Southwest Cougars

 The second weekend of AAA midget hockey saw the Cougars fall to 2 and 2 with a pair of losses. Friday night in Yellowhead the Chiefs eked out a 6-5 win over the Cougars on a late goal by MacKenzie Belinski. The Winnipeg Thrashers did the thrashing on Saturday night when they skated to a 7-1 win over the Cougars.

  In Shoal Lake the Chiefs outshot the Cougars 46 to 29 with Riley Wallace in the net. The Chiefs scored 20 seconds into the game only to have McCullough Park score a power play goal from Dylan Fontaine and Bryce Young to even the score midway through the first frame. The Chiefs took a 2-1 lead to the dressing room.

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  Dylan Fontaine scored a couple in the second evening the score 4 minutes into the period. The Chiefs regained the lead a couple of minutes later only to have Fontaine knot the score from Michael Tilbury and Tanner Lawrence at the 9 minute mark. The Chiefs continued to find the net taking a 5-3 lead after the second.

  Dylan Fontaine scored his third of the night 47 seconds into the third from Jordan Chudley and Riley Wallace. Tanner Lawrence evened the score from Fontaine and Bryce Young six minutes into the period. The teams battled the rest of the way until the Belinski goal with just over 2 minutes left in the game.

  Saturday night in Souris the Thrashers took a first period lead. Bryce Young tied the game from Jay Webber 4 minutes into the second only to see the Thrashers regain the lead less than a minute later.

The young Cougars saw the blades fall off as Winnipeg scored a pair of goals in the last minute of the period for a 4-1 lead. The Cougars Lightning, who are still looking for their first win of the season on Saturday night and then host the 4-1 Central Plains Capitals on Sunday afternoon.

Pictured: McCullough Park, assistant captain, of Deloraine.

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