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Cougars Add Forward Clarke Breitkreuz

December 28, 2009 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince George Cougars News Release

Prince George, BC - Prince George Cougars General Manager Dallas Thompson announced Monday the addition of 18-year old forward Clarke Breitkreuz to the Cougars roster. Breitkreuz played his first game in a Cougars uniform Sunday night in Kamloops.

Breitkreuz started the season with the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, collecting 6 goals and 14 assists for 20 points in 30 games this season. The 6'0", 173 pound product of Springside, SK, played for Canada West during the 2009 World Junior A Challenge in Summerside, PEI, in early November, collecting one goal in five games, helping Canada West earn a silver medal.

Breitkreuz played 20 Western Hockey League games last season with the Regina Pats, posting two assists. The addition of Breitkreuz brings the Cougars roster to 24 players, with 14 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders.

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The Cougars next home game is Saturday, January 2 vs. the Kamloops Blazers, starting at 7:00. The Cougars and Blazers face-off on Sunday, January 3 in the Cougars Family Day Game, starting at 2:30. Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 250-564-5585.


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