The Prince George Cougars finalized their roster today (Tuesday) by sending Mitch Kohner to the Spokane Chiefs on a one-year loan agreement.

“We’re happy to find Mitch a spot to play and continue his development this season,” said Cougars’ General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb.

“With the ongoing border restrictions, we were unable to bring him into our cohort for the BC Division season. We look forward to tracking his progress in Spokane.”

The 18-year-old has played in 108 career games over two seasons.

Last year, Kohner set career highs in goals (8), assists (6), and points (14).

He will be returned to the Cougars at the conclusion of the season.

In addition, defenceman Hudson Thornton has joined the team in Kamloops and is completing a mandatory quarantine period before joining team activities.

20-year-old forward Ilijah Colina is no longer with the team due to personal reasons.

The Cougars roster now sits at 24 players, which includes 14 forwards, seven defencemen, and three goaltenders.