It’s a bit of a homecoming for the Cariboo Cougars this weekend. They’re playing their first games in Prince George since December 11th. This weekend is the start of 6 straight home games for the Cougars, who are still sitting in first place in the BC Major Midget League.
“I know the boys are excited, it’s been a while. Including the Mac’s it’s like 14 games in a row or something on the road. 23 out of 35 or something is what we put together as days away from home. I know the boys are fired up. We’re looking forward to hopefully having a big crowd with the Cougars and Kings out of town,” said assistant coach Tyler Brough.
The Cougars are hosting the Thompson Blazers this weekend, who they’ve already beaten twice this year by a combined score of 14-0. Prince George is hoping that the long layoff without a home game has helped build some team chemistry as they head in to the home stretch of the season.
“You spend so much time on the bus – especially with the boys up here in the north. We spend a lot of time day to day on the bus traveling and on our road trips. The boys are jabbing each other on the bus a lot and spending a lot of time joking around, which is good team bonding,” said Brough.
The Cougars play Saturday afternoon at 3:45 and Sunday at 10:00 am.