Game Day: Cougars vs. Royals (Pre-Season)
The Prince George Cougars continue their pre-season this afternoon against the Victoria Royals at the Langley Events Centre. Prince George won their second-straight pre-season game yesterday, topping the Vancouver Giants 7-3. The Royals were also big winners, drubbing the Everett Silvertips 7-1.
Max Kryski had a big night Saturday, scoring a team-high four-points in the win. Kryski scored twice and added two helpers. Kryski, Vladislav Mikhalchuk, Josh Curtis, Tyson Upper, Ilijah Colina (short-handed) and Cole Moberg scored in the win. Taylor Gauthier picked up the win, in his pre-season debut, stopping 28 of 31 shots.
Th Cougars will make a few line-up changes this afternoon, including in goal, as Isaiah DiLaura will get the start between the pipes. DiLaura split both games last weekend with Tyler Brennan against Kamloops and Kelowna. Kjell Kjhemus, Liam Ryan and Cam MacPhee will also draw into the line-up after sitting out last night.
The Royals have had quite the start to the pre-season, winning their first four games. They thumped Everett on Saturday and earned a 5-3 win Friday against Vancouver. Prior to that, they picked up wins against Kamloops and Kelowna last weekend. This is first of three-straight against the Cougars for the Royals, as they open the season against Prince George at home on September 21st and 22nd.