The Prince George Cougars third consecutive victory puts them one point shy of clinching first place in the BC Division.

Jesse Gabrielle, who now leads the team with 35 goals, scored twice in less than four minutes in the second period to lead the Cougars to a 3-1 triumph Friday night over the Blazers in Kamloops.

Kody McDonald opened the scoring for the Cats late in the first period; both Nikita Popugaev and Josh Anderson picked up a pair of assists.

Ty Edmonds stands strong for his 100th WHL-career win Friday night, 3-1 over Kamloops | Brett Cullen Photography

Cougars netminder Ty Edmonds made 24 saves for his 100th-career WHL regular season win as Prince George outshot Kamloops, 38-25.

The Kelowna Rockets kept their hopes alive for top spot as they crushed the Vancouver Giants 7-0 in the first of a home-and-home.

The Rockets and Giants meet against again tonight in Langley.

Prince George is two points ahead of Kelowna and on the verge of claiming its first division title.

The 45-21-3-2 Cougars conclude their regular season this evening against the Blazers at the CN Centre on Fan Appreciation Night, where over 3,500 prizes will be handed out.

Meanwhile, the Everett Silvertips doubled the Victoria Royals 4-2 to move into first place in the Western Conference standings.

Everett has 97 points, followed by Seattle with 96 and Prince George with 95.