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Wednesday, March 4, 2015      
                  
WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE:
HOCKEY
NHL 
     Ottawa at Winnipeg
     Montreal at Anaheim
     NY Rangers at Detroit
     Pittsburgh at Colorado

WHL
     Calgary at Prince George
     Vancouver at Tri-City
     Lethbridge at Brandon
     Medicine Hat at Moose Jaw
     Red Deer at Swift Current
     Edmonton at Saskatoon

BCHL PLAYOFFS
     West Kelowna at Penticton (Pen. leads 1-0)
     Merritt at Vernon     (Vernon leads 1-0)

NBA:
     Cleveland at Toronto
     Utah at Boston
     Portland at L.A. Clippers
     Phoenix at Orlando
     New York at Indiana
     Charlotte at Brooklyn
     Detroit at New Orleans
     Philadelphia at Oklahoma City
     Memphis at Houston
     Denver at Minnesota
     L.A. Lakers at Miami
     Sacramento at San Antonio
     Milwaukee at Golden State
    
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD 
HOCKEY:
NHL:
     San Jose  6  Vancouver  2
     Calgary 3 Philadelphia 2 (OT)
     Minnesota 3 Ottawa 2 (SO)
     Toronto 3 Florida 2
     Los Angeles 5 Edmonton 2
     New Jersey 3 Nashville 1
     Washington 5 Columbus 3
     Tampa Bay 3 Buffalo 0
     Dallas 3 N.Y. Islanders 2, OT
     Anaheim 4 Arizona 1

WHL:
     Calgary 5 Kamloops 4 (OT)
     Spokane 7 Vancouver 0
     Seattle 4 Victoria 1
     Everett 3 Kelowna 2 (OT)
     Prince Albert 3 Edmonton 2 (SO)
     Medicine Hat 4 Red Deer 0
         
BCHL PLAYOFFS:
     Vernon  3  Merritt  2  (OT)
     West  Kelowna 4  Penticton 3  (2OT)   
     (Opening games in the best of 7's)

KIJHL
     Kamloops  1  100 Mile House  0
     (Kamloops leads best of 7, 2-0) 
 
NBA:
     Charlotte 104 L.A. Lakers 103
     Cleveland 110 Boston 79
     Sacramento 124 New York 86
     Atlanta 104 Houston 96
     Chicago 97 Washington 92
     Utah 93 Memphis 82
     Denver 106 Milwaukee 95     
     
THE HEADLINES:

-- The third of four individuals to be inducted into the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame is retired teacher and principal Bob Cowden who has spent close to four decades getting involved. From school sports to youth soccer, Kamloops Classics swimming, alpine skiing and, athletics, Cowden was a man for all seasons.  He climbed the latter in alpine skiing, being a race official  in World Cups in Lake Louise and, Kamloops in addition to chairing national and, international events at Sun Peaks over the past 25 years.  He has also officiated in track and, field for more than 25 years and,  has chaired or co-chaired major events  in Kamloops.  Cowden joins Bob Brown and, Jack McDonald and, the Rangers women's hockey team for induction in the class of 2015 April 11th.

-- Kamloops Blazers fought back from a pair of two goal defecits,  only to lose in overtime last night, 5-4 to Calgary. Colby Harmsworth scored the winner with only 15 seconds to play. The single point has the Blazers tied with Vancouver, one point behind Prince George for the  final playoff spot in the B-C division. The Cougars host Calgary tonite.  The Giants are in Tri-Cities after being shutout for the 11th time this season,  7-0 in Spokane.  Everett beat Kelowna 3-2 in OT on a goal by Kohl Bauml.

-- The Kamloops Storm have a 2-0 stranglehold on their their division final in the KIJHL  after  beating 100 Mile House  1-0 at the Sports Centre. Bailey DePalma made  26 saves for the shutout, and, Alex Buchanan had the only goal  just over 8 minutes into the third period.  The next two games are in 100 Mile, Thursday and, Friday.

-- Merritt Centennials lost the opener of their BCHL first round playoff series, 3-2 in Vernon.  Anthony Latina had the winner for the Vipers 3:28 into overtime, after Gavin Gould tied the game for Merritt at 18:02 of the third period.  West Kelowna upset Penticton 4-3 in overtime to start the other Interior semi final. Both series resume tonite.

-- Henrik Sedin scored twice, but that was all Vancouver could muster in a 6-2 loss to San Jose in the NHL. Jacob Markstrom got the goaltending start,  gave up three goals on four shots and found himself on the bench as Eddie Lack took over eight minutes into the game. Matt Nieto scored twice to lead the Sharks. Jiri Hudler  scored in O-T as Calgary got by Philadelphia 3-2.
   
-- Edmonton lost 5-2 to L.A. as  the Kings snapped a three-game slide.  Peter Holland scored the winner as Toronto snapped a 16-game road winless streak by beating Florida 3-2.  Ottawa had a five game winning streak snapped in a  3-2  shootout loss to Minnesota.
 
-- Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs is 7 & 0 to lead the Brier standings, after beating Manitoba's Reid Carruthers 7-2.  Brad Gushue of Newfoundland is alone in second at 5-2, while, Saskatchewan's Stgeven Laycock is 4 & 2.  Quebec's Jean Michel Menard and, Calgary's John Morris are tied for the last playoff spot at 4 & 3.   BC champion Jim Cotter is
3 & 3 with Manitoba, and Alberta.  Cotter has games today against Morris,  as well as Manitoba's  Reed Carruthers.

-- The Montreal Impact are through to the semifinals of the CONCACAF  Champions League.  Rookie Cameron Porter scored in extra time to lift the Impact to a 1-1 second-leg draw with  Pachuca of Mexico after Montreal won the opener of the two game--total goal series. 

-- Toronto Raptors are at home tonite in the NBA for a game against Cleveland. The Cavs are coming off a 110--79  win against  Boston  last night. Kelly  Olynyk  didn't play for the Celtics although he's said to be close to returning from an ankle injury suffered in mid-January.

-- The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw  and replaced him with assistant   Melvin Hunt on an interim basis. Shaw went 56-85 after replacing George Karl, who was fired after Denver won a franchise-record 57 games in 2012-13.
     
-- Vlade Divac  has rejoined the Sacramento Kings. The former fan favourite  has been named vice-president of operations.  Divac retired  in 2007 and later served as president of the Serbian Olympic Committee.

 

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