Cougars ready to see plenty of action at home
As a tough January schedule winds down, the Prince George Cougars will be seeing a lot more of their home rink.
Eight of the Cougars’ next 10 games, and 13 of their next 19, will unfold at CN Centre. Tonight they begin a three-game homestand against the Prince Albert Raiders, game time set for 7 p.m.
The Cougars sport a record of 14 wins, 26 losses, two overtime setbacks and four shootout defeats (14-26-2-4). With 34 points, they’re ninth in the 10-team Western Conference.
On Sunday, the Cougars wrapped up a three-game Alberta road swing. They lost 6-1 to the Edmonton Oil Kings to finish the set with a 1-2 mark.
The Cats opened the weekend trip Friday in Calgary, losing to the Hitmen 5-3. The following evening, they defeated the Red Deer Rebels 3-1.
In their latest game, the Cougars opened the scoring with a Colin Jacobs power-play marker 9:21 into the first period. But it was all Oil Kings after that. Henrik Samuelsson led the home team with two goals, while four of his teammates also scored: Stephane Legault, Edgars Kulda, Curtis Lazar and Trevor Cheek.
The Oil Kings outshot the Cougars 36-21, including 14-5 in the third period. Laurent Brossoit recorded the victory in goal, while Brett Zarowny took the loss.
After meeting the Raiders, the Cougars will host the Everett Silvertips in a doubleheader (Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. at CN Centre).