Cougars defeat Norman and Parkland sitting fourth

AAA Midget Hockey League

The Southwest Cougars picked up win number 11 on the weekend to sit in fourth place, five points back of the Winnipeg Wild. The Cats jumped all over Norman trouncing them 11-0 on Friday night.

They hit the road for the start of a five-game road stretch and knocked off the Parkland Rangers 5-1 in Dauphin Saturday night.

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Friday night it was over early as Hunter Andrew hooked up with Tyson Pringle and Grady Lane to open the scoring. Tanner Clyne then tipped home a centering pace from Cory Gudnason and Austin Clyne. Cody Shearer sprang Tyson Kozak and he blew by the Norman D-man and buried the biscuit. Braeden Lewis finished the first period scoring when he fired a bullet to the back of the net from Matthew Ramsey.

The Cougars continued to pour it on in the second but Caden Wilson made a couple of toe saves with the Cougars falling asleep with the man advantage. Hunter Wallace hooked up with Callum Fortin. Grady Lane then scored his first goal of the year from Tyson Kozak and Hunter Andrew before Landon Roberts finished the scoring from Lewis and Ramsey to take a seven-goal lead into the third.

The Cougars continued in the third with four more unanswered goals. Callum Fortin buried the biscuit for Tyson Kozak. Matthew Ramsey then scored the Cats only power play goal of the night from Lewis and Cody Shearer. Grady Lane scored his second of the night from Ramsey and Shearer; and with time running out Cody Gudnason thought he should get in on the fun as he finished the scoring from Rylan Gudnaason and Jordan Boyechko.

Caden Wilson turned aside 27 shots for his second shutout in a row with his big saves coming in the second when the Cougars had a mental lapse. Wilson was named the Subway player of the game while the Cougars fired 56 on the Norman net.

Dauphin

The Cats made the trip to Dauphin and jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first. Callum Fortin opened the scoring midway through the period from Austin Clyne and Cory King with the man advantage. Cody Shearer scored two minutes later from Rylan Gudnason.

The second period saw Hunter Andrew find the back of the net from Cory King. Callum Fortin then scored his second of the game from Tyson Kozak and Hunter Wallace. Matthew Ramsey finished the Cats scoring with help from Rylan Gudnason and Austin Clyne as they went to the dressing room with a five-goal lead.

The Cougars got bored in the third and let Parkland break Randy Cooke’s shutout bid as they scored the only goal in the third. Cooke finished the game with 26 saves.

The Cougars will travel to the east side of the province for four games before returning to play a home game in Boissevain on Dec. 2 against the Winnipeg Thrashers.

 

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