The Southwest Cougars donned their new home jerseys for the first time this season. The Cougars then hung on for a 4-2 win over Central Plains after jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the second period.
Trevor Hunt scored his first of the season on a screen shot three minutes into the game on a set up from Tyson Pringle. The teams played scoreless the rest of the period.
Braeden Lewis increased the lead off the faceoff to start the second period with Hunter Andrew and Trent Sambrook in on the marker. The Caps got on the board a minute later before Tyson Kozak and Cory King hooked up on a Cougar power play. Austin Clyne then snapped a shot from the left side to make it a 4-1 lead after two.
Central Plains scored a power play marker midway through the third as the Cougars picked up their first win of the campaign
Randy Cooke turned aside 20 in the Cougars net while Rhett Boschman turned aside 24 in the Caps net.
The game saw the Cougars dominate the early going before Central Plains fought back in the third, as the Cougars stopped skating and let the game come to them.
Sunday afternoon in Morden the teams were tied at 1 after 1 and 3 after the second period.
Tyson Allison opened the scoring for the Hawks before Trent Sambrook dented the twine from Tyson Kozak and Trevor Hunt to even the score. Matthew Ramsey hooked up with Braeden Lewis for the lead. Austin Clyne then scored his second of the weekend from Hunter Andrew and Lewis for a two-goal lead. Tyson Allison then scored a pair of goals to complete the hat trick as the Hawks evened the score.
The Hawks scored a power play goal at 14:41 of the third as they hung on for the win. Randy Cooke turned aside 23 shots, while the Cougars peppered Dylan Meilum with 51 shots.
The Cougars play a pair of games this weekend with the Winnipeg Thrashers in Souris Saturday night, and then the Eastman Selects pay a visit Sunday afternoon.