Cougars shutout Interlake Lightning

 

The Cougars only had one game on the weekend after the Friday night game with Parkland was cancelled because of bus problems. The game was rescheduled for Dec. 12th in Souris with a 7:30 start time.

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The Cougars hosted the Interlake Lightning Saturday afternoon in Virden and skated away with a 7-0 win has Caden Wilson earned the shutout with 20 saves.

The game was closer than the score with the Cougars grabbing a one goal lead after the first, despite peppering Josh Bond with 20 shots in the period. Landon Roberts finally broke the ice with a power play goal from Trent Sambrook and Austin Clyne, with 21 ticks left on the clock.

The Cougars increased the lead with a pair of power play goals in the second. Hunter Andrew fired a shot from the slot after Cory King had kept the puck in with Hunter Wallace in on the goal. Matthew Ramsey jammed the biscuit home from Cody Shearer and Braeden Lewis to end the scoring in the second.

The third was all Cougars. The Lightning were playing with a short bench after they lost a couple of D-men. Four unanswered goals were too much for Interlake. Tyson Kozak broke free at center ice on a nice feed from Tyson Pringle and he roofed it for a short handed goal. Hunter Wallace from Kozak, Landon Roberts from Ramsey and Lewis, and Wallace again from Callum Fortin and Kozak finished the scoring.

The Cougars out-shot the Lightning 56 to 20 on the afternoon. Landon Roberts earned the Subway player of the game. The Cougars sit in fifth place with 21 points, 5 points back of the Winnipeg Wild who hold down first.

Hunter Wallace and Grady Lane are off to Shattuck – St. Mary’s Tournament (Faribault, Minnesota) in December in the selection process for the Canada Games team that will play in February.

 

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