Saturday, October 22, 2011

Americans 1 - Cougars 0 (Again)

A better effort, but unfortunately a similar result for the Prince George Cougars. Saturday night in Prince George, the Cougars lost another 1-0 decision to the Tri City Americans. Nathan McMaster had the game’s lone goal at 5:23 of the second period, and Eric Comrie grabbed his second straight shutout.

The Cougars put forth a strong 60-minute effort. They outshot the Americans 30-25 overall, and had numerous chances to score both five-on-five and on the power play. Spencer Asuchak, Troy Bourke and Greg Fraser all had terrific chances in the third period, but the Cats were unable to capitalize.

Drew Owsley was tremendous again in goal for the Cougars. He stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced, and for a second straight night held a strong offensive club to just one goal. The one that beat him tonight was scored on a re-direction from McMaster that would be difficult to duplicate in any other situation. Many of Owsley’s saves were of the highlight variety and he will head into this week’s set of road-games with confidence.

The Cougars went zero-for-seven on the power play and killed off all five Tri City power play opportunities.

The Cats return to action on Tuesday night in Vancouver against the Giants. Tuesday’s game marks the first meeting between these B.C. Division Rivals.

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