Sports by Hartley Miller from 12:05 a.m. Monday, March 7


The Prince George Cougars have lost six straight and their last nine home games after losing to the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 (Friday) and 3-1 (Saturday).

The (19-31-2-1) Cougars will play their next six games against the (15-32-5-1) Victoria Royals starting Friday and Saturday in Prince George.

PG is 7-0 this season against Victoria.

Spokane Chiefs 3 Prince George Cougars 1 (Saturday)

The Chiefs enjoyed 2-0 and 3-1 leads during the period in front of 2,047 fans.

Box score and game highlights are here.

Spokane Chiefs 4 Prince George Cougars 3 (Friday)

The Cougars lost a 3-1 second period lead in front of 1,682 fans at the CN Centre.

Box score and game highlights are here.

Prince George is 7th in the Western Conference, two points behind Vancouver, two ahead of Spokane, five ahead of Victoria and six ahead of Tri-City.

The Cougars are 4-21-1-1 against the top five teams in the Western Conference and 15-10-1-0 against the other four teams in the Conference.

Prince George has lost 15 of its last 17 games.

The WHL standings are here.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is here.


West Kelowna Warriors 5 Prince George Spruce Kings 0 (Saturday)

The Spruce Kings have lost seven straight after a 20-game point streak.

The box score is right here.

Penticton Vees 3 Prince George Spruce Kings 2 (Friday)

The box score is right here.

The (25-14-3-8) Spruce Kings host Vernon on Friday, West Kelowna on Saturday and Salmon Arm on March 18-19 to wrap up their regular season.

Prince George is third in the Indoor Division, two points ahead of West Kelowna, although the Warriors (29-16-1) have four games in hand.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is here.

The BCHL ranking is here.

NHL: (8 Sunday games with two Canadian teams in action)

New York Rangers 4 Winnipeg 1

Ottawa to Vegas

The Vancouver Canucks (28-23-6) begin a seven-game homestand Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canucks are coming off a 3-1 road trip that ended in a 6-4 victory Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Vancouver is three points out of a playoff spot with 25 games left.

The Canucks are 20-8-4 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach.

The Canucks schedule is here or here.

The NHL schedule is right here.

The NHL standings are here.

The Canada West women’s ranking is here and the men’s ranking is here.

Basketball in high school:

College Heights placed 5th (with a 3-1 record) and Duchess Park 16th (0-4) in the Women’s Triple A Basketball Championship at Langley.

Shas Ti Kelly Road finished 15th of 16 at the Women’s Double-A Provincial Basketball Championships also in Langley.

Vanderhoof’s Northside Christian placed 8th and Fort St. James 13th at the 16-team Women’s A Basketball Championship in Kelowna.


British Columbia Elite Hockey League: (AAA)

(U18 Male) in Abbotsford

Vancouver North West Hawks 4 U18 Cariboo Cougars 2 (Sunday)
U18 Cariboo Cougars 1 Vancouver North West Hawks 1 (tie-Saturday)

The (15-16-2-3) Cougars U18 are 5th out of 10 teams while the (25-8-2-1) Hawks are 2nd.

The U18 Cariboo Cougars schedule is here.

(U18 Female) in Vernon

Thompson-Okanagan Lakers 5 Northern Capitals 2 (Sunday)
Northern Capitals 4 Thompson-Okanagan Lakers 3 (Saturday)

The Capitals (22-7-0-3) finished second out of five teams while the Lakers (12-18-0-2) finished 4th.

The Northern Capitals program is here.

(U17 Male) in Abbotsford

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 8 U17 Cariboo Cougars 2 (Sunday)
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 5 U17 Cariboo Cougars 1 (Saturday)

The U17 Cougars (14-19-0-1) are in 7th place in the 10-team division while the Thunderbirds (25-5-1-3) are 2nd.

Cariboo will wrap up its regular season with the Vancouver North West Hawks on March 12-13 in North Vancouver.

The U17 Cariboo Cougars schedule is here.

(U15 Male) in PG to Kin 1

Okanagan Rockets 6 U15 Cariboo Cougars 4 (Sunday)
Okanagan Rockets 3 U15 Cariboo Cougars 2 (OT-Saturday)

The (6-21-0-3) Cougars finished 9th out of 10 teams while the (19-9) Rockets are 4th.

The U15 Cariboo Cougar schedule is here.


The Toronto Raptors (34-29) will play their next six on the road starting tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers (36-27).

Toronto is 7th in the Eastern Conference and Cleveland is 6th.

The Raptors schedule is here.

The NBA ranking is here.