Cariboo Cougars' regular season nearing end
Only eight games remain on the Cariboo Cougars’ 2011-12 regular season schedule.
This weekend the squad meets the Okanagan Rockets in a BC Hockey Major Midget League doubleheader at Kin 1. Game times are scheduled for Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.
The series will mark a return to familiar territory for Rockets manager David Michaud, a former Prince George resident who was involved with minor hockey in the city.
“He’s always trying to school the Cariboo Cougars, who got him into the league,” Cariboo Cougars head coach Trevor Sprague said.
With 32 of 40 games complete, the Cougars sit second in the 11-team league with 19 wins, eight losses and five ties (19-8-5). With 43 points, they’re nine behind the division-leading Vancouver North West Giants (23-3-6).
The Cougars are coming off a three-point weekend in Nanaimo against the North Island Silvertips, tying 2-2 on Saturday and winning 5-3 on Sunday.
“We totally dominated the third period in the first game,” Sprague said. “Their goaltender played well but we also created a lot of opportunities to score goals, but we didn’t capitalize on them.”