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Cougars End Skid with OT Victory

January 15, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince George Cougars News Release


Prince George Cougars React after a goal
Prince George Cougars React after a goal
(Prince George Cougars, Credit: Rob Wilton / Vancouver Giants)

LANGLEY, BC- The Prince George Cougars (14-17-1-1) Snapped their five-game winless streak with a 3-2 come from behind win in overtime over the Vancouver Giants (15-16-2-0) on Friday night at the Langley Events Centre.

The win that much more impressive considering it comes on the heels of the Cougars having their last four games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, and not having played in nearly two weeks.

GAME RECAP

Ethan Samson scored twice, including the game-winning goal at 1:58 of the three-on-three overtime period. Koehn Ziemmer scored his team-leading 11th goal in the second, as the Cougars erased a 2-0 deficit to roar back for three unanswered goals, as they won for the first time since December 17th.

Tyler Brennan was at his best in the Cougars' crease as he stopped 37 of 39 shots for his sixth win. Brennan now owns .935 save percentage in four games against Vancouver.

Prince George went 0-1 on the power play and did not take a single penalty in the victory. The Cougars are now 4-4-0-0 in eight games against the Giants this season.

QUOTE

"That was the most enjoyable win of the season given the circumstances. Playing on national television, coming back from two goals down, and coming out of COVID protocol. To find a way to battle back and win is outstanding for the group," said Associate Coach Josh Dixon.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring

Cougars: Ethan Samson (2), Koehn Ziemmer

Giants: Justin Lies, Justin Sourdif

Goaltending

Cougars: Tyler Brennan, 61:58, 37 saves, 39 shots

Giants: Jesper Vikman, 61:58, 35 saves, 38 shots

Power-Play

Cougars: 0-1

Giants: 0-0

Shots

Cougars: 38

Giants: 39

Three Stars: 1) Justin Sourdif 2) Ethan Samson 3) Jesper Vikman

NEXT GAME: Saturday, January 15th, at Vancouver Giants, 7:00 pm





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