A penalty filled game concluded the pre-season for the Prince George Cougars and the Kamloops Blazers.

Josh Pillar scored in the first minute of overtime to give the Blazers the victory.

The Cougars were assessed 51 penalty minutes, all in the first two periods, while the Blazers had 28 minutes in the box.

Kamloops was 1/10 on the power play and PG 1/9.

20-year-olds Josh Curtis and Joel Lakusta scored third period goals for the Cougars before 1,449 fans at CN Centre.

Lakusta tied the game with 2:33 left. He also assisted on rookie Tyson Upper’s shorthanded highlight reel goal in the opening period.

The Blazers, who never trailed, outshot the Cougars 37-24.

Taylor Gauthier played the entire game in net for the Cats.

The Blazers finished 4-1 and the Cougars 3-1-1 in the pre-season.

The Cougars start their regular season in Victoria with back-to-back games against the Royals Friday and Saturday.

They will play their next three against the Rockets: Wednesday the 26th in Kelowna, Friday the 28th (home opener) and Saturday the 29th in Prince George.