(As of 12:01AM)

NHL: (3 Wednesday games)

Washington  5  Vegas  2

Playing on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brett Connolly of Prince George notched two assists.

Ovechkin scored twice and Kuznetsov added a goal and three assists to give that line eight points in the Stanley Cup Final rematch.

Philadelphia  7   Ottawa  4

Jakub Voracek notched a five-point night with two goals and three assists.

Arizona  3  Anaheim  2  (Shootout)

The 1-2 Vancouver Canucks visit the 1-0 Tampa Bay Lightning tonight (4:30 PT).

The Canucks are 0-2 on a six-game road trip.

Vancouver also plays at Florida Saturday, Pittsburgh Tuesday and Winnipeg Thursday, the 18th before returning home to face Boston on the 20th.

Other games involving Canadian teams: Edmonton at Boston, LA at Montreal, Toronto at Detroit, Calgary at St. Louis & Winnipeg at Nashville.

Ottawa is the only Canadian NHL team idle this evening.

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS:

(BCHL)

The 7-3-0-1 Prince George Spruce Kings host the 6-4 Powell River Kings tonight in a rematch of last season’s Coastal Conference final.

P.G. is 5-1 at the RMCA while Powell River is 1-1 on the road.

The Spruce Kings also entertain the 5-4-1 Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday.

Prince George is third in the BCHL Mainland Division, a point behind Coquitlam and three back of Chilliwack.

 

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS:

(WHL)

The Prince George Cougars try to snap a three-game losing skid when they play three road games in as many days against Central Division opposition.

The 2-4-0-1 Cougars visit the 3-5-0-1 Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday, the 3-3-0-1 Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday and the 3-2 Kootenay Ice on Sunday.

Prince George is third in the BC Division of the WHL, a point ahead of Kamloops and three up on Kelowna.

The Rockets slipped to a 1-8 after a 9-6 home ice loss against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday.

Cougars forward Josh Maser begins serving his four-game suspension for slew-footing Giants forward Justin Sourdif in the Cats 3-2 (Saturday) loss to Vancouver.

 

CARIBOO COUGARS:

(BCMML)

The Cariboo Cougars have the bye this weekend in the BCMML.

The 2-2-2 Major Midget Cougars return to action when they visit the Thompson Blazers in Kamloops October 20th (12:15 p.m.) and 21st (11:00AM).

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

(Canada West men’s soccer)

The UNBC Timberwolves have their final home games of the season in Canada West men’s soccer this weekend.

The 4-3-4 UNBC men host the (2-6-4) UBC Okanagan Heat Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at Masich Place Stadium.

The Timberwolves are holding down the fourth and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division.

The UNBC men will close with a pair of games at Fraser Valley on October 19th and 20th (6:30 p.m.)

(Canada West women’s soccer)

The 1-6-3 UNBC Lady Timberwolves play a couple of road games in Alberta this weekend.

The UNBC women meet the 9-1 Dinos Saturday (11:00 a.m. PT) in Calgary and the 1-8-1 Pronghorns Sunday (11:00 a.m.) in Lethbridge.

UNBC Timberwolves midfielder Paige Payne leads the Conference in goals with eight.

Payne is the Canada West women’s second star of the week after scoring a total of three goals in a pair of weekend soccer losses against the MacEwan Griffins; 3-2 and 2-1.

The Lady Timberwolves are last out of eight teams in the Pacific Division.

The top six teams advance to the playoffs.

The UNBC women host TRU of Kamloops Friday, October 18th (6:30 p.m.) and UBC Okanagan Sunday, Oct. 20th (12-noon) at Masich Place Stadium.

 

NFL:

An NFC East match-up to begin week six of the NFL season.

The 2-3 Philadelphia Eagles visit the 1-4 New York Giants tonight.

The Eagles are favoured by a field goal.

 

CFL:

The 7-7 B.C. Lions have four games left, all against West-Division opponents.

The Lions, who are getting QB Travis Lulay back in their line-up after missing four weeks with a dislocated shoulder, visit the 12-2 Calgary Stampeders on Saturday.

(Week 18)

Hamilton  at  Toronto  (Friday 4:30 PT)
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.

WEST:

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

EAST:

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

 

MLB:

The best-of-seven National League Championship Series will begin Friday night (5:00 PT) with the LA Dodgers at the Milwaukee.

Game two will also be played in Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon (1:00).

In the American League, Houston opens at Boston Saturday night (5:00) in the first LCS matchup of 100-win teams.

 

BASKETBALL CAMP:

A free basketball camp for Grade 6-12 students called ‘Balls For All” will be held October 19th and 20th at the Prince George Dome.

More information by calling Manveer Singh at (250) 552-5063.