Skip to content

Cougars acquire forward Pavel Azhgirei

 

Pavel Azhgirei
Pavel Azhgirei

The Prince George Cougars have claimed forward Pavel Azhgirei (00) off of WHL Import Waivers, the team announced Friday.

Azhgirei, 17, started the season with the Everett Silvertips, picking up one assist in four games. The Belarussian was drafted by Everett in the second round, 118th overall, in the 2017 CHL Import Draft in May.

Azhgirei was teammates with current Cougars forward Vladislav Mikhalchuk on the Under 17 Belarus National Team last year, as they won a Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament championship in Calgary last year. He had 10 points in in seven games at the Mac’s, including two goals and four points in the Final against the Saskatoon Contacts.

The 6’2” right-winger also played at the IIHF World Under 18 Hockey Championship for Belarus last spring, picking up one assist in seven games.

With the addition of Azhgirei, the Cougars roster now sits at 26: three goalies, eight defencemen and 15 forwards.

The Cougars finish their seven-game road trip tonight against the Everett Silvertips at Xfinity Arena; puck drop is 7:35 pm. Fans can listen to the game on 94.3 The Goat, or they can watch online via WHL Live.

Sports
April 8, 2024BY COLE WALDIE Prince George Cougars For the third time in WHL history, Prince George and Kelowna will clash in the playoffs. The Western Conference Semifinal tilt was confirmed after the Rockets eliminated the Wenatchee Wild in six games and the Everett Silvertips ended Vancouver’s run in Game 5 on Sunday, April 5. The Cougars […] [...] Read more...
April 7, 2024For the second consecutive night, the Penticton Vees shutout the Prince George Spruce Kings, as they won 3-0 in game two at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) on Saturday. The Vees lead the best-of-seven series 2-0, as now head north to Prince George for Games Three and Four, starting on Tuesday. It was the […] [...] Read more...
April 6, 2024The Penticton Vees opened the 2024 BCHL Playoffs with a 3-0 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings, Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC). The Vees lead the best-of-seven series 1-0, with Game Two set for Saturday night at the SOEC. Penticton got 20 saves from Will Ingemann, who posted his first career […] [...] Read more...
April 5, 2024The Prince George Kodiaks Northern Selects youth program travelled to Red Deer, Alberta to represent Prince George and compete in the “Rumble in the Rockies” tackle football tournament, hosted by the Alberta International Selects Football Club. The Kodiaks Northern Selects Program was designed to develop local Prince George athletes and put them in a position […] [...] Read more...

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *