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Cougars Roar to a 5-1 Victory Over Kamloops Blazers, Eyes Set on BC Division Crown

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


KAMLOOPS, BC - The Prince George Cougars secured their third consecutive win with a commanding 5-1 triumph over the Kamloops Blazers, Friday night at the Sandman Centre.

Borya Valis and Terik Parascak led the charge for the Cougars, each netting two goals, while Ondrej Becher contributed one. Ty Young claimed his 18th win of the season with an impressive 32 saves.

The Cougars wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, capitalizing on a power-play opportunity as Hudson Thornton connected with Ondrej Becher, putting Prince George up 1-0 at 7:42. The team continued its offensive onslaught in the opening period, with Terik Parascak notching his 33rd goal of the season on the power-play, followed by Borya Valis extending the lead to 3-0 at 19:48.

Despite facing a 5-on-3 penalty kill for nearly two full minutes in the second period, the Cougars stood firm. However, Kamloops managed to slip one past Ty Young, with Ashton Ferster finding the net at 10:38, bringing the score to 3-1. The goaltenders, Young and Jesse Sanche, displayed terrific play, maintaining the 3-1 score line through two periods.

In the third period, the Cougars intensified their offensive pressure, with Terik Parascak netting his second goal of the game just 66 seconds in, marking his 34th of the year. Borya Valis sealed the victory with his second goal of the night on the power-play at 15:54. The Cougars dominated the period, outshooting Kamloops 16-8, securing a convincing 5-1 win over the Blazers.

Next, the Cougars prepare to face the Kelowna Rockets tomorrow night at Prospera Place at 7:05. A victory for the Cougars would clinch their second BC Division banner in team history.

FINAL SCORE:

PG: 5 KAM: 1

FINAL SHOTS:

PG: 39 KAM: 33

POWER-PLAYS:

PG: 2-4 KAM: 0-4

GOALTENDING:

PG: Ty Young - 60:00 - 32/33

KAM: Jesse Sanche - 60:00 - 33/39

3 STARS:

1.PG: Ondrej Becher (1-2-3)

2.PG: Terik Parascak (2-0-2)

3.PG: Ty Young (32 Saves)


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