The Prince George Cougars continue to crumble at the end of the 2018-19 season.
The Cats extended their losing streak to five games after a 5-2 setback in Victoria Saturday night despite going into the final frame with a tie.
Prince George got the contest to 2-2 halfway through the second period, scoring two goals on 17 shots in the frame alone to the Royals’ five.
Josh Maser lit one of the two lamps, his sixth straight game with a goal and his team-leading 27th of the season, five minutes into the middle frame assisted by Reid Perepeluk.
Jack Sander four minutes later with his second of the year; Cole Beamin and Jackson Leppard provided the helpers.
The Royals followed up with three unanswered goals in the third, two from Phillip Schultz, and handing Cougars the eighth loss against the provincial capital’s team this year
Taylor Gauthier was in net for a second straight night and stayed between the pipes the entire night, stopping 27 of 31 shots from Victoria.
Prince George’s record falls to 17-39-5-3 with four games left in the 2018-19 season, three of which are on home ice.
The Cougars return to the CN Centre Friday (March 8) and Saturday (March 9) for a doubleheader against the Portland Winterhawks.
Both games start at 7 p.m.
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