Three lakecity hockey players will suit up for the Cariboo Cougars this weekend in West Kelowna as members of the club’s pre-season squad.
Chase DuBois, Colton Thomas and goaltender Jaxon Nohr were all invited back to the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League team’s pre-season, an extension of a training camp that saw 45 players attempt to crack the team’s top 28 players.
Thomas, Nohr and DuBois have all honed their skills in Williams Lake as players in the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association.
Both Thomas and DuBois played last year as members of the Williams Lake Bantam Rep Timberwolves, while Nohr competed as the netminder for the Williams Lake Midget Rep Timberwolves — all helping their teams reach the B.C. Tier 2 Provincial Championships.
The Cougars meet South Delta on Friday at 3:30 p.m., then the Burnaby Winter Club Saturday at 10 a.m.
At 2:45 p.m. the Cougars take on the Okanagan Hockey Academy, before wrapping up the weekend with a game at 7:15 a.m. Sunday against the Pursuit of Excellence.
The Cougars play a 40-game regular season beginning Sept. 13 and ending March 2, 2014.
Last year, Williams Lake’s Tyler Povelofskie played with the Cougars scoring 18 goals and 14 assists in 36 games.
Following last year’s BCMMHL season he was picked up by the junior ‘A’ Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League.