Coquitlam, B.C. — The Cariboo Cougars showcased the best of the North at the 2012 BCMML All Star Game in Coquitlam Friday night with a total of six players taking part while head coach Trevor Sprague’s Blue squad earned a 5-2 win.
As one of the youngest players named to the All Star game, Cats defenceman Ryan Gagnon had a pair of helpers for team Blue. Team White forward Nathan Craft scored the game’s only power play goal off a feed from fellow Cougar Eli Jarvis.
The All Star game also featured several skills competitions with Cougar netminder Nate Warren awarded the prize for top goalie in the breakaway contest in which Cougar Captain Tanner Fjellstrom also took part along with Jarvis. Gagnon and Craft participated in the hardest shot competition.
The Cougars now gear up for a huge two-game weekend series against the Vancouver NE Chiefs in Coquitlam. Cariboo is just one point up on the Chiefs for second place in the standings with Vancouver holding two games in hand. Puckdrop for Saturday’s game is set for 4:00pm at Planet Ice in Coquitlam, Sunday’s game begins at noon.