Preview: January 20th at Red Deer

Red Deer, AB – The Cougars four game in five nights continues their season longest seven game road trip, tonight, against the Red Deer Rebels.

When: Friday, January 20

Puck Drop: 6:00 PM PDT

Listen: 94.3 The Goat

Watch: CHL Live

Cougars Record: 18-19-4-0 (40 Points, 2nd BC Division)

Cougars Last Game: A 6-5 win on Wednesday night in Calgary against the Hitmen

Rebels Record: 29-8-1-3 (62 Points, 1st, Central Division)

Rebels Last Game: A 2-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday


Last Time Out: The Cougars got back in the win column on Wednesday with a 6-5 win over the Calgary Hitmen. The win was highlighted by Jaxsen Wiebe and Koehn Ziemmer who had three points each, including Wiebe with the game winning goal. Zac Funk collected his first goal as a Cougar against his former team. Tyler Brennan earned the win in goal, making 30 saves on 35 Calgary shots.

‘Chase’ing History: Cougars forward Chase Wheatcroft is one power-play goal away from setting the franchise’s single season power-play goal record. Wheatcroft tied Berkeley Buchko (2000-01) for the lead with 18 power-play goals in a single season. Wheatcroft has a chance to break the record in Red Deer tonight.

Bawa is Back: Newly acquired Cougar and former member of the Rebels Arjun Bawa will play against his old team tonight. Bawa was acquired by the Cougars from Red Deer prior to the January 10th deadline in exchange for Ryker Singer.

On the Other Side: The Red Deer Rebels have been rolling this season. The Rebels sit with the second-best record in the WHL at 29-8-1-3. Offensively, Red Deer is led by Kai Uchacz who has 53 points in 41 games and is second in the WHL in goals with 34. Cougar fans will be familiar with a pair of names on the Rebels roster. Craig Armstrong was acquired by the Rebels in this past off-season and has collected 22 points in 41 gamea this season. Armstrong spent a part of four seasons with the Cougars before being moved in the off-season. Ryker Singer was acquired by Red Deer in exchange for Arjun Bawa prior to the deadline. Singer will get to play against his old club tonight.


What Are We Wearing? The Cougars are slated to wear their white uniforms tonight.


The Cougars will wrap up the 7-game trip tomorrow night when they visit the defending WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings at 6:00 PM at Rogers Place.

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