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Prince George Cougars lose on seven-goal scoring spree from Swift Current

Cats’ 7-2 setback saw four goals in under five minutes
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Tyson Upper (#9) reaches over in fighting for a loose puck against the Swift Current Broncos at the CN Centre (via Prince George Cougars/Brett Cullen Photography)

The Prince George Cougars are likely going to sweep last night’s game (Oct. 22) under the rug.

Swift Current scored a touchdown at the CN Centre, resulting in a 7-2 win for the Broncos and handing the Cats a second-straight loss.

The Broncos were on the tail end of their B.C. Division road trip Tuesday and ended a seven-game losing skid in the northern capital.

Cats’ goaltender Taylor Gauthier was given the loss despite being pulled three minutes into the second period, stopping eight of 11 shots before Tyler Brennan took his place.

The 16-year-old back-up made 11 saves on 15 shots for the remainder of the contest.

Broncos’ Joona Kiviniemi potted a hat-trick in his four-point night, two of which came on a power-play.

Swift Current also scored four goals in a span of 4:52 early in the middle frame, including two in 15 seconds off deflections and unfortunate bounces.

Prince George’s Reid Perepeluk scored his first of the 2019-20 season nine minutes into the third period with a helper from Connor Bowie.

The local hockey product’s goal deprived Isaac Poulter of a shutout to make it a 6-1 score.

The Cougars’ other marker came with four minutes left in regulation and it end up being the last goal of the evening in the 7-2 final.

Filip Koffer sent a quick puck to the net in a tight position on offense, taking passes from Mitch Kohner and Jack Sander to light his second lamp of the year.

The loss drops Prince George’s record to 3-7-0-1.

They end their four-game homestand tonight (Oct. 23) against the Kelowna Rockets, a team the Cougars will face-off with a third time this month.

Puck-drop goes for 7 p.m.