Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cougars Go National

Posted By Allan Bristowe

6 players trying to make the Prince George Cougars will have their stories told to Canada. Rat Production Company out of Montreal will follow 6 players who will be anywhere between the age of 16 and 20 through Cougars training camp this weekend. The show will be called "The Rookies" and the production company will even travel down to Everett next weekend with the team for an exhibition tournament. The stories will be picked up again at the Cougars home opener on September 18th to see if the players made the team. The players, coaches and scouts will be mic'd and the camera crew will go in-depth with each player and possible their families too. In March after the Olympics Rogers Sportsnet will air 6, 30 minute features on each player. The Cougars weren't the first choice as the Rat Production Company had hoped to do the feature on the Guelph Storm in Ontario and then the Brandon Wheat Kings, but they both fell through.

In other Cougar news with Wade Klippenstein taking over the reigns as the Head Scout there are some changes to the scouting staff. Most notably missing is former GM of the Cougars and Saskatoon Blades Daryl Lubiniecki who is no longer with the Cats. A new face is former NHL tough guy and Brandon Wheat King Jeff Odgers.

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