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Cougars hit the road to face Giants, Blazers

Ziemmer leads Cats in scoring, remains in Western Hockey League's top 10
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Citizen Photo by James Doyle. Prince George Cougars forward Koehn Ziemmer celebrates after scoring a goal against the Vancouver Giants on on Dec. 15, 2021 at CN Centre. Ziemmer had a six-point night, scoring two goals and adding four assists in the Cougars' 7-3 win.

The Prince George Cougars will try to end a three-game WHL losing streak Friday night in Langley, where they’ll face the Vancouver Giants for the second tome this season.

The Cats were humbled at home 5-1 on Saturday by the Eastern Conference-leading Winnipeg ICE.

Two weeks ago, the Cougars defeated the Giants 4-3 in a shootout. Carter MacAdams provided the game-ending shootout goal.

Their slump started the following night in Everett, where they fell 6-4 to the SiIvertips and continued a few nights later at CN Centre, where they ran into a hot Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Wheaties.

The Cougars are a healthy bunch as they head down the highway today on the bus to Langley to face the Giants (1-4-1-2, eighth in Western Conference).

Koehn Ziemmer, with five goals and seven assists, and Riley Heidt (4-4-8) lead the Cats in scoring, followed closely by defenceman Hudson Thornton (2-5-7), MacAdams (3-3-6) and Chase Wheatcroft (3-3-6).

Prince George (3-5-0-0) ranks sixth in the conference, five points back of the fourth-place Kamloops Blazers (5-1-0-1). The Cougars and Blazers meet Saturday in Kamloops.

The Cougars return to home ice next weekend to take on Nico Myatovic and the Seattle Thunderbirds. The T-birds (7-0-0-0) are tied with Portland atop the Western Conference  standings.

Myatovic, a 17-year-old right winger who was born and raised in Prince George, is on a point-per-game pace (4-3-7) in his second full season in the WHL.

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