Williams Lake hockey player Colton Thomas played a big role in helping the Cariboo Cougars solidify the top spot in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League last weekend.
Thomas scored once on Saturday and twice on Sunday in 5-1 and 4-1 wins, respectively, over the second-place Vancouver Northwest Giants.
Both of Thomas’s goals Sunday came in the second period during the game, hosted at the Kin 1 Arena in Prince George.
The wins give the Cougars a 15-2-1 record and a seven-point cushion over the Giants.
Thomas broke a 1-1 tie at 4:45 of the second when he slid a shot past Giants’ goalie Beck Warm. Roughly five minutes later he tipped a shot over Warm’s shoulder.
So far in 17 games Thomas has 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points.
Thomas is joined by forward Chase Dubois (7-9-16) and goaltender Griffen Outhouse — an alternate player for the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals — on the Cougars, however, Outhouse missed last weekend’s games due to being called up by the Royals.