Cougars drop Pre-Season opener in Kamloops

Allen Douglas

The Prince George Cougars opened their 2021 Pre-Season with a 5-3 loss against the Kamloops Blazers at the Sandman Centre Friday.

Koehn Ziemmer, Hudson Thornton and Caden Brown scored for the Cougars. Thornton’s goal came on the power-play. Ty Young started in net and turned aside 22 of 23 shots in 30-minutes of work. Tyler Brennan surrendered four goals on 22 shots.

Nic McCarry, Mats Lindgren (PPG), Logan Bairos (PPG) and Dylan Sydor scored for Kamloops.

The Blazers broke a 2-2 tie early in the third with goals from Bairos and Sydor coming 18-seconds apart. Brown made it 4-3 with 10 and half minutes to go but the Blazers added a late power-play goal in the dying seconds of the third period.

Taylor Gauthier, Keaton Dowhaniuk, Majid Kaddoura, Craig Armstrong, Connor Bowie and Jonny Hooker did not dress.

The two teams meet again tomorrow night, Saturday, September 18th at the CN Centre; puck drop is 7:00 pm. Tickets are just $10 and are available at the TicketsNorth box office at the CN Centre, by phone (1-888-293-6613), or online at




Cougars: Ziemmer, Thornton, Brown

Blazers: McCarry, Lindgren, Bairos, Sydor, Levis


Cougars: Ty Young, 22 /23, 30:02. Tyler Brennan, 18/22, 29:58

Blazers: Dylan Ernst, 11/13, 29:58. Jesse Makaj, 11/12 30:02


Cougars: 1-4

Blazers: 3-7


Cougars: 25

Blazers: 45


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