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Cariboo Cougar shedding into a Vernon Viper

Brett Fudger signs to play with B.C. Hockey League team this Fall
Cariboo-GVC-Fudger 2019 playoffs
Brett Fudger (#19) reaches for the loose puck in the offensive zone during a 2019 playoff game at Kin Centre against the Greater Vancouver Canadians (via Cariboo Cougars)

One of the top scorers on Prince George’s top major midget hockey club this past season is moving up into the Junior ‘A’ ranks.

Cariboo Cougars’ graduating player Brett Fudger has signed with the Vernon Vipers to start his B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) career in the Fall for the 2019-20 season.

The 17-year-old skated for the Major Midget Cats for two seasons that included two trips to the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League (BCMML) Finals and winning the 2018-19 title back in April.

Fudger was the team’s assists leader in the 2018-19 regular season with 25, adding 15 goals for a total of 40 points in 39 games.

He added six more points in the playoffs en route to the 2019 championships, which included five goals.

Altogether, the Prince Rupert product accumulated a career record of 57 points in 77 games with Cariboo.

The Vernon Vipers lost to the Prince George Spruce Kings in the BCHL Fred Page Cup Finals after finishing fourth in the Interior Division in the 2018-19 season.