Sander strikes twice for Team Black

The Prince George Citizen - - Sports - Cit­i­zen staff

De­fence­man Jack Sander pro­vided the of­fen­sive spark for Team Black, scor­ing two goals in a 5-3 win over Team White in the Prince Ge­orge Cougars in­trasquad game Tues­day at CN Cen­tre.

He scored both his goals in a four-goal sec­ond pe­riod which staked Black to a 5-2 lead.

Sander, an 18-year-old na­tive of Beau­mont, Alta., is about to be­gin his sec­ond West­ern Hockey League sea­son. The six­foot-one, 185-pound prod­uct of the Le­duc Oil Kings midget pro­gram aced the Cougars’ fit­ness tests on Satur­day. He and winger Tyson Up­per shared the team’s Moun­tain Lion Fit­ness Award as the top over­all per­form­ers in a range of off-ice tests.

Czech im­port Fil­lip Kof­fer, Craig Armstrong and Kyren Gron­ick also scored for Black. Re­ply­ing for Team White were Chicago Black­hawks draft pick Cole Moberg, Connor Bowie and John Her­ring­ton.

Tyler Bren­nan, Ja­cob Her­man and Zach­ery On­skiw teamed up in goal goal for Black and each played one pe­riod. Isa­iah DiLaura, Colton Phillips-Watts and Ty Young were the Team White puck­stop­pers.

The Cougars con­tinue team work­outs this week at CN Cen­tre.

The pre­sea­son be­gins Sept. 6 in Lan­g­ley, where the Cats face the Kam­loops Blaz­ers in a 4:30 p.m. game.

The fol­low­ing night, also in Lan­g­ley, the Cougars will take on the de­fend­ing West­ern Con­fer­ence-cham­pion Van­cou­ver Giants, then travel to Kelowna for a Sept. 7 date with the Rock­ets.

The Cougars wrap up the pre­sea­son Sept. 12 and 14 when they play the Ed­mon­ton Oil Kings in Daw­son Creek. Their sea­son-opener is set for Sept. 20 at CN Cen­tre against Van­cou­ver.

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