(As of 12:01 AM)

WHL:

Prince George Cougars  5  Kamloops Blazers  4  (OT)

Vladislav Mikhalchuk scored his second goal of the game and 24th of the season at 3:46 of overtime.

The Blazers picked up a valuable point after Connor Zary shot one past Taylor Gauthier with just 56 seconds left in regulation time, and Kamloops going with six attackers.

Watch the highlights right here.

Mikhalchuk, the Cougars leading scorer, finished with four points while his linemate and captain Josh Curtis added a goal and two assists before 4,629 fans at Sandman Centre.

The Blazers led 2-1 after two but the Cats went ahead 4-2 by the midway mark of the third.

Kamloops is tied with the Kelowna Rockets for the final playoff spot in the B.C. Division entering their final game of the regular season.

The Blazers visit the Cougars tonight while the Rockets host the Vancouver Giants.

The Giants clinched first overall in the Western Conference after Friday’s 2-1 win over Kelowna in Langley, thanks to a late power play goal by Dylan Plouffe with 3:10 remaining.

Vancouver, with 100 points, will play the Seattle Thunderbirds (the second wild-card team) in the opening round of the playoffs.

This evening will be Fan Appreciation Night at CN Centre with over 4,500 tickets sold.

The 19-40-5-3 Cougars have won two straight and are 3-10-1-1 since general manager Mark Lamb took over as interim head coach.

Prince George will finish 19th out of 22 teams in the overall WHL standings, ahead of Regina, Kootenay and Swift Current.

The standings are right here.

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


BCHL: (BEST OF 7 MAINLAND DIVISION FINAL)

Prince George Spruce Kings  7  Chilliwack Chiefs  0 

The Spruce Kings put the game away early with two goals in the first and five more in the second.

Logan Neaton earned the shutout as Prince George outshot the Chiefs 35-19 before 1,550 stunned fans in Chilliwack.

Dustin Manz notched a hat trick and defenceman Dylan Anhorn added two goals and an assist.

Game two of the Mainland Division final will be played tonight in Chilliwack before the best-of-seven series shifts to Prince George Monday and Tuesday.

The Spruce Kings have won 17 of their last 19 games overall.

Prince George-Chilliwack Schedule: (Spruce Kings home games in bold)

Game 1 – Friday, March 15th – Prince George @ Chilliwack – SK WON 7-0
Game 2 – Saturday, March 16th – Prince George @ Chilliwack – 7 PM
Game 3 – Monday, March 18th – Chilliwack @ Prince George – 7 PM
Game 4 – Tuesday, March 19th – Chilliwack @ Prince George – 7 PM
Game 5 – Thursday, March 21st – Prince George @ Chilliwack – 7 PM (If Necessary)
Game 6 – Saturday, March 23rd – Chilliwack @ Prince George – 7 PM (If Necessary)
Game 7 – Monday, March 25th – Prince George @ Chilliwack – 7 PM (If Necessary)

Coquitlam-Prince George results: (Spruce Kings home games in bold)

Game 1 – Friday, March 1st – Coquitlam @ Prince George –  SK WON 3-1
Game 2 – Saturday, March 2nd – Coquitlam @ Prince George – SK WON 3-2 (OT)

Game 3 – Monday, March 4th – Prince George @ Coquitlam – SK WON 5-2
Game 4 – Tuesday, March 5th – Prince George @ Coquitlam – EXPRESS WON 3-0
Game 5 – Thursday, March 7th – Coquitlam @ Prince George – SK WON 4-2

The BCHL playoff brackets are right here.

 

BC MAJOR MIDGET LEAGUE:

Cariboo Cougars  8  Greater Vancouver Canadians  2

The Major Midget Cougars lead the best-of-three BCMML quarterfinals 1-0 with game two today at 4:00 at Kin 1.

Game three, if necessary, would be played Sunday morning at 10:00, also at Kin 1.

Cariboo is riding an overall seven-game win streak.

The playoff schedule and results are right here.

The regular season results and final standings are right here.

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NHL: (3 Canadian teams in action Friday)

New Jersey Devils  3  Vancouver Canucks  2  (SO)

The 29-32-10 Canucks are 13th in the Western Conference, 9 points behind the Arizona Coyotes for the final wild-card playoff spot with just 11 games remaining (7 home and 4 away).

The standings are right here.

The Canucks will visit Dallas Sunday and Chicago Monday.

The Vancouver schedule is right here.

Calgary Flames  5  New York Rangers  1
Toronto Maple Leafs  7  Philadelphia Flyers  6

 

CURLING:

Canada, represented by the Chelsea Carey team of Alberta, begins play today (11:00 a.m. PT) against South Korea at the women’s world curling championship in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Rachel Brown is the lead on the Canadian team.

The 32-year-old Brown was born in Smithers and moved to Edmonton in 2006.

The draw is right here.

The 2020 women’s world curling championship will be held in Prince George.

 

NFL:

Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill is being investigated by police over a domestic battery episode this week.

The 25-year-old Hill has a history of domestic violence.

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The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games for two “physical altercations,” one in which Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in a hotel hallway while he played for Kansas City.

The 23-year-old Hunt will not be paid during the half-season suspension.

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The Tennessee Titans acquired QB Ryan Tannehill and a 6th round draft pick from the Miami Dolphins, for a 4th round pick.and a 7th round pick.

 

NBA:  

The Toronto Raptors play their 70th game of the season Sunday afternoon against the (35-33) Pistons in Detroit.

The (49-20) Raptors are second in the NBA Eastern Conference, 3 games behind the (52-17) Milwaukee Bucks.

The standings are right here.

The Raptors schedule is right here.

SKI:

The Prince George Ski Club is hosting the TECK U14 Provincials today and Sunday at Purden Ski Village.

Over 170 downhill skiers are competing in the largest gathering of racers this season under the provincial BC Alpine umbrella.