Cougar teddy bear toss a huge hit

Submitted by Nicole Currie

The Cougars hosted the Carnduff Red Devils on the 14th.  They had hoped to have the same outcome as their meeting in Carnduff in November, but it turned out to go the other way.  The Red Devils struck first with a goal from Devon Carriere seven minutes into the period.  Cooper Fox had a beauty shot shortly after, trying to get the Cougars on the board, but it was a nice save made by Rubeniuk.                         Nico Anderson gave the Devils a 2-0 lead with just over five minutes left.  The Cougars worked hard but couldn’t seem to get one in until Nathen Deck gets them on the board before the period is over, with a helper from Ben Johnstone.  It’s a 2-1 game.

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Carnduff strikes first again, with a goal from Trevor Geiger, just 20 seconds into the second.  Just a minute and a half later, Carnduff is awarded with a penalty shot.  The puck goes wide and it’s a huge sigh of relief for the Cougar fans.  The relief didn’t last long as Nico Anderson nets one making it a 4-1 game.  The Cougars have had a lot shots, but just can’t seem to get a break.  The shots after the second are: Carlyle 27 and Carnduff 19.

This period, the Cougars strike first with a goal from Ben Johnstone and the assist going to Marc Shaw, just one minute into the period.  The Red Devil lead is cut in half until Carnduff’s Blake McMillen scores and is followed by Brandon Trask and Trevor Geiger.  The game ends in a score of 7-2.  The Cougars out shot Carnduff 35-31, but it was just one of those games that didn’t go their way.

The Cougars MVP’s of the game were Payton Faber and Orlando Horn who both had huge smiles after skating with the team.  Congrats to Jason Dixon who is the first of 3 lucky people who will get their chance at the Pharmasave $25,000 Chance To Win on Feb. 1st.  The next 2 draws will be at the Cougars home games on Jan. 4th and 18th.  Thank you to everyone who donated stuffed animals in our Teddy Bear Toss!  These stuffed animals will be donated to Emergency Response Teams and to a Shelter bringing many smiles and comfort to children when they need it most.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and All The Best in 2019!

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