Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cougar Split in Everett.

Saturday night in Everett, the Prince George Cougars fell 3-2 to the Everett Silvertips. Ryan Harrison scored two power play goals in the second period and Austin Lotz made some key saves in the third to help lead Everett to victory.

It was a scoreless game after one period of play, but the first period was extremely eventful. First off the Cougars lost Brock Hirsche when he was on the wrong-end of a collision behind the Cougars goal.

Mid-way through the period Everett forward Jesse Mychan was hauled down on a breakaway and received a penalty-shot. He tried to go five-hole on Drew Owsley, but the Prince George netminder stood his ground and made the save.

Late in the first period the Cougars lost another key forward. This time it was Charles inglis who was kicked out of the game for a charging major penalty. The Silvertips received a five-minute power play and made the most of it early in the second.

Ryan Harrison scored back-to-back goals on the same power play to give Everett a 2-0 lead in the second. The Cougars responded with their own power play marker not long after. Spencer Asuchak one-timed home an Alex Forsberg pass to make it 2-1. For Asuchak it was his third goal in two games.

The Silvertips grabbed their two-goal lead back when Cody Fowlie’s pass deflected off a Cougar and in past Drew Owsley. It was 3-1 after 40 minutes.

After killing off an early power play in the third, the Cougars responded offensively. Greg Fraser took an initial shot that was blocked, but he grabbed his own rebound and flipped it past Austin Lotz to help make it 3-2.

The Cougars then continued to pepper Lotz with shots. Josh Smith, Jake Mykitiuk and Martin Marincin were all denied by the 16-year-old, and the Silvertips were able to hang on for the win.

The Cougars finished the game one-for-six on the power play while Everett went two-for-two. The Silvertips outshot the Cougars 25-23.

The Cougars will wrap up their three-game road swing Sunday night in Vancouver. It will mark the fourth meeting of the season between the Prince George Cougars and the Vancouver Giants.

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