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October 27, 2017 5:50 pm

Cariboo Cougars Earn First Telus Cup Win

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Cariboo Cougars notched their first win of the Telus Cup with a 4-3 victory over the Cape Breton West Islanders at CN Centre last night.

Hunter Floris led the way for the host squad potting two first period goals. The Cougars outshot Cape the team from Atlantic Canada 32-30.

Cariboo’s win has created a log jam in the standings with Cape Breton West, Mississauga and Leduc sporting 2-1 records.

The Cougars are just a point behind at 1-1-1 and Seminaire Saint-Francoise (1-2) are another point back.

Day four of Telus Cup action resumes today at noon when the Regina Pat Canadians face-off against Leduc.

Cape Breton West plays Mississauga at 4 p.m. and the final game of the day will feature the Cariboo Cougars versus Seminaire Saint-Francoise at 7:30.


The Cougars won despite every effort made by the referees to provide opportunities for the Islanders. One of the poorest refree job, I have witnessed in a very long time. Poor calls were made and applied onto both teams.

In my opinion, the referees are not to be making such a big impact onto the game. Many calls were made with it being head contact, review the video’s and it will be clear that there was no head contact.

Yes, a referee can make a few mistakes per game. But not that many in a game. Is this so called referee trying to get a reputation. Well, he certainly did. I hope the body that monitors the referee review his blatant effort to be a part of the game is noticed, and rectified before going into the weekend.

We play Canadian hockey, not that European no hitting games.

    These referees were picked to work this tournament because they are some of the best in the province.So I think they have already been noticed.

I guess you missed the call against West Islanders with 3 mins. left in the game ? It wasn’t much of a hit , but it was high and dumb for their captain to take when they were pressing to tie it up . Yes there were a lot of penalties called but I didn’t see it as biased against the Cougars .

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