HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: MONDAY, JUNE 25TH
(As of 12:01AM)
WORLD CUP SOCCER: (in Russia)
Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt (7AM)
Uruguay vs. Russia (7AM)
Spain vs. Morocco (11AM)
Iran vs. Portugal (11AM)
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Morocco have all been eliminated from the Round of 16.
England 6 Panama 1
Japan 2 Senegal 2
Colombia 3 Poland 0
Prince George Cougars forward Jackson Leppard was not drafted on Day Two of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in Dallas, Texas.
However, former PG and Cariboo Cougar Justin Almeida was selected in the fifth round, 129th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The 19-year-old from Kitimat, BC tallied 98 points (43G, 55A) in 72 games last season with the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Almeida was traded to the Warriors from the Cougars in the 2016-17 season.
Twenty WHL players were selected at this year’s NHL Entry Draft as follows:
#17 – Ty Smith (D) – New Jersey Devils; Spokane Chiefs; Lloydminster, Alta.
#31 – Alexander Alexeyev (D) – Washington Capitals; Red Deer Rebels; St. Petersburg, Russia
#37 – Jett Woo (D) – Vancouver Canucks; Moose Jaw Warriors; Winnipeg, Man.
#53 – Calen Addison (D) – Pittsburgh Penguins; Lethbridge Hurricanes; Brandon, Man.
#83 – Riley Stotts (F) – Toronto Maple Leafs; Calgary Hitmen; Winnipeg, Man.
#92 – Connor Dewar (F) – Minnesota Wild; Everett Silvertips; The Pas, Man.
#93 – Riley Sutter (F) – Washington Capitals; Everett Silvertips; Calgary, Alta.
#107 – Joel Hofer (G) – St. Louis Blues; Swift Current Broncos; Winnipeg, Man.
#122 – Milos Roman (F) – Calgary Flames; Vancouver Giants; Kysucke Nove Mesto, Slovakia
#127 – Wyatte Wylie (D) – Philadelphia Flyers; Everett Silvertips; Everett, Wash.
#128 – Cole Fonstad (F) – Montreal Canadiens; Prince Albert Raiders; Estevan, Sask.
#129 – Justin Almeida (F) – Pittsburgh Penguins; Moose Jaw Warriors; Kitimat, B.C.
#149 – Filip Kral (D) – Toronto Maple Leafs; Spokane Chiefs; Blansko, Czech Republic
#151 – Vladislav Yeryomenko (D) – Nashville Predators; Calgary Hitmen; Vitebsk, Belarus
#158 – David Tendeck (G) – Arizona Coyotes; Vancouver Giants; North Vancouver, B.C.
#161 – Alex Kannok-Leipert (D) – Washington Capitals; Vancouver Giants; Regina, Sask.
#168 – Dawson Barteaux (D) – Dallas Stars; Red Deer Rebels; Foxwarren, Man.
#199 – Jermaine Loewen (F) – Dallas Stars; Kamloops Blazers; Arborg, Man.
#204 – Trey Fix-Wolansky (F) – Columbus Blue Jackets; Edmonton Oil Kings; Edmonton, Alta.
#217 – Eric Florchuk (F) – Washington Capitals; Saskatoon Blades; Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
The Vancouver Canucks selected six players at this year’s draft, including three defensemen (Quinn Hughes [7th], Jett Woo [37th], Toni Utunen [130th]), two forwards (Tyler Madden [68th], Artyom Manukyan [186th]), and one goaltender (Matthew Thiessen [192nd]).
A day after the draft, Vancouver traded centre Michael Chaput to the Chicago Blackhawks for centre Tanner Kero.
The 25-year-old Kero recorded three points (1G, 2A) in eight NHL games last season.
35-year-old Russian Ilya Kovalchuk is returning to the NHL after a five-stint in the KHL.
The veteran forward has signed a three-year deal worth $18.75 million ($6.25 million annually).
The Washington Capitals have signed American defenseman John Carlson to an eight-year, $64 million contract extension through until the 2026-27.
The 28-year-old tallied 68 points (15G, 53A) in all 82 regular season games this past year with Washington, and 20 points (5G, 15A) in 24 playoff games en route to the team’s first Stanley Cup.
The Calgary Flames made a splash at the draft during rounds two through seven on Saturday, making a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Heading to Calgary is defenseman Noah Hanifin and forward Elias Lindholm in exchange for defenseman Dougie Hamilton, forward Michael Ferland, and prospect Adam Fox.
The Ottawa Senators have agreed to a one-year contract extension with defenseman Chris Wideman for a mere $1 million.
He put up eight points (3G, 5A) in only 16 games in the 2017-18 season.
Toronto Blue Jays 7 Los Angeles Angels 6 (10)
The 36-41 Blue Jays continue their seven-game road-trip with a three-game series against the defending MLB-champion Houston Astros.
Game times are set for Monday (5:10PM), Tuesday (5:10PM), and Wednesday (11:10AM).
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been suspended 75 games for violating the MLB’s domestic abuse policy.
He is eligible to return this season as early as August 4th.
PRINCE GEORGE SENIOR LACROSSE:
There are only two games left in the 2018 regular season.
Tonight, the Westwood Pub Devils take on the Mackenzie Lumberjacks, 8PM at Kin 1.
- RPR Mechanical/J.R. Construction Bandits = 13-2 (Clinched 1st)
- Westwood Pub Devils = 9-6
- Quesnel M. Daniels Crossfire = 8-7
- Mackenzie Omenica Fabricating Lumberjacks = 5-10
- Co-op Petroleum Stylers = 3-13
Wednesday, June 27th 8PM at Kin 1
RPR Mechanical/J.R. Construction Bandits vs. Quesnel Crossfire
Ends regular season schedule
Playoffs start July 4th.