The Prince George Cougars snapped their four-game winless streak with a 5-3 win over the Victoria Royals in their Un-Teddy Bear Toss game, Sunday at the CN Centre. Vladislav Mikhalchuk scored twice, including the Un-Teddy Bear Toss goal in the first period. It was a big first period for the Cougars, who scored three goals on 13 shots. Rhett Rhinehart, Josh Maser and Ilijah Colina also scored for the Cougars, who won their final home game of December.
Royals’ forward Dante Hannoun recorded one goal in this afternoon’s game, which gave him three tallies in this weekend’s series against Prince George. Dating back to last season, Hannoun he has recorded 11 points (4g-7a) in his last nine games against the Cougars.
This afternoon’s loss marked the first time the Royals have been defeated by Prince George in their last seven contests. Dating back to last season, this is the first regulation loss versus the Cougars since December 27, 2017. Victoria currently holds a record of 3-1-0-0 against Prince George this year and have outscored them 15-8 in those four games.
Victoria allowed only one shot on net in the third period. This is the fewest shots that the Royals have surrendered in a period this season.