Cougars back in action after 20 days off

   After an unexpected 20 days off, the Cougars were back on the ice Saturday, Jan. 25 when they headed down the highway to Arcola to take on the Combines.  The Cougars have three games left and they’re looking for all wins so they can move up in the standings before playoffs begin.

The Blue and White welcomed Josh Hohn, who was back in the crease.  Hohn hasn’t played for a few years and so it was good to see him strap the pads back on.  Josh and Landon split time in net, each playing a period and a half.  Glasser has been sidelined with an injury that we hope heals soon. 

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It was just 2½ minutes into the game when Currie struck first. Shaw followed with two and Struthers and Boutin each scored a single for 5-0 Cougar lead at the end of the first. 

The second period was pretty quiet on the board, but had the most penalties, with two for each team.  Sam Matthewson lit up the board twice in the second, all on his own. These would prove to be the lone two goals of the period. 

The third period wrapped up with a final score of 12-2.  Johnstone, Turgeon, Struthers, McGonigal and Fox, each netting one for the Cougars. 

This Friday, Jan. 31 will be an action-packed night at the Carlyle Sports Arena when the Flyers come to town and both teams will be battling hard, each needing the win as they’re tied for 5th with 17 points. 

It is also the Pharmasave Chance To Win $25,000!   We will be selecting our third contestant in the first period, so be sure to get your 50/50 tickets when you come in the door. 

Speaking of 50/50, thanks to our friends at Salon 206, PureChem and Littlehawk, we will have a guaranteed pot of $1,000. As always, with your 50/50 tickets, you will also have the chance to win a pizza, donated by The Office Bar & Grill and an oil change, donated by Merit Ford.  The rink will be hosting another wing night from 5  to 7:30 p.m.  Tell your friends that you’ll meet them at the arena.

Tuesday, is the re-scheduled game vs the Wheat Kings.  The puck will drop at 8:15 p.m.  Another great match-up, that will be some great hockey to watch.

   See you at the rink.

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