(As of 12:01AM)

BCHL (PG SPRUCE KINGS):

Chilliwack Chiefs  4  Prince George Spruce Kings  3  (Shootout Sunday)

The Chiefs won the game in the 8th round of the shootout.

It was the only goal in the shootout.

Nicholas Poisson of P.G. tied the game at 3 with just 1:36 left in the third period.

The 26-11-2-3 Spruce Kings are second in the Mainland Division two points behind the (29-11-1) Chiefs.

The Spruce Kings play their next three games in the Okanagan: Friday in Penticton, Saturday in Vernon and Sunday afternoon in West Kelowna.

They have their next home games on Jan. 25th and 26th against Coquitlam.

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.

 

WHL (PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS):

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 in a week before 2,971 fans at CN Centre.

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.

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.

It will be the first game on a six-game road trip for the Raiders.

The Blazers entertain Moose Jaw on Tuesday.

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.


NHL:
 (Canadian teams a perfect 3-0 Sunday)

Vancouver  5  Florida  1
(Loui Eriksson notched a goal and two assists for the 21-21-5 Canucks who are 1-0-1 on a six-game homestand.
Vancouver is tied with Minnesota and Anaheim for the final wild-card playoff spot, just a point back of Colorado.
The Canucks host (21-21-3) Edmonton on Wednesday. They also entertain Buffalo Friday, Detroit Sunday and Carolina Wednesday (23rd) before having a 10-day break.

Calgary  7  Arizona  1
(The 30-13-4 Flames have won five straight and lead the Western Conference by three points over San Jose and by four over Winnipeg and Vegas)

Winnipeg  4  Anaheim  3  (OT)
(The Ducks have lost 11 straight)

Three Canadian teams see action as part of a six-game Monday NHL schedule: Edmonton hosts Buffalo, Toronto entertains Colorado and Montreal visits Boston.


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 its 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)
Favoured home teams won all four games

New England Patriots  41  LA Chargers  28  (Sunday)
(The Patriots advance to the AFC Championship Game for a record 8th straight year)
New Orleans Saints  20  Philadelphia Eagles  14 (Sunday)
LA Rams  30  Dallas Cowboys  22 
(Saturday)
Kansas City  Chiefs 31  Indianapolis Colts 13 
(Saturday)

The NFL Conference Championship Games will be played Sunday.

In the NFC, the LA Rams visit New Orleans (12:05 p.m. PT).

In the AFC, New England is at Kansas City (3:40 p.m. PT).

The Saints are favoured by 3.5 and the Chiefs are 3-point favourites.

The winners advance to Super Bowl 53 February 3rd in Atlanta.


NBA:

Toronto Raptors  140  Washington Wizards  138  (DBL OT)

The 33-12 Raptors lead the Eastern Conference by 1 1/2 games over the (30-12) Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors visit Boston Wednesday before hosting Phoenix Thursday and Memphis Saturday.