The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club has announced 17-year-old defenceman Cole Beamin will stay with the team for the remainder of the season.
Beamin started the season with the Nipawin Hawks in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The Saskatoon, Sask. native suited up in 28 games with the Hawks, picking up three points (2G-1A) to go along with 64 penalty minutes. Beamin was drafted by the Cougars in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 2016 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
The 6-foot-4, 209-pound defender was an alternate captain last season with the Saskatoon Contacts in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. He had seven points (2G-5A) in 30 games with the Contacts.
In a corresponding move, the Cougars have assigned 16-year-old defenceman Tyson Phare to the Delta Hockey Academy in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.
The Cougars return home Friday, January 11 (7:00 p.m. PT) to host the Kelowna Rockets.