Congratulations to alumni Brad Morrison on helping Team Pacific earn silver at the World Under 17 Challenge in Nova Scotia. Team Pacific fell 4-0 in the final against the Americans. Morrison had three goals and three assists in the tournament. We are proud of you Brad!
The Cariboo Cougars lost for the third straight game on Sunday at the Mac's AAA Midget World Invitational in Calgary, but forward Cole Morris was a winner.
The Cougars fell 6-2 to the Okanagan Rockets to fall to 0-3-0 at the prestigious tournament, but Morris was the named the winner of the tournament's scholarship.
Morris is the third Cougar in five years to win a tournament scholarship, following in the footsteps of Sam Brennan and Marcus Beesley. The Grade 12 student has five years to apply the $1,500 award to any post-secondary institution. He'll pick up the award on New Year's Day during the gold-medal game.
On the ice, Chase Dubois and Jesse Roach scored for the Cougars. Both goals came in a wild first period as the Rockets took a 4-2 into the first intermission. The Rockets added two more goals in the third. Lane Delfs made 28 save for the Cougars.
Cariboo will conclude the tournament Monday when they play the Calgary Flames.
The Cougars will look for their first win on Saturday when they play Alberta's Red Deer Optimist Chiefs.
The Cariboo Cougars fell to 0-2 on Saturday at the Mac's AAA Midget World Invitational in Calgary, dropping a 6-2 decision to the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs from Alberta.
Isaiah Berra scored both of the goals for the Cariboo squad, on the power play in the first and again with the man advantage in the second. Steven Jandric picked up assists on both goals, while Colton Thomas recorded a helper on the first tally.
The teams were tied 1-1 after one, but the Chiefs got the next two goals to open the second before Berra got one back. Red Deer led 5-2 after the second and added one more in the final frame.
Jeremy Matte 29 saves in a losing effort.
The Cougars continue the round robin on Sunday morning against B.C. Major Midget League rival Okanagan Rockets.