(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: (WHL)

Spokane Chiefs  4  Prince George Cougars  2 (Wednesday)

The Cougars ended a string of 11 consecutive road games, 3-8.

The Chiefs scored a pair of power play goals in the first and built up period leads of 2-0 and 2-1.

Luc Smith tallied the winner with 7:04 left.

Joel Lakusta (early in the second) and Josh Maser (late in the third) scored for the Cougars, who gave up an empty net goal with 12 seconds remaining.

The game highlights are right here.

The 14-22-1-2 Cougars are two points behind the (15-20-2-1) Kamloops Blazers for the second and final wild-card spot.

Prince George is also one point ahead of the last place (13-21-4) Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Conference.

The Cougars host the (17-19-3-1) Kelowna Rockets Friday and Saturday to begin a six-game homestand.

The WHL trade deadline is this afternoon at 2:00 (PT).

Prince George Cougars  1  Tri-City Americans  0  (Tuesday)

Taylor Gauthier earned his second shutout of the season as Tri-City outshot P.G. 36-29.

Ethan Browne scored the only goal (his first since November 23rd).

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS: (BCHL)

The Prince George Spruce Kings host the (11-25-4-1) Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday.

The Capitals, the last place team in the Island Division, beat Prince George 5-2 Saturday in Duncan.

The 25-11-2-2 Spruce Kings are tied with the (27-11) Chilliwack Chiefs for first place in the Mainland Division although the Chiefs have two games in hand.

The Spruce Kings, with 18 regular season games remaining, visit Chilliwack Sunday afternoon.

The BCHL trade deadline is this afternoon at 3:00.

Brar is the eighth Spruce King that has committed to a U.S. college team.

 

NHL: (Three games Wednesday)

Calgary  5  Colorado  3

(The 28-13-4 Flames lead the Western Conference standings by two points over Vegas, three over Nashville and San Jose and by four over Winnipeg)

Ottawa  2  Anaheim  1  (OT)
Nashville  4  Chicago  3  (OT)

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The 20-21-4 Vancouver Canucks host the (18-21-3) Arizona Coyotes tonight to start a six-game homestand.

The Canucks are two points back of Anaheim and for the final wild-card playoff spot.

Vancouver is without Elias Pettersson (minor MCL sprain) who is on injured reserve.

The 20-year-old Pettersson has 42 points, including 22 goals in 38 games.

There are a dozen Thursday games in the NHL with Calgary the only Canadian team idle.

Edmonton hosts Florida, Toronto is at New Jersey, Montreal plays in St. Louis, Winnipeg faces off in Minnesota and Ottawa continues a western trip in LA.

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

(Canada West basketball)

The UNBC Timberwolves host the Manitoba Bisons this weekend in Canada West basketball.

Games tip off Friday night at 6:00 and 8:00 and Saturday night at 5:00 and 7:00 at the Northern Sport Centre.

The Timberwolves are 8-4 in the women’s standings and 7-5 in the men’s division, good for seventh place out of 17 teams.

Manitoba is 5-7 (women) and 3-9 (men).

NFL:

Former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is expected to be named new head coach of the New York Jets.

Gase was 23-25 in his three seasons with the Dolphins.

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The NFL Conference semi-finals begin on Saturday with Indianapolis at Kansas City (1:35 p.m.) followed by Dallas at the LA Rams (5:15 p.m.).

The two Sunday games feature the LA Chargers at New England (10:05 a.m.) and Philadelphia at New Orleans (1:40 p.m.)

Home teams are favoured in each game; Patriots by 4, Chiefs by 5 1/2, Rams by 7 and Saints by 8.

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors host the (21-22) Brooklyn Nets Friday before playing at Washington on Sunday.

The 31-12 Raptors lead the Eastern Conference by half-a-game over the (29-11) Milwaukee Bucks.

 

JUDO:

Four Prince George judo athletes are in Montreal for the Judo Canada Elite 8 Championships Saturday and Sunday.

The participants are:

Asher Young, -50 (Hart Judo)
Koen Heitman, -66 (Hart Judo)
Lochlan Young, -73 (Hart Judo)
Tami Goto, -48 (PG Judo)

All four are ranked in the top eight of their U-18 weight divisions in Canada.

 

HALL OF FAME:

The Prince George Sports Hall of Fame will induct three more individuals on March 30th (at the Hart Community Hall) bringing its total to 78 members.

The Inductees for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018 are:

Athlete

Cliff Hucul = Auto Racing
Elisha Williams = Wheelchair Basketball

Coach/Builder

Brian Martinson = Track and Field