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Prince George Cougars look to smother the Kamloops Blazers in back-to-back

Prince George comes in hot while the Blazers are fizzling
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(via Prince George Cougars/James Doyle)

The team you would think is hot based on their name isn't so, currently. 

The Prince George Cougars come into tomorrow night's (Nov. 17) home game with the Kamloops Blazers on a two-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Kamloops is on a four-game slide, sitting last place in the Western Conference.

Game two of this back-to-back series is an afternoon affair on Nov. 18. 

This is the first regular season meeting between the two clubs for the 2018-19 season. Last year, Kamloops took the season series with a 6-3-0-1 record. 

Over the last five years, the series numbers swing in favour of the Blazers who own a 15-11-0-2 record against the Cougars.

Here are stats between the two teams going into Saturday nights game (Nov. 17): 

Kamloops Blazers

  • Away record: 4-4-0-1
  • Power plays (away): 7/40 (17.5 per cent)
  • Penalty killing (away): 12/39 (69.2 per cent) 
  • Goals for: 53
  • Goals against: 61
  • Last in B.C. Division with 14 points
  • 10th in Western Conference

Prince George Cougars

  • Home record: 5-5-0-1
  • Power plays (home): 9/53 (17 per cent)
  • Penalty killing (home): 6/41 (85.4 per cent)
  • Goals for: 48
  • Goals against: 57
  • Second in B.C. Division with 21 points 
  • Fifth in Western Conference

Point leaders for both teams heading into Saturday night's game: 

Kamloops 

  • Zane Franklin (12-6-18)
  • Nolan Kneen (3-13-16)
  • Orrin Centazzo (2-13-15)
  • Connor Zary (5-6-11)
  • Luc Smith (5-6-11)

Prince George

  • Vladislav Mikhalchuk (4-11-15)
  • Cole Moberg (6-8-14)
  • Josh Maser (6-6-12)
  • Josh Curtis (5-6-11)
  • Ethan Brownie (4-6-10)

Puck drop on Saturday (Nov. 17) is 7 p.m. while Sunday (Nov. 18) is 2 p.m. at the CN Centre.




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Jessica Fedigan

About the Author: Jessica Fedigan

Jessica Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s broadcast and online journalism program in 2016. Her career (so far) has taken her to Fort St. John, Victoria and now Prince George.
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