The Prince George Cougars have won four straight for the first time since January 17th, 2018.

All four Prince George victories have come against the Victoria Royals.

Saturday night before 2,504 fans in the provincial capital, the Cougars beat the Royals 4-1 to sweep a doubleheader against Victoria for the second straight weekend. (The box score is right here)

The Cats won 5-1 Friday at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena and 3-1 and 4-2 the previous weekend at CN Centre.

Koehn Ziemmer notched a goal and added an assist to lead the P.G. attack.

Blake Eastman snapped a 1-1 tie late in the second while Liekit Reichle notched his first WHL goal and Connor Bowie put one into an empty net.

The only Victoria goal came from Carter Briltz on a power-play midway through the opening period which tied the game at that point 1-1.

The Cougars penalty kill was 2-for-3 and over the four games against the Royals was operating at 92 % going 23-for-25.

Prince George did not have a power-play in the game.

“Really impressed with our group. We showed a lot of maturity by the way we played, we did the right things and locked it down in the third period,” said Associate Coach Josh Dixon. “We did a good job of managing our emotions and did a good job of managing the game.”

Taylor Gauthier improved his personal record to 2-1 on the season making 28 saves as the Cats outshot the Royals 34-29.

The 4-3 Cougars host the 1-8 Royals again on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Victoria is riding a seven-game losing streak.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring

Cougars: Reichle, Eastman, Ziemmer, Bowie
Royals: Briltz

Goaltending

Cougars: Taylor Gauthier, 28 saves, 29 shots, 60:00
Royals: Campbell Arnold, 30 saves, 33 shots, 59:03

Power-Play

Cougars: 0/0
Royals: 1/3

Shots

Cougars: 34
Royals: 29

Three Stars: 1) Koehn Ziemmer (PG) 2) Campbell Arnold (Victoria) 3) Ethan Samson (PG)

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 

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With files from Fraser Rodgers