Eleven different Cariboo Cougars scored goals and 15 players got at least one point in a pair of convincing BC Major Midget League victories over the Kootenay Ice.
The 11-1 and 8-1 wins in Trail kept the Cougars' unbeaten road record intact and helped the team improve to 11-2-1 on the year.
Austin Gray led the way with three goals and six assists in the two games and was one of four Cougars to score in both games. Colton Thomas, with three goals and three assists, Justin Almedia with four goals and two assists and Steven Jandric with two goals and four assists also tallied both days.
On Saturday, the Cougars scored three times in first and third periods and exploded for five in the second. After trailing 1-0 after two minutes on Sunday, the Cougars scored twice in the second and six times in the third to secure the win.
Griffen Outhouse got the win on Saturday and Dorrin Luding was victorious on Sunday.
Chase DuBois, with a goal and three assists, also had a productive weekend. Darren Hards had a goal and two helpers, while Todd Bredo and Mitchell Williams each added a goal and an assist. Joel Patsey, Jesse Pomeroy, and Riley Coish also lit the lamp.
Brendan Moore contributed three assists. Keith Redden, Alex Hanson, and Wesley Shipton all recorded one assist.
The Cougars open a lengthy home stand next weekend as they host the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. The two game set will be played at CN Centre.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 02:37
The South Island Royals scored three times in the first half of the third period to score a come from behind win and snap the Cariboo Cougars' six-game winning streak.
The Royals rallied from a 2-1 deficit after 40 minutes to win 7-3 in BC Major Midget League action at Kin 1.
After scoring seven times in Saturday night's victory, the Cougars didn't have the same ability to finish around the net as Austin Roden made 41 saves, including 20 in the second period.
Riley Coish, Steven Jandric, and Chase DuBois scored for the Cougars, while Brandon Tutte and Kayden Peck each with two, Cam Cinsman, Parker Ellis, and Cam Coutre replied for the Royals.
The loss drops the Cougars to 9-2-1 on the year and the Royals improve to 5-7-0 after the weekend split.
Down 2-1 after 40 minutes, the Royals scored twice early in the third to take the lead. First Cinsman tapped in a rebound of a Coutre shot at 5:05 then Tutte converted on a breakaway off a stretch pass from Taylor Redmond, taking advantage of a Cougars' line change.
Tutte made it a two-goal game at 9:33, scoring unassisted after a turnover in the Cougars' zone.
DuBois got Cariboo briefly back within a goal at 13:05, taking a feed from a very patient Jandric on a two-on-one break. Todd Bredo also assisted on the goal.
But Peck restored the two-goal lead at 13:52 and Ellis made it 6-3 at 17:41. Peck closed out the scoring with 55 seconds left in the third.
Jandric gave the Cougars their only lead late in the second period, fishing the puck out of a scrum in front of the Royals' net and firing it home to break a 1-1 tie. Austin Gray's initial shot got the puck into the dangerous area, but it was DuBois and Keith Redden who collected assists after the wild scramble in the crease.
The teams exchanged goals in the first period, with the Royals striking first just 41 seconds into the game. Coutre lifted a shot over Luding's blocker off a rush.
The Cougars got back on even terms at 14:11 when Coish buried a rebound. Mitchell Williams won an offensive zone face-off right to Darren Hards, his quick shot was stopped by Roden, but Coish crashed the net and cashed in.
The Cougars travel to Trail next weekend to play the Kootenay Ice before returning to Prince George for a month-long homestand.
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 20:21
The Cariboo Cougars rolled to their sixth straight win on Saturday night defeating the South Island Royals 7-2 in BC Major Midget League action at Kin 1.
Colton Thomas scored a pair for the Cougars, who have out scored their opponents 36-12 during the current winning streak. Justin Almeida, Wesley Shipton, Brendan Moore and Austin Grey also scored for the Cougars.
Four of Cariboo's first five goals came on the power play and the team finished the night 4/9. The Royals went 0/4.
Despite all the offence, Dorrin Luding was strong between the pipes for the Cougars, making 24 saves - including some big ones early on as the Royals peppered him with 12 first-period shots. Jordan Guiney, with two, was the only Royal to beat Luding.
The Cougars built a 3-0 first period lead on the strength of a pair of power-play goals and a buzzer beater.
Almeida opened the scoring at 11:31, lifting a rebound over Royals starter Lane Delfs with the man advantage. Connor MacEachern got the play started, gloving down a clearing attempt and sliding a pass to his blue-line mate Joel Patsey who fed Chase DuBois. Delfs got a pad on DuBois' shot but had no chance on the rebound.
Shipton made it 2-0, roofing a backhand at 17:04, with MacEachern picking up the lone helper.
Moore gave the Cougars a three-goal lead headed into the break when his shot off the rush found the back of the net with one second left in the opening stanza.
The onslaught continued in the middle period, with Hanson and Thomas scoring on the power play and Thomas and Gray scoring at even strength. Almeida, Keith Redden and Todd Bredo had second period assists.
Austin Roder spelled Delfs after the sixth Cougars goal.
Both teams were shorthanded after a skirmish early in the second resulted in the Cougars' Zack Smith and Joel Patsey getting ejected for fighting along with Andrew Jack, Jarrett Malloch and Cam Cinsman of the Royals.
Guiney scored twice 19 seconds apart late in the third for the Royals. Tyler Preziuso assisted on both, while Cam Thompson assisted on the second one.
The two teams meet again on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Kin 1.
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 05:38
- This past weekend the Cariboo Cougars journeyed to Chase to faceoff against the Thompson Blazers. After a sluggish start, letting in a goal just 21 seconds in, Saturdays game ended up a 5 - 2 win for us. Todd Bredo ended up with 2 shorthanded goals, while Alex Hanson, Steven Jandric, and Colton Thomas also added markers in the game. Dorrin Luding earned the win between the pipes.
- Sunday came with an explosion of goals. Once again the Blazers drew blood first but the Cougars netted 11 goals to take the game 11-2. 4 different players hit the back of the net twice: Austin Gray, Colton Thomas, Brendan Moore, and Justin Almeida, while Chase DuBois, Darren Hards, and Mitchell Williams added the remaining 3 markers. Affiliate goalie Jake Sweet landed his first BCMML win in the game on Sunday.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:39
The Cariboo Cougars would like to remind everyone of our practice times! They are as listed!
Tuesday 5 - 6:15 Kin 1
Wednesday 6am - 7:30am Kin 1
Thursday 3:45 - 5:15 Kin 1
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:39