The Cougars got some good news ahead of their weekend set south of the border, as the Detroit Red Wings returned defenceman Dennis Cholowski to Prince George.
The 2016 Red Wings first round pick had been participating in their training camp and had played in a few exhibition games, and made a good impression with the team.
But the 19-year-old will spend his season with the Cougars, and is expected to be an impact player. The smooth skating defenceman has a similar style to last season’s team MVP Brendan Guhle.
Cholowski will join the Cougars later this week, and be in the lineup for their games in Seattle and Portland this weekend.