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.
The Cariboo Cougars settled for a weekend split with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds after dropping an 8-5 decision in Chilliwack on Sunday.
Isaiah Berra, Jesse Roach, Braydon Dale, Chase Dubois and Steven Jandric scored for the Cougars. But a day after the Cougars scored four power-play goals in a 7-0 win over the Thunderbirds, this time it was penalty trouble that caught up with the Cougars.
Cariboo lead 4-3 after 40 minutes, but the Thunderbirds scored two of their three power-play goals on the day in the third to pull off the comeback win.
The loss drops to the Cougars to 10-14-2 on the year, while the Thunderbirds improved to 9-14-3.
Lane Delfs and Jeremy Matte split the goaltending duties for Cariboo.
The set marked the final regular-season games of the calendar year for the Cougars. The team's next games are in Calgary at the annual Mac's Midget AAA invitational tournament. Before that will be the annual alumni game Monday at 7:00 in CN Centre. Admission is free.
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.
The Cariboo Cougars know who, and when they play at the Mac’s Midget tournament in Calgary. The Cats will open December 27th at 4:15 p.m. against the Notre Dame Argos from the Saskatchewan Midget League. The Argos occupy first place in their league. The following day the Cats face the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs from Alberta at 1:30 p.m. On the 29th of December the Cougars meet one of their arch rivals from the BC league in the Okanagan Rockets at 10:45 in the morning. The final round robin game will be against the Calgary Flames at 8:00 a.m. on December 30th.