(As of 12:01 AM)

WHL: (PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS)

Kelowna Rockets  4  Prince George Cougars  3  (Friday)

The Cougars led 3-1 after one period but gave up three unanswered goals over the final 40 minutes, two of them in the last period.

Captain Josh Curtis scored twice and Cole Moberg also tallied for the Cougars who suffered their 12th consecutive loss (0-9-3).

P.G. goalie Taylor Gauthier suffered an upper-body injury midway thru the 3rd and left with the game tied 3-3.

He was replaced by 15-year Tyler Brennan,

It was the first Prince George game since General Manager Mark Lamb replaced Richard Matvichuk as Head Coach.

Watch the highlights here.

The Cougars visit the first place Vancouver Giants Sunday in Langley before returning to CN Centre for a four-game homestand.

The 16-31-4-2 Cougars are last in the Western Conference, seven points behind the (20-26-4-1) Kamloops Blazers and eight back of the (20-26-5-1) Seattle Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds hold down the final wild-card playoff spot.

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

 

BCHL: (PG SPRUCE KINGS)

Prince George Spruce Kings  4  Coquitlam Express  2  (Friday)

Dustin Manz scored into an empty net and added two assists for the Spruce Kings who extended their win streak to six games.

Prince George will visit the Langley Rivermen tonight and the Surrey Eagles on Sunday.

The 33-12-1-5 Spruce Kings are second in the Mainland Division, seven points behind the (39-12-1) Chilliwack Chiefs.

The Chiefs won on Friday night 2-1 over West Kelowna.

Prince George has seven games left, including three against Chilliwack.

Spruce Kings remaining schedule: (7 games)

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 today 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  3  Valley West Minor Midget Giants  0  (Friday)

The same teams play again this afternoon at 1:00 and Sunday morning at 7:30 at Kin 1.

The Cariboo 15-year-olds are 12-10-1-5 and in a three-way tie for 3rd place in the 10-team league.

 

NHL: (Just one Friday game)

Carolina Hurricanes  3  New York Rangers  0

The Vancouver Canucks host the (34-15-5) Calgary Flames tonight and the (32-16-7) San Jose Sharks Monday.

The (24-24-7) Canucks and the (25-22-5) St. Louis Blues are tied for the final Western Conference wild-card spot, although St. Louis has three games in hand.

Vancouver is just two points behind Minnesota but the Canucks are only two points ahead of Colorado, Edmonton and Chicago.

 

CANADA WEST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: (Playoff action in Langley)

UNBC Timberwolves  80  Trinity Western Spartans  78  (Friday)

The Timberwolves ended the game on a 12-2 run to post their first Canada West women’s basketball playoff victory in program history.

UNBC advances to the quarterfinals next week against either the Saskatchewan Huskies or Calgary Dinos.

CANADA WEST MEN’S BASKETBALL: (Playoff action in Abbotsford)

Fraser Valley Cascades  67  UNBC Timberwolves  59  (Thursday)

The Cascades advance to the quarter-finals while the UNBC men have been eliminated.


NBA:

The Toronto Raptors visit the New York Knicks tonight.

The Knicks have lost 15 in a row.

The 40-16 Raptors are second in the Eastern Conference, two games behind the (41-13) Milwaukee Bucks.

Marc Gasol, just acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies, is expected to make his Toronto debut.


PG ICEMAN:

The 32nd Prince George Iceman will be held on Sunday as long as the temperature is warmer than -20.

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