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Cougars stung late in regulation, again

  November 4, 2017 The Prince George Cougars likely left XFINITY Arena Friday with a feeling of déjà vu, as they found themselves on the wrong end of more late game heroics, this time by the Everett Silvertips in their 3-1 win over the Cougars. After the Winterhawks stung the Cougars with a game winning Read More »

Rockets Dube Shines in second OT Win vs PG

    October 8, 2017 by Kevin Bains The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night at the CN Centre in Prince George, to make it two overtime wins in a row over the Cougars. The Rockets opened up the scoring 11:51 into the opening frame on the power Read More »

Royals remain perfect in BC Division

  October 2, 2017 Kamloops Blazers (3) at Victoria Royals (6)  Kamloops (0-5-0-0) // Victoria (4-0-0-0) The lone undefeated team in the B.C. Division remained perfect Sunday as the Victoria Royals doubled up the Kamloops Blazers. Dante Hannoun had a hat trick and four points, but it was Spencer Gerth’s first goal of the season that stood Read More »

Cougars Gavin Grant named WHL Goaltender of Week

    October 2, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince George Cougars goaltender Tavin Grant has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 2, 2017. Grant, a product of Burnaby, B.C., put Read More »

Kelowna Rockets trade Soustal

  October 2, 2017 The Kelowna Rockets have traded forward Tomas Soustal to the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for a 4th round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Soustal was entering his fourth season with the Rockets. He was picked 60th overall by Kelowna in the 2014 CHL Import Draft. “The number of overage Read More »

Twarynski reassigned to Rockets

  October 2, 2017 The Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL (affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers) have reassigned forward Carsen Twarynski to the Kelowna Rockets. The 20-year-old is entering his fourth WHL season, and second with the Rockets. Through four seasons Twarynski has collected 43 goals and 67 assists for 110 points in 189 career games Read More »

Seattle T-Birds down PG Cougars 5-1

      September 30, 2017 Eighteen year old Finnish rookie, Sami Moilanen (01-22-99) had a hat trick Friday night at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 5-1 win over the Prince George Cougars. Moilanen (5’8, 182) scored a goal in each period of the game. Seattle took a Read More »

Visiting Spokane sweeps Cougars in openers

  September 24, 2017 The Prince George Cougars will head out across the border next week still in search of their first win on the young WHL season, after dropping a 5-1 decision to the Spokane Chiefs Saturday night at the CN Centre. Jared Bethune did put the home side up early, four-minutes into the Read More »

WHL Opening Week, Sunday round up

    September 25, 2017 Sunday’s Western Hockey League action a light two-game schedule with an all-East Division and all-U.S. Division matchups. Red Deer Rebels (5) at Edmonton Oil Kings (3) Red Deer (2-0-0-0) // Edmonton (0-2-0-0) The Edmonton Oil Kings couldn’t sustain a first period lead in their home opener, falling by a 5-3 final Read More »

WHL Saturday round up

    September 24, 2017 Here’s an overview of WHL game action Saturday. Kelowna Rockets (5) at Kamloops Blazers (1) Kelowna (2-0-0-0) // Kamloops (0-2-0-0) by: Taylor Rocca Kole Lind enjoyed a five-point night, factoring into every goal the Kelowna Rockets scored en route to a 5-1 victory over the rival Kamloops Blazers. Lind, a Read More »

WHL Opening Night Round Up

  Opening night of the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season held no shortage of excitement with eight games spread across Western Canada.   Regina Pats (1) at Brandon Wheat Kings (8) Regina (0-1-0-0) // Brandon (1-0-0-0) Ty Lewis registered five points (2G-3A) as the Brandon Wheat Kings made a statement, thumping the CHL’s top-ranked Read More »

WHL BC Division Preview

  September 21, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL As the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season approaches Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the BC Division. Team capsules are presented in order of 2016-17 finish within each division.   General Manager: Todd Harkins Head Coach: Richard Matvichuk Pre-season record: 3-3-0-0 2016-17 record: 45-21-3-3, First in Read More »

Regina Pats start season ranked #1 in Canada

  September 20. 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2017-18 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The 2017-18 regular season schedule opens on Thursday September 21 in the Read More »

PG Cougars camp wrap – Black now 5-0

    August 29, 2017 The Prince George Cougars main camp wrapped up Monday night with the traditional Black vs White game. And again, for the fifth year in a row, Black prevailed, capitalizing on a late penalty to claim the Rob Charney Cup. On their third power-play of the game, Team Black’s O’Rourke busted Read More »

PG Cougars camp – Day 2 recap

August 26, 2017  After fitness testing, orientation and a Young Guns Game, Saturday was highlighted by five scrimmages at Prince George Cougars Training Camp inside the CN Centre. It was the first real opportunity for the roughly 100 players in attendance to make an impression on the Cougars’ brass. The veterans did what many expected Read More »

PG Cougars camp underway

  August 25, 2017 The Prince George Cougars launched their 2017 training camp today, with registration, the annual Rookie game, and goalie sessions kicking off day one. Five teams hit the ice Sunday in a series of of games that wrap up Monday with a Black and White Intersquad game. Friday, August 25 4:00 PM Read More »

2017 WHL Bantam Draft – Where they played

  May 4, 2017 Calgary, AB  – The Western Hockey League completed its 2017 Bantam Draft today at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary. After winning the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Prince Albert Raiders used the first-overall pick to select defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Sherwood Park, Alta./OHA Edmonton). In total, 230 players were drafted over 14 Read More »