Ty Young (Photo from PG Cougars)

The Prince George Cougars have announced 2004-born goaltender, Ty Young has signed a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

“Ty is another goaltender in our system that has a great mix of size and athleticism and has the potential to be a top-level netminder in our league,” said Bob Simmonds, Cougar’s Director of Scouting, “he has a great work ethic and has shown a lot of growth in his game over the last two seasons.”

After being drafted 158th overall in the 2019 WHL draft, the 16-year old Coaldale Alberta product started the 2020-21 season with the Under-18 AAA Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Alberta Elite Hockey League (AEHL).

Young, who stands at 6’3″ and weighs 180lbs, remained undefeated in three games with a 1-0-2 record while maintaining a 2.33 goals-against average (GAA) and a .926 save percentage (SV).

Last season he played in 17 regular-season games with the Hurricanes, and kept a 10-5-2 record, to go along with a 2.54 GAA, and a .913 SV%.

With one shutout, the goalie played in eight playoff games last spring and posted five wins with a 2.41 GAA, and .915 SV%.

With Young signed, the team now has signed six selections from their 2019 WHL Draft class.