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Cougars Battle Thunderbirds in Final Meeting of Season Series

February 20, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Prince George Cougars News Release


PRINCE GEORGE, BC - Tonight, at the CN Centre, the Prince George Cougars aim for their sixth consecutive win on home ice as they host the Seattle Thunderbirds for the final time this season at 7:00 pm.

The Prince George Cougars roared back into the win column with a dominant 8-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. 14 different Cougars found the scoresheet, and Josh Ravensbergen collected his 20th victory of the season, making 25 saves.

PG GOAL SCORERS: Valis, Dumanski, Dezainde, Heidt, Lajoie, Becher, Heidt, Thornton

GOALIE: Ravensbergen 25/26 (.961)

PP: 2/3

PK: 2/2

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

DATE RESULT GWG PG GOALIE OPP. GOALIE

February 9, 2024 PG [4] vs VIC [1] Danis Ravensbergen Kraus

February 10, 2024 PG [9] vs VIC [6] Valis Ravensbergen/Young Holt

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

COUGARS UPCOMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (PDT) OPPONENT VENUE

February 20, 2024 7:00pm vs Seattle Thunderbirds CN Centre

February 23, 2024 7:00pm at Kamloops Blazers Sandman Centre

February 24, 2024 6:00pm 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

2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON SERIES

Jan. 5/2024 - at Seattle (2-1 PG)

Jan. 30/2024 - at Seattle (5-2 PG)

Feb 19/2024- at Prince George (8-1 PG)

Feb. 20/2024 - at Prince George

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES

Oct. 28/2022 - at Prince George (5-4 SEA)

Oct. 29/2022 - at Prince George (4-1 PG)

Nov. 1/2022 - at Seattle (6-3 SEA)

Dec. 13/2022 - at Seattle (8-1 SEA)

2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS

Goals (51): Zac Funk

Assists (63): Riley Heidt

Points (93): Riley Heidt

PIMS (108): Aiden Foster

Plus/Minus (+42): Zac Funk

2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON GOALTENDING LEADERS

Wins (20): Joshua Ravensbergen

Save % (.919): Joshua Ravensbergen

Goals Against Average (2.18) - Joshua Ravensbergen

Shutouts (6): Joshua Ravensbergen

COUGARS CAREER MILESTONES WITHIN REACH:

Zac Funk - 196 career points (4 away from 100)

Hudson Thornton - 194 career games played (6 away from 200)

Ty Young - 38 career wins (2 away from 40)

Zac Funk - 93 career assists (7 away from 100)

Carlin Dezainde - 48 career assists (2 away from 50)

WHO'S HOT

Carlin Dezainde has points in 9 of 10 games (9-4-12)

Terik Parascak has points in 11 of 12 games (2-12-15)

Zac Funk has 14 points in his last 6 games (7-7-14)

Riley Heidt has points in 4 consecutive games (3-6-9)

Josh Ravensbergen has won 6 of his last 7 starts

TONIGHTS STORYLINES & STATS

13 GAMES REMAIN: The Cougars enter tonight with a 37-15-0-3 record (77 points) on the season through 55 games which leads the BC Division and second in the Western Conference. The Cats are 20-7-0-1 at home and 17-8-0-2 on the road this season.

AGAINST THE US DIVISION: The Cougars enter tonight's contest against the Thunderbirds with a 13-8-0-1 record against the US division and are 29-12-0-3 against the Western Conference.

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).

WE WANT THE FUNK: Zac Funk is flirting with Cougar's single-season history. The 20-year-old from Coldstream, BC owns 22 power-play goals and is one power-play tally away from surpassing Chase Wheatcroft for the most power-play goals by a Cougar in a single season.

DEZZY DELIVERING: Cougars forward and 19-year-old Carlin Dezainde enters tonight's game with points in nine of ten games. Despite dealing with an injury earlier in the season, the product of Calgary, Alberta is putting together is best WHL season of his career, scoring 20 times.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 20th - 7:00 pm

WHERE: CN Centre - Prince George, BC

LISTEN: 94.3 The Goat

WATCH: WHL Live


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