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Cougars Aim for 2nd BC Division Title in Team History Tonight in Kelowna

February 24, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Prince George Cougars News Release


KELOWNA, BC - Tonight, at Prospera Place, the Prince George Cougars are aiming to earn their second BC Division crown in team history as they visit the Kelowna Rockets at 7:05 pm.

The Prince George Cougars earned their third consecutive victory with a 5-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Friday at the Sandman Centre. Borya Valis and Terik Parascak both scored twice, while Ty Young earned his 19th win in goal, making 32 saves.

PG GOAL SCORERS: Becher, Parascak, Valis, Parascak, Valis

GOALIE: Young 32/33 (.969)

PP: 2/4

PK: 4/4

COUGARS LAST FIVE RESULTS, Record: 4-0-0-1

DATE RESULT GWG PG GOALIE OPP. GOALIE

February 16, 2024 PG [7] vs KAM [1] Dezainde Ravensbergen Ernst/Sanche

February 17, 2024 PG [1] at KAM [2] (SO) Keller (SOW) Young Sanche

February 19, 2024 PG [8] vs SEA [1] Dumanski Ravensbergen Ratzlaff/Michnik

February 20, 2024 PG [5] vs SEA [1] Funk Ravensbergen Ratzlaff

February 23, 2024 PG [5] at KAM [1] Parascak Young Sanche

COUGARS UPCOMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (PDT) OPPONENT VENUE

February 24, 2024 7:05pm at Kelowna Rockets Prospera Place

March 1, 2024 7:00pm vs Spokane Chiefs CN Centre

March 2, 2024 6:00pm vs Spokane Chiefs CN Centre

March 8, 2024 7:00pm vs Vancouver Giants CN Centre

March 9, 2024 6:00pm vs Vancouver Giants CN Centre

2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON SERIES

Oct. 3/2023 - at Prince George (3-2 PG)

Oct. 4/2023 - at Prince George (8-1 PG)

Oct. 13 /2023 - at Kelowna (5-4 KEL)

Nov. 18/2023 - at Kelowna (5-4 PG)

Jan. 12/2024 - at Prince George (5-2 PG)

Jan. 13/2024 - at Prince George (3-2 KEL/SO)

Feb. 24/2024 - at Kelowna

Mar. 1/2024 - at Kelowna

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES

Sep. 30/2022 - at Prince George (6-3 PG)

Oct. 1/2022 - at Prince George (5-1 KEL)

Nov. 9/2022 - at Kelowna (8-6 KEL)

Jan. 10/2023 at Kelowna (3-0 PG)

Feb. 7/2023 - at Prince George (5-1 PG)

Feb. 8/2023 - at Prince George (7-2 PG)

Feb. 10/2023 - at Kelowna (9-2 PG)

Mar. 8/2023 - at Kelowna (6-2 PG)

2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS

Goals (53): Zac Funk

Assists (66): Riley Heidt

Points (97): Riley Heidt

PIMS (110): Aiden Foster

Plus/Minus (+46): Zac Funk

2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON GOALTENDING LEADERS

Wins (21): Joshua Ravensbergen

Save % (.920): Joshua Ravensbergen

Goals Against Average (2.13) - Joshua Ravensbergen

Shutouts (6): Joshua Ravensbergen

COUGARS CAREER MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:

Hudson Thornton - 195 career games played (5 away from 200)

Ty Young - 39 career wins (1 away from 40)

Riley Heidt - 79 career goals (1 away from 80)

WHO'S HOT

Carlin Dezainde has points in 11 of 12 games (10-5-15)

Terik Parascak has points in 13 of 14 games (5-14-18)

Zac Funk has 18 points in his last 8 games (9-9-18)

Riley Heidt has points in 6 consecutive games (4-9-13)

Josh Ravensbergen has won 7 of his last 8 starts

11 GAMES REMAIN: The Cougars enter tonight with a 39-15-0-3 record (81 points) on the season through 56 games which leads the BC Division and the Western Conference. The Cats are 21-7-0-1 at home and 18-8-0-2 on the road this season.

AGAINST THE BC DIVISION: The Cougars enter tonight's contest against the Rockets with a 17-4-0-2 record against the BC division and are 31-12-0-3 against the Western Conference.

CHL TOP TEN: The WHL is represented by five teams in the Week 20 rankings. Saskatoon (1), Prince George (6), Portland (7), Everett (8), and Swift Current (10). The Cougars have been named in the CHL Top 10, 17 of 18 weeks.

X MARKS THE SPOT: On Saturday, February 17th, the Cougars clinched a playoff spot for the third consecutive season. Prince George is one of four teams thus far in the WHL to earn the 'x' beside their name (Portland, Everett, Saskatoon).

THIS IS 50: Zac Funk netted his 50th and 51st goals of the season last night. That makes Funk just the third PG Cougar in history to reach that plateau (Quinn Hancock, 97-98 and Todd Fiddler, 14-15). Funk is now at 53 goals and is two goals shy of being the team's franchise leader in goals in a single season.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th - 7:06 pm

WHERE: Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC

LISTEN: 94.3 The Goat

WATCH: WHL Live


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