Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cats Tame the Giants 2-1.

The Prince George Cougars are back in the win column following Saturday’s dramatic 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants. Alex Forsberg’s third of the season came late on the power play to seal the deal for the Cougars.

It was a scoreless game after one period of play but the Vancouver Giants came out firing. They outshot Prince George 9-4, but were denied time and again by Drew Owsley who made many highlight-reel saves throughout the game.

Halfway through the second period the Cougars got on the board first when Greg Fraser stole the puck away from Marek Tvrdon and buried a short-handed marker past Jackson Whistle to make it 1-0.

The Giants struck back late in the period on a power play when Tvrdon slid a beautiful pass across the ice to James Henry, who roofed one over the shoulder of Owsley to make it 1-1.

The Cougars were the better team in the third though and it showed on the shot-clock. The Cougars outshot the Giants 8-4, and killed off an early penalty to keep momentum going in their favour. Late in the period Neil Manning took a penalty for cross-checking and the Cougars were given a late man-advantage.

Charles Inglis took a shot from the left-circle that got on net through traffic. Alex Forsberg pounced on the rebound for his third of the season, and the Cougars skated off to victory.

The Giants outshot Prince George 29-17 in a losing cause and finished one-for-seven on the power play. Prince George went one-for-three.

The Cougars will look to keep the wins coming on Friday when they welcome the Kamloops Blazers to town.

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