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Season Ends In Silver For Cariboo Cougars

Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 6:20 PM


Vancouver North East Chiefs capture the 2014-15 League Championship  photo tweeted by @BCHockey_MML

Prince George, BC – It was a hard-fought affair in Kin One this afternoon, as the Prince George Cougars fell 6-4 to the Vancouver North East Chiefs, to finish the season in second place.

The Chiefs managed a 5-3 win in last night’s opener of the BC Major Midget League Championship series, meaning this afternoon’s victory gave them a sweep of the best-of-three and the title of League Champs for the 2014-15 season.

But Prince George did not go down without a fight.  The Cougars actually outshot Vancouver 40-30.  The first period saw end-to-end action with the two teams exchanging several scoring chances and some big hits, but, when the dust had settled, the Chiefs were up 3-2.  Matthew Davis had a pair of goals and Caleb Fantillo scored on a breakaway for Vancouver.  Joel Patsey and Mitchell Williams answered for the Cougars.

The Chiefs were up 5-3 after 40-minutes of play.  A great goal from Steven Jandric cut that lead to one early in the third, but the Chiefs’ Fantillo scored his second of the game shortly thereafter to nail down the 6-4 final score…and the Cariboo Cougars’ season drew to a close.

But the team has much to be proud of – in addition to today’s silver medals, the Cougars won the Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament in Calgary at the start of the year, with a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory over the Regina Pat Canadians.




Who wrote this report?

They are not the Prince George Cougars, they are the Cariboo Cougars. Not all the players are from PG.

Any how great season Cariboo Cougars, I watched today’s game and the game was stolen from you by poor refereeing. Three times super quick whistles when the puck was not covered robbed the Cougars of goals.

I’m a Cariboo Cougars Fan.
It was not all about poor refereeing.
The Chief’s wanted it more,more heart in game.
The Cariboo Cougars were good but they did not have a pep in there step.
They were hopeing it was going to be an easy win like there last ones.
Overall-you had a great year Cariboo Cougars.

Refereeing was terrible! And those 3 whistles – the ref clearly was not in position to see what was happening when he blew his whistle. Easy to see why ref’s are heckled.

The team has had a great year. Too bad they were robbed of their chance to end with the final win.

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