Cougars decimate the opposition in Saturday double-header

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Cami Kepke

Jarin Sutton and Ty Kolle each scored twice Saturday as the Cariboo Cougars won their fourth straight pre­season game defeating Compete Hockey Academy 9­3.

Chase DuBois, Tyler Ho, Reid Perepeluk, Trey Thomas, and Hunter Floris all contributed to the offensive explosion. Ho and DuBois each had three assists to go along with their goals. Mason Ritchey, Colton Thomas, and Jesse Pomeroy also had multiple assists as the Cougars outshot Compete 62­15. Aaron Jakubowksi and Jamie Ferguson split the goaltending duties.

The Cougars offence was consistent, lighting the lamp three times each period. Sutter, DuBois on the power play, and Kolle got on the board in the first; Kolle, Ho, and Perepeluk on the power play, tallied in the middle stanza; and Sutter on the power play, Thomas, and Floris closed it out. Coincidently all four of the Cougars wins have come by six­goal margins. Earlier Saturday, Tyler Maser scored once on the power play and once shorthanded as the Cougars rolled to their third straight pre­season winSaturday defeating the Pacific Coast Hockey Academy 7­1.

Maser’s goals bookended another dominating performance for the Cougars who have now scored 19 goals and only conceded one in exhibition play. Chase DuBois, Ty Kolle, Colton Thomas, Logan Morris, and Tyler Ho also scored for the Cougars. Defenceman Joel Patsey recorded three assists and Trey Thomas had a pair of helpers. Craig MacDonald, Jeremy Gervais, Jarin Sutton, and Chris Jandric contributed single assists.

Marcus Allen started between the pipes and Dorin Luding saw his first pre­season action in the second half of the game. The Cougars out shot PCHA 49­20. After Maser opened the scoring on the power play, DuBois and Kolle added even­strength goals to give the Cougars a 3­0 lead after 20 minutes.

The teams exchanged second­period goals with Thomas scoring for the Cougars. Morris at even strength, Ho on the power play, and Maser shorthanded extended the , Cougars lead in the third

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