Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alberta Road Trip - Day 3

The good thing about hockey is that quite often after a tough loss there is a fast turn-around.

The Prince George Cougars were back at practice today in Red Deer and started their preparation for the Calgary Hitmen tomorrow night. Last night’s 5-0 loss is Edmonton is already behind then, and the Cougars are set to move forward.

The Cougars will be facing a red hot Calgary Hitmen squad that has lost only once since these teams last faced off against each other. The Cougars were 3-1 winners against Calgary back on December 28th at CN Centre. It was that night that both John Odgers and Austin Daae recorded their first goals in the Western Hockey League.

Tomorrow night’s game in Calgary will be particularly special for Cougars backup goaltender Devon Fordyce. Fordyce grew up in Cochrane, AB which is not too far from Calgary.

“I’ve been to a few games. A few Hitmen games and a few Flames games. It will be different having people come and watch us,” said Fordyce this afternoon after practice.

The next victory for the Cougars will be the 500th for the franchise since they moved to Prince George in 1994, and the 10 Alberta products on the Prince George Cougars are hoping that they can celebrate that milestone this weekend.

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