Cougars claw Blazers for weekend sweep

By Tim O'Donovan
January 24, 2016 - 8:57am Updated: January 25, 2016 - 2:26pm

KAMLOOPS— The Prince George Cougars earned the weekend sweep over the Kamloops Blazers with a 6-1 on Saturday night. The Blazers had lost 9-4 on Friday night to the Cougars. 

The Cougars got started early with two goals 4:27 into the game. 

Jansen Harkins wired a shot off the rush over the glove of goaltender Dylan Fergsuson3:09 in. Jesse Gabrielle followed that up, walking into the slot before getting a shot through Ferguson's blocker side for a quick 2-0 lead. 

The Blazers had a decent period generating 11 shots, but Ty Edmonds was sharp with a couple of sprawling saves in goal. 

The game remained 2-0 for the Cougars until 12:11 into the second period. Jared Bethune tallied his 14th of the season and Brad Morrison scored two and a half minutes later to make it 4-0 for the Cougars through two periods. 

The Blazers best chance came off the stick of Jiri Smejkal on the power play. He was robbed by a diving Edmonds. 

Harkins made it 5-0 early in the third period with his second goal of the night early in the third period.

Conner McDonald got the lone goal for the Blazers. He scored on a blast from the point for his first career WHL goal. 

Brogan O'Brien rounded out the scoring as the Cougars went on to a 6-1 win. 

The Cougars held a slight edge on the shot clock, 31-29. The Blazers were 0-for-7 on the power play, while the Cougars finished 1-for-6. 

After playing 12 games in 24 days during January, the Blazers will get the week off before playing home games this Friday and Saturday night against Portland and Vancouver. 

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