Nicole Currie, Sports Contributor
The Cougars ended 2018 with three Big 6 games on the road and one entertaining match with the Carlyle 6 & Under team before heading into the Christmas break.
On Dec. 18 the Cougars were off to battle the Coalers in a match that ended with a score of 3-2 for Carlyle.
Carlyle scored all three of their goals in the first period with Bienfait scoring in the first and the third making it a tense battle right to the end.
Kelly Currie, Ben Johnstone and Mitchel Morrison got the Cougars on the board with assists from Belanger, Turgeon, Geiger, Shaw and Fox.
It was off to the Christmas games on the 21st and 22nd in Kipling and Arcola to end the year.
The Kipling dome was packed with fans to celebrate the season and they’re very happy to have joined the Big 6 League this year.
It was another close battle and the Cougars were able to hold-on, sneaking out another win with a score of 5-4.
They’ve liked to keep things interesting by scoring their goals in the first and second periods, giving the opposition chances to get back in the game. Scoring for Carlyle were: Ben Johnstone, Kelly Currie, Brett Turgeon, Clayton Geiger and Cooper Fox. Helping these guys score were: Shaw, Belanger, Turgeon, Brown, Morrison and Deck.
The Cougars ended with a 7-4 against the Combines. It was a big night for Deck as he scored a hat-trick.
The Cougars also got goals from Turgeon, Greenwood, McLean and Morrison, with assists going to Morrison, Fox, Geiger, Turgeon and Currie.
The Cougars spread out their goals this time, with 2 goals being scored in the first and second and then both teams scoring three in the third.
Dec. 19 was a fun battle between the Cougars and the Cougar 6 & under team. It was hard to tell which group had more fun. The kids thought it was pretty awesome to score on the big guys and the big guys had a blast goofing around with them. “There were looks of awe, excitement and lots of Christmas spirit. The sheer love of a game we all share regardless of our age gap is what makes this country so special, especially this time of year,” said Coach Clayton Geiger.
Thank you for all of your support this year! We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and we would like to wish you All The Best in 2019!