The Prince George Cougars (17-18-1-1) had their four-game win streak come to an end on Friday, falling to the Kamloops Blazers 5-1 (23-11-1-0) at the CN Centre.
The Cougars were playing shorthanded as they had just eight forwards and 14 skaters in their line up due to injuries and COVID-19 protocols.
Prince George and Kamloops face off again tomorrow at the Sandman Centre to finish off the weekend home and home series.
Caden Brown scored the lone Cougars’ goal early in the second period. It was his third of the season and first since November 10th. Brown pounced on a rebound after Keaton Dowhaniuk’s shot kicked off the pad of Dylan Garand.
Tyler Brennan was busy in the Prince George net, as he stopped 48 of 53 shots fired his way.
Kamloops led 2-0 after 20 minutes and 4-1 through two periods. Luke Toporowski, acquired from the Spokane Chiefs on Monday, had a pair of goals and three points in the win. His linemate, Logan Stankoven, also had a three-point night. They were the first and second stars.
The Cougars are 2-5-0-1 against the Blazers in eight games this season.