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HARTLEY’S SPORTS SHORTS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD

(As of 12:01AM)

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS: (WHL EXHIBITION)

The Prince George Cougars split their two pre-season games; a 5-0 loss in Kamloops was followed by a 4-2 victory in Kelowna.

Prince George Cougars  4  Kelowna Rockets  2  (Saturday)

Tyson Upper snapped a 2-2 tie by scoring the winner with 5:52 left in the third and then adding the empty netter with three seconds remaining.

Kamloops Blazers  5  Prince George Cougars  0 (Friday)

15-year-old goalie Tyler Brennan stopped 21 of 22 shots in his Cats pre-season debut.

The Cougars have three pre-season games left.

They play Vancouver on Saturday, September 8th and Victoria on Sunday the 9th in Langley before hosting Kamloops in their only home exhibition game on Saturday, September 15th.

The Cougars begin their WHL regular season on Friday, September 21st in Victoria with their home opener a week later on the 28th against Kelowna.


PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS: (BCHL)

The Prince George Spruce Kings start their BCHL regular season on Friday when they host the reigning RBC Cup-champion Chilliwack Chiefs.

The team will have a Banner raising ceremony at 6:55PM followed by a special tribute to long-time equipment
manager Malcolm Poburan, who passed away this year.

The Spruce Kings and Chiefs also play Saturday at the RMCA.

EXHIBITION

Prince George Spruce Kings  4  Merritt Centennials  3  (OT Friday)

Chong Min Lee scored in overtime.

The Spruce Kings split their two pre-season games against Merritt, each winning in overtime.

The Centennials won the opener 3-2 on Wednesday at the RMCA.

CARIBOO COUGARS: (EXHIBITION)

Cariboo Cougars  2  Everett U-18  1 (Sunday)

The Major Midget Cougars swept all four pre-season games (3-2, 8-2, 9-2, 2-1) against the Everett team that is coached by former NHL’er and PG resident Turner Stevenson.

The Minor Midget Cougars also won all four against Everett U-15 (by scores of 8-5, 4-3, 5-3, 4-2).

Cariboo major will play more exhibition games this week on the road: Thursday in Kamloops and then Friday to Sunday in Kelowna.

TENNIS:

Milos Raonic, who was the last Canadian left in singles play, has been eliminated.

The 25th seeded Raonic lost in five sets to 11th seeded American John Isner in the fourth round.

Men’s top seed Rafael Nadal and women’s #17 Serena Williams both won to advance to the quarter-finals.


CFL:

(WEEK 12)

Saskatchewan Roughriders  31  Winnipeg Blue Bombers  23  (Sunday)

Today (Monday)

Edmonton  at  Calgary  (Noon PT)
Toronto  at  Hamilton   (3:30)

(Friday)

Montreal Alouettes  21  Ottawa RedBlacks  11

BC Lions resume action on Friday when they host Ottawa.

WEST:

Calgary 8-1, Edmonton 6-4, Saskatchewan 6-4, Winnipeg 5-6, B.C. 3-6

EAST:

Ottawa 6-4, Hamilton 4-5, Toronto 3-6, Montreal 3-8

NFL:

Pass-rusher Khalil Mack has become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

The Chicago Bears reached a record-setting six-year, $141 million extension with Mack, who was acquired for a pair of first-round picks.

The deal includes $90 million in guaranteed money.

MLB:

Oakland A’s  8  Seattle Mariners  2

The (76-61) Mariners finished 4-5 on a nine-game road trip.

Seattle is 5 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second and final AL wild-card spot.

The Mariners open an 8-game homestand this evening against Baltimore.

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Toronto Blue Jays  6  Miami Marlins  1

The (62-74) Jays went 2-4 on a six-game road trip.

Toronto begins a 7-game homestand tonight against Tampa.

The Jays have just 26 games remaining.


WOMEN’S BASEBALL WORLD CUP:
(in Florida)

BRONZE MEDAL GAME

Canada  8  USA  5  (10 innings Friday)

Amanda Asay of Prince George was the starting pitcher for Canada.

The 30-year-old Asay did not allow an earned run in 5 2/3 innings.

She left the game with Canada ahead 3-2 in the 6th.

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES: (SOCCER)

The UNBC Timberwolves will host the 0-2 Victoria Vikes in a Canada West men’s soccer make-up game Tuesday night at 6:30 at Masich Place.

It will be the season opener for the UNBC men who were to entertain Victoria on August 24th and 25th, but those games were postponed because of poor air quality in Prince George.

The second make-up game between the two teams will be held later this year in a location to be determined.

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The UNBC men’s soccer team will also host Trinity Western on Friday and Saturday (September 7th and 8th) at 6PM.

The Lady Timberwolves begin their Canada West soccer season on Friday at UBC Okanagan.

The official re-opening of Masich Place Stadium is set for Friday, September 21st just prior to the UNBC men’s soccer team hosting Lethbridge.

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