(As of 12:01AM)


UNBC Timberwolves midfielder Paige Payne is the Canada West women’s second star of the week.

Payne scored all three goals for UNBC in a pair of weekend soccer losses against the MacEwan Griffins; 3-2 Friday and 2-1 Saturday.

The third-year player from Kitimiat has become the Timberwolves all-time single-season record holder for goals in a season with eight, which also leads Canada West.

Payne and the 1-6-3 Lady Timberwolves play a couple of road games this weekend in Alberta: Saturday (11:00 a.m. PT) in Calgary against the 9-1 Dinos and Sunday (11:00 a.m.) in Lethbridge against the 1-8-1 Pronghorns.

–The UNBC men’s soccer team hosts the (2-6-4) UBC Okanagan Heat Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 at Masich Place Stadium.



Prince George Cougars forward Josh Maser has been slapped with a four-game suspension by the WHL.

The 19-year-old forward Maser was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for slew-footing Giants forward Justin Sourdif in the Cougars 3-2 (Saturday) loss to Vancouver.

The 2-4-0-1 Prince George Cougars play Friday in Medicine Hat.

They also visit Lethbridge Saturday and Kootenay Sunday.



The 7-3-0-1 Prince George Spruce Kings host the 6-4 Powell River Kings on Thursday and the 5-4-1 Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday.

The Spruce Kings are third in the BCHL Mainland Division, a point behind Coquitlam and three back of Chilliwack.

(4 Canadian teams in action Tuesday)

Carolina  5  Vancouver  3
(Sven Baertschi notched two goals and an assist for the 1-2 Canucks. Elias Pettersson picked up an assist to give him six points in three games)

The Canucks, 0-2 on a six-game road trip, play at Tampa Bay Thursday, Florida Saturday, Pittsburgh Tuesday and Winnipeg the 18th before returning home to face Boston on the 20th.

Calgary  3  Nashville  0
Winnipeg  2  Los Angeles  1
Toronto  7  Dallas 4

There are three NHL games tonight including Philadelphia at Ottawa.

The other match-ups have Vegas at Washington and Arizona at Anaheim.

–Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is dealing with a concussion for the third time in his career.

The 24-year-old Murray was injured during Monday’s practice.



The Cariboo Cougars will be off this weekend. They visit the Thompson Blazers in Kamloops October 20th (12:15 p.m.) and 21st (11:00AM).



Boston Red Sox  4  New York Yankees  3

The Red Sox won the best-of-five series 3-1. Boston advances to play the Houston Astros in the first LCS matchup of 100-win teams since both leagues featured one in 1977.


The National League best-of-seven Championship Series will open Friday night with the LA Dodgers at the Milwaukee Brewers.



The BC Lions expect starting quarterback Travis Lulay to return to their line-up for Saturday’s game in Calgary.

Lulay has been on the sidelines since Sept. 14 after suffering a dislocated left shoulder against the Montreal Alouettes.

The 34-year-old Lulay has thrown for eight touchdowns passes and four interceptions this year.

The 7-7 Lions are in fourth place in the West Division with four games remaining, all against Western opposition.

(Week 18)

Hamilton  at  Toronto  (Friday 4:30)
Saskatchewan  at  Winnipeg  (Saturday 11:00 a.m.)
Ottawa  at  Edmonton  (Saturday 2:00)
B.C. Lions  at  Calgary  (Saturday 5:00)

Lions also host Edmonton on October 19th, visit Saskatchewan on October 27th, and host Calgary on November 3rd.


Calgary 12-2, Saskatchewan 10-5, Winnipeg 8-7, BC 7-7, Edmonton 7-8


Ottawa 8-6, Hamilton 7-7, Toronto 3-11, Montreal 3-12



The sixth week of the NFL season will begin Thursday with the 2-3 Philadelphia Eagles at the 1-4 New York Giants.

After five weeks, the LA Rams and Kansas City Chiefs remain unbeaten at 5-0, while there are no more winless teams.