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U15 Cougars earn weekend split

The U15 Cariboo Cougars got the result they wanted on Saturday but couldn’t take their momentum into Sunday.

In a BC Elite Hockey League doubleheader at the Kin Centre, the Cougars downed the South Island Royals 5-3 in the opener and lost 6-0 in the rematch.

Saturday goal-scorers for the Cougars were Brody Wood (2), Jack Tidsbury, Josh Gendron and Jaxon Larmand, while Hunter Henry added a pair of assists. Linden Hoskins, Aden Glenn and Parker MacDougall replied for the Royals.

The first period was scoreless and the Cougars led 3-2 after two.

Ryder Green was in goal for the victory and Callahan Cowan took the loss.

On Sunday, Cariboo shooters came up empty against Cowan, who got offensive support from Cale Kaufmann, Kyle Gibson, Ben Wetterberg, Ryan Helmkay, Sullivan Humeniuk and MacDougall.

In the 10-team division, the seventh-place Cougars have a 3-5-0-2 record. The ninth-place Royals sit at 2-8-0-0.

The Cougars will be in Richmond next weekend to face the third-place Greater Vancouver Canadians (5-1-1-1).

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The U17 Cariboo Cougars had a rough weekend against the Okanagan Rockets.

On the ice in Kelowna, the Cougars lost 7-1 on Saturday and 6-0 on Sunday. Seth Habsburg had the only Cariboo goal in the two games.

The third-place Rockets improved to 7-3-0-0 while the Cats, in eighth place out of 10 teams, dropped to 2-5-0-1. They’ll play the North Island Silvertips (2-8-0-0) on Saturday and Sunday in Richmond.

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