Cougars shut out Rockets on the road
The Kelowna Rockets were shutout 4-0 by the Prince Goerge Cougars on Saturday night at the CN Centre in Prince Geroge.
Cougar Josh Maser opened the scoring when he fired a wrist shot past Rockets starter James Porter 7:57 into the opening period.
Prince George took a 2-0 lead when the puck went off a Rocket and into the net; Josh Curtis was credited with the goal. The Rockets made a goaltending change 3:22 into the period, replacing Porter with Roman Basran.
Vladislav Mikhalchuk extended Prine George's lead to 3-0 a minute into the third period. Mikhalchuk scored his second of the night while on the power-play at 13:52.
Basran turned aside eight of the 10 shots he faced in relief of Porter, who stopped 18 of 20 shots.
The Cougars outshot the Rockets 30-20.
Kelowna (17-21-4) returns home to host Vancouver Canucks prospect Jett Woo and the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.
Bantam T2 Warriors win Kamloops event
West Kelowna Warriors’ Matthew Saretsky was named an all-star and top forward after scoring 12 goals and two assists in six games at the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament last weekend.
Saretsky is one of only two WKMHA players to be named to the all-star team in the tournament’s history (Jake Harrison also won the honor in 2013).
The West Kelowna Warriors Bantam T2 team ended up 3-3 and lost the B championship on Sunday to the Calgary Canucks.
Michel scores 3 TDs, Pats roll past L.A.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success.
New England took another step to silencing those voices for a little longer. Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touchdowns and the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional playoffs on Sunday to earn their eighth straight trip to the AFC championship.
New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week’s AFC title game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week 6.
Saints rally to host NFC title game
NEW ORLEANS — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl.
Using a ball-control offence and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday.
Brees took the Saints on scoring drives of 92, 79 and 67 yards after falling behind 14-0. Lattimore clinched it when Nick Foles’ pass from the Saints 27 deflected off usually surehanded receiver Alshon Jeffery with about two minutes remaining. More NFL on page B3.