Hartley’s Sports Shorts; Thursday, February 2nd
Sports by Hartley Thursday 2 February from 00:05
Prince Albert 4 Vancouver 1
Tri-City 6 Swift Current 1
The (19-21-4) Prince George Cougars are 0-1 in a 5-game home draw that continues Friday and Saturday against the (14-29-4-1) Victoria Royals.
Prince George ranks 2nd in the BC Division with Vancouver and 6th in the Western Conference, five points behind Everett and 11 behind 4th-place Tri-City.
The Cougars are nine points ahead of the Royals, who are tied with the Kelowna Rockets for the final playoff spot.
Check out the Cougars schedule here.
The WHL rankings can be found here.
@PGCougars’ Trainer/GM Mark Lamb addresses a range of topics in this week’s 39-minute Cat Scan #Podcast. Lamb addresses the team’s goalkeeping situation, undisciplined penalties, poor record, favorable upcoming #schedule, his numerous conversations with #NHL scouts, and more. https://t.co/DYrR0ayvXV
— Hartley Miller (@Hartley_Miller) February 1, 2023
The Prince George Spruce Kings were out for three games in as many days.
The (20-14-2-1) Spruce Kings play Cranbrook on Friday, Trail on Saturday and Salmon Arm on Sunday.
Their next home games are on February 10th and 11th against Merritt.
Prince George is fourth in the Interior Division, one point ahead of Salmon Arm.
The Spruce Kings schedule can be found here.
The BCHL rankings can be found here.
NHL: (Last two games before All-Star break)
Boston 5 Toronto 2
Carolina 5 buffalo 1
The (20-26-3) Vancouver Canucks, who are 2-1 under new coach Rick Tocchet, visit New Jersey on Monday, the New York Rangers on Wednesday and Bo Horvat and the New York Islanders on Thursday, May 9.
The Canucks regular season schedule/results can be found here.
The NHL regular season schedule/results can be found here.
The NHL standings can be found here.
BC Elite Hockey League: (BCEHL)
The (11-14-1) U18 Cariboo Cougars host the (14-9-3-2) Vancouver North East Chiefs on Friday, Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Kin 1.
Cariboo is 7th and Vancouver NE is 4th in the 9-team division.
The (9-16-3) Northern Capitals Women’s U18s visit the (3-23-2) Greater Vancouver Comets in Burnaby on Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm and Sunday morning at 10:30am.
The Caps are fourth and the Comets are last in the five-team division.
The league results, rankings and statistics for all BCEHL divisions can be found here.
Canada West Basketball:
The UNBC Timberwolves have their final home basketball games of the season in Western Canada when they entertain the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack at 5:00 and 7:00 on Friday nights and 4:00 and 6:00 on Saturday.
The Timberwolves finish their regular season in Brandon on February 10th and 11th.
UNBC is 6-10 and 12th out of 17 teams in both the men’s and women’s divisions with just four games left.
Thompson Rivers is 5-11 (men) and 1-15 (women).
The top 12 will qualify for the playoffs beginning February 17th.
The UNBC women’s basketball schedule can be found here.
The Canada West women’s basketball rankings is right here.
The UNBC men’s basketball schedule can be found here.
The Canada West men’s basketball rankings can be found here.
Utah Jazz 131 Toronto Raptors 128
The (23-30) Raptors are 2-3 on a 7-game road trip that continues Friday night (5:00 p.m. PT) in Houston and concludes Sunday (3:00 a.m.) in Memphis.
The Toronto Raptors schedule can be found here.
NBA results can be found here.
The NBA standings can be found here.
QB Tom Brady announced on social media that he is retiring from football “for good,” ending a 23-year NFL career that spanned seven Super Bowl titles.
Brady, 45, explained on social media that he would not “change anything” about his career.
Really thankful that day. Thanks 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
The Philadelphia Eagles are slight favorites (by 1.5 points) to win the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The game will be played on Sunday, February 12 (3:30 p.m.) in Glendale, Arizona.
You can find the NFL odds right here or here.
You can find the NFL schedule here or here.