Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018 (As of 12:01AM) UNBC TIMBERWOLVES: Francesco Bartolillo has become the first player with the UNBC Timberwolves to win a U-Sports national award. The all-time leading goal scorer in UNBC men’s soccer history is the recipient of the STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD. Along with coaching youth soccer, and founding a soccer tennis tournament to benefit KidSport BC, Bartolillo created the Timberwolves Student-Athlete Society. The four-time Academic All-Canadian led the Timberwolves this season in scoring with 10 points, including six goals. ### The UNBC Timberwolves have the bye this weekend in Canada West basketball. The Timberwolves 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. ### Vasiliki Louka of the UNBC Timberwolves women’s basketball team is the Canada West second star of the week. She averaged 24 points and 14 rebounds a game in a doubleheader sweep of the Winnipeg Wesmen. 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 Duchess to a fifth-place finish in last season’s provincial high-school championship. A shooting guard and a small forward, Rebecca is the younger sister of Timberwolves’ forward Madison Landry. NHL: (Three Wednesday games) Anaheim 3 Calgary 2 Nashville 4 Colorado 1 Washington 2 Pittsburgh 1 The NHL has announced that Evgeni Malkin will not be suspended after laying out T.J. Oshie in the Penguins 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals. Malkin was given a major penalty on the play for an illegal hit to the head and a game misconduct. Oshie missed half-a-period but came back to score the winning goal with 74 seconds left in the game. ### The 9-6-1 Canucks visit the 8-4-2 Boston Bruins tonight, the second stop on a six-game Vancouver road trip. Canucks 19-year-old centre Elias Pettersson has 10 goals in his first 10 NHL games, the youngest player ever to do so. Vancouver winger Brock Boeser is listed as day-to-day with a groin injury. The Canucks will also visit Buffalo Saturday, NY Rangers Monday, NY Islanders Tuesday and Minnesota on Thursday, November 15th. Other Thursday NHL games involving Canadian teams: Edmonton at Florida, Montreal hosts Buffalo, and Ottawa entertains Vegas. ### The Chicago Blackhawks play their first game since Jeremy Colliton took over as head coach when they host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. Colliton, an ex-captain of the Prince Albert Raiders, replaced 60-year-old Joel Quenneville after the Hawks started 6-6-3. ### Willie Desjardins puts his 1-0 record on the line as the head coach of the 5-8-1 LA Kings at home this evening against the Minnesota Wild. Desjardins replaced John Stevens who was let go on Sunday along with assistant coach Don Nachbaur of Prince George. PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: (WHL) The 7-7-1-2 Prince George Cougars head to Langley to play the (12-3-2) Vancouver Giants Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. 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 entertain the 9-10-1 Langley Rivermen Friday and Saturday to conclude a four-game homestand. The 14-6-0-1 Spruce Kings are tied with the Coquitlam Express for second in the Mainland Division, five points behind the Chilliwack Chiefs. Prince George and Coquitlam both have three games in hand on Chilliwack. Spruce Kings sniper Ben Brar has 16 goals, 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. CHL CANADA-RUSSIA SERIES: (Game Three tonight in Sarnia, Ontario) Russia vs Team OHL The Russians are 1-1 in the six-game series after a split with the WHL: (2-1 WHL win followed by 3-1 Russia victory). Russia will also play Monday in Oshawa, Ontario before concluding with two games against the QMJHL on Tuesday in Sherbrooke and Thursday, Nov. 15th in Drummondville. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: The PGSS 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. PGSS quarterback Braden Reed, is the BC High School football player of the week. Also on Saturday at Masich, Kelly Road Double-A 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 starts tonight with the 6-2 Carolina Panthers at the 5-2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have won four straight while the Panthers have won three in a row. ### Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to a one-year deal with the 7-1 New Orleans Saints. The 30-year-old Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler, was released by the Dallas Cowboys in April. 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: Toronto Raptors 114 Sacramento Kings 105 Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 11 rebounds in his return from an ankle injury to lead Toronto. The 11-1 Raptors went 4-0 on a Western road trip. Toronto entertains the New York Knicks Saturday to begin a three-game homestand. MLB: The Washington Post has reported that free agent outfielder Bryce Harper rejected the Nationals offer of $300 million over 10 years to remain with Washington. The 26-year-old Harper is a six-time all-star. He was also the MVP in the National League in 2015.