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Cougars winger named WHL player of the week

Right winger Koehn Ziemmer signed three-year NHL contract with Los Angeles Kings last week
Koehn Ziemmer is the WHL's player of the week after he collected four goals and five assists in four games.

It’s been a run of hockey highlights lately for Prince George Cougars right winger Koehn Ziemmer, selected Monday as the WHL player of the week after he collected four goals and five assists in four games.

In the same week he signed a three-year entry-level NHL contract with the Los Angeles Kings, Ziemmer went on an offensive tear as the Cougars won three of those four games to remain first overall in the league.

For Ziemmer, the week started with a four-point game (two goals, two-assists) Tuesday in a 5-0 win at CN Centre over the Vancouver Giants.

He assisted on his team’s only goal Wednesday in 6-1 loss to the Giants and had two assists in Langley Friday, where the Cougars defeated the Giants 5-0.

Saturday in Kelowna, Ziemmer helped trigger a 5-4 comeback win over the Rockets. He scored his first of the game late in the second period to make it a 4-2 game and with less than four minutes left to play he scored the game winner on a Prince George power play, his ninth goal of the season.

Ziemmer, a six-foot-three, 203-pound native of Mayerthorpe, Alta., now has 28 points and ranks 17th in the WHL scoring race. He was the Cougars' fourth-overall pick in the 2019 WHL Prospects Draft.

The Cougars host the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday (7 p.m.) at CN Centre.

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