Congratulations to our Jr.
Cougars for another amazing weekend and coming out on top in the Guelph
Powerplay Tournament. This 10-team
tournament was the most challenging yet as it featured 6 of the top ranked 18
teams in Ontario.
Kicking things off on Friday, the Jr. Cougars were leading in both Friday games 2-1 with under a minute left; however, with the goalie pulled and a player in the box they needed to settle for a 2-2 draw in both games. Saturday morning was the turning point. With the score 2-1 (yet again!!) versus the Sarnia Sting the Jr. Cougars held down the fort and withstood a furious attack and this time came away victorious.
With day #1 jitters out of the way and a win under their belts, the Jr. Cougars confidence started to show on the ice. Passes were crisper, more shots began finding the back of the net, and the defensive zone 5-card was impenetrable. There was no turning back as the team put together 3 more wins and ended up defeating the host team, Guelph Gryphons, 3-1 in the finals.
Not only did the Jr. Cougars win the tournament but it was their 3rd consecutive title! During this incredible stretch the team has remained undefeated going 13-0-4.
Congratulations on another outstanding tournament weekend!