Preview: January 21 @ Edmonton
EDMONTON AB – The Cougars wrap up their seven-game road trip tonight in Edmonton against the Oil Kings at Rogers Place.
When: Saturday, January 21
Puck Drop: 6:00 PM PDT
Listen: 94.3 The Goat
Watch: CHL Live
Cougars Record: 18-20-4-0 (40 Points, 2nd BC Division)
Cougars Last Game: A 8-5 loss to the Red Deer Rebels last night
Oil Kings Record: 6-34-2-0 (14 Points, 6th Central Division)
Oil Kings Last Game: A 4-3 overtime loss to the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday, January 14th
NEWS AND NOTES
Last Time Out: The Cougars got into a lot of penalty trouble last night, resulting in five Red Deer power-play goals, and ended up dropping an 8-5 contest to the Rebels. Viliam Kmec, Ondrej Becher, Jaxsen Wiebe, and Koehn Ziemmer (2) had the Cougar goals while Ty Young made 34 saves in the loss.
‘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 Edmonton tonight.
The Champ is Back: Forward Jaxsen Wiebe makes his return against his former team tonight. Wiebe was a part of the championship Oil Kings team last season. The 20 year old from Moose Jaw’s time as an Oil King was highlighted by his hat-trick in the Memorial cup which included the overtime winner. Wiebe was acquired by the Cougars earlier this season in exchange for Noah Boyko and a draft pick.
On the Other Side: The Edmonton Oil Kings, coming off a banner season, have struggled this season. The WHL’s last place team has won just two of their last 10 games heading into tonight. Offensively, the Oil Kings are led by Gavin Hodnett who has collected 25 points in 36 games (7G-18A).
ADDITIONAL GAME INFORMATION
What Are We Wearing? The Cougars are slated to wear their white uniforms tonight.
AFTER THE FINAL HORN
The Cougars will return home for their longest home-stand of the season to date, beginning a week from tonight against the Prince Albert Raiders at 6:00 PM at the CN Centre.