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U17 Cougars pick up four points on the weekend

The U17 Cariboo Cougars brought four points home with them.

The Cougars were in Chase for weekend BC Elite Hockey League games against the Thompson Blazers and won both, 5-1 on Saturday and 4-1 on Sunday.

Parker White (2), Logan Hauk, Blake Pigeon and Isaiah Bagri were the Saturday marksmen for the Cougars. They scored five consecutive goals after Hayden Evans opened the scoring for the home team early in the first period.

Brady MacKay was the winning goaltender and Zack Veninsky took the loss.

On Sunday, the Cats were up 2-1 half way through the third period but put the game away on goals by Hauk and Colton Hotte. Jesse Brideau (power play) and Declan Pocock also scored for the Cougars, while Kheller Ouellette replied for the Blazers while they were on a second-period power play.

Ben Delisi was between the pipes for the win and Preston Lewis took the loss.

The Cougars are now in seventh place in the 10-team division with a record of 8-7-0-1. The Blazers are eighth at 4-15-0-1.

The Cougars are scheduled to host the first-place Valley West Giants (14-4-0-0) this coming weekend. Games are set for Saturday (5 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.) at Kin 1.

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