Cougars Sniper Third Round Draft Pick of Avalanche
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Prince George, BC – 1994-born Prince George Cougars forward Troy Bourke (Onoway, AB) has been selected 72nd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
In just his second full season in the WHL, Bourke led the Prince George Cougars in scoring. He scored 18 goals, 38 assists and added 56 penalty minutes. He played in 71 games.
Troy Bourke represented Canada recently at the 2012 World Under-18 Championship in the Czech Republic. He recorded seven assists in seven games, and was instrumental in helping Canada earn a bronze medal.
Bourke also suited up for Team Pacific at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge that took place in Winnipeg and Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Bourke had eight points in six games during that tournament and helped lead Team Pacific to a bronze medal.
Bourke, a life-long Colorado Avalanche fan, becomes the first ever Prince George Cougars prospect to be selected by the Colorado Avalanche franchise.
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Quote below from Spruce King Website:
The Surrey, B.C., native, who's bound for Michigan Tech this fall, was the lone player from the British Columbia Hockey League to attend last week's NHL Scouting Combine in Toronto. Khaira produced in one of North America's best Junior A circuits, totalling 29 goals and 79 points in 54 games for the Prince George Spruce Kings, while also representing Canada at the World Junior A Challenge. The 17-year-old centre, who was not selected in the WHL bantam draft three years ago, has sprouted to a power forward-ish 6-foot-2 1/2 and 182 pounds. As a result of all that, he's ranked 74th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.