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Recap: Cougars can’t complete comeback against Vancouver

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The Prince George Cougars came up just short on Saturday, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Vancouver Giants at the CN Centre. Joel Lakusta scored twice, and Isaiah DiLaura stopped 25 of 28 shots in his season debut. Vancouver overcame a 1-0 first period deficit to win their fourth-straight. The Cougars have now dropped their last three.

 

GAME SUMMARY

Boxscore- http://whl.ca/gamecentre/1015656/boxscore

Scoring

Cougars– Joel Lakusta (2 G), Ethan Browne (1 A), Josh Maser (1 A), Vladislav Mikhalchuk (1 A), Ryan Schoettler (1 A).

Giants– Bowen Byram (1 G, 1 A), Parker Hendren (1 G), Milos Roman (1 G), Alex Kannok Leipert (1 A), James Malm (1 A), Lukas Svejkovsky (1 A), Brayden Watts (1 A).

Goaltending

Cougars- Isaiah DiLaura(Loss) 58:2025/28

Giants- Trent Miner(Win) 60:00 33/25

Power-Play

Cougars- 1/7

Giants- 1/2

Shots

Cougars35

Giants- 28

Game Notes

Power-Play Strikes: The Cougars snapped an 0-19 on the power-play slump when Joel Lakusta scored in the third period. Heading into Saturday’s games, the Cougars were just 1-27 on the man-advantage in their first six-games.

Short-Staffed:Prince George played two-thirds of the game with just 10 forwards. They originally dressed 11 forwards and seven defencemen, but Josh Maser was assessed a five-minute major penalty just 11-seconds into the second period.

Up Next:The Cougars are off until next Friday, October 12th, when they start a three-game Alberta road trip in Medicine Hat. The Cougars also make stops in Lethbridge (October 13th) and in Cranbrook (October 14th) to face the Kootenay ICE.

 

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