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Minor midget Cariboo Cougars post two wins over Vancouver Canadians

In the B.C. Hockey Minor Midget League, the first-place Cariboo Cougars were in Richmond for a doubleheader against the Greater Vancouver Canadians and won both games. The Cats downed the Canadians 4-1 on Saturday and 4-0 on Sunday.

In Saturday’s win, Linden Makow, Dawson Davis, Max Sanford and Scott Cousins scored the Cariboo goals and Tysen Smith picked up the win in net. On Sunday, Jasper Tait earned the shutout, while Chase Pacheco paced the Cougars offensively with a pair of goals. Decker Mujcin and Sanford had the other Cariboo markers.

The Cougars moved to 19-4-1-0 on the season while the last-place Canadians dipped to 4-20-0-0.

The next games for the Cougars are Feb. 8-9 in Delta against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, currently third in the standings at 16-6-1-1.


The major bantam Cariboo Cougars won all four of their games in Delta this weekend. The Cats beat the Valley West Giants 4-1 on Friday, dumped the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs 6-3 on Saturday, and, later in the day, defeated the Giants again, this time 7-4. On Sunday, the Cats completed their successful trip when they edged the North Island Silvertips 6-5.

The Cougars improved to 11-11-0-2 and are now fourth of eight teams.


At the double-A midget level, the North Central Bobcats were in Kimberley and fell 3-2 to East Kootenay on Saturday before a 3-3 tie on Sunday. The Bobcats are fourth in the six-team league with a record of 6-7-3-0. Their next games are Feb. 8-9 in Prince George against first-place OMAHA Central (10-2-4-0).

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