Jeremy Gervais’ record setting effort couldn’t have come at a better time for the Cariboo Cougars.
After dropping a tough 6-5 decision to the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds Saturday, the Cariboo Cougars found themselves tied at 3 with the Thunderbirds in the 3rd period Sunday afternoon.
With the teams skating 4 on 4, Gervais set up captain Jesse Pomeroy for a one timer that was stopped. But Pomeroy got the puck back and sent a wrister from the point that found its way to the back of the net, and also sent Gervais in to the history books. The assist meant Gervais tied the Cariboo Cougars single season record for points by a defenceman.
But he wasn’t done there. A few minutes later, with the Cariboo Cougars on the powerplay, Gervais snuck in front the point and shelfed a wrister from the slot, making him the franchise’s all-time leader for points by a defenceman in a season.
“Happy I got it with a goal rather than an assist. It’s nice that it’s over and I can just focus on putting wins up for the team,” said Gervais.
Gervais was also happy that they were meaningful points, as the goal and the assist pushed the Cariboo Cougars to a 5-3 lead they wouldn’t look back from.
“To get the points against this team in a meaningful game rather than just like an 8th goal against Kamloops or whatever makes it a little more exciting and good because it’s an intense game,” said Gervais.