When it comes time for the WHL to name it’s goaltender of the week, Ty Edmonds deserves some serious consideration
Ty Edmonds turned aside all 27 shots he faced to earn his second shutout victory of the week. Jansen Harkins, Jordan Tkatch and Zach Pochiro supplied the goals for the visitors en route to the 3-0 victory. After one period the game was still scoreless. Kamloops had two early power play chances that they didn’t capitalize on, and the Cougars were able to gain momentum from their successful penalty kill. Late in the period Joe Kornelson took a high-sticking double minor penalty, which set the tone for the second period. Early in the second, the Cougars took advantage of their power play opportunity. Bolton Pouliot made an initial save off of Zach Pochiro, but rookie Jansen Harkins whacked home the rebound from the side of the goal to make it 1-0 Prince George. For Harkins, it was his first ever WHL goal. Late in the second the Cougars struck again. Chase Witala fired a shot on goal from the right wing boards that deflected off of Jordan Tkatch’s stick and in to make it 2-0, For Tkatch it was his first of the season. The Cougars took a 2-0 lead into the second intermission and outshot Kamloops 22-15 through the first 40 minutes. The Cougars finished one-for-five on the power play and killed off all five of Kamloops power play attempts. The Cougars have now killed off 18 straight penalties. For Ty Edmonds, the dream start to his WHL career continues. His record improves to 4-1 and his goals against average for the season now sits at 1.68 with two shutouts. In his three starts this week, Edmonds only surrendered one goal against. With the win, the Cougars record now sits at 4-4 and they lead the season series with Kamloops 2-1. The Cougars will return to action on Friday, October 11th at home against the Everett Silvertips.