The Carlyle Cougars headed to battle the Flyers last Saturday and although it wasn’t the outcome they were looking for, there were still some positives from the game.
The Flyers struck first, scoring 5:55 into the period, followed by another quick one 20 seconds later.
The game was back and forth and thanks to a goal from Ben Turgeon, with help from Marc Shaw and Ben Johnstone, the Cougars were on the board with just 55 seconds left in the first.
Carlyle got into some penalty trouble in the second that let the Flyers score two power play goals and lead the game by a score of 4-1. The shots were 28 for the Flyers and 26 for the Cougars at the end of the second, with Brandon Glasser making many stellar saves for the Cougars.
There was life back for the Cougars as they weren’t looking to go down easy. With 13 minutes gone in the third period, Johnstone scored unassisted followed by Ty Currie with help from Glasser half a minute later. With just five minutes left, it’s a one-goal game and the momentum has shifted.
It was the last minute when the Flyers scored an empty net goal that sealed the final score, 5-3 for the Flyers.
This weekend, the Cougars host the Kipling/Windthorst Oil Kings Friday, night and head back to Kipling on Saturday. If you are looking to attend either game, please text 306-577-8915 to book your spot.
In other Big Six happenings, the Bienfait Coalers continued their early season dominance of the west division in the league.
Fresh off of an opening weekend sweep of the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings, the Coalers routed the Arcola-Kisbey Combines twice last weekend: 9-4 on Nov. 13 in Arcola and 17-2 the following night in Bienfait.
Also on Nov. 13, the Wheat Kings defeated the Midale Mustangs 5-2 in Yellow Grass.
One other game on Nov. 14 saw the Carnduff Red Devils knock off the Redvers Rockets 8-3 in a battle of two of the top teams in the league the past couple of seasons.
That game was also Carnduff’s first contest of the season.
Activity in the league will pick up this weekend, with three games Nov. 20 and four games the next night.
In addition to the game between Kipling-Windthorst at Carlyle, games on Nov. 20 will be Carnduff at Wawota and Yellow Grass at Midale. The Oil Kings game will be their first game this season.
Saturday’s additional games will be Wawota at Carnduff, Arcola-Kisbey at Bienfait and Midale at Yellow Grass.
All games will start at 8 p.m.