After an impressive performance this past week on home ice, one of the Prince George Cougars’ leaders has been recognized nationally.
Defenceman Cole Moberg was named to the Canadian Hockey League’s (CHL) Team of the Week (Nov. 4-10) after posting six points in three games.
This included two goals and four assists for the recently appointed alternate captain, including three points in Wednesday’s (Nov. 6) entertaining game against Medicine Hat, but resulted in a 5-4 loss.
The Chicago Blackhawks’ final pick from the 2019 NHL Draft earned second-star honours in that contest as well.
To date, Moberg is also second in team scoring with 12 points in 15 games, and all three of his goals have come on the power-play.
He was one of four Western Hockey League (WHL) players selected for this week’s CHL Team.
The @VaughnHockey #CHL Team of the Week features top performers by position for games November 4-10.— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) November 13, 2019
Forwards: @HamblinJames10, @19voyer, @poulin_sam.
Defence: @cmobes23 & @M_Robertson15.
DETAILS 📊: https://t.co/600TPCL9eT pic.twitter.com/kR3vB29bpt
Meanwhile, fellow blue-liner Rhett Rhinehart is still on the NHL’s radar.
Though he only sports eight points through 19 games with the Cougars thus far, the soon-to-be 18-year-old remains at a ‘C’ rating according to NHL Central Scouting’s latest report from Monday (Nov. 11).
That’s the rating Rhinehart initially received on the scouts' ‘Players to Watch’ list.
If he stays in that position, he could potentially be selected next summer as early as the fourth, fifth or sixth round of the 2020 NHL Draft.
Rhinehart is one of 52 current WHL players on the updated report.
Prince George is on the road for two games this weekend, beginning in Kamloops on Friday (Nov. 15) and in Vancouver Saturday (Nov. 16).
The Cougars are back home the following Tuesday (Nov. 22) to host the Edmonton Oil Kings.