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Cougars Announce 2022-23 Home Schedule for Regular Season

Prince George BC – The Prince George Cougars are excited to announce and share the teams’ 34 game home schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 regular season.

2022-23 HOME SCHEDULE:

SEPTEMBER

Friday Sep 23 vs Tri City Americans* Home Opener

Saturday Sep 24 vs Tri City Americans

Friday Sep 30 vs Kelowna Rockets

OCTOBER

Saturday Oct 1 vs Kelowna Rockets

Wednesday Oct 12 vs Brandon Wheat Kings

Saturday Oct 15 vs Winnipeg ICE

Friday Oct 28 vs Seattle Thunderbirds

Saturday Oct 29 vs Seattle Thunderbirds

NOVEMBER

Saturday Nov 12 vs Vancouver Giants

Sunday Nov 13 vs Vancouver Giants

Wednesday Nov 23 vs Moose Jaw Warriors

Saturday Nov 26 vs Kamloops Blazers

DECEMBER

Friday Dec 2 vs Regina Pats

Friday Dec 16 vs Kamloops Blazers

Saturday Dec 17 vs Kamloops Blazers* Teddy Bear Toss

Saturday Dec 31 vs Kamloops Blazers

JANUARY

Friday Jan 6 vs Everett Silvertips

Saturday Jan 7 vs Everett Silvertips

Saturday Jan 28 vs Prince Albert Raiders

FEBRUARY

Friday Feb 3 vs Victoria Royals

Saturday Feb 4 vs Victoria Royals

Tuesday Feb 7 vs Kelowna Rockets

Wednesday Feb 8 vs Kelowna Rockets

Tuesday Feb 14 vs Saskatoon Blades

Monday Feb 20 vs Portland Winterhawks

Tuesday Feb 21 vs Portland Winterhawks

Tuesday Feb 28 vs Vancouver Giants

MARCH

Wednesday Mar 1 vs Vancouver Giants

Friday Mar 3 vs Spokane Chiefs

Saturday Mar 4 vs Spokane Chiefs

Wednesday Mar 15 vs Kelowna Rockets

Friday Mar 17 vs Victoria Royals

Saturday Mar 18 vs Victoria Royals

Saturday Mar 25 vs Kamloops Blazers* Fan Appreciation Night

Closer look at the 34-home game schedule

 The Cougars are scheduled to play 68 games during the 2022-23 campaign, with 34 contests at CN Centre.

The home portion of the schedule features 24 weekend contests (nine on Friday, fourteen on Saturday, and one on Sunday).

Prince George’s longest home-stand of the season is four games, which occurs twice. The Cougars face the Tri-City Americans on opening weekend (Sep 23-24) and then follow it up with another two contests against the Kelowna Rockets (Sep 30-Oct 1). In February, the Cats will kick off the month with four games at CN Centre against the Victoria Royals (Feb 3-4) and the Kelowna Rockets (Feb 7-8).

The Cats will wrap up the regular season on home ice against the Kamloops Blazers (Mar. 25)

Breaking Down the 34 Home Games

Cougars vs. Division Opponents: 18 Games

  • Five games vs. two teams/Four games vs two teams: Kamloops (5 Home), Kelowna (5 Home), Vancouver (4 Home), Victoria (4 Home)

Cougars vs. Out of Division Western Conference Opponents: 10 Games

  • The Cougars will play their other non-division Western Conference opponents 10 times at home (Everett, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Tri-City). The Cats will play two games each at home against the US Division.
  • In total, the Cougars play 28 games against the Western Conference

Cougars vs. Eastern Conference Opponents: 6 Games

  • Prince George will face off against six Eastern Conference teams to the CN Centre this season.
  • The six Eastern Conference teams coming to the CN Centre are the Brandon Wheat Kings (Oct 12), Winnipeg ICE (Oct. 15), 2022 Rookie of the Year Brayden Yager and the Moose Jaw Warriors (Nov. 23), Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats (Dec. 2), Prince Albert Raiders (Jan. 28), and the Saskatoon Blades (Feb. 14).

Cougars Schedule Notes

 Home Games by day

Monday: 1

Tuesday: 4

Wednesday: 5

Thursday: 0

Friday: 9

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 1

Home Games by month:

September: 3

October: 5

November: 4

December: 4

January: 3

February: 8

March: 7

Opponents Visits to Prince George

Brandon: 1

Calgary: 0

Edmonton: 0

Everett: 2

Kamloops: 5

Kelowna: 5

Lethbridge: 0

Medicine Hat: 0

Moose Jaw: 1

Portland: 2

Prince Albert: 1

Red Deer: 0

Regina: 1

Saskatoon: 1

Seattle: 2

Spokane: 2

Swift Current: 0

Tri-City: 2

Vancouver: 4

Victoria: 4

Winnipeg: 1

First Half/Second Half

 The Cougars will play 15 of their first 34 games at home, while finishing the second half with 19 of the final 34 games at home.

Back-to-Back Series

 Back-to-back games at home: 13

Home game followed by home game next day: 12

 

For further information on tickets for the 2022-23 season, please contact Kevin Patenaude at Kevin.Patenaude@pgcougars.com

About the Prince George Cougars The Prince George Cougars have been a proud member of the Western Hockey League since 1994. The Cougars play out of the CN Centre, a 5,971-seat multipurpose arena that opened in 1995.The Cougars are owned by EDGEPRo Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The ownership group bought the Cougars in 2014 and the group consists of former Cougars Dan Hamhuis and Eric Brewer and local businessmen Ernest Ouellet, John Pateman, Greg Pocock and Raymond Fortier.

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