Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Saturday, Jan. 12th, 2019 (As of 12:01AM) PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: (WHL) Prince George Cougars 7 Kelowna Rockets 2 The Cougars put the game away early with four unanswered goals in the opening period. The line of Ethan Browne (1 + 2), Vladislav Mikhalchuk (0 + 3) and Josh Maser (2 + 0) combined for eight points. Defenceman Cole Moberg scored twice and added an assist before 2,577 fans. In all 12 Cougars recorded at least a single point. The Cats scored as many goals in Friday’s game as they had in the last five games combined. Checkout the highlights from Friday night’s big win over the Rockets! | #NorthernUprising #WHL 🎥 https://t.co/KhGO8T8bkZ pic.twitter.com/PbAJYwyXp2 — PG Cougars (@PGCougars) January 12, 2019 The same teams meet again tonight at CN Centre as PG continues a six-game homestand. The 15-22-1-2 Cougars are tied with the (15-21-2-1) Kamloops Blazers for the second and final Western Conference wild-card spot, five points behind the (17-20-3-1) Rockets and just one point ahead of the last place (14-21-4) Seattle Thunderbirds. Prince George has won five of the first seven head-to-head meetings against Kelowna this season. LISTEN: @Hartley_Miller‘s Cat Scan – January 10th, 2019 … @PGCougars GM Mark Lamb discusses why no moves were made before today’s #WHL Trade Deadline | https://t.co/QqXMN97twe #CityOfPG #Sports pic.twitter.com/U4X9KbFIiV — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) January 11, 2019 The PG Cougars have cut 16-year-old defenceman Tyson Phare. He has been assigned to the Delta Hockey Academy in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). The Cougars have also announced that have decided to keep defenceman Cole Beamin (17) with the team for the remainder of the season. PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS: (BCHL) Prince George Spruce Kings 3 Cowichan Valley Capitals 0 Logan Neaton earned the shutout as Prince George outshot Cowichan 38-22 before 1,110 fans at the RMCA. The 26-11-2-2 Spruce Kings are in first place in the Mainland Division by a point over the (27-11-1) Chilliwack Chiefs. The two teams meet Sunday afternoon in Chilliwack. Congrats to @SpruceKings F Ben Brar on committing to @MerrimackMIH https://t.co/3z8nM006xj#SmartHockey pic.twitter.com/MPGP0d0TdL — BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) January 11, 2019 NHL: (4 Friday games) Calgary 4 Florida 3 Winnipeg 4 Detroit 2 Pittsburgh 7 Anaheim 4 Carolina 4 Buffalo 3 There are a dozen Saturday NHL games with four of them involving Canadian teams: Arizona at Edmonton, Boston at Toronto, Colorado at Montreal and Ottawa at San Jose. The 20-21-5 Vancouver Canucks host Florida Sunday. UNBC TIMBERWOLVES: (Canada West women’s basketball) Manitoba Bisons 76 UNBC Timberwolves 69 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks earns Maria Mongomo the @MrMikesPG Player of the Game in a hard-fought @UNBCWomensBball loss to @BisonWBB. Rematch tomorrow, 5 PM, at @NorthernSport! pic.twitter.com/fWX8VkE668 — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) January 12, 2019 (Canada West men’s basketball) Manitoba Bisons 66 UNBC Timberwolves 63 The same teams meet again tonight at 5:00 and 7:00 at the Northern Sport Centre. The Timberwolves are 8-5 in the women’s standings and 7-6 in the men’s division. Manitoba is 6-7 (women) and 4-9 (men). JV Leamy had 28 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and two blocks, earning the @MrMikesPG Player of the Game Award, fighting until the final seconds of a 66-6 @UNBCBasketball loss to @umbisons. JV and the TWolves get another shot at the Bisons tomorrow at 7 PM at the @NorthernSport! pic.twitter.com/SpU7GT3Sig — UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) January 12, 2019 NFL: The NFL Conference semi-finals kick off today 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: Toronto Raptors 122 Brooklyn Nets 105 The 32-12 Raptors lead the Eastern Conference by 1 1/2 games over the (29-12) Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors visit the (18-25) Wizards Sunday in Washington.