(As of 12:01 AM)

WHL: (PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS)

Vancouver Giants  4  Prince George Cougars  2

The Giants exploded with three goals in the second period, the last two of which came 36 seconds apart.

16-year-old Justin Sourdif (14) notched the winner and 17-year-old Bowen Byram (20), a projected first round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, added the insurance goal.

The Cougars suffered their 10th consecutive loss (0-8-2) before a season-low crowd of 2,043.

Prince George has not scored more than two goals during this skid (outscored 38-15).

Josh Curtis (9) and Vladislav Mikhalchuk (19) tallied for the Cougars who were outshot 31-22.

The 34-13-2-1 Giants are 6-1 this season against Prince George.

Same teams meet again tonight at CN Centre.

The 16-30-3-2 Cougars are last in the Western Conference, eight points behind the (20-25-4-1) Kamloops Blazers and nine back of the (20-24-5-1) Seattle Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds, who won 5-3 Tuesday in Victoria, hold down the final wild-card playoff spot.

Prince George is also 10 points back of the (21-25-4-1) Kelowna Rockets, who are third in the B.C. Division.

(All of the PG Cougars Cat Scan Podcasts can be found right here)


NHL: 
(4 Canadian teams in action Tuesday)

Washington  3  Vancouver  2

Brett Connolly of Prince George scored his 10th goal of the season for the Capitals. The Canucks, 1-2 on a four-game road trip, visit Chicago Thursday before hosting Calgary Saturday. The 24-24-6 Canucks still hold the final Western Conference wild-card spot, but they are just a point ahead of St. Louis, two in front of Colorado and three up on four teams (Arizona, Edmonton, Chicago and Anaheim).

Defenceman Alex Edler is suffering from a concussion that will keep him out of the Vancouver line-up for at least a week.

Chicago  6  Edmonton  2
Montreal  4  Anaheim  1
San Jose  3  Winnipeg  2  (OT)

There are just two NHL games tonight: Ottawa at Toronto and Boston at the NY Rangers.

The Maple Leafs have locked up their franchise player.

The Leafs and Auston Matthews have come to terms on a five-year, $58.17 million contract extension through the 2023-24 season.

His $11.634 million cap hit will be the league’s second highest in 2019-20.

 

BCHL: (PG SPRUCE KINGS)

The Prince George Spruce Kings play three road games this weekend against division opponents.

They visit Coquitlam Friday, Langley Saturday and Surrey Sunday.

The 32-12-1-5 Spruce Kings are second in the Mainland Division, five points behind the (37-12-1) Chilliwack Chiefs.

Prince George and Chilliwack both have eight regular season games left, including three against each other.

Spruce Kings remaining schedule: (8 games)

Feb. 8 Prince George  at   Coquitlam
Feb. 9 Prince George   at   Langley
Feb. 10 Prince George  at  Surrey
Feb. 14 West Kelowna  at  Prince George
Feb. 17 Prince George  at  Chilliwack
Feb. 18 Prince George  at  Surrey
Feb. 22 Chilliwack  at   Prince George
Feb. 23 Chilliwack  at   Prince George

 

BCMML: (CARIBOO COUGARS)

The Cariboo Cougars host the (20-9-1-2) Okanagan Rockets Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Kin 1.

The 19-6-5 Major Midget Cougars are tied with Okanagan for third place in the 11-team league, three points behind both the (22-6-1-1) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds and the (20-6-4-2) Vancouver NE Chiefs.

 

BCMML: (CARIBOO COUGARS MINOR MIDGET) 

The Cariboo Minor Midget Cougars are home this weekend against the (11-14-1-1) Valley West Minor Midget Giants Friday night at 7, Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday morning at 7:30 at Kin 1.

The Cariboo 15-year-olds are 11-10-1-5 and in a three-way tie for 4th place in the 10-team league.

 

CURLING:

Prince George has been selected to host the 2020 World Women’s Curling Championship.

The prestigious competition will be held next year at CN Centre from March 14th to 22nd.

It will be the first time the City of Prince George has hosted a World Curling Federation event.


CANADA WEST BASKETBALL: 
(UNBC TIMBERWOLVES) 

Vasiliki Louka of the UNBC Timberwolves is the Canada West women’s first star of the week after posting a pair of double-doubles against the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

The 5th year forward from Athens, Greece hooped a combined 36 points and 31 rebounds in the two games, a 77-71 loss and a 79-76 victory.

Louka finished the regular season with 253 rebounds, good for top spot in Canada West and all of U SPORTS.

The UNBC Timberwolves are preparing for the playoffs in Canada West basketball.

The Timberwolves finished the regular season 11-9 in the women’s standings (9th place out of 17 teams) and 9-11 in the men’s division (11th place).

The UNBC men visit the Fraser Valley Cascades (6th place) Thursday night with the loser out and the winner to advance to the quarter-finals.

The UNBC women play at the Trinity Western Spartans (8th place) Friday night with winner to move on to the quarters.

NBA:

Toronto Raptors  119  Philadelphia 76’ers  107

The 39-16 Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference, a game-and-a half behind the (39-13) Milwaukee Bucks.

Toronto will visit the (18-35) Atlanta Hawks Thursday.

 

PG ICEMAN:

The 32nd Prince George Iceman will be held on Sunday.

Individuals and teams compete in running, skiing, skating and swimming.

More info by contacting registrar@pgiceman.ca or call Jim Van Bakel @ 778 349 4233.

 

JUDO:

Four members of the Hart Judo Academy earned gold at the Judo BC Youth Championships in Kamloops. They are:
Linus Frizzell u14 boys -34 kg
Carla Van Zyl u14 girls -36 kg
Asher Young u16 boys -55 kg
Koen Heitman u21 men -73 kg

Tami Goto of the Prince George Judo Club brought home a gold (U18 -52) and a silver (U21 -52).