Dobber sparks Cougars

James Dobrowolski of Vernon pocketed two assists as the Prince George Cougars clipped the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 in a Western Hockey League shootout Friday night before 5,088 fans at the Interior Savings Centre.

James Dobrowolski  of Vernon pocketed two assists as the Prince George Cougars clipped the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 in a Western Hockey League shootout Friday night before 5,088 fans at the Interior Savings Centre.

Brett Connolly scored twice in regulation for the Cougars, who improved to 32-25-2-2 in seventh place in the Western Conference, one point up on the Everett Silvertips and four ahead of the Blazers.

Keil Barnhard and Thomas Frazee replied for Kamloops.

In Edmonton, Vernon’s Curtis Lazar drew one assist in the Oil Kings’ 4-3 loss to the Red Deer Rebels before 12,960 fans at Rexall Place.

Lazar, the No. 2 pick in last year’s Bantam draft, joined the Oil Kings from the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

The Kelowna Rockets got two goals from George Wudrick in a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Giants before 14,115 fans at the Pacific Coliseum.