January 2, 2013, Prince George, B.C. (ISN) – Cariboo Cougar forwards Liam Blackburn and Brad Morrison have been honoured by the Mac’s Tournament committee being named first-team allstars as well as recipients of several prestigious awards.
With 11 points in 5 games, Blackburn was the highest scorer in the entire tournament and has received the Lifemark Sports Physiotherapy Leading Scorer Award.
With 8 points, Morrison was not on the ice for a single goal against and received the Ricoh Plus/Minus Award. Morrison has also been named the tournament’s most sportsmanlike player earning the Stu Peppard Memorial Trophy.
While falling just shy of a semi-final playoff berth with a 3-2 overtime loss to Pirati Chomutov in the quarter-finals Monday, the Cougars finished round-robin play with the most goals of any of the 25 teams along with the best goal differential with a plus 15. The Cats won their pool with a 3-0-1 record while also going undefeated in round-robin play for the first time in team history.