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Blazers Stop Cougars' Streak

January 22, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince George Cougars News Release


Prince George Cougars right wing Blake Eastman vs. the Kamloops Blazers
Prince George Cougars right wing Blake Eastman vs. the Kamloops Blazers
(Prince George Cougars, Credit: James Doyle)

PRINCE GEORGE, BC- The Prince George Cougars (17-18-1-1) had their four-game win streak come to an end on Friday, falling to the Kamloops Blazers 5-1 (23-11-1-0) at the CN Centre.

The Cougars were playing shorthanded as they had just eight forwards and 14 skaters in their line up due to injuries and COVID-19 protocols.

Prince George and Kamloops face off again tomorrow at the Sandman Centre to finish off the weekend home and home series.

GAME RECAP

Caden Brown scored the lone Cougars' goal early in the second period. It was his third of the season and first since November 10th. Brown pounced on a rebound after Keaton Dowhaniuk's shot kicked off the pad of Dylan Garand.

Tyler Brennan was busy in the Prince George net, as he stopped 48 of 53 shots fired his way.

Kamloops led 2-0 after 20 minutes and 4-1 through two periods. Luke Toporowski, acquired from the Spokane Chiefs on Monday, had a pair of goals and three points in the win. His linemate, Logan Stankoven, also had a three-point night. They were the first and second stars.

The Cougars are 2-5-0-1 against the Blazers in eight games this season.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring

Cougars: Caden Brown

Blazers: Luke Toporowski (2), Daylan Kuefler, Logan Stankoven, Reese Belton

Goaltending

Cougars: Tyler Brennan (L), 60:00, 48 saves, 53 shots

Blazers: Dylan Garand (W), 60:00, 31 saves, 32 shots

Power-Play

Cougars: 0/1

Blazers: 0/1

Shots

Cougars: 32

Blazers: 53

Three Stars: 1) Luke Toporowski 2) Logan Stankoven 3) Daylan Kuefler

Next Game: Saturday, Jan 22nd, at Kamloops Blazers, 7:00 pm





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Prince George Cougars right wing Blake Eastman vs. the Kamloops Blazers
Prince George Cougars right wing Blake Eastman vs. the Kamloops Blazers

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