Gauthier earns first shutout in 2-0 win over T-Birds

The Prince George Cougars earned the weekend sweep Saturday, after picking up a 2-0-win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. A season-high 3,585 fans watched Taylor Gauthier pick up his first career shutout after a brilliant 37-save performance. Cole Moberg and Jackson Leppard scored in the first and second period respectively. Saturday was the team’s annual “Pink in the Rink” night.

Game Notes

STREAKS:Cole Moberg has three goals and seven-points in the last five games; he’s scored in two of the last three games. The 18-year-old defenceman now has 12 points in 17-games, already surpassing his total from last season (11).

GOOSE EGG: Gauthier’s shutout was the first of his career and the first by any Cougars goaltender since October 1st, 2017, when the Cougars shutout the Portland Winterhawks 3-0 on the road. Gauthier stopped 37-shots, including 17 in the third period.

PINK IN THE RINK: The Cougars partnered with the Northland Auto Group and the Canadian Cancer Society, to raise money and awareness for cancer research in Northern B.C. The Mega 50/50 jackpot topped out at just under $60, 000. The Cougars wore specialty pink, cancer awareness, jerseys that are being auctioned off online (www.pgcougars.com)

UP NEXT:The Cougars (7-7-1-2) are off until next weekend, when they hit the road for a Remembrance Day long weekend double-header against the Vancouver Giants on November 10thand 11th. The Cougars are back home on Wednesday, November 14, against the Kelowna Rockets. Tickets for that home game are available at www.ticketsnorth.ca

GAME SUMMARY

Boxscore- http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015769/boxscore

Scoring

Cougars– Cole Moberg (1 G, 1 A), Jackson Leppard (1 G), Ryan Schoettler (1 A), Tyson Upper (1 A).

Thunderbirds-No scoring.

Goaltending

Cougars- Taylor Gauthier (Win) 60:00 37/37

Thunderbirds- Liam Hughes (Loss) 57:58 25/27

Power-Play

Cougars- 1/5

Thunderbirds- 0/5

Three Stars: 1) Taylor Gauthier 2) Cole Moberg 3) Jackson Leppard

-PG Cougars

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