Seattle Mariners 1 The (79-65) Mariners, with just 18 games left, are 8 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second and final AL wild-card spot. The A’s are 33-15 since the All-Star break. Seattle is 3-4 on an eight-game homestand that concludes today against the Padres. The Mariners start a 10-game road trip Thursday against the LA Angels. NFL: The Green Bay Packers return to the practice field today, when the first injury report for Week Two is due. The Packers, who host Minnesota on Sunday, haven’t released much information on the extent of Aaron Rodgers’ knee injury. The second week of the NFL season starts Thursday night with Baltimore at Cincinnati. Both the Ravens and Bengals are 1-0. CFL: (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. (CANADA WEST MEN’S SOCCER) The 0-1-2 UNBC men’s soccer team will visit the 2-2 Saskatchewan Huskies on Sunday. 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 6PM just prior to the UNBC men’s soccer team hosting Lethbridge.