The Cariboo Cougars were looking to snap a four game losing streak. It didn't start the way they would have liked. Three minutes and three seconds in Luke Gingras opens the scoring for the Hawks. Three minutes and three seconds later Cougar affiliated player Isaiah Berra ties it shorthanded. Then another two and a half minutes would go by when Bryan Allbee rips home a point shot on the power play. 2-1 cats half way through the first. Later in the period the Hawks pull even again on a goal by Davis Koch. With 2:15 remaining in the first Allbee connects for his second of the game. 3-2 after 20 minutes.
In the middle frame Jesse Roach would add to the Cougars lead on the man advantage. Jamieson Ree would get the Hawks back within one at 4-3 after two periods.
In the third Valley West would keep coming and thanks to two power plays they would turn the game in their favour. Justin Wilde tied it just over a minute in. Then two minutes later Devante Stephens would put the Hawks up 5-4. Eric Callegari iced it with an empty netter. 6-4 final score. The Cats fall to 3-5 on the season and the Hawks are now 8-2.
Next game for the Cougars will be October 26/27 in Chase against the Thompson Blazers.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 02:13
The Cariboo Cougars were back on home ice for the second time this season. The 6-2 Valley West Hawks would be the visitors.
Halfway through the opening frame the Cats would open the scoring. Thomas Webster would get the ice breaker. The Cougars had a 1-0 lead after the first.
In the second the Hawks would answer when Justin Wilde snapped one past Jeremy Matte. Once again just one goal in the period and it was off to the third tied at 1.
In the final 20 minutes Valley West would take their first lead when Matt Bradley went top shelf. Just two minutes later Bryan Allbee fired home a one timer on the power play to it. With just over three minutes left Jesse Lansdell would put home a loose puck for the game winner. 3-2 final score. The Cats have now dropped four in a row and sit at 3-4 on the season. The Hawks improve to 7-2.
Same teams meet at CN Centre at 10:00 am tomorrow.
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 October 2013 06:09
Congratulations to former Cougars Manager Andy Beesley on being named Prince George Citizen of the Year on Friday night. The Cougars are thrilled for Andy to receive this honour. Here is a release on the award:
THE PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR FOR 2013 IS:
SINCE ARRIVING IN PRINCE GEORGE IN 1980, ANDY’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE. HE HAS WORKED WITH THE PRINCE GEORGE CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTRE, INCLUDING FIVE YEARS AS A VOLUNTEER CRISIS COUNSELLOR AND HE HELPED CREATE THE PRINCE GEORGE TEEN CRISIS LINE. ANDY HAS MANAGED THE CARIBOO COUGARS MAJOR MIDGET TEAM FOR SIX YERS AND HAS ALSO MANAGED SEVERAL B.C. HOCKEY “BEST EVER” TEAMS. HE WAS THE VOLUNTEER CHAIR OF THE U-16 B.C. PROVINCIAL HOCKEY CHAMIONSHIP IN PRINCE GEORGE, AND TRAINED HUNDREDS OF COACHES IN B.C. HOCKEY’S “SPEAK OUT” PROGAM TO HELP PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND BULLYING. ANDY PLAYED AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN THE FORMATION OF THE DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM (DARE) IN PRINCE GEORGE, A MODEL NOW USED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ANDY VOLUNTEERED TO SIT ON TRIBUNALS TO MEDIATE DISPUTES BETWEEN SOCIAL ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS AND SOCIAL SERVICE STAFF, AND HAS TRAINED MORE THAN 100 VOLUNTEERS TO DO THE SAME WORK. HE HAS ALSO SERVED ON THE CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE’S SOCIAL GRANTS COMMITTEE, THE ETHICS COMMITTEE AT PRINCE GEORGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE TEAM THAT LED TO PRINCE GEORGE’S WINNING BID FOR THE 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES.
ANDY’S WORK IN THE PRINCE GEORGE ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY IS LEGENDARY. HE HAS PERFORMED IN THE LEAD ROLES OF NUMEROUS AMATUER MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS, MOST RECENTLY THIS SUMMER AS JEAN VALJEAN IN LES MISERABLES. HIS DIVERSE EXPERIENCE HAS ALSO MADE ANDY A POPULAR WORKSHOP TRAINER AND COACH.
HE IS A MENTOR, A GUIDE, AND AN INSPIRATION TO MANY IN PRINCE GEORGE.
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:02
Cariboo Cougars forward Colton Thomas is one of the players tasked with helping B.C. repeat as Western Canada under-16 Challenge Cup champions.
The Williams Lake product was named to the provincial team's roster on Tuesday in advance of the tournament set to run Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 in Calgary.
Cougars general manager Trevor Sprague will be behind the bench for the team looking to match last year's team which went 4-0 and took home B.C.'s first title at the annual event sponsored in part by the Western Hockey League.
Thomas, an eighth-round pick of Seattle, is one of 16 players on the B.C. squad drafted by a WHL team. Meanwhile, 17 of the 20 players play in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League.
In six games with the Cougars this season, Thompson has recorded two assists.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 03:33
The Cariboo Cougars were looking for their second sweep of the season. The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds had other ideas. The T-birds would open the scoring less than 5 minutes in. After that the Cats would get into penalty trouble. Fraser Valley would make them pay scoring twice on the man advantage to grab a 3-0 lead.Bryan Allbee would cut it to 3-1 at the end of the first.In the second the Thunderbirds would restore their two goal lead less than 3 minutes in. They would then go ahead 5-1. The Cats would counter with a hilight reel goal by Chase Dubois but would trail 5-2 after 40.In the third Donovan Law would make it 5-3 but the Thunderbirds would add an empty netter for a 6-3 final score. The Cats lose for the first time and fall to three and one on the season.Next action for the cariboo cougars is October 12 on the road against the North East Chiefs at 4:15 p.m. The following day the teams will square of at 11:45 a.m. The Cougars return to home ice October 19th against the Valley West Hawks.
Last Updated on Sunday, 06 October 2013 23:37