(As of 12:01 a.m.)

DOYLE CUP JUNIOR HOCKEY: (Saturday)

Prince George Spruce Kings  4  Brooks Bandits  2

The Spruce Kings won the Doyle Cup Pacific Region championship four games to two to improve their overall post-season record to 20-3.

Prince George erased a 2-1 deficit by scoring three goals in the final 11 minutes of the third period before a standing room only crowd of 2,112.

The Spruce Kings completed their home schedule by winning their 20th straight game at the RMCA.

Chong Min Lee tallied the winner with 4:43 remaining.

Patrick Cozzi iced the game with an empty netter with 20 seconds left.

Cozzi, with a goal and an assist in game six, racked up five points in the final three games of the series, all won by Prince George.

Ben Brar tied the game at 2 at 9:55 of the 3rd.

Lucas Vanroboys had the other P.G. goal in the first period.

Logan Neaton made 22 saves as Prince George outshot Brooks 25-24.

The Spruce Kings and Bandits will both compete in the national junior A hockey championship May 11-19 in Brooks.

The schedule is right here.

The Spruce Kings play Sunday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. PT, Monday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. PT, Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. PT and Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. PT vs. Brooks in the round robin.

The semi-finals are Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. PT and the Gold Medal game is on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. PT.


SPRUCE KINGS-BANDITS DOYLE CUP RESULTS:

Game 1 Friday, April 26th, 2019 @ BROOKS  PG won 2-0
Game 2 Saturday, April 27th, 2019 @ BROOKS  Brooks won 3-1
Game 3 Sunday, April 28th, 2019 @ BROOKS  Brooks won 4-0.
Game 4 Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 @ RMCA  PG won 3-1
Game 5 Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 @ RMCA  PG won 4-1
Game 6 Saturday, May 4th, 2019 @ RMCA  PG won 4-2

 

WHL: (Ed Chynoweth Cup)

Prince Albert Raiders  4  Vancouver Giants  0  (Saturday)
(Best-of-seven WHL final is tied 1-1 with the next three games in Langley on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Vancouver Giants  5  Prince Albert Raiders  4  (Friday)

The winner of the series will advance to the Memorial Cup May 16 to 26 in Halifax.

DATE GAME AWAY HOME TIME
Friday, May 3 1 Vancouver at Prince Albert Van won 5-4
Saturday, May 4 2 Vancouver at Prince Albert PA won 4-0
Tuesday, May 7 3 Prince Albert at Vancouver 7 p.m. PT
Wed., May 8 4 Prince Albert at Vancouver 7 p.m. PT
Friday, May 10 5 Prince Albert at Vancouver 7:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, May 12 6* Vancouver at Prince Albert 5 p.m. PT
Monday, May 13 7* Vancouver at Prince Albert 6 p.m. PT

*= if necessary

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The Prince George Cougars selected 10 players comprised of six forwards, three defencemen and one goalie in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer.

Six are from Alberta, three from B.C., and one from Saskatchewan.

Defenceman Keaton Dowhaniuk and forward Koehn Ziemmer from the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Edmonton Bantam Prep team of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Program were taken by the Cougars with the third and fourth overall picks.

All of the PG Cougars picks are right here.

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The PG Cougars acquired 16-year-old forward Fischer O’Brien from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in return for 17-year-old defenceman Tyson Phare.

O’Brien played the 2018-19 season with the B.C. Major Midget League champion Cariboo Cougars.

He was selected in the 5th round of last year’s WHL Bantam Draft and is the younger brother of former Prince George Cougar & Spruce King Brogan O’Brien.

Phare was the Cougars first-round pick (18th Overall) in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.


NHL
: (2 Saturday playoff games)

San Jose Sharks  2  Colorado Avalanche  1
(The Sharks lead the Western Conference semi-final 3-2 with game six Monday night at 7:00 in Denver)

Boston Bruins  4  Columbus Blue Jackets  3
(The Bruins lead the second-round series 3-2 with game six Monday (4:00 PT) in Columbus)

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One Stanley Cup playoff game today as the St. Louis Blues play in Dallas (Noon PT). The Stars are ahead 3-2 in the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final.

The Carolina Hurricanes will play the Bruins or Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference final following a 4-game sweep of the New York Islanders.

The NHL playoff schedule is right here.

 

NBA: (1 playoff game Saturday)

Houston Rockets  126  Golden State Warriors  121  (OT)
(The Warriors lead the second-round series 2-1 with game four Monday (6:30 p.m.) in Houston)

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The Toronto Raptors tip off this afternoon in Philadelphia (12:30 PT). The 76’ers enjoy a 2-1 series lead.

Also in the NBA today, the Denver Nuggets visit Portland (4:00) with the Trail Blazers in front 2-1.

The Milwaukee Bucks resume their series against the Celtics Monday (4;00 PT) in Boston. The Bucks enjoy a 2-1 lead.

The NBA playoff schedule is right here. 


MLB:
(Saturday)

Texas Rangers  8  Toronto Blue Jays  5

The same teams play again in the rubber match of the three-game series today at noon (Pt) in Texas.

The (15-18) Blue Jays are 4th in the A.L. East, .5 of a game back of  Boston, 3.5 games behind the NY Yankees and 6 back of the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Blue Jays schedule/results right here.

The MLB standings are right here.

 

PG SENIOR LACROSSE:

Prince George Senior Lacrosse continues Monday night at 8:00 at Kin 2, with the (1-0) Westwood Pub Devils against (0-0) Northland Nissan Assault.

In the first two games of the season, the Devils whipped Quesnel Crossfire 16-1 (Wednesday) and the Mackenzie Lumberjacks beat the RPR Mechanical/Jr Construction Bandits 9-5 (Thursday).