(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: (WHL)

Prince George Cougars  4  Kelowna Rockets  0  (Saturday)

The line of Ethan Browne (3 assists), Josh Maser (1 goal, 1 assist) and Vladislav Mikhalchuk (2 goals) combined for seven points to lead the team offensively for the second straight game.

Browne (1 + 2), Maser (2 + 0) and Mikhalchuk (0 + 3) notched eight points in Friday’s 7-2 victory over the Rockets.

Taylor Gauthier blocked 20 shots for his third shutout of the season and his second this week before 2,971 fans at CN Centre.

The highlights are right here.

With the sweep, Prince George is 6-1-1 against Kelowna in the season-series.

The 16-22-1-2 Cougars have moved into the second and final wild-card playoff spot, a point ahead of the

(15-21-4) Seattle Thunderbirds and two in front of the (15-22-2-1) Kamloops Blazers.

(The Thunderbirds beat Swift Current 5-3 and the Blazers lost 7-4 to Vancouver on Saturday)

Prince George is also just three points behind the (17-21-3-1) Rockets, who have lost five straight.

The Cougars host the CHL top-ranked Prince Albert Raiders (37-5-0-1) on Wednesday.


Prince George Cougars  7  Kelowna Rockets  2 
(Friday)

The Cougars put the game away early with four unanswered goals in the opening period before 2,577 fans.

Defenceman Cole Moberg scored twice and added an assist before 2,577 fans.

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)

First place is on the line this afternoon at 2:00 in Chilliwack as the Chiefs host the Prince George Spruce Kings.

The 26-11-2-2 Spruce Kings are second in the Mainland Division but just a point behind the (28-11-1) Chiefs.

Chilliwack beat the Surrey Eagles 6-4 Saturday.


Prince George Spruce Kings  3  Cowichan Valley Capitals  0 
(Friday)

Logan Neaton earned the shutout as Prince George outshot Cowichan 38-22 before 1,110 fans at the RMCA.

NHL: (Canadian teams went 1-3 on Saturday)

Arizona  3  Edmonton  2
Boston  3  Toronto  2
Montreal  3  Colorado  0
San Jose  4  Ottawa  1

The 20-21-5 Vancouver Canucks host the (17-18-8) Florida Panthers today (4:00 p.m.) in one of six Sunday games in the NHL. The Canucks are two points out of a wild-card playoff spot.

Western Conference leading Calgary entertains Arizona and Winnipeg hosts struggling Anaheim. (The Ducks have lost 10 straight)

 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES:

(Canada West women’s basketball)

UNBC Timberwolves  90  Manitoba Bisons  82  (Saturday)

Manitoba Bisons  76  UNBC Timberwolves  69  (Friday)

(Canada West men’s basketball)

Manitoba Bisons  69  UNBC Timberwolves  65  (Saturday)

Manitoba Bisons  66  UNBC Timberwolves  63  (Friday)

The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Alberta Golden Bears Friday and Saturday in Canada West basketball.

The Timberwolves are 9-5 in the women’s standings (7th place out of 17 teams) and 7-7 in the men’s division (7th place). The top 12 teams advance to the playoffs.

(UNBC also plays at UBC the 25th and 26th before closing out their regular season with home games against Lethbridge Feb. 1st and 2nd)

The Alberta women have won 10 in a row and are third with a 12-2 record.

The Alberta men have won eight straight and are third with an 11-3 record.

 

NFL: (Conference semi-finals)

LA Rams  30  Dallas Cowboys  22
Kansas City  31  Indianapolis  13

Today

LA Chargers  at  New England  (10:05 a.m. PT)
(Winner advances to the AFC championship game against KC)

Philadelphia  at  New Orleans  (1:40 p.m.)
(Winner advances to the NFC championship game against the LA Rams)

 

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors visit the (18-25) Wizards today (10:00 a.m. PT) in Washington.

The 32-12 Raptors lead the Eastern Conference by 1 1/2 games over the (29-12) Milwaukee Bucks.