Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars will be well represented during the 2016-17 Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament which begins December 26th and runs through January 1st in Calgary, AB. This season 10 Cougars prospects will take a run at a Mac’s Tournament Championship including: Seven B.C. born players, two Saskatchewan born players and one Alberta-born player.
Here at the 10 Cougars prospects that fans can keep their eyes on:
Niklas Hoem (2000 – G – Greater Vancouver Canadians): Listed by the Cougars during the 2015-16 season, Niklas Hoem is 5-7 this season for the Greater Vancouver Canadians in the B.C. Major Midget League.
Liam Ryan (2000 – F – Vancouver Northeast Chiefs): Drafted in the seventh round by the Cougars in 2015, Liam Ryan has registered six goals and 13 assists in 20 games so far this season with the BCMML’S Vancouver Northeast Chiefs.
Max Kryski (2000 – F – Okanagan Rockets): Kryski was listed by the Cougars earlier this month and has had a phenomenal season with the Okanagan Rockets. He has 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points in 23 games and is currently tied for third in league scoring.
Zach Wickson (1999 – G – Cariboo Cougars): Listed by the Cougars in the fall of 2016, Wickson is 12-1 this season for the BCMML-leading Cariboo Cougars with a league best 1.18 goals-against-average.
Joel Patsey (1999 – D – Cariboo Cougars): Drafted by the Cougars in the eighth round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, the veteran Patsey has recorded seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points in 24 games this season with the Cariboo Cougars. Patsey was a member of the 2015-16 Mac’s Tournament championship team.
Jonas Harkins (2000 – D – Cariboo Cougars): Drafted by the Cougars in the second round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, Jonas Harkins has a goal and four assists in 18 games this season in this, his second season with the Cariboo Cougars. Harkins has appeared in one game this season with the Prince George Cougars.
Reid Perepeluk (2000 – F – Cariboo Cougars): Drafted by the Cougars in the sixth round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, Perepeluk has put together a strong offensive season netting six goals and adding 15 assists for 21 points in 18 games this season for the Cariboo Cougars.
Taylor Gauthier (2001 – G – Calgary Bisons): Taylor Gauthier was selected ninth overall by the Prince George Cougars in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He’s the fourth highest goaltender ever selected in a WHL Bantam Draft and so far this season he’s registered a 2.10 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage in 11 games this season with the Calgary Buffaloes.
Cole Beamin (2001 – D – Saskatoon Contacts): With their second round pick in 2016, the Cougars drafted defenceman Cole Beamin. In 28 games with the Saskatoon Contacts Beamin has picked up two goals while adding five assists.
Jack Michell (2001 – D – Saskatoon Contacts): Jack Michell was a third round selection of the Prince George Cougars in 2016. He has four goals and 13 assists for 17 points in 28 games for the Saskatoon Contacts this season.
The Prince George Cougars want to congratulate all 10 of our prospects on their successes up to this point in their Midget seasons, and we wish them and their respective teams the very best during the 2016-17 Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament.