Coalers bring Cougars’ season to a halt

Nicole Currie, Sports Contributor

The play-offs against the Coalers, we knew would be a good series and game 1 ending in double overtime would prove that.  We just hoped that the final outcome would be different! 

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Game 2 in Bienfait on Friday, Feb. 15 was a tough one for the boys as they lost 9-5.  McLean got our first goal, followed by Greenwood scoring in the second. 

Turgeon scored twice in the third and Fox scored our fifth of the game.    Josh Brown and Brandon Lequyer helped out on 2 of the goals.  Brett Turegon had 2 assists on the night and Kelly Currie had the “hat-trick” of assists for the night, helping out on three of the goals.   It was a 4-1 game (for Bienfait) after the first and we just couldn’t close that gap!

Game 3 was in Carlyle on Tuesday, Feb. 19.  It was do or die for the boys and they played great forcing a game 4 with a win of 5-2. 

McLean started this game off for the boys again, scoring 11 minutes into the first, with some quick passes back and forth from Boutin and Greenwood. 

Kelly Currie scored the second goal with help from Morrison and Turgeon.

Two goals were scored by both teams in the second, making it a 4-2 after 2.  Turgeon and Morrison scored for the Blue and White with Kelly Currie, Zach Brown, Fox and Geiger getting the assists. 

Ben Johnstone scored the lone goal in the third with help from Fox.  The series continues and it’s off to Bienfait for game 4 on Friday.

Thank you to Joel Myrglod and his team, from Merit Ford, for sponsoring a Shoot To Win a 2018 Ecosport!  It was 20 shots in 20 seconds and Ambrose Hengen was our lucky shooter.  Unfortunately, they didn’t all go in as it’s not as easy as you would think! Ambrose is still a winner as Merit Ford graciously awarded him with a free oil-change and vehicle detailing.

Thank you to the Carlyle 6 & Under teams for some entertaining hockey in between the first and second period!  Always a fun age-group to watch!

Game 4 in Bienfait: Korby Boutin scored the only goal in the first period with Billy Greenwood getting the helper.

We started the game winning the first period and then Bienfait strikes in the second period, scoring 3, unanswered goals.  Bienfait ended the game, scoring an empty net goal and winning the game 4-1.

It was a great series, as there were some awesome shots and scoring chances made by both teams that were denied by numerous of stellar saves!  Thank you to all of the Cougar fans, volunteers, sponsors and partners!  It was a fun year and your support is greatly appreciated!

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