The Prince George Cougars are pleased to announce 2004-born goaltender Ty Young has signed a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.
“Ty is another goaltender in our system that has a great mix of size and athleticism and has the potential to be a top-level netminder in our league,” said Cougars’ Director of Scouting Bob Simmonds. “He has a great work ethic and has shown a lot of growth in his game over the last two seasons.”
Young was drafted by the Cougars in the eighth round, 158th overall, in the 2019 WHL Draft. The 16-year-old started the 2020-21 season with the Under-18 AAA Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Alberta Elite Hockey League (AEHL). In three games, Young was undefeated, with a 1-0-2 record (W-L-T) and owned a 2.33 goals-against average (GAA), and a .926 save percentage (SV%).
Last season, the Coaldale, AB product played in 17 regular season games with the Hurricanes, and sported a 10-5-2 record, to go along with a 2.54 GAA, and a .913 SV%. He also had one shutout. The 6’3”, 180-pound netminder played in eight playoff games last spring and posted five wins to go along with a 2.41 GAA, and .915 SV%.
With Young signed, the Cougars have now signed six selections from their 2019 WHL Draft class.
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.