BY FRASER RODGERS
Prince George Cougars
The Prince George Cougars first game in Dawson Creek wasn’t a memorable one, as they fell to the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-1 Thursday night at the Encana Events Centre.
For the second-straight game, penalties did the Cougars in, as they surrendered four power-play goals. The Oil Kings, who scored six power-play markers in their previous three pre-season games, scored four on nine opportunities Thursday. The Cougars couldn’t capitalize on six man-advantages.
Josh Williams scored twice for Edmonton and Jalen Luypen had three assists to help lead their offence. Dylan Guenther, Riley Sawchuk, Kobe Verbicky, and Parker Galvas added singles. Todd Scott and Sebastian Cossa split the goaltending duties for the Oil Kings.
Filip Koffer scored the Cougars’ only goal, his first of the pre-season, on a breakaway in the second period. Koffer stripped the puck from the defender at the Edmonton blue-line, before beating Scott on the glove-side. Tyler Brennan went the distance in net, turning aside 40 of 46 shots.
The two teams are off Friday, before playing the back half of the two-game exhibition series on Saturday at 1:00 pm PT. Fans can listen to the game via an audio-only stream at www.mixlr.com/prince-george-cougars
Oil Kings [1-0] Josh Williams from Scott Atkinson and Jalen Luypen 1:26 (power-play)
Oil Kings [2-0] Dylan Guenther from Scott Atkinson and Jalen Luypen 6:45
Cougars [2-1] Filip Koffer 7:52
Oil Kings [3-1] Josh Williams from Scott Atkinson and Jalen Luypen 19:19 (power-play)
Oil Kings [4-1] Riley Sawchuk from Parker Gavlas 1:02 (power-play)
Oil Kings [5-1] Kobe Verbicky from Keagan Slaney 10:47
Oil Kings [6-1] Parker Gavlas from Riley Sawchuk 19:51 (power-play)
Oil Kings- 4/9
Oil Kings- 46