Last Updated on Saturday, 28 December 2013 04:10
The old guys prevail in the annual Cariboo Cougars alumni game beating the current squad 7-5. Up next the Macs tournament starting Friday. The Cats will take on the Notre Dame Argos at 4:15 pacific time.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:20
Steven Jandric scored twice and Jeremy Matte made 20 saves for a shutout as the Cariboo Cougars blanked the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 7-0 in Abbotsford on Saturday.
Jesse Roach had a three-point for the Cougars, who moved to 10-13-2 on the year, three points ahead of eighth-place Fraser Valley (8-14-3), heading into Sunday's rematch. The win also lifts the Cougars into a tie for sixth place with the North Island Silvertips.
Roach scored once and had two assists, while Bryan Allbee chipped in with a goal and an assist. Isaiah Berra, Chase Dubois and Jared Stevens also found the back of the net as the Cougars recorded at least a point for the third time in their past four games.
The Cougars and Thunderbirds will play their final league games before the holiday break on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Chilliwack.
Last Updated on Sunday, 22 December 2013 03:20
Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013 08:53
Cariboo Cougars head coach Bryan MacLean didn't really know what to expect when Steven Jandric showed up at the Cariboo Cougars training camp this year.
After spending last season in Quebec, MacLean said Jandric was a bit of a wildcard this year - but a few months into the season MacLean can't help but be impressed.
Just days after Jandric was named the BC Major Midget League player of the month, the Cougars forward was listed by the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks.
"It's really cool getting listed by them, (Cougars GM and Winterhawks scout Trevor Sprague) talked about how great an organization they are," Jandric said. "It should be fun if I decide to go that route."
It didn't long for Jandric to re-adjust to the B.C. style after playing midget triple-A in Quebec last year and he was quick to credit his teammates generally and his linemates specifically for helping get off the hot start this season. He has 13 goals and 18 assists in 24 games and his 31 points have him tied for the Cougars scoring lead with linemate Jesse Roach.
The two have developed chemistry, but MacLean said no matter the line combination, Jandric has shown the ability to make his teammates better.
The offensive numbers speak for themselves, but Jandric said one of his big goals this year is to develop into an all-around player.
"I need to keep working on my (defensive) zone coverage and getting the puck out quicker," he said.
His coach has taken notice, describing Jandric as a 200-foot player.
"He's an offensive guy, but he takes a lot of pride in working hard," MacLean said. "He wants to be on the penalty kill, he wants to be on the power play, he wants to be in every situation."
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:11