Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2018 (As of 12:01AM) NHL: (Winnipeg and Calgary the only Canadian teams idle) Detroit 3 Vancouver 2 (SO) Vancouver centre Elias Pettersson (19) became just the fifth player to score 10 goals in his first 10 NHL games since the 1918-19 season — and the youngest player ever to do so. Canucks winger Brock Boeser did not play due to a groin injury; he is listed as day-to-day. The 9-6-1 Canucks continue a six-game road trip Thursday in Boston, Vancouver will also visit Buffalo Saturday, NY Rangers Monday, NY Islanders Tuesday and Minnesota (Nov 15th). Tampa Bay 5 Edmonton 2 Toronto 3 Vegas 1 NY Rangers 5 Montreal 3 Ottawa 7 New Jersey 3 (Mark Stone notched two goals and three assists for the Senators) ### Willie Desjardins was a winner in his head-coaching debut with LA as the Kings dumped the Anaheim Ducks 4-1. The Kings sacked head coach John Stevens and assistant coach Don Nachbaur of Prince George after a league-worst 4-8-1 start. ### The Chicago Blackhawks host Carolina Thursday in their first game since the coaching change. The 6-6-3 Hawks promoted Jeremy Colliton to head coach after he guided Chicago’s AHL farm team in Rockford. Colliton is an ex-captain of the Prince Albert Raiders. 60-year-old Joel Quenneville was dismissed despite winning three Stanley Cups during his 11-year stint with the team. CHL CANADA-RUSSIA SERIES: (Game Two in Langley) Russia 3 Team WHL 1 The six-game series, which is tied 1-1, shifts to the OHL for two games on Thursday in Sarnia and Monday in Oshawa. The series concludes with two games against the QMJHL on November 13th in Sherbrooke and the 15th in Drummondville. Former PG Cougar Justin Almeida of the Moose Jaw Warriors did not play on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Almeida suffered a suspected shoulder injury in Monday’s 2-1 WHL victory in Kamloops. PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: (WHL) The 7-7-1-2 Prince George Cougars visit the (12-3-2) Vancouver Giants Saturday night and Sunday afternoon in Langley. The Giants lead the BC Division and Western Conference standings. The Cougars are third in the BC Division, three points ahead of both Kamloops and Kelowna. Prince George is also one point in front of Seattle in the Western Conference. PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS: (BCHL) The Prince George Spruce Kings conclude a four-game homestand when they entertain the 9-10-1 Langley Rivermen Friday and Saturday. The 14-6-0-1 Spruce Kings are tied with Coquitlam for second in the Mainland Division, five points behind Chilliwack. Prince George sniper Ben Brar has 16 goals, which is second in the BCHL behind Kevin Wall of Chilliwack who has 19. CARIBOO COUGARS: The 7-3-2 Cariboo Cougars put a five-game win streak on the line when they visit the (10-4) Okanagan Rockets Saturday night at 5 and Sunday morning at 10 in Kelowna. The Major Midget Cougars are in fourth place in the BCMML, four points out of first. CARIBOO COUGARS MINOR MIDGET: The Cariboo Cougars Minor Midget team is 7-1-1 and tied with the Okanagan Rocket for first place. The (15-year-olds) Minor Cougars, are off this weekend. They resume action November 16th-18th in a tripleheader in Chase against the (5-3-1) Thompson Blazers Minor Midget. UNBC TIMBERWOLVES: With an average of 24 points and 14 rebounds a game in a doubleheader sweep of Winnipeg, Vasiliki Louka of the UNBC Timberwolves women’s basketball team is the Canada West second star of the week. The six-foot-three post from Athens, Greece leads Canada West in rebounds per game (14.5), while also sitting top five in field goals made (36) and points per game (22.8). ### Grade 12 Duchess Park student Rebecca Landry has committed to play for the UNBC women’s basketball team in the 2019-20 Canada West season. The product of the Junior Timberwolves program was named tournament MVP after leading the Condors to the 2018 high school zone title. She also helped Duchess to a fifth-place finish in last season’s provincial championship. A shooting guard and a small forward, Rebecca is the younger sister of Timberwolves’ forward Madison Landry. ### The UNBC basketball teams are idle on the long weekend. They return to action on November 16th and 17th with home games against the Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans. The UNBC women are 4-0 while the men sit 3-1. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: The PGSS Polars football team, led by BC high school Player of the week Braden Reed, is preparing for a home playoff game this weekend. The Polars host the Samuel Robertson Technical Titans of Maple Ridge Saturday in the opening round of provincial BCSSFA Double ‘A’ Varsity playoffs at Masich Place Stadium. Also on Saturday at Masich, Kelly Road AA Varsity will meet the G.W. Graham Grizzlies at 11AM and the junior varsity College Heights Cougars will tackle the South Kamloops Titans at 2:30PM in a first-round playoff game. SUBWAY BOWL 2018 DRAW Double-A Varsity: (at Masich Place Stadium) G.W. Graham at Kelly Road (Saturday 11 a.m. Winner plays John Barsby in the quarterfinals) Samuel Robertson at PGSS (Saturday 5 p.m. Winner plays Holy Cross in quarterfinals) Junior Varsity: (at Masich Place Stadium) South Kamloops at College Heights (Saturday 2:30 p.m.) NFL: The 10th week of the NFL season begins Thursday with 6-2 Carolina at 5-2-1 Pittsburgh. The Steelers have won four straight while the Panthers have won their last three. CFL: (Division Semi-Finals) B.C. Lions at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Sunday 10am PT) (Winner plays at the Ottawa RedBlacks in the East Final) Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders (Sunday 1:30pm) (Winner plays at the Calgary Stampeders in the West Final) WEST: (Final Standings) Calgary 13-5, Saskatchewan 12-6, Winnipeg 10-8, BC 9-9, Edmonton 9-9 EAST: (Final Standings) Ottawa 11-7, Hamilton 8-10, Montreal 5-13, Toronto 4-14 NBA: The 10-1 Toronto Raptors conclude a four-game Western road trip tonight in Sacramento against the 6-4 Kings. Toronto and Golden State share the best record in the NBA followed by 9-1.