Prince George, B.C. – Following last night’s Black and White Game, the Prince George Cougars have 39 players still with the team ahead of this weekend’s pre-season trip to Red Deer:

Goalies (6):

Ty Edmonds (96)
Nick McBride (97)
Tavin Grant (98)
Connor Dochuk (99)
Zach Wickson (99)
Taylor Gauthier (01)

Defencemen (13):

Sam Ruopp (96) *
Shaun Dosanjh (96)
Tate Olson (97)
Shane Collins (97)
Josh Anderson (98)
Joel Lakusta (98)
Max Martin (99)
Peter Kope (99)
Ryan Schoettler (99)
Jonas Harkins (00)
Cole Moberg (00)
Cole Beamin (01)
Jack Michell (01)

Forwards (20):

Colby McAuley (96)
Jordan Ross (96)
Jansen Harkins (97)
Brad Morrison (97)
Jesse Gabrielle (97)
Aaron Boyd (97)
Jared Bethune (97)
Brogan O’Brien (97)
Kody McDonald (98)
Bartek Bison (98)
Kolby Johnson (98)
Josh Curtis (98)
Brendan Kochanski (98)
Justin Almeida (99)
Ethan O’Rourke (99)
Adam Kadlec (99)
Jackson Leppard (00)
Tyler Ho (00)
Reid Perepeluk (00)
Keegan Craik (01)

*Sam Ruopp is currently with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The following Black and White Game players have been reassigned:


Niklas Hoem (00)


Noah Kiemel (99)
Eric Parker (01)


Josh Bruce (98)
Brian Adair (99)
Liam Ryan (00)
Edge Lambert (01)
Zach Bolton (01)

This weekend the Prince George Cougars will kick off their exhibition seasonFriday afternoon in Red Deer when they battle the Calgary Hitmen at 2:00 PM (local time). Saturday the Cougars will take the ice again at 2:00 PMwhen they clash with the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Following the two games in Alberta this weekend, the Cougars will head South to the Tri-Cities to play three games in three nights beginning Wednesday, September 7th, against the Tri-City Americans (a 7:05 PMstart). The next night at 7:05 PM the Cougars will battle the Portland Winterhawks and then they’ll wrap up their stint on the road with an 11:00 AM battle with the Kootenay Ice on Friday, September 9th. The Cougars lone home preseason game will take place on Friday, September 16thagainst the Kamloops Blazers. That game starts at 7:00 PM at the CN Centre.

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