Friday, November 11, 2011

Cougars Top the Silvertips 4-1.

The Prince George Cougars are winners of two straight. Friday night in Everett the Cats got two goals from Spencer Asuchak, and a solid outing from Drew Owsley in a 4-1 win over the Everett Silvertips.

The Cougars had a 2-0 lead after the first period but it was anything but easy. Early in the game the Cougars managed to kill off a full two-minute five-on-three advantage, and were rewarded for their efforts when Troy Bourke found Spencer Asuchak in the high slot. Asuchak made no mistake for his third goal of the season. Later in the period, Cody Carlson redirected a Martin Marincin point shot to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead. Carlson’s marker came on the power play.

The Cougars increased their lead early in the second period when Martin Marincin lifted a point-shot over the shoulder of Kent Simpson.. Marincin’s second of the season had the Cougars up 3-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Early in the third the Evrett Silvertips found some life. Austin Adam notched the first goal of his WHL career at 6:39 to put Everett within two. The Tips continued to press and Drew Owsley made a series of difficult saves to keep the Cougars up by two. Owsley finished with 18 saves on 19 shots faced.

Towards the end, the Cougars managed to settle things down. Spencer Asuchak added an empty-netter to give the Cougars the 4-1 victory, and their sixth victory of the 2011-2012 campaign.

The Cougars outshot Everett 31-19 and finished one-for-three on the power play. Everett finished zero-for-three on their opportunities.

The Cougars and Silvertips go at it again tomorrow night at 7::00.

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