Sports by Hartley Miller from 12:05 am on Thursday 2 December

WHL:

Portland Winterhawks 6 Prince George Cougars 2 (Wednesday)

The game was tied 2-2 after the first and second periods before the Winterhawks scored four unanswered goals in the third.

Tyler Brennan made 53 saves as Portland dominated Prince George 59-15, including 15-3 in the second and 21-3 in the third.

The Cougars (7-13) have lost seven of their last eight games and are 0-3 in a six-game road streak.

PG will visit the Spokane (5-11-2-1) Chiefs on Friday and the Tri-City Americans (4-11-3) on Saturday.

The Cougars are 4th in the BC Division, eight points behind Kelowna and nine behind second-placed Vancouver.

Seattle Thunderbirds 3 Prince George Cougars 1 (Tuesday)

The Thunderbirds broke a 1-1 tie scoring two goals in the second period.

Seattle outscored Prince George 33-15, including 24-9 in the final 40 minutes.

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is here.

BCHL:

Penticton Vees 5 Prince George Spruce Kings 1

The (15-2) Vees erased a 1-0 deficit by scoring three unanswered goals in the second period and two more in the third in front of 606 spectators at the MRAC.

The (10-7) Spruce Kings visit the (15-3-1) Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday in their only game this weekend.

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The BCHL have announced that the league is cutting all non-conference games for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

This means the Spruce Kings will only play against opponents in the Indoor Division for the rest of the way.

The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is here.

The BCHL ranking is here.

NHL: (6 Wednesday games) 4 Canadian teams in action

Vancouver 6 Ottawa 2

JT Miller had one goal and two assists and Quinn Hughes added four assists for the Canucks, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since October 23.

The (8-14-2) Canucks finished 2-3 on a 5 game road trip.

Vancouver will play its next six home games starting Saturday (7 p.m.) against Pittsburgh.

Edmonton 5 Pittsburgh 2

Toronto 8 Colorado 3

The Canucks schedule is here.

The NHL schedule is here.

The NHL rankings are here.

Hockey Canada:

British Columbia Elite Hockey League: (Cariboo Cougars U18 AAA)

In a revised schedule, the U-18 Cariboo Cougars will host the (5-11-1-1) Thompson Blazers Saturday evening at 4:30 am and Sunday morning at 9:00 am at Kin 1.

The Cougars (7-7-1-1) are 5th in the 10-team league.

Cariboo beat Thompson last weekend in Kamloops, 3-1 Saturday and 2-1 Sunday.

The Cariboo Cougars schedule is right here.

MLB:

Canada West Basketball:

The UNBC Timberwolves visit the Victoria Vikes on Friday and Saturday nights for their final Canada West basketball games in 2021.

The UNBC women are 4-2 this season while the men are 2-4.

Victoria is 2-4 for the women and 5-1 for the men.

The UNBC women’s basketball program is right here while the UNC men’s basketball program is right here.

The Canada West women’s standings are right here and the men’s standings are right here.

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors (9-13) are 0-2 in a 7-game home game that continues tonight (4:30 p.m. PT) against defending champions Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors schedule is right here.

The NBA rankings are here.

NFL: (Week 13)

Week 13 of the NFL season kicks off tonight with (7-4) Dallas at (5-6) New Orleans.

After 12 weeks, Arizona is the best in the league at 9-2, followed by Green Bay at 9-3.

In the AFC, Baltimore leads at 8-3 followed by New England at 8-4.

The Patriots have won six in a row.

The NFL rankings are here.

The NFL regular season schedule is here.

The NFL odds are here.

LCF:

The CFL division finals will be played on Sunday.

In the east, Hamilton plays in Toronto (9:30 a.m.PT) and in the west, Saskatchewan visits Winnipeg (1:00 p.m.).

The winners meet at the Gray Cup on Sunday, December 12 (3 p.m. PT) in Hamilton.

The CFL schedule is here.

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