Hartley's Sports ShortsSports HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH SHARE ON: Hartley Miller, staff Sunday, Mar. 17th, 2019 (As of 12:01 AM) WHL: (Final action of the season for the PG Cougars) Kamloops Blazers 4 Prince George Cougars 2 (Saturday) Connor Zary snapped a 2-2 tie with a Short Handed goal with just 2:45 left in the 3rd period, before a season-high crowd of 5,178 on Fan Appreciation Night at CN Centre. .@ConnorZary leads @blazerhockey hockey to 4-2 win Saturday over @PGCougars in @TheWHL #CityofPG #sports #BlazerNation #NorthernUprising pic.twitter.com/2cydSJJfFW — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) March 17, 2019 The goal came just 2:21 after Jermaine Loewen tied the game at 2 for the Blazers. Loewen added the clinching marker into an empty net. .@blazerhockey forward Jermaine Loewen with @mypgnow after 4-2 victory on Saturday over @PGCougars in @TheWHL action @CNCentre #CityofPG #sports #BlazerNation #NorthernUprising pic.twitter.com/AHboGGv9LT — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) March 17, 2019 The Cougars took a short-lived 2-1 lead when Cole Moberg tallied Short Handed with 5:21 left in regulation time. .@cmobes23 of @PGCougars speaks to @mypgnow following 4-2 loss to @blazerhockey @CNCentre in @TheWHL action om Saturday #CityofPG #sports #BlazerNation #NorthernUprising pic.twitter.com/jKiEFeKjAV — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) March 17, 2019 Vladislav Mikhalchuk also scored for the Cats, his 25th in the second period which tied the game 1-1. The game summary is right here. This was the Blazers 11th consecutive win at CN Centre, dating back two years. The game highlights are right here. Kamloops will host Kelowna Tuesday in a tiebreaker after both teams tied for 3rd in the B.C. Division with 64 points. The Rockets won their Saturday night 3-2 in overtime over the Vancouver Giants. 2019 WHL Tiebreaker: @blazerhockey to host @Kelowna_Rockets Tuesday night. DETAILS 📝 | https://t.co/kbiDgY4kf0 pic.twitter.com/9rLuwDhJkA — The WHL (@TheWHL) March 17, 2019 The Cougars finished their season in 19th place out of 22 teams in the overall WHL standings with a record of 19-41-5-3. Prince George was 3-11-1-1 since general manager Mark Lamb took over as interim head coach. The standings are right here. Prince George Cougars 5 Kamloops Blazers 4 (Friday OT) Vladislav Mikhalchuk scored his second goal of the game 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. LISTEN: @Hartley_Miller‘s Cat Scan – March 14th, 2019.. featuring former @PGCougars @NHLFlames @NYRangers and @NHLFlyers forward Blair Betts | #cityofpg #sports https://t.co/Kph4pxetfL pic.twitter.com/fOrUQ7yRis — My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) March 14, 2019 (All of the PG Cougars Cat Scan Podcasts can be found right here) BCHL: (Playoff action in Chilliwack) Prince George Spruce Kings 3 Chilliwack Chiefs 2 (Game 2 Saturday) Spruce Kings lead the Mainland Division Final 2-0 with games three and four Monday and Tuesday in Prince George. Ben Poisson scored early in the first and set up the winner by his brother Nicholas Poisson midway through the second. Max Coyle also scored for Prince George who outshot the Chiefs 26-20 before a crowd of 1,729 in Chilliwack. Game summary is right here. The Spruce Kings have won 18 of their last 20 games overall. Prince George and Trail both grab 2-0 series leads while on the road, as Powell River and Wenatchee both salvage a split in yet another exciting day around the #BCHLPlayoffs! Check out the highlights in the latest #BCHLin60! pic.twitter.com/rkMYBPKG61 — BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) March 17, 2019 Prince George Spruce Kings 7 Chilliwack Chiefs 0 (Game 1 Friday) 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 for the Spruce Kings who built up period leads of 2-0 and 7-0. The BCHL playoff brackets are right here. 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 – SK WON 3-2 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 BC MAJOR MIDGET LEAGUE: (Playoff action at Kin 1) Cariboo Cougars 4 Greater Vancouver Canadians 2 (Saturday) Cariboo Cougars 8 Greater Vancouver Canadians 2 (Friday) The Major Midget Cougars win the best-of-three BCMML quarterfinal series 2-0. Cariboo is riding an overall eight-game win streak. Check out the highlights from today’s 4-2 win over @GVCanadians! https://t.co/7jNkX10pSf — Cariboo Cougars (@cariboocougars) March 17, 2019 The Cougars host the Vancouver NE Chiefs in the best-of-three semifinals Friday night at 7:00, Saturday at 4:15 p.m. and if needed, Sunday morning at 10:00 at Kin 1. The playoff schedule and results are right here. The regular season results and final standings are right here. BC MINOR HOCKEY PROVINCIALS: The Prince George North Central Bobcats host the Bantam Tier 1 provincial hockey championship at Kin 1. Prince George begins the six-team round robin with a pair of games Monday: against North Shore in the tournament opener (10:30 a.m.) and vs. Victoria Racquet Club in the last game of the day (7:15 p.m.) The top two teams face off in the Thursday night final at 7:30. The schedule/results right here. # In other B.C. minor hockey provincials over the Spring Break: Prince George is one of seven teams in Bantam Tier 2 in Nanaimo (March 18-22). The schedule/results right here. # Prince George is one of five teams in Bantam Tier 4 in Prince Rupert (March 17-19). The schedule/results right here. # Prince George is one of six teams in Bantam Female on the Lower Mainland (March 20-23). The schedule/results right here. # Prince George is one of six teams in Peewee Tier 1 in Semiahmoo (March 17-20). The schedule/results right here. # Prince George is one of six teams in Peewee Female in Greater Trail (March 21-24) The schedule/results right here. # Okanagan-North & North East among seven teams in Midget Tier 1 in Kelowna (March 17-21) The schedule/results right here. NHL: (12 Saturday games) Canucks the only Canadian team idle #NHLScores STL 5 – PIT 1 DET 2 – NYI 1 FLA 4 – LAK 3 BOS 2 – CBJ 1 OT CHI 2 – MTL 0 OTT 6 – TOR 2 TBL 6 – WSH 3 CAR 4 – BUF 2 WPG 2 – CGY 1 MIN 5 – NYR 2 EDM 3 – ARI 2 OT NSH 4 – SJS 2 Via @Discover: https://t.co/V9CqgnrKG1 pic.twitter.com/H7SVHbW3b7 — NHL (@NHL) March 17, 2019 The Vancouver Canucks visit the Dallas Stars tonight and the Chicago Blackhawks Monday. The 29-32-10 Canucks are 13th in the Western Conference, 10 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 Vancouver schedule is right here. WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP: (in Silkeborg, Denmark) Korea 7 Canada (Chelsea Carey of Alberta) 6 (Saturday) Canada 8 Germany 5 (Today-Sunday) Canada 8 Latvia 7 (Today-Sunday) Canada (2-1) plays Japan (6:00 a.m. PT) and Finland (11:00 a.m.) today. 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/results right here. The 2020 women’s world curling championship will be held in Prince George. NBA: The Toronto Raptors play their 70th game of the season this afternoon (1:00 PT) 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.