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PG Cougars Fan Club growing as playoff run extends to third round

Fans of the Prince George Cougars are not only selling out the CN Centre to watch the team on this year’s playoff run, they are also travelling to other cities to support the team.

According to Angela Jones, the Co-President of the Prince George Cougar Fan Club, 70-100 Cougars fans converged on Kelowna’s Prospera Place for games 3 and 4 of the Cats second-round series against the Rockets.

“You could hear us in the crowd,” she said. “When we would cheer, the Kelowna fans would cheer over top of us. It was a great atmosphere to be in.”

“This has been one of the most exciting years for me to watch,” said Jones, who also billets Carlin Dezainde and Chase Pauls. “The excitement at home of the lead-up to games – they are excited about these playoffs. In town there are more Cougar jerseys around, you can just feel the excitement in people.”

The fan club typically goes on one regular season road trip a year with the team – this season they went to Victoria to watch the Cougars play the Royals on the second-last weekend of the year.

“We are always looking for new fan club members,” Jones said. “Starting in September we are usually set up in guest services. Next year we are hoping to do more trips… it is a lot of fun, and the guys really appreciate it when they can see and hear us in the stands.”

After eliminating the Rockets in five games last night, the Cougars will face the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Conference Finals next round.

Jones said organizing a proper trip is difficult when the two cities are so far apart and the international border separates the two, but fans that go down on their own can still reach out to the fan club to try and get a better rate on tickets and hotels.

“If we wanted to do a bus trip, it is really is really hard,” she explained. “You can’t really get a bus, hotel, and people signed up when you have such short notice. It takes us a couple weeks to get a road trip together.”

Anyone who is interested in traveling to Portland for games 3-5 are being asked to contact the fan club through their Facebook Page.

Tickets to games 1 and 2 of the series in Prince George will go on sale at 11:00, fans can purchase them online or at the box office.

Here is the round three schedule:

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Game Date Visitor Home Time
1 Friday, April 26 Portland Prince George 7:00 p.m. PT
2 Saturday, April 27 Portland Prince George 6:00 p.m. PT
3 Monday, April 29 Prince George Portland 7:00 p.m. PT
4 Wednesday, May 1 Prince George Portland 7:00 p.m. PT
5* Thursday, May 2 Prince George Portland 7:00 p.m. PT
6* Monday, May 6 Portland Prince George 7:00 p.m. PT
7* Tuesday, May 7 Portland Prince George 7:00 p.m. PT

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