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Team White wins Cougars’ intra-squad game

Team White were crowned 2018 Rob Charney Cup champions on Wednesday night, after beating Team Black 6-2 in the Prince George Cougars annual intra-squad game.

The second period was the key for Team White, as they scored four times in the middle frame, quickly erasing a 2-1 deficit through 20 minutes.

Six different players scored for Team White, including returnees Chance Adrian, Liam Ryan, Reid Perepeluk and prospect Connor Bowie. Craig Armstrong, the Cougars first pick in 2018 WHL Bantam draft, also scored for Team White and so too did 2018 CHL Import draftee Matej Toman.

Free-agent invitee Arjun Atwal opened the scoring in the first period for Team Black, followed by prospect defenseman Jack Michell. Atwal and Michell put Team Black ahead 2-0 inside the first 10-minutes of the game. However, Team White started their rally late in the first period.

Chance Adrian scored late in the first period for Team White, cutting the deficit to 2-1 with less than five-minutes left, which seemed to kick-start the comeback. In the second period, Team White scored four times, as Toman, Ryan, Armstrong and Bowie all found the back of the net. Perepeluk iced it in the third period, scoring the lone goal.

Isaiah DiLaura and Tyler Brennan shared the win for Team White. Jackson Glassford and Kolby Thornton split duties in the crease for Team Black.

Team White outshot Team Black 42-28. Team White was coached by Ron Bonora (Traveling Scout) and Nick Drazenovic (Development Coach).

The Cougars now gear up for the WHL pre-season, which starts Friday in Kamloops against the Blazers. Prince George also visits the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday.

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