Cougars hold on for the win in a physical battle

Submitted by Nicole Currie    

Friday night, Jan. 11, the Cougars headed to Oxbow to take on the Huskies.  It was a battle as each team was grinding it out for the two-point win. 

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Clayton Geiger struck early into the first with help from Brett Turgeon and Kelly Currie.  That was the only goal scored in the first, but it wasn’t without trying.  Both goalies played well making some huge saves.

The second period ended in a tie at 2, as Oxbow got on the board six minutes into the game with a goal from Derek Cooney.  Cooper Fox sniped one for the Cougars, giving them back the 1 goal lead.  The assist went to Kelly Currie.   Oxbow’s Kolby Fleury, tied the game up with only a minute left in the period. 

The excitement of the third period with an even score, kept the fans for both teams, on their toes!  It was a physical and eventful third with four penalties called and five goals scored.  Interference, slashing, a misconduct and the always thrilling penalty shot, were the penalties called. 

The Cougars took a two-goal lead shortly into the period with Geiger getting his second of the night with assists going to Turgeon and Shaw.  Mason Belanger scored the fourth goal with an assist from our goalie, Landon Audet!  Closing the gap from Oxbow was Taysen Holt, scoring an unassisted goal. 

Halfway through the period, Mitchel Morrison went down on a 2 on 1 and sniped one, making it a 5-3 game.  With 5 minutes left, Taysen Holt scored his second of the night and it is back to being 1 goal away from being a tied game.  With less than 3 minutes till the horn, Derek Cooney is awarded a penalty shot and is denied by Audet!  A huge save for Cougars and they hold on to win 5-4.

See you at the rink this Friday as we host the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings.  We will be picking our 3rd contestant in the Pharmasave Chance To Win $25,000.

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