Hartley sports shorts; Wednesday September 22
Sports by Hartley Miller from 12:05 am on Wednesday September 22
Toronto Blue Jays 4 Tampa Bay Rays 2
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox also won on Tuesday, so the Jays continue to hold the second of two wildcard AL spots, 1 1/2 games behind the Red Sox and just half a game ahead of the Yankees. Toronto has 11 games to play, 5 on the road and 6 at home. The (85-66) Blue Jays have four against Minnesota, one against Tampa, three against the Yankees and three against Baltimore. Toronto will face the Rays again this afternoon (Wednesday 12:10 p.m. PT) in Tampa.
The Blue Jays retain their wildcard place with a victory over the Rays.
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– TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 22, 2021
The Blue Jays schedule is here.
The MLB rankings are here.
Triple A Baseball:
Prince George’s Jared Young has beaten .252 since being called up to AAA with the Iowa Cubs. The 26-year-old first baseman has four home runs and 15 RBIs in 31 games.
PG Kings of the Spruce:
The Prince George Spruce Kings have named Kolton Cousins the 21st captain in franchise history.
The 20-year-old is entering his 4th season in the BCHL and his third with the Spruce Kings.
In the spring, the Cousins scored 8 goals in 20 games.
Disinterested. Resilient. Humble.
The Prince George Spruce Kings are proud to announce that Kolton Cousins is the 21st Captain (BCHL era) in franchise history!
– Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) September 21, 2021
The PG Spruce Kings open their four-game preseason schedule Friday against the Centennials in Merritt. The Spruce Kings will also visit West Kelowna on September 28 and Penticton on September 29 before concluding the exhibit on Sunday October 3 when they host Merritt at 3 p.m.
The Spruce Kings regular season schedule is here.
The Prince George Cougars play their last two preseason games this week, Friday in Maple Ridge against the Vancouver Giants and Saturday in Victoria against the Royals.
The Cougars’ regular season kicks off on October 2 as they host the Kamloops Blazers. The Cougars have 27 players, three goalies, nine defensemen and 15 forwards. Eight of the players are rookies and four are 20 years old (one over the limit); goalkeeper Taylor Gauthier, defenseman Majid Kaddoura as well as forwards Jonny Hooker and Connor Bowie. There are 3 PG boys in the squad: defender Aiden Reeves and forwards Caden Brown and Fischer O’Brien.
The PG Cougars regular season schedule is here.
– Cougars Cariboo U15AAA (@ caribooU15AAA) September 20, 2021
Canada West Soccer:
The UNBC Timberwolves visit the UBC Thunderbirds on Friday and Saturday nights at Canada West Soccer before hosting UBC Okanagan on October 1-2.
The UNBC men have two losses and two draws after four games while the UNBC women have four losses. The Thunderbirds have two draws for the men and two wins for the women after a few games.
LCF: (Week 8)
There’s a rare Wednesday night game in the CFL that has Hamilton in Ottawa (4:30 p.m. PT) to start Week 8 of the season. The league has two games on Friday: Montreal at Toronto (4:30) and Saskatchewan at BC (7:30).
Where is: Winnipeg 6-1, BC and Saskatchewan 4-2, Edmonton 2-4 and Calgary 2-5
East: Toronto and Hamilton 3-3, Montreal 2-3 and Ottawa 1-4.
The CFL schedule is here.
Week three of the NFL season kicks off Thursday with the Carolina Panther at the Houston Texans. Carolina is one of seven teams to start the season 2-0. The others are San Francisco, LA Rams, Arizona and Tampa Bay in the NFC as well as Denver and Las Vegas in the AFC.
There are seven seated 0-2 teams. They include Detroit, Minnesota, Atlanta and the New York Giants in the NFC as well as the New York Jets, Jacksonville and Indianapolis in the AFC.
The NFL rankings are here.
The NFL regular season schedule is here.