Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins announced Thursday afternoon that the Prince George Cougars have reassigned goaltender Patrick Gora (1996 – St. Albert, AB) to the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Gora signed a Standard WHL Player Agreement with the Prince George Cougars in January, 2015 and played in five games with the Cougars last season. Originally drafted by the Regina Pats in the ninth round (179thoverall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Gora spent most of last season with the Kodiaks where he compiled a record of 19-4-1-0 with a 1.98 goals-against-average, a .922 save percentage and had five shutouts.
“Patrick came to the rink every day with a positive attitude and competed hard,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “We are happy with his overall development this summer. He pushed our other goaltenders very hard and played well for us during Training Camp and the preseason. With this decision, we are putting him in a position where he is going to play a lot and contribute to the success of the Camrose Kodiaks, and we will continue to monitor his overall development. We wish him all of the best moving forward.”
The Prince George Cougars roster now sits at 32 players, with: Three goaltenders, 10 defencemen and 19 forwards remaining. Saturday night in Prince George the Cougars will take the ice for one final preseason tune up as they welcome Don Hay’s Kamloops Blazers to town for a 7:00 PM game.