Moberg loaned to Spruce Kings


Defensemen Cole Moberg will dress for a Prince George hockey team, but not the one he’s used to. The Cougars have agreed to loan the 20-year-old North Vancouver product to the Spruce Kings.

Defensemen Cole Moberg will dress for a Prince George hockey team, but not the one he’s used to.

The Cougars have agreed to loan the 20-year-old North Vancouver product to the Spruce Kings. Moberg is a seventh-round pick for the Chicago Blackhawks and scored 13 goals and 24 assists in 58 games for the Cats last season.

“We are delighted to add Cole Moberg to the Cougars’ roster until Dec. 20,” Spruce Kings general manager Mike Hawes said in a press release.

The addition of Moberg will help fill a gap in the Spruce King’s blue line, after Tanner Main broke his leg, Hawes said. Main is expected to be out of service for 12 weeks.

“It helps us fill the vacancy created by Tanner’s absence and adds a veteran and proven player to our squad,” said Hawes. “Cole is a dynamic player who will bring a lot of skill, experience and leadership to the squad.”

Moberg was the Cougars’ best offensive defenseman last season and second overall.

This week, the Spruce Kings also announced the signing of forward Linden Makow for the 2021-22 season. Makow, of Vanderhoof, currently plays with the Cariboo Cougars in the BC Major Midget League.

“We are delighted that Linden has chosen to be a Spruce King. He plays the game tough and has a ton of abilities, ”Hawes said. “That, combined with the fact that he’s a great young man, makes him a great addition to our team.

Makow played for the U-16 Cariboo Cougars during the 2019-20 season, where he finished with 23 goals and 14 assists in 26 games.

“We are very happy to add Linden Makow to next year’s recruiting class. Linden is a fast, serious, competitive and quality human, ”said Spruce Kings head coach Alex Evin. “We believe he has the potential to be a very effective forward in the BCHL and we are happy that he chose our program to become a future NCAA player.”

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