The Prince George Cougars failed to cash in on Mega 50/50 Jackpot night that exceeded $80,000 at CN Centre.

Before a season-high 2,554 fans, the visiting Kelowna Rockets skunked the Cougars 3-0 to complete a weekend sweep.

The Rockets won Friday’s game 5-2.

18-year-old Colby Knight picked up his first WHL shutout.

Knight, who struggled in his last two starts, (allowing seven goals on just 13 shots), stopped all 21 shots he faced.

At the other end, Tyler Brennan was the best Cougar, blocking 30 of 32.

Andrew Cristall and Max Graham scored goals in the second period six minutes apart, both assisted by Jake Lee, and Tyson Feist tallied into an empty net in the final seconds of regulation.

The Cougars again struggled on the power-play, going 0-for-5.

Prince George has the worst power-play in the WHL at just 10.3 %, and they are just two for its last 42 with the man advantage.

The (8-3-0-1) Rockets are 2nd in the B.C. Division, riding a 7-game point streak (6-0-0-1).

Kelowna is 3-0 against P.G. this season.

The Cougars were without four players due to injury in Bauer Dumanski, Caden Brown, Kyren Gronick, and Fischer O’Brien.

17-year-old Gavin Schmidt, fresh off signing his WHL Standard Player Agreement, made his debut for the Cats.

The Cougars are 1-3 on a six-game homestand and have scored just nine goals in their last seven games.

The (6-9) Cougars host the (3-7-2) Tri-City Americans on Friday and Saturday.



Cougars: No scoring
Rockets: Andrew Cristall, Max Graham, Tyson Feist


Cougars: Tyler Brennan (L), 57:34, 30 saves, 32 shots
Rockets: Colby Knight (W), 60:00, 21 saves, 21 shots


Cougars: 0/5
Rockets: 0/3


Cougars: 21
Rockets: 33

Three Stars: 1) Jake Lee (Kelowna) 2) Colby Knight (Kelowna) 3) Tyler Brennan (PG)

The PG Cougars regular season schedule is right here.

The WHL standings are right here. 

With files from Fraser Rodgers