Cougars gearing up for awards weekend

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March 5, 2014, Prince George, B.C. (ISN) – The push towards the 2014 Western Hockey League playoffs continues this weekend for the Prince George Cougars who are set to welcome the WHL’s top scorer Mitch Holmberg and the Spokane Chiefs for a Friday-Saturday double-header.

With four games remaining in their regular season schedule, the Prince George Cougars currently trail the eighth placed Tri-City Americans by only four points for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Two victories this weekend will be key for the Cougars to keep pace.

It all starts Friday night when the Prince George Cougars announce the Hubbell Designer Goldsmith’s Player of the Month for February. The winner will join Ty Edmonds (September/October), Chase Witala (November), Jordan Tkatch (December) and Todd Fiddler (January) on the list of monthly winners, and will be eligible to be voted as the Hubell Designer Goldsmith’s Player of the Year in the fan-poll on the Cougars website (www.pgcougars.com). Friday’s game is sponsored by Cintas.

Saturday night is awards night and before the game, the Prince George Cougars will be handing out their individual awards for the 2013-2014 season. Award categories include: Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Most Dedicated Player, and the Scholastic Player of the Year. We will also be naming our Volunteer of the Year.

Fans can also look forward to another Chuck-A-Puck night on Saturday, where they have the chance to win great food prizes courtesy of: Burger King, Subway, Red Robin and de Dutch. Young fans can also look forward to interacting with Tony the Tiger as Saturday’s game is brought to you by Kellogg’s.

It could also be a banner weekend for two Prince George Cougars who are fast approaching three major milestones.

20-year-old forward Todd Fiddler is just five goals shy of reaching the 50 goal mark. Should Fiddler reach 50 goals, he would become just the second Prince George Cougar to ever accomplish that feat, joining Quinn Hancock who scored 54 goals during the 1997-1998 season. Fiddler comes into the weekend with 92 points and needs just four more points in his final four games to record the second highest season point total in franchise history. His 18-game point streak is currently the longest active streak in the WHL.

Not to be outdone is Prince George Cougars captain Troy Bourke who needs just four points in his final four games to become the Prince George Cougars franchise scoring leader. Currently Bourke has 81 goals and 230 career points, which leaves him just three points shy of matching Eric Hunter’s 233 career points which he accomplished during the 2006-2007 season.

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